rarity of the 265?

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  1. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Yeah the OP was asking about a "265" in the USA they don't exit here. Those were Aussie Hemi 6 cylinders.... there was a guy I read importing them from Aussie to the USA in California somewhere, but I can't recall his name! BUT to add to this, you had a couple Australian Mopar straight 6 cylinder Hemi's, the 215, the 245, and the 265. I have a friend down there (ALSO a member to FABO here) that owns a 245 in a '66 Valiant UTE!!!! -Which he's posted!!!!
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Any pics of the engine with the car? That paint job is SWEET!!!!!
     
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    pishta I know I'm right....

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    I thought I read it was a US developed truck motor that was was halted and then given to Chrysler, Oz. Could be wrong.
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Pishta you'd be sort of right....... the Hemi 6 was a 6 cylinder that WAS to replace ALL the Slant 6's and become a truck motor in the US, and was stopped and Chrysler Australia took on the project!
     
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    Darthomas Ashamed to be seen in foreign cars

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    Reminds me of an old story that the small block we all love was originally (gasp) a
    GM design they couldn't get to work out and GM sold the whole design to Chrysler corporation.
    Anyone else ever hear that?
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    -No I never heard that..... I wouldn't believe that for a minute! Reason? look at the old ORIGINAL Mopar "A" Poly-Head engines. the HEAVY "wide blocks"..... THEN take an look at a Mopar "LA" block. they're really close the same! EXTERIOR-WISE they're VERY CLOSE. The oil filter isn't how GM would have had it on the block & IS on the opposite side, and the starter is on the wrong side to be a GM design!! -The old Poly Head A blocks were interchangeable to the old A Hemi's! (You could buy a 241 Poly Head powered Plymouth.. and interchange the heads and intake with the Dodge Hemi-Head A 241!!!!!) So Having that much in resemblance way back when, I seriously doubt that GM had any part in the LA blocks!
     
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    Darthomas Ashamed to be seen in foreign cars

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    Supposedly this was very early in design, early enough for Chrysler to make such changes to the details you mention.
    I don't want believe it either, but I would believe there could have been something in design that GM engineering couldn't figure out that Chrysler engineers could make work really well.
     
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