Classic Car

Have Classic Car Questions? Ask an Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Classic Car
This answer was rated:

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

I want to put...

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

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Classic Car Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
1/13/2018
Classic Car Service
Classic Car Service, Classic Car Mechanic
Category: Classic Car
Satisfied Customers: 5,135
Experience: ..................
Verified

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

Ask Your Own Classic Car Question

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

Ask Your Own Classic Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
An inline 6 engine was put in
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Text

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.

Ask Your Own Classic Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That will be put in before the recommended engine
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Will an LS3 fit
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Disc Brakes will assembled and put in
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Hello?

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.

Ask Your Own Classic Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month 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..........

Ask Your Own Classic Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I was thinking the same thing. Keeping it pure and true. Mopar all the way. Thanks

YES!!!!!!!!!!

Ask Your Own Classic Car Question

Thanks for choosing Just Answer. It was a pleasure to assist you. I trust my input is satisfactory and meets your expectations. A positive rating for my assistance on your request would be greatly appreciated; thanks again and have a great day

Classic Car Service
Classic Car Service, Classic Car Mechanic
Category: Classic Car
Satisfied Customers: 5,135
Experience: ..................
Verified
Classic Car Service and 87 other Classic Car Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Classic Car Service Your Own Question
Classic Car Service
Classic Car Service
Classic Car Service, Classic Car Mechanic
Category: Classic Car
Satisfied Customers: 5,135
5,135 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ..................

Classic Car Service is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Hamman

Dr. Hamman

Technician

2,436 satisfied customers

I have 30 years experience repairing, restoring, and customizing cars, and pickup trucks.

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Classic Car Mechanic

951 satisfied customers

Heavy Line Mech-, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years. R/S, etc.

Don

Don

Classic Car Mechanic

948 satisfied customers

30 years of experience and we have 4 classic cars our selfs

Mike S.

Mike S.

Classic Car Mechanic

868 satisfied customers

A.S.E. certified with 25+ years experience.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

ASE Technician

415 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

K. Wiggins

K. Wiggins

Classic Car Mechanic

411 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Technician, Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade

Road Side Jerry

Road Side Jerry

Auto Mechanic

280 satisfied customers

classic car mechanic

< Previous | Next >

Related Classic Car Questions
I have a 1964 OLDS 88 JETSTAR I. I half a half tank of gas,
HI CHRIS: I have a 1964 OLDS 88 JETSTAR I. I half a half tank of gas, a hot battery (with a charger hooked to it}, and even installed a new coil, and substituted it with another coil . I can smell gas… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
Put in new gm power steering pump and mustang t-bird rack
put in new gm power steering pump and mustang t-bird rack with pressure reducer steering power is stiff … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Wiggins, the bumper shock brackets are stuck open, what is
Hi Wiggins, the bumper shock brackets are stuck open, what is the best way to make the shock bracket work again? Thanks… read more
K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins
Classic Car Mechanic
Associate Degree
411 satisfied customers
I need the distributor wire order numbers for a 1969 427 per
I need the distributor wire order numbers for a 1969 427 hi per corvette … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
77 super beetle with only 144 miles. started every 2-3
77 super beetle with only 144 miles. started every 2-3 months with no problems. now it momentarily starts and quits 2 seconds later. checked for fuel pressure after the regulator and have none. plenty… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
Im looking for my bel air chevrolet 1964 4 doors, 4 new
hi im looking for my bel air chevrolet 1964 4 doors, 4 new tires : … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
I have a 1979 Lincoln Continental TownCoupe. It starts and
It starts and runs for about 3 seconds and then dies... Can't figure out why. … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,337 satisfied customers
I am replacing the lower control arm shaft & bushings on my
I am replacing the lower control arm shaft & bushings on my 66 c10 truck...The 63 Shop Manual mentions Two Different Torque Specs on the Bushing Caps ( I will call them ) 200-220 FTLBS IF there is a S… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Picture or Diagram of vacuum line hookup to power brakes
Picture or Diagram of vacuum line hookup to power brakes booster on 1966 GTO with a Carter AFB. the shop manual does show this. the vacuum advance for the dist. runs to the rear base of AFB. So were d… read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
My VW 1979 stared when it was jump in storeage...now it
My VW 1979 stared when it was jump in storeage...now it won't start at home with a new battery … read more
Martin
Martin
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
358 satisfied customers
New question on another old car we just bought - A '70 Ford
Hi Again George! New question on another old car we just bought - A '70 Ford Mustang, 302 V8 / C4 trans, w/ an Edelbrock 1405 4bbl carb (600 CFM). Putting an Edelbrock electric choke on said carb. All… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
2002 Ford Ranger XLT. I am attempting to install my newly
2002 Ford Ranger XLT . I am attempting to install my newly repaired radio in my truck, but cannot get the radio to power on. All 3 fuses are ok. Ground is OK. 12+ volts is present on pin 9 of the conn… read more
K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins
Classic Car Mechanic
Associate Degree
411 satisfied customers
HiYa! I have the wiper/washer wiring diagram - At the wiper
HiYa George! I have the wiper/washer wiring diagram - At the wiper motor connector,Blue appears to be the #56 wire & red appears to be the #63. Does either ring a bell? Cheers, Frank.… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
I am starting a resto project on a 59 apache pick up truck
Hi, I am starting a resto project on a 59 apache pick up truck in Mexico.I have been trying to locate a good 95 9c1 Caprice but they are almost impossible to find down here. … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Arench. I'm having a problem locating the interlock bypass
Hello Arench. I'm having a problem locating the interlock bypass swithch for my 1974 Chevy Impala. Hope I can paste the picture onto this conversation. The switch sits under the hood on the fire wall.… read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
78 chevy with metric 200 does not have any drive until it
78 chevy with metric 200 does not have any drive until it reaches operating temperature in cold weather below 40 degrees … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Nam, and I am a car enthusiast from way back. Currently I
My name is ***** ***** I am a car enthusiast from way back. Currently I would like to install the cluster, radio and HVAC controls from a '89 Toronado into the dash of a '89 Eldorado. I believe the … read more
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Classic Car Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
951 satisfied customers
Need a color coded simple to read wiring diagram 1972 ford
Need a color coded simple to read wiring diagram 1972 ford f100 … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x