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by Hemi8me
Mon May 09, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Hay Yall.....
Replies: 55
Views: 11457

Re: Hay Yall.....

Yes, I have spoken with Eric @ hotheads. Extremely nice people there. He even said I could call him on the spot and give him the numbers and he would let me know what it is. Since the seller said it's a truck engine, Eric told me that the numbers for those were not on their site and I could just ca...
by Hemi8me
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

Machining will start soon.

I've been having trouble getting on the phone with Hot Heads. The phone is always busy. They got back to me by email.

Time to empty the bank account. Bad part is, I will have this bad butt looking hemi sitting in the garage with nothing to put it in. Most plan better.
by Hemi8me
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: project stalled
Replies: 11
Views: 4607

Re: project stalled

Just get a large space heater. :P
by Hemi8me
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Shop in Ohio
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

