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by DavidBraley
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Desoto Hemi itake
Replies: 2
Views: 2884

Re: Desoto Hemi itake

Is this what you where trying to post?

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by DavidBraley
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Early Hemi Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Re: Early Hemi Identification

Well, according to Leo's book, the VT350 shows as a 331. But it could possibly be a poly, or a hemi, and the year I'm not sure of. Post some pictures so we can get a better look at it.
by DavidBraley
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: New Hemi in mmy Pantera.
Replies: 7
Views: 4355

Re: New Hemi in mmy Pantera.

I love your work and your website. You are a real inspiration I'm sure to many. 8)
by DavidBraley
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Can anyone identify these hemi heads?
Replies: 1
Views: 2222

Re: Can anyone identify these hemi heads?

Late 1954 to early 1955 Desoto heads. The casting number is 1613608 (your image is upside down)

Straight from Leo's book...

Value? Haven't a clue, but I'm sure others here will chime in.

David
by DavidBraley
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Oilpan
Replies: 2
Views: 3101

Re: Oilpan

Beautiful work!
by DavidBraley
Wed May 23, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Hemi maximum safe overbore- cylinder wall thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 5484

Re: 392 Hemi maximum safe overbore- cylinder wall thickness

Oh, sorry. I don't mean to upset anyone. Sometimes my responses don't come across very well.
by DavidBraley
Mon May 21, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Hemi maximum safe overbore- cylinder wall thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 5484

Re: 392 Hemi maximum safe overbore- cylinder wall thickness

I don't understand why you need to remove the cam bearings to check if the cam will fit. That makes no sense to me. A good dial bore gauge will tell you the size, and how out-of-round a hole is within 0.0001" in just a few seconds. Also, if your machinist is machining a block for sleeves that have s...
by DavidBraley
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bank of America shuts down McMillan Mfg
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

Re: Bank of America shuts down McMillan Mfg

Well put. :wink:
by DavidBraley
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bank of America shuts down McMillan Mfg
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

Re: Bank of America shuts down McMillan Mfg

Now that's creepy. :o I don't own a gun myself, but I secretly feel safer knowing my neighbor does....

So banks don't want citizens to bear arms....

I wonder if they would invest in a company that manufactures guillotines! :lol:
by DavidBraley
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: 2013 Ram gets More HPs, 8 Speeds, Start/Stop
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

Re: 2013 Ram gets More HPs, 8 Speeds, Start/Stop

Not to try and discount the absolutely amazing advances in automotive technology.... well, maybe a little.... :lol: If given the choice between two vehicles to cross Death Valley: First car is any mid to high price ranged vehicle that comes out of ANY auto makers factory today (just for fun, we'll c...
by DavidBraley
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: 2013 Ram gets More HPs, 8 Speeds, Start/Stop
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

Re: 2013 Ram gets More HPs, 8 Speeds, Start/Stop

A 20% increase in fuel economy is a good thing. But Yikes! I guess the number of "Speeds" that transmissions are getting is going in the direction of the number of "Blades" in a razor...

What ever happened to the KISS rule.
by DavidBraley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Roll Your Own Hemi Torque/Hone Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 6305

Re: Roll Your Own Hemi Torque/Hone Plate

Craig, I'm in Fort Collins, Colorado. I too had the same problem finding a plate in my area. I am betting there's one in Denver somewhere... Here are some shops in Michigan that are supposed to be experienced with the early Hemi: * Thomson Automotive Redford, Mi (313-538-0044) * Dowker engines Charl...
by DavidBraley
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Roll Your Own Hemi Torque/Hone Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 6305

Re: Roll Your Own Hemi Torque/Hone Plate

Hi Craig!

I'm super embarrassed to admit I still haven't finished the plate yet. One of the million or so projects I'm working on at the moment.

My intentions where to loan it out to folks in the area. I don't think shipping it would be practical because of the extreme weight.

Where do you live?
by DavidBraley
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroker 392 Crankshafts
Replies: 36
Views: 17254

Re: Stroker 392 Crankshafts

I find it interesting that the early Chrysler Hemi doesn't get more aftermarket attention. There has never been another engine that I can think of that looks so good in an open bay car. It's got to be the coolest looking engine in the galaxy! Look at the Chevy 409, an "Odd-Ball" engine (in my opinio...
by DavidBraley
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: New HEMI Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG
Replies: 4
Views: 3811

Re: New HEMI Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG

392heminut wrote:...now all I have to do is figure out how I'm going to pay for the truck! :lol:
Now that's funny! :lol:
by DavidBraley
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: New HEMI Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG
Replies: 4
Views: 3811

Re: New HEMI Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG

With a special high pressure pump you can fill it from your home gas line. And if using natural gas, it would be completely powered by a domestic energy source!
by DavidBraley
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: pistons and cam selection
Replies: 10
Views: 5194

Re: pistons and cam selection

Speedway Motors sells the Egge cast pistons for the 392. At something close to $280, they are a good deal. Not 100% sure of the compression, but they are claiming 10 to 1.
by DavidBraley
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PAW power steering bracet HEM-5410
Replies: 7
Views: 5062

Re: PAW power steering bracet HEM-5410

Erik,

Early Hemi Engine Parts (formally PAW) still seems to have some kind of Ebay presence. If you can't find the guy Ron Ganster who George told you about above, you might contact Early Hemi Engine Parts through their Ebay store:

http://stores.ebay.com/Early-Hemi-Engin ... 4340.l2563
by DavidBraley
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 bore limit
Replies: 9
Views: 5042

Re: 354 bore limit

Beautifully explained Gary!
by DavidBraley
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Mopar News
Topic: 2013 SRT Viper -- No Longer a Dodge
Replies: 4
Views: 2880

Re: 2013 SRT Viper -- No Longer a Dodge

Most companies will change the name of a product, or its origin when they are getting ready to dump it. It's possible they are getting ready to spin-off the division.
by DavidBraley
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Direct Connection book
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

Re: Direct Connection book

I think the days of pensions are gone forever. For the folks on this forum that have one, count your lucky stars....
by DavidBraley
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Direct Connection book
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

Re: Direct Connection book

George wrote:...The current Mopar Performance Hemi book says..Everyone who knows anything about the early hemis are retired or dead!
I didn't know you where already retired George! :D
by DavidBraley
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Direct Connection book
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

Re: Direct Connection book

by DavidBraley
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 1953 hemi 331 engine color
Replies: 7
Views: 6531

Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

It seems Eastwood does not carry it. Here is what I found in a few moments on Google: http://www.ccjdmotorsports.com/Mopar-Argent-Silver-OE-Engine-Paint-Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-1950-1960-Restoration http://www.monicattichrysler.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=767 Mopar is supposed...
by DavidBraley
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 1953 hemi 331 engine color
Replies: 7
Views: 6531

Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

From what I've seen, the color scheme is silver with black details. Something like this: http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp161/davbraley/Off%20Topic/silver.jpg I think Eastwood also sells the "Chrysler Silver" color for restorers. I'll do a quick search and see if I can find it for you... David