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by speedicusmaximus
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: Bischoff's new hemi at Engine Masters Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 5374

Re: Bischoff's new hemi at Engine Masters Challenge

Found this one on Amazon.com, and it appears to get a thumbs up from those that reviewed it. A good starter ? There's also the Chilton guide/manual to Gen III Hemi's. Anyone read either ? http://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-New-Hemi-Builders-Guide/dp/1932494391/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286...
by speedicusmaximus
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: THE BOSS IS BACK; yeah right, another scam
Replies: 17
Views: 26737

Re: THE BOSS IS BACK; yeah right, another scam

As a matter of interest, in the latest edition of Hot Rod magazine, there's an interview with Don Prudomme. In the feature he states that the SOHC 427 Ford would only last a weekend when raced on Nitro - it was designed for NASCAR, remember ? - and "the block would be all cracked". Mike PS: The feat...
by speedicusmaximus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: The HEMI is BOSS and the BOSS is Chrysler
Replies: 17
Views: 21776

Re: The HEMI is BOSS and the BOSS is Chrysler

Mart, In the August '10 issue of Hot Rod Magazine, there's a feature on the Pontiac Hemi. At least I think it is, I haven't got the magazine yet, and the trail in the July issue was a bit obscure - not mentioning the actual name of the converted engine, or of the heads manufacturer. But there was a ...
by speedicusmaximus
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Three old hemis
Replies: 25
Views: 16382

Re: Three old hemis

For the pistons, try Hot Heads:

http://www.hothemiheads.com/

And, Egge Machine:

http://www.egge.com/

Most of the piston manufacturers will do something for the early Hemi's, but going to "one outlet" is probably better.

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: '07 Hemi Crate Motor Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 4190

Re: '07 Hemi Crate Motor Questions

Jerkyboy, Try this website for a picture of the belt routing: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://priuschat.com/forums/attachments/gen-ii-prius-modifications/4520d1184601849-performance-parts-prius-hemi_3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-prius-modifications/35022-performance-p...
by speedicusmaximus
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Three old hemis
Replies: 25
Views: 16382

Re: Three old hemis

Next thing, buy yourself Tex Smith's book, "The Complete Chrysler Hemi Engine Manual" and get reading ! :wink: First published ten years ago, it's still the best single source for early Hemi info. 8) And then, get saving some money ......! :wink: Amazon link for the Tex Smith book: http://www.amazon...
by speedicusmaximus
Fri May 28, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Why are these engines so ignored?
Replies: 3
Views: 3992

Re: Why are these engines so ignored?

Simple: The Gen III Hemi is being produced in numbers that the Gen I manufacturers couldn't even dream of, let alone make. As with all things no longer produced, the numbers around will dwindle - how many get destroyed each year racing, bad machining, left to seize and/or just scrapped ? Besides, th...
by speedicusmaximus
Fri May 07, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Chevy Distributior?
Replies: 13
Views: 8743

Re: Chevy Distributior?

I'd go to Hot Heads for your shortest answer on this.

http://www.hothemiheads.com/

It must be something that they've covered before. There is also mention of ignition options in Tex Smith's book on early Hemi's.

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Mopar News
Topic: Dodge Unveils 2010 Viper SRT10 'Final Edition' Models
Replies: 3
Views: 2756

Re: Dodge Unveils 2010 Viper SRT10 'Final Edition' Models

Not so. The Viper, despite it's recent Mercedes/McClaren input, is somewhat dated when compared to other cars out there - it's still good, but it can be better ! Technology-wise it is lagging behind by quite a wide margin. Fiat's plan is to bring back the Viper in a year or two's time, but with some...
by speedicusmaximus
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Piston comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 3809

Re: Piston comparison

NE57, True, with the drop in piston weight, there's less stress on the con rods etc. But whether that produces more noticeable power I don't know. You should get the whole reciprocating assembly (re)balanced though: the drop in piston weight, no matter if it's equal on all pistons, means it'll be ou...
by speedicusmaximus
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Remote water pump for the street?
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Re: Remote water pump for the street?

If you mean the electric pump type, as seen on some drag race vehicles, then the only draw back I'd consider would be the constant output of the pump: no matter what RPM the engine's doing, the pump will continue regardless at a fixed RPM (ignoring voltage fluctuations). Simplistically, if the pump'...
by speedicusmaximus
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Daily driver 354 vs 383
Replies: 26
Views: 15095

Re: Daily driver 354 vs 383

If it was me, I'd say the deciding factor is how you want to use the vehicle. I'd probably go with the 383 if it to use almost every day. If it's just for weekends, or sunny days, then go with the Hemi ! In favour of the 383, then you can take it out to 432, or even 496 with Muscle Motors' (Lancing,...
by speedicusmaximus
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: 1966 Belvedere II 4 door Hemi
Replies: 6
Views: 7811

Re: 1966 Belvedere II 4 door Hemi

I'd have thought that you best bet is contacting Galen Govier - link provided.

http://www.gvgovier.com/

He's perhaps the most knowledgable on stuff like this, at least in the first instance.

If anyone can better my information, please do !

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Knurlizing Pistons?
Replies: 10
Views: 5845

Re: Knurlizing Pistons?

If you mean Knurling, as in creating that criss-cross, diamond-like raised surface finish on the piston skirt, I wouldn't touch it ! There's no control over the tolerances on the knurling - how much the material rises under pressure from the knurling tool. Get new pistons !

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 16520

Re: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi

Good luck with the contest ! We'll be thinking of you on the day. Post any info as and when you get chance, and thanks for what you've done so far.... 8) :P

Mike :wink:
by speedicusmaximus
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?
Replies: 10
Views: 8958

Re: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?

NE57,

Which Hemi is it for - 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation ?

Can you provide a link or scan of the page ?

Thanks,

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Roller camshaft?
Replies: 8
Views: 5959

Re: Roller camshaft?

Crane HAS restarted, under new ownership - Scott posted the news on here about a week ago. They're now located in Florida.

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: 2009 Engine Masters Challenge Contestants
Replies: 3
Views: 4013

Re: 2009 Engine Masters Challenge Contestants

Danny,

Any information and/or updates on how you are getting along with this would be welcome !

What's the basic set-up you've got now ?

Just let us know how it comes along over the weeks.

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 426 Street / Strip HEMIs
Topic: The Mobra Story
Replies: 4
Views: 5352

Re: The Mobra Story

Scott, Interestingly, there's such no place as "Newcastle upon Avon". The river Avon is in the South West of the UK. Newcastle upon Tyne is the real deal, but it's in the North East of the UK, whereas Buckinghamshire is in the South East, fairly close to London. An easy enough days drive from one to...
by speedicusmaximus
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 11205

Re: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here

Danny,

Do you have a website to show us more of your engine talents, or is there a link through to the feature on your 331 Hemi ? The versions you reference sound real good !

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions
Replies: 22
Views: 12893

Re: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions

Larry, If I get a reply, and I wouldn't be too hopefull, I'll be more than happy to post it here. I didn't renew my sunscription to MM, when the time came, as I felt they were becoming a little light-weight with their features and tech. Still get Mopar Action though ! Perhaps writing to them, MA, wi...
by speedicusmaximus
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions
Replies: 22
Views: 12893

Re: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions

392HemiNut,

Just posted an e-mail to John McGann, writer of the feature and Car Craft contributor. Here's to getting a reply !

Mike
by speedicusmaximus
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions
Replies: 22
Views: 12893

Re: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions

It could be that they got stuff wrong. If so, would you be good enough to contact them and correct their mistakes ? With regard to the transmission obstacles, Gen-III to SB Mopar trans (904/727), they actually show a kit - a spacer plate for the crank/flex-plate, and available from Bouchillon Perfor...
by speedicusmaximus
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions
Replies: 22
Views: 12893

Re: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions

Anybody reading this might be interested in the May 2009 issue of Car Craft Magazine. There's a good feature on the transplanting of a Gen-III Hemi into earlier bodied Mopars. The feature covers motor mounts, headers, a/c, p/s, both 5.7 and 6.1 blocks, carbs and EFI, throttle cables/drive-by-wire, E...