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From: Daven Anderson
The early hemis use the same bellhousing bolt pattern as the later A-LA engines. Their crank flanges are 'long',like the 57-61 'A' V8's. So, yes your trans should fit right on the DeSoto Hemi. I've seen a '61 A series 'Flite behind a 315 Dodge Hemi. The Dodge 326 poly should share the 'A' pattern.