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by wayfarer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: New 392 Hemi Blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 9244

Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

...no guarantees on this, last number I have for Gene is 530-357-5570
by wayfarer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: New 392 Hemi Blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 9244

Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Same issues/processes as for the Bear blocks; time and money.
You could call Gene and ask the question....
by wayfarer
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Bear Block Motors' 392 Hemi Block
Replies: 3
Views: 10630

Re: Bear Block Motors’ 392 Hemi Block

These typrs of projects are HUGELY expensive and there is never a guarantee of capturing even the initial investment let alone actually making a margin. Some projects can drag on for years (I have several that way) being attended to as time/money permits.
by wayfarer
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: RockerArms Unlimited
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

Re: RockerArms Unlimited

Here ya go......

http://rockerarms.com/

I haven't heard any updates for the blocks. I have a visit planned for (maybe) June to check it out.
by wayfarer
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroker 392 Crankshafts
Replies: 36
Views: 19480

Re: Stroker 392 Crankshafts

[quote="Bored&Stroked Yeah, I was sincerely hoping that the effort to produce an aluminum 392 block was going to go forward . . . seems to have disappeared. I definitely would have scrounged and saved for one of those![/quote] The 'Adams Project' is still alive, it is just going through all of the t...
by wayfarer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: RockerArms Unlimited
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

RockerArms Unlimited

OK boys and girls, here is an update for followers of Gary Patrick and the previous incarnations of RockerArm Specialists. Gary and his new crew are now in a new building and have a new phone number: 530-242-1316 He is putting a new website together...not sure what you find as of today. If you have ...
by wayfarer
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Adjustable push rods
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: Adjustable push rods

Most cam/lifter manufacturers will suggest 0.040" to 0.060" preload on the hydraulic lifter. With the lifter sitting on the base circle (heel, back side, whatever) open/extend the pushrod until all slack is gone but the puck has not yet moved. Now, open an additional 1 2/3 turns (at 32tpi this gets ...
by wayfarer
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 stroker
Replies: 6
Views: 6162

Re: 354 stroker

In addition, verify that the counter weights have been trimmed so that it actually fits in the confines of the block...
by wayfarer
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 7200

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

I just don't remember pissing in your Cheerios.....I only asked a question.
by wayfarer
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 7200

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

Maybe I'm just old and thick headed, but why does anyone want to make giant bore cuts on these engines? You can easily exceed the perceived gains in power simply by using forged pistons at 10:1 compression. The standard bore 354 castings that are on the market may or may not actually make the 9:1 as...
by wayfarer
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 bore limit
Replies: 9
Views: 5753

Re: 354 bore limit

Swept volume determines the compression ratio. A longer stroke has more swept volume. Assuming that the combustion chamber cc is constant, then it goes kinda like this: A 354 has a swept volume of approximate 44.8 cubic inch or 734 cc. This is the volume of the cylinder. Imagine that you will squeez...
by wayfarer
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroker 392 Crankshafts
Replies: 36
Views: 19480

Re: Stroker 392 Crankshafts

If you have deep pockets and really really want a big crank then check out Winberg Crankshafts. There are still a number of custom shops doing welded strokers but most will be in the $2500 range. Sadly, the shop that I used decades ago has long been closed...go figure....
by wayfarer
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Transmission SUCCESS.....
Replies: 6
Views: 4964

Re: Transmission SUCCESS.....

I can't offer any help with the A230...but the spacer ring has been used successfully for years and will not "fall out" if properly machined/installed; check your existing bearing retainer for concentricity and if needed turn down your existing bearing retainer od as needed to make it 'round'. Make ...
by wayfarer
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Transmission SUCCESS.....
Replies: 6
Views: 4964

Re: Transmission SUCCESS.....

There are only a couple of opportunities to use a late trans and early bell, yours being one of them. In many applications the truck bell is just too big. In other swaps, like a 5-speed, nothing matches. T-5? input shaft is too short for the truck bell. AX15? stock bell is not used but a block adapt...
by wayfarer
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Piston ID Help.
Replies: 9
Views: 5040

Re: Piston ID Help.

