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Chrysler 75 Cylinder Head

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Hello,  I am new to this forum but figured someone here would be able to answer my question.  I am looking at a 1929 Chrysler 75 roadster and can not determine if the head is a Redhead or not.  Most post say that "red head" should be cast on the top but this head only has the part number cast:  53948.  There is a small tag on a corner with 11-12 on it.   Any insight someone might be able to give would be most helpful.  I do not know if it is any help but the engine block is casting number 74429   1   4.10.9  serial number R300628 

 

Thank you for any insight.

 

 

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See post number 2 in

You appear to have a Chrysler 75 engine in that Chrysler 75, so that is good.

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I don't see 53948 as a head part number.

For the Model 75 (R) 74395 is the part number for the standard head  and # 74703 would be the red head.

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That is interesting, about the part numbers.  I only know what is cast into the head sitting on the engine.  Could it be from a 65 or maybe an other Chrysler car year? 

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35 minutes ago, Spinneyhill said:

Is the casting number the same as the part number, though?

No.

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If the number that is cast into the top of the head is not the part number What is the 53948 number mean?

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Maybe the number is something added in the foundry, referring to their parts list system rather than the overall Chrysler parts list sequence.

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