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by dan miller
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Weiand mag front cover
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Weiand mag front cover

I purchased some hemi stuff, a lot of it from "in the day", and in the pile, I found a 392 Chrysler Weiand magnesium front cover. Has anyone ever seen one? Nobody I know has. I tried to call Weiand, but they apparently have merged and no longer have a telephone presence. A person wants to purchase i...
by dan miller
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 20217

Re: 354 Hemi build

A couple things to think about before assembling. 1) There are two pipe plugs at the ends of the oil galleys at the rear of the engine. Behind the larger of the two (in about 2") is another small pipe plug. It needs to be removed to clean the oil galley on that side. 2) The oil bypass valve will nee...
by dan miller
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 20217

Re: 354 Hemi build

Hello Hemi8 Are you going to install 4 bolt mains? Expensive, but worth it, as you will end up with a solid foundation, and can just keeping bolting on stuff for more power as time/money/wife allows. If not 4 bolt mains, then good studs with a Waters girdle will help. We saw the main caps moving aro...
by dan miller
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What's your street carbueration?
Replies: 19
Views: 9569

Re: What's your street carbueration?

Hello '57 With an IR manifold, and I recommend the ones from Hot Heads, the IDA51.5 mm are a little on the small side. IR's require a large carburetor. I KNOW that you'd be pleased with the EMPI 51.5's. I'm building an engine for a friend and he's purchased the EMC 51.5 mm induction system from me. ...
by dan miller
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Day Dreaming About Induction....
Replies: 13
Views: 5788

Re: Day Dreaming About Induction....

Hello David I don't do secret very well. lol We're ready to go on the dyno with our 388 cid EMC entry, and probably won't be able to get the stack deal together in time. It should be ready for dyno session #2, and I'll post all the numbers. I'm building an engine for a street rod (335 cid, 255 flat ...
by dan miller
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 2X4 factory hemi manifolds
Replies: 6
Views: 4943

Re: 2X4 factory hemi manifolds

Hello all. Thanks for the info. I've spoken to several folks who are very savvy in all things early hemi. All three have advised that the '55-'56 log type manifolds are better than the '58-'58 manifolds. None of them mentioned that the '55's and '56's are different. The '55 331's have larger ports, ...
by dan miller
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 2X4 factory hemi manifolds
Replies: 6
Views: 4943

Re: 2X4 factory hemi manifolds

BINGO
by dan miller
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 2X4 factory hemi manifolds
Replies: 6
Views: 4943

2X4 factory hemi manifolds

Hello all I'm looking for the best stock 2X4 Chrysler early hemi manifold. I believe that they made two different kinds. Anybody have any ideas, part numbers, or even a "feel" for this? I'm going to have a 380 cid. EMC "dyno mule" engine "left over and looking for a job", and I'd like to screw on a ...
by dan miller
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Day Dreaming About Induction....
Replies: 13
Views: 5788

Re: Day Dreaming About Induction....

Hilborn now sells an EFI stack injector setup. I have a set of MFI Hilborn stacks that I'm converting to EFI for fun and giggles (and to be ready if EMC ever allows more than four butterflies). The conversion is quite simple, just a matter of drilling out the .125" NPT MFI injector bosses for EFI in...
by dan miller
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Minimum Cylinder Wall Thickness?
Replies: 5
Views: 4559

Re: Minimum Cylinder Wall Thickness?

A couple things RE: 354/392. Yes, short deck heads will fit on a 392. Hemi heads will fit on a poly block, and will work fine. Poly heads will fit on a hemi block, but the push rod holes are different. The '54 and '55 331 heads are far superior to the 392 heads. With fuel injection, the deck height ...
by dan miller
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Saturday Was A Great Day!
Replies: 2
Views: 3366

Re: Saturday Was A Great Day!

Hello David I've been reading your posts and looking at your pictures. Nice If I might, I would like to offer an opinion on block cleaning. We run a bottle brush hone through the bores and then sonic check. Then we run it through thermal cleaning and a shotabrader. The thermal cleaning kills the rus...
by dan miller
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Engine Masres Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 2792

Re: Engine Masres Challenge

We don't know what the rules will be for next year, but we're counting on them remaining as is regarding power per cid, and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. To that end, we're assembling an engine (4.015" X 3.825"). The block is honed, crank and cam are in and timed, two sets of heads have been freshene...
by dan miller
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: New 392 Hemi Blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 9959

Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

The pix is an aluminum test sample of the cast iron pattern. The aluminum block will be thicker.

