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by Don Nicklason
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Red Ram Hemi in a 59 Coronet?
Replies: 5
Views: 4469

Dodge Code Numbers

Like 41Hemi wrote, there is an oblong flat machine surface just in front of the cam. valley cover. Numbers are stamped not cast or raised. If it is a Dodge, you will find the first beginining-- D44- it is a 1953. if D50A- it is a 1954. Both 241 CI -- If D553- it is a 1955 270 CI. -- If D500 it is a ...
by Don Nicklason
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: dodge rocker assembly problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Dodge Rocker Assy.

Need a little more info. What year motor do you have ? Is it a Hemi ? My 55 270 Hemi has only one oil feed in a rocker shaft stanchion which is totally diferent than the rest of them. Cross drilled to oil the other shaft. Must be 2nd one in from end in order to mate on to oil feed hole in cylinder h...
by Don Nicklason
Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

400 HP 241 Hemi - - Say What ! ? !

Mudboy I hope you have a lot of "Gold" in the Bank. The less expensive way to go is supercharging, with a Enderly Fuel Injection system. A high psi output Turbo is Real Spendy. But that too can be debated. Next spendy trick is you will have to get forged Dome Pistons & a good set of Rods. Then, the ...
by Don Nicklason
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Vs 354 heads
Replies: 8
Views: 3375

Donovan Heads

Welcome to Donovan Engineering Corp. Donovan Engineering in Southern California manufactures aluminum racing blocks and components for racing, street, and marine use. (310) 320-3772www.donovanengineering.com - Call them & get the straight skinny But the head you mentioned was a factory cas iron head...
by Don Nicklason
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stuck Rockers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Stuck Rockers

You said the magic Word-- "HEAT" First-- get a can of rust buster, nut & bolt lossener, rust penetrant. Brand names of ones you can buy, they all work, I know from experience. Stand rocker shaft on end, using a propane plumbers torch, or a small tip on welding torch. Wand it back & forth over the ro...
by Don Nicklason
Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: fly wheel help
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Flywheel Help

From your question I'm guessing you are not a "car" mechanic. Working from the floor, you need to get the vehicle up on stands for some clearance, & safety so it can't fall on you. Assuming that you know what to do to get the transmission out, your bell housing is probably open on the bottom half, y...
by Don Nicklason
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: 392 dual spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: 392 dual spark plugs

question, is there a reason why 392's cant have dual plugs? has anyone tried it? Also, what would aluminum rods with these specs do for a 392 (specs,big end 2.500, pin is 1.100 ,center to center is 7.150, i believe these are longer than standard)? Is it true that the A-1 392 hemi has extra meat to ...
by Don Nicklason
Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: The 426 HEMI has 500 HP ???
Replies: 57
Views: 33554

426 500 HP

Hey your info on the 412SD /Pontiac was correct. I was way off on the year model, (not a Pontiac Guy), I called my Ace Pontiac ex-Pontiac mechanic Friend in Florida, he worked on one or two of them up in Ohio. He read me some more little known info off his "Stuff". That was a 63 Catalina, they did m...
by Don Nicklason
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Hydraulic roller cams for a blown street 392 heml
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

Hydraulic Roller Cams

They will go well over 6k. I ran a Crane Fireball & lifters with Crane valve springs in a 351C 1/4 mi. round track at Langley track Virginia. With a 6 to one Butt Gear it was peaking 6,800 to 6,850 with no problems of valve float. Was running Manley Stainless Valve also. If you want to rap over 7k y...
by Don Nicklason
Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: electric water pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Electric Water Pump

You don't even want an electric water pump for a daily driver. The added electical load on your alternator also robs power from the motor. Remove your fan & put a heavy duty electric fan on the radiator. When cruising down the road, the elec. fan should not even come on. But you will need to install...
by Don Nicklason
Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Distributor Re-Curve Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

Distributor Re-Curve

Any Auto Electric Repair Shop worth it's salt should have a dist. testing machine. Check & call yellow pages in your area.
by Don Nicklason
Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: can someone please tell me what engine this is???????
Replies: 2
Views: 3883

Re: What engine is this

Below list of cams you can get from Hot Heads Research & Racing. Your motor has a low RPM torque band cam if it is and industrial. Bob Walker E-mail Address(es): rlwalker@InfoAve.Net Business Information: Company: Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc. Phone: 336-352-4009 ]Hydraulic P/N 22002 EH61 (.430 L...
by Don Nicklason
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 1954 d50-241 hemi with 3 speed o/d trans
Replies: 13
Views: 7085

Synthectic Gear Oil

You drain all the the gear oil. Go to auto parts store & buy it, there is two grades, nine bucks & change a qt, & other is about 2.5 to 3 times higher, which is what the racers use. I use the nine bucks plus in my rigs. If you go on internet yahoo search, type in synthectic oil, you will find info a...
by Don Nicklason
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 1954 d50-241 hemi with 3 speed o/d trans
Replies: 13
Views: 7085

