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426 Hemi vs. Dana 60

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by not4show, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. not4show

    not4show 1/2 ton status

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    I was arguing with a friend the other day about which parts are harder to find and which are more expensive. It came down to a 426 Hemi and a Dana 60 front. I think it would the Hemi because there are fewer of them. I would be interested in knowing what other people think as well.
     
  2. Pugsley

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    The Dana 60 is much harder to find - You can walk into your friendly neighborhood Chrysler dealer's parts department and order up a spanky new 426 Hemi in a crate. The Hemi does stomp the 60 from an expensive standpoint though.

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  3. CaptCrunch

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    I'd have to say Hemi parts here.... and not just 426 Hemi parts. Some of the 392 and 331 Hemi parts get to be a PIA to find. A buddy of mine does restos on mopars and man oh man do they cost bucks. You get to looking for original correctly dated intakes or misc. pieces and accesories, for get it.

    Rare is orignal spinner caps from the 1968 Nickey 427's or an orginal aluminium block 427. That stuff is rare... try and find it... it will take you a while. Most of the Hemi stuff is like D60 parts... they are out there and if you have cash it is no real problem to get, but rare is when you have cash and you can't find it anywhere at any price!

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    For rare, how about a factory aluminum Pontiac block? If I remember correctly, there are only about 5 known to exisit!!!

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  5. FARTMAN

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    yes the hemi is hard to find and YES u can buy a new one from dodge for around $10 000.00 this is well known around the mopar camp they also have a 526 hemi for around 12 thou. i have an original dana 60 rear that came out of a hemi mopar. the sticks had the 60 the auto had 8 3/4 mopar rear the 60 was also available with 440 six pack and stick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. wayne

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    Hemi parts are easy for me to find. I used to be big in Mopars and owned a 68 R/T Charger, 69 Superbee, and quite a few other ones. If I was going to build another Charger I would rather have a 440. The 68 I had was a 440/4 speed with a 3:54 geared Dana 60. I paid $800 for it and when I picked it up I could have gotten a package deal with another 68 R/T that was a Hemi/auto for $2000. The only part of the Hemi that would have come with the car was the block.

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  7. CaptCrunch

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    It seems like in the Mopar camp it is a lot of who you know and how much green you got these days IMO. Have kicked around a couple different 68 and 69 Roadrunners before in years gone by, but always passed on buying them cause seems like a lot of the parts are spendy as heck. A buddy of one of my buddys has a 71 hemi Cuda that is now decked to the guns to drag race... last time out he hit 10 flat... not bad but he has more into that car then most people have paid for their house.

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