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I want to put a 500 HP engine in. Currently have an Inline 6…

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I want to put a 500 HP engine in. Currently have an Inline 6 engine in it. Which engine do you recommend?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

1000 no on the engine. Automatic trans

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

1939 Chrysler DeSoto S6

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your S6?

1939

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S6 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing at the moment .looking for professional advice

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

What is the best engine to put with 500hp

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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. A 500 HP motor into a 39 DeSoto? Is this correct?

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Ok. Has this car been modified in any other way?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
An inline 6 engine was put in
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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Ok. There are a wide variety of engines you can choose from. Before we discuss what you can afford to pay for a 500 HP engine, has anything been done to the brakes> The stock brakes on a 39 DeSoto will have a very hard time stopping a 500 HP engine.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That will be put in before the recommended engine
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will an LS3 fit
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Disc Brakes will assembled and put in
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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If this was my car, I would avoid an LS3. I would recommend you contact ARRINGTON ENGINES at(###) ###-#### These people have some awesome engines to peruse and choose from. Their built 360 will fit nicely and produce 500 HP.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What's the reason for not using the LS3

I am Mopar tried and true. Built hundreds of them. An LS3, just because it has X amount of HP, in a DeSoto would be against my Mopar roots. I am a purist. You want Chrysler in this ride. Keep it true. A 500 HP 39 DeSoto would be incredible. However. not so incredible because it has a Chevy engine in it..........

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was thinking the same thing. Keeping it pure and true. Mopar all the way. Thanks

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