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#2369918 - 09/13/17 07:49 AM 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then?
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Just picked up 6 engine from a friend who is moving and one has a casting date of 1963 with V 38 on the pad. It also has HP at the lower right of the pad punched lightly, is there such a thing as an HP 383 in 1963? shruggy
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#2369919 - 09/13/17 07:54 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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V is for a 64. I guess they did. You have one now.

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#2369926 - 09/13/17 08:13 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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I had a cop car that was V 38 HP. I have pics on other computer, 64 2dr sedan, police car VIN, 383 4bbl, 3spd stick on column. Came from VA state police auction

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#2369932 - 09/13/17 08:38 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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Yes.

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#2370054 - 09/13/17 12:01 PM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: pushbutton]
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Cool, so it is probably a cop car motor out of a 64. It was in a barn when the guy moved in 15 years ago, so hard telling how long it has actually been sitting. The other numbers on the pad are 9 4 so it sounds like it was built on 9-4-63 for a 64 vehicle.
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#2370140 - 09/13/17 02:08 PM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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A little OT, but Did the 64 426 street wedge in cars and trucks have the HP?

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#2370146 - 09/13/17 02:15 PM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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Had a 64 413 in my 300 that was stamped HP, there was also a non HP version
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#2370542 - 09/14/17 03:07 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Bull1tt]
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Originally Posted By Bull1tt
I had a cop car that was V 38 HP. I have pics on other computer, 64 2dr sedan, police car VIN, 383 4bbl, 3spd stick on column. Came from VA state police auction

I had one of theses cars from the Va state police just like above. First a police car black-unmarked, then a fire marshals car, then post masters car painted po blue. Big fishing pole on the roof and certified speedo. I put my max wedge in it for a race car in 1973

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#2370574 - 09/14/17 07:58 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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Originally Posted By Rhinodart
Just picked up 6 engine from a friend who is moving and one has a casting date of 1963 with V 38 on the pad. It also has HP at the lower right of the pad punched lightly, is there such a thing as an HP 383 in 1963? shruggy


I would say yes but at that time, the HP designation was used to distinguish a 4bbl assembly from a 2bbl assembly. It would not mean the same thing as 68-70.
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#2370583 - 09/14/17 08:35 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: 69CoronetRT]
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Originally Posted By 69CoronetRT
Originally Posted By Rhinodart
Just picked up 6 engine from a friend who is moving and one has a casting date of 1963 with V 38 on the pad. It also has HP at the lower right of the pad punched lightly, is there such a thing as an HP 383 in 1963? shruggy


I would say yes but at that time, the HP designation was used to distinguish a 4bbl assembly from a 2bbl assembly. It would not mean the same thing as 68-70.


How would it be different?
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#2370604 - 09/14/17 09:30 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Supercuda]
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'64 413 HP


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#2370770 - 09/14/17 01:20 PM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Supercuda]
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Originally Posted By Supercuda
Originally Posted By 69CoronetRT
Originally Posted By Rhinodart
Just picked up 6 engine from a friend who is moving and one has a casting date of 1963 with V 38 on the pad. It also has HP at the lower right of the pad punched lightly, is there such a thing as an HP 383 in 1963? shruggy


I would say yes but at that time, the HP designation was used to distinguish a 4bbl assembly from a 2bbl assembly. It would not mean the same thing as 68-70.


How would it be different?


Cam and valve springs would be different between a 2 and 4 bbl.
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#2371377 - 09/15/17 05:37 PM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Rhinodart]
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1962 361 HP in my son-in-laws Sport Fury,
the engine in my 64 Belvedere is a 426S is
stamped V41 HP

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#2371621 - 09/16/17 07:35 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: MO_PA]
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1964 Dodge street wedge engine stamped V42 HP.
Wouldn't a V 41 be a 413?

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#2371645 - 09/16/17 09:03 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: 6T4 Polara]
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Originally Posted By 6T4 Polara
1964 Dodge street wedge engine stamped V42 HP.
Wouldn't a V 41 be a 413?


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#2371674 - 09/16/17 10:29 AM Re: 63 383, such a thing as an HP block then? [Re: Bull1tt]
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OOOpps, my mistake, it has V42 HP

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