Jahns often put their name on the inside, so if it is bare then look for a number of some kind. It is obviously higher than 8.5 since they were flat-tops. If they will fit in your bore as you had wanted then hook up a rod and crank and check the down fill volume to determine dome volume. Easier to m...
by wayfarer
Sat May 28, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Head gaskets?
Replies: 15
Views: 6116

Re: Head gaskets?

The Fitzgerald gasket was popular in the 60's with the T/F guys. Sadly, another one of the great manufacturers now long gone. I have a couple 392 sets if anyone has a need...
by wayfarer
Fri May 27, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Head gaskets?
Replies: 15
Views: 6116

Re: Head gaskets?

There are three distinct head gaskets for the 331-354 and 392, and not based on displacement. If you take the time to actually look at the photos in the HAMB link you can see that there are physical differences with regards to the location of coolant passage holes as well as the dowel pin diameter. ...
by wayfarer
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 HEMI BUILD
Replies: 23
Views: 15017

Re: 331 HEMI BUILD

Thanks for the plug George!

FWIW, my adapter also uses the oem inspection cover as well as any post 67 type starter.
We also can provide forged pistons and will be [u]very[/u] competative on price.
Send a note if you have questions. hemi.parts@yahoo.com

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by wayfarer
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Origin of This Distributor?? Military / Government?
Replies: 4
Views: 3979

Re: Origin of This Distributor?? Military / Government?

This guy is 'out your way'...http://www.lindertech.com/bhrs/
You might also check with the VintagePowerWagon folks in Iowa: http://www.vintagepowerwagons.com/produ ... -parts.htm

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by wayfarer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Origin of This Distributor?? Military / Government?
Replies: 4
Views: 3979

Re: Origin of This Distributor?? Military / Government?

Yup, typical military designed for wet operations. Be sure to keep the drive shaft with the dizzy as it is 'special'.
Note here, some of the units are 12 volt and others are 24 volt.
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by wayfarer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Early Hemi Rookie
Replies: 3
Views: 3384

Re: Early Hemi Rookie

An EarlyHemi will be as reliable as the quality of the rebuild. No, rebuilds are not cheap, budget for about $5k and be selective about the shop you employ. If they are a predominately GM or Ford operation you may not get the attention to detail as you would from a Mopar shop. This is especially tru...
by wayfarer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Building a Hemi 331 ussing 54 Block and 53 Heads
Replies: 1
Views: 2411

Re: Building a Hemi 331 ussing 54 Block and 53 Heads

Your '53 had solid lifters!!?? with adjustable rockers or adjustable pushrods? Very unusual. Your 53 parts will fit on a 54 block, no problems. Use the hyd lifters. Caution here...verify the size of the pushrod tip vs lifter. Your hydraulic lifters will have a 0.125" radius seat. What do you plan to...
by wayfarer
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 stroker
Replies: 6
Views: 6162

Re: 354 stroker

Good deal on the cranks. Two thoughts: if you try to offset grind the 54 crank that much then you won't have much left...to use the 92 crank in a 54 block then start whittling. You will need to turn everything down to match the 54 dimensions.
Its been done, just alot of machine time.

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by wayfarer
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What's your street carbueration?
Replies: 19
Views: 8749

Re: What's your street carbueration?

I'll second some of Marts observations. We have been using stock manifolds for many years, long before any alum parts were available. Open the throttle bores to match the Holley base (1- 11/16") and if you use a Holley put a bolt pattern adapter on top. Over the years we have had good success with 7...
by wayfarer
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Daily driver 354 vs 383
Replies: 26
Views: 9102

Re: Daily driver 354 vs 383

I'll mention two items not yet covered. 1) The price for a Hemi to TF adapter will be in the $500 range. Add it to your 'package' costs. 2) Unless you spend alot of money, there is no easy way to get an OD trans for the B-RB engines. You can save alot of money on the 354 if you keep the stock intake...