Recommended bore limit will be 4.300", and it will easily accept a .750" stroker.

Danny
by dan miller
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroker 392 Crankshafts
Replies: 36
Views: 21336

Re: Stroker 392 Crankshafts

It's my understanding that a .750" and/or longer stroker is doable, but that a .625" is pretty much the "sweet spot". Any larger, and friction eats up power at high rpm, and the breathing ability of the heads starts becoming an issue.

Danny
by dan miller
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: Bischoff's new hemi at Engine Masters Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

Re: Bischoff's new hemi at Engine Masters Challenge

Thanks, Speed

That's the one I'm looking for.

Danny
by dan miller
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: Bischoff's new hemi at Engine Masters Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

Bischoff's new hemi at Engine Masters Challenge

Yahoo!!! Bischoff's engine was by far the class of the field. He just plain smoked everyone. Nobody was even close. Not only did he win convincingly, but he also won the highest peak horsepower award. And his engine was far from the largest. I just acquired a 5.7 hemi (no idea of what it's out of, b...
by dan miller
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: The Weight of Aluminum Head from Hot Heads?
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

Re: The Weight of Aluminum Head from Hot Heads?

Hello David

They are very nice. They run good as purchased, and if you want to devote some time/effort/money, they can be made to run about as well as anything out there.

Bob Walker, owner of Hot Heads, is a super guy. I'd recommend giving him a call.

Danny
by dan miller
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What's your street carbueration?
Replies: 19
Views: 9569

Re: What's your street carbueration?

Yes, you can tune each venturi separately, and you can also size them differently. Danny
by dan miller
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: new oil pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: new oil pumps

There are two early Chrysler oil pumps.

One fits all low deck engines (301, 331, 354) through 1956.

The other fits both low and high deck engines (354, 392) 1957-58. I think. lol

Danny
by dan miller
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: new oil pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: new oil pumps

Yes, the list is goofy. lol The 392's have a slightly different bolt pattern. A very good alternative is to use a small block Mopar pump with a Hot Heads adapter. These pumps are dirt cheap and perform well. We use 'em in both our EMC engines and in our Jr Fuel dragster. Zero issues. They are a Gero...
by dan miller
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What are "555" heads?
Replies: 5
Views: 4562

Re: What are "555" heads?

The 1954 and 1955 heads are the best, the only difference being the water outlets. The 1956 are just a tick less desirable. Be careful with industrial heads. Not all have the large ports and valves. Many of the late industrial engines come with passenger car heads (on Windsor blocks), and hydraulic ...
by dan miller
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What's your street carbueration?
Replies: 19
Views: 9569

Re: What's your street carbueration?

By the way, we also did the mess around with a Hot Heads single plane with several tops. Same day, same engine, same dyno. It ran better than the single plane, but not by all that much. I can't remember the numbers, and the dyno sheets are not handy. I believe that with Holley 660's it made about 20...
by dan miller
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What's your street carbueration?
Replies: 19
Views: 9569

Re: What's your street carbueration?

I don't have any street experience, but the Hot Heads dual plane sure worked well on our Engine Masters Challenge engine. I'm a fan of large carburetors. On a 335 cid (slight overbore, slight destroke), the bigger the carburetor, the more power - start to finish. We ended up with a 950 Holley, and m...
by dan miller
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Tom Waters Girdle
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

Tom Waters Girdle

We were having trouble with the front main cap moving around on our 354 EMC early hemi. The engine is partially filled, cryo treated, and has 4 bolt splayed main caps on the center three mains. We had no issues up to about 550 horsepower. We noticed metal transfer on the front main cap at around 575...
by dan miller
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Dart Swinger, hemi swap
Replies: 10
Views: 4892

Re: Dart Swinger, hemi swap

Thanks all

I'm quite busy, and maybe this is just too much of a project. At least for the time being.

Thanks again, I appreciate the input.

Danny