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by foolthrottle
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

Geraint I would recommend you concentrate on getting the FIA papers, once that's done, you can change things around a bit. I don't know whats required as it pertains to continuation cars but it would seem to me that because your car uses an original frame, engine, etc. you should be good. I've seen ...
by foolthrottle
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

found this, this manifold appears to be an aluminum 4 x2 set up with Stromberg 97's I like it. the heads appear to be 53/54 judging from the radiator hose. George?
by foolthrottle
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

Geraint First of all, the Goodwood and silverstone are for me the Holy Grail of vintage motor racing.that said. Do you have current pictures of your Kurtis, detailed pictures of the motor, radiator, water pump, etc.? Do you have pictures of your competitors motor, the one with FIA papers? My experie...
by foolthrottle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

Heres a vintage racer at the Pikes peak hillclimb 2008 it has a 354 2x4 hemi Its a Chrysler New Yorker I think a 54. Goerge I want to see some of your pictures I know you've got some.
by foolthrottle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

He didn't say what year 331 he has, just that he wanted a '53 block & 354 heads. so his build would be a 331 extended block with 354 heads and a xk120 trans? I got the impression he was looking for advice, he also wanted to move the starter from one side to the other, all of which is certainly doab...
by foolthrottle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

Clarification, for a long time I've called the extended 331 block a long deck or 54/55 331 a short deck always referring to length, front to back. When speaking to people about these particular engines I don't recall anyone misunderstanding, I know the difference between high deck and low deck, mean...
by foolthrottle
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

That would work. I was thinking based on parts he already has.
by foolthrottle
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

After some thought and assuming you are building to FIA I would set up as follows 54/55 block, 53/54 heads,2x 4 bbls magnito dist. the stock valve springs could be bumped to 125,s and then use a hydraulic cam from Iskiderian, the grind should come alive at 2500RPM and run to 5000RPM the compression ...
by foolthrottle
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

Pictures of a 55 Kurtis Indy car, I recently shipped them a 55 331 block for this car. The long deck block(51/53) limits the number of trans that can be easily mounted, also I consider the 55 heads to be optimum,factory hardened valve seats, good flow.
by foolthrottle
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Road Race 331 spec advice sought from new poster here
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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

why can't you run the short deck hemi?, would'nt the real issue be 331 cu. in either configuration? as far as adapting the trans I have two adapters that can place the starter on either side. your 55 kurtis would be correct with, in my mind, with any early Hemi, if you are building to FIA rules" you...
by foolthrottle
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Current Hemi Racing
Topic: Hillclimb gears
Replies: 1
Views: 3057

Hillclimb gears

I'm setting up my 55 Chrysler for a hillclimb in Colorado. The car has a 331 Hemi,700r4, tire size is 265/70/15 the car now weighs about 4000lbs I'm thinkin 4:11 or 4:56 in an 8 3/4 I would guess the car is making around 300 HP at 4500 RPM but the peak torque is arond 3000 RPM any ideas? http://www....
by foolthrottle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: ideal hillclimb gears?
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

ideal hillclimb gears?

I'm trying to set up my 55 Chrysler for hillclimbing and need an idea as to the best gear set, my car has a 354 hemi and a th400 auto trans with stock converter, I'm thinkin a 4:56 8 3/4 would do the trick, what do you think?