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by BlueDjinn
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Florida professor tweets Texas deserved Harvey for supporting Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Florida professor tweets Texas deserved Harvey for supporting Trump

I'm nowhere near Texas but I am watching through very sober eyes. What those people are experiencing leaves me aghast. Perhaps somewhere along the way to becoming a professor, Kenneth Storey should have had the opportunity to read or watch BAMBI; where we all remember THUMPER saying, "if you ca...
by BlueDjinn
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mazda introducing 'spark-less' gasoline engine in 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Mazda introducing 'spark-less' gasoline engine in 2019

When everyone else had pretty much thrown in the towel on the Wankel type engine, Mazda persevered and made it work. They're an impressive engine, and Mazda has my respect. Any time Mazda have an announcement like this, it's worth a closer look. Gee, I wonder how long it'll be before Ford reverse en...
by BlueDjinn
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Why do the Fords not use Ford engines, GM use Gm engines and Toyota use Toyota engines?
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Why do the Fords not use Ford engines, GM use Gm engines and Toyota use Toyota engines?

Yes, I remember. I did a deep belly laugh on that one myself. That magazine ad appeared a few times. It was direct connection racing highlights, from CHRYSLER CORPORATION; "We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Ford and GM for using Chrysler engines in their Funny Car racers." It was...
by BlueDjinn
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Why do the Fords not use Ford engines, GM use Gm engines and Toyota use Toyota engines?
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Why do the Fords not use Ford engines, GM use Gm engines and Toyota use Toyota engines?

This question, asked by a guy in Nashville, with regard to NHRA Top Fuel, received a "reply". Personally, I found that the reply was the typical "ring around the rosie" and "all around the mulberry bush" that comes from someone that quite simply hasn't got a clue, or, h...
by BlueDjinn
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Elephant Overhaul
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Elephant Overhaul

Mopar Performance 426 Crate HEMI rebuild in January 2017 CAR CRAFT.
Pages 18 thru 26. Lots of photographs, with torque and horsepower charts for single carb and dual quad.
by BlueDjinn
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Hemi rear main seal leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: 392 Hemi rear main seal leaks

Not too surprisingly, most people nowadays haven't the foggiest clue how to put a rope seal in an engine. Or a neoprene seal for that matter. Maybe yours is leaking because it wasn't installed properly in the first place. If it wasn't prelubricated before startup, the first turn of the crank would'v...
by BlueDjinn
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Hemi rear main seal leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: 392 Hemi rear main seal leaks

A company that's been around since the forties is Jack Best's BEST GASKET for the vintage market. Their part number for a rear main seal for a 57-58 392 is P/N 3A07. It is a two-piece neoprene that can be staggered from the main cap parting line. It can be installed without removing the crankshaft, ...
by BlueDjinn
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: The FORD Fudge Factor
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

The FORD Fudge Factor

Back in February 2010 on page 53 of Popular Hot Rodding, at the Engine Masters challenge, Dove Manufacturing Co. dyno data showed 633 hp@6300rpm and 585 ft/lbs torque@4200 rpm for their Ford SOHC. Dove's engine is a 492, 65 cubic inches larger than the 427. Same architecture. On Dove's site the 427 ...
by BlueDjinn
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: 427 SOHC
Replies: 0
Views: 3757

427 SOHC

On the cover of the MAY 2015 issue of HOT ROD magazine, an article by Thom Taylor: "FORD'S HEMI KILLER TURNS 50!" The article runs from pages 92 to 99 and has several archive photos, but I found the text to be nothing more than rehash propaganda with some revisionist history. I remember wh...
by BlueDjinn
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS

moparornocar, the ENTRY LIST for each event catagory is back in the same place on the SCHEDULE as it was before. Somebody must've said something. Much easier now. More straight forward.
by BlueDjinn
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS

"My bad" moparornocar. You wanted a list like this: http://www.nhraeventreg.com/ListEventCatgs.asp?ey=2015&ec=GF1&cc=2&rn=3 Yes, I can see where Johnnie is callin' his Injun the JFR 500. He stopped calling it the BOSS 500 when FORD said they weren't gonna pimp his ride no more....
by BlueDjinn
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS

BlueDjinn > "You have to navigate differently on the NHRA site now to get that info." Some of us old dummies need to know the starting link for the "NHRA site". http://www.nhra.com/nhraontv/default.aspx In the red bar at the top of the page click on POINTS. When the page changes...
by BlueDjinn
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: WONDER WHY NHRA HAS QUIT SHOWING ENTRIES TO THE EVENTS

You have to navigate differently on the NHRA site now to get that info. Go to the red bar at the top of the page where it says NHRA 101 and then POINTS right beside it. Go into POINTS and then click Mello Yello 2015. It will take you the Driver's list of who's running what. Presently the only Ford s...
by BlueDjinn
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: THE SCUMBOSS IS BACK: AGAIN
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: THE SCUMBOSS IS BACK: AGAIN

So...now that Lard is all done chasing Corporate America I can hear it now; "all this Chebby horsepar has this dog huntin' real gud".
by BlueDjinn
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: JOHN FORCE QUOTE
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: JOHN FORCE QUOTE

You mean like when someone has an idea and suddenly it's a FORD idea (like intermittant wipers for example), or when someone paints a Chrysler style HEMI, blue, and calls it a FORD? It really does get tiring listening to a "certain" short winded, hypocritical, jaw-jacking oaf blather on, d...
by BlueDjinn
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: HEMI and INDY Collector's Edition DRAG RACER
Replies: 1
Views: 520

HEMI and INDY Collector's Edition DRAG RACER

The September 2014 DRAG RACER magazine has an historical article covering the HEMI from 1951 to present day. Actually a pretty good read; it brought me up to speed on a couple of things that I was vague on. $6.99. On display until September 23/14. Four chapters from pages 24 to 48.
by BlueDjinn
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: My First HEMI
Replies: 7
Views: 4313

Re: My First HEMI

I don't know how mechanically inclined you are, but if it were mine and I really wanted to know, I'd pull the differential cover exposing the gear set. Count the number of teeth on the pinion gear, count the number of teeth on the ring (crown) gear and do the math. Divide the ring teeth by the pinio...
by BlueDjinn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: New Turbo-Cummins Diesel Ram - 800lb/ft of torque !
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: New Turbo-Cummins Diesel Ram - 800lb/ft of torque !

"BUILT FORD TOUGH", huh? Here's one guy's idea of Ford Tough: Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 73,320 Escape compact sport-utility vehicles and 15,833 Fusion midsize sedans from the 2013 model year because of reported overheating problems that could cause engine fires. Steve wrote: "...
by BlueDjinn
Thu May 03, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: The Early HEMI Guide Of Death
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

The Early HEMI Guide Of Death

Article by Marlan Davis in JUNE 2012 HOT ROD magazine. Pages 78 to 92, covers Chrysler, DeSoto and Dodge first generation Hemi engines. Very informative, lots of photos. Block identification numbers, cranks, bearings, flywheels, rods, pistons, seals, cams, timing chains, dampers etc. $6.99 well spent.
by BlueDjinn
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: HEMI is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

HEMI is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

The header on the cover of the October 2011 issue of Popular Hot Rodding reads as follows: "THE ' 70 BOSS TORINO FORD PROMISED, HEMI POWERED AFTER 41 YEARS"! "HEMI POWERED", huh;...like in capital/upper case "H", trademark registered HEMI®? That HEMI? So I parted with m...
by BlueDjinn
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Current Hemi Racing
Topic: Johnny Gray to pilot HEMI Charger Funny Car in 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Johnny Gray to pilot HEMI Charger Funny Car in 2011

Johnny Gray won the 30th annual LUCAS OIL NATIONALS. Funny Car -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Final Round BRAINERD, Minn. - SUMMIT FastNews - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 30th annua...
by BlueDjinn
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Current Hemi Racing
Topic: Ford's 200th win
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Ford's 200th win

NASCAR huh? Okay, I'll go there just to make the comparison. There are four engines in NASCAR. None of them have stock counterparts. They are not a succession of any factory production engine. These engines must adhere to certain guidelines; bore spacing, deck height, bore size, stroke, valve size, ...
by BlueDjinn
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Current Hemi Racing
Topic: Ford's 200th win
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Ford's 200th win

Ford celebrated their 200th win in T/F Funny Car via Mike Neff at the Route 66 Nationals in Chicago. On the NHRA site itself it mentions that this is the 200th win for "a Ford". Paul Page for NHRA spoke of Mike Neff being born in 1966, just one year before Ford started winning in Funny Car...

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