241 w/ 3 spd. OD Tranny

OH OH I miss read your question. Yes you can safely tow "Rigs" with it. That 241 don't have enough beans in the can to hurt that tranny. The original stock cam was the perfect one. I broke out my 54 to 63 Chiltons Auto manual. The 241 put out 220 ft/lbs torque @ 2000 rpm. That's like an RV grind tha...
by Don Nicklason
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: The 426 HEMI has 500 HP ???
Replies: 57
Views: 33554

Easily Mixed Up

Hey; love all the different opinions & facts posted. That's how we learn. Yeh! The 440 is a good motor, recently overhauled 76 motor home I bought & put duals exhaust on it, she's stout. But it's 14 CI bigger than a 426 & won't match the 426 Hemi. Would love to have Bill Gates's money. Would round u...
by Don Nicklason
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 1954 d50-241 hemi with 3 speed o/d trans
Replies: 13
Views: 7085

Re: 241 HEMI/3 SP 0/D

Any Stick Shift O/D Tranny can be safely towed as long as you lock out the O/D so the output shaft with the low/reverse sliding gear will rotate & pickup the gear oil.
by Don Nicklason
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: why is it hollow ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Why Is It Hollow ?

To collect oil vapors/drops of oil from blow by & drain back in cam valley & not blow out on top of your motor. So you are a 351C Mach1guy ! I built a 73 Torino 351C 1/4 mi. round track car back in Virginia we ran at Langley track for two seasons, 85 & 86. I can almost overhaul a 351C blindfolded. F...
by Don Nicklason
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: "1955 270 ci Super Red Ram Hemi"
Replies: 21
Views: 18202

34 Ford Hemi

That is one Cool Rod. Question ? What exactly is a 34 Aussie ? Never knew the difference. I bought a 34 5w in Dec. 54 in Long Beach, Calif. when I was in the Navy. Had a 48 Merc. Duece Strombergs, Winfield cam, clark headers, Offy heads, truck radiator & no fan. Put an H&M duel coil dist. on it & it...
by Don Nicklason
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stock rocker arms?
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Stock Rocker Arms

I think you are right on that .500 lift, but Gary Patrick can give you the straight skinny.
Don
by Don Nicklason
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: "1955 270 ci Super Red Ram Hemi"
Replies: 21
Views: 18202

One Cool Ram

You really detailed "Her" out. Bitchen ! Do you take it to Show & Shine meets down there ? Up here in Oregon about the only thing you see under the hoods are Chev-ies! What kind of Tranny are you hooked up to ? Didn't see "Dodge" on lower side of vlv cover. Guess you didn't want to show it.
Don
by Don Nicklason
Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: Questions from a new Hemi owner.
Replies: 1
Views: 1526

New Dodge Guy

_Hey; Sounds, Looks & Feels like SoCalHemi04 has already been there & done that. Check his Stuff out. Below info pasted from his Post.________________ 04 5.7 sc sb, 20"s,Doug's ceramic headers,Hypertech programmer, Magnecor 8mm ign wires,indexed NGK V-Power plugs Airaid insulated MIT tube drop-in Tr...
by Don Nicklason
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Can I Shim Hemi Rocker Arm Stanchions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Shimming Rocker Arms

Well, First off, to answer your Question. No, I am not Dyno Don. But we both go back to when he came on the scene. Don't think Dyno Don would have asked my question- LOL! Being a mechanic since 1949 I know about AN washers, gr. 5, 7 & 8 bolts too. Found out from two phone calls from Pro racing biz. ...
by Don Nicklason
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Hydraulic roller cams for a blown street 392 heml
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

Hyd. Roller Lifter Cam

Call Chuck Taylor at 530-347-9538
If anyone knows, he will. Has been building/racing early Hemi for over 40 years. If there are any, he might have one.
Good Luck;
Don
by Don Nicklason
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stock rocker arms?
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Stock Rocker Arms

Call Rocker Arm Specialties 1-800-747-2767
Ask for Gary Patrick or e-mail to rocker@czone.net
He also does a trick mod to Hemi Rockers.
Don
by Don Nicklason
Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Nostalgia Factory Experimental
Topic: What Color Should I Paint "Lil" Red 270 Ram
Replies: 2
Views: 3604

What Color Should I Paint "Lil" Red 270 Ram

First- I had the vlv covers powder coated Almost Chrome color. I painted the embossed lettering Red. So that stays. Have Offy 3 duece intake & Strombergs with Chrome Scoops. Aluminum timing cover & fin aluminum valley cover. Going in 30 Model A Roadster with no hood or fenders. Suggestion so far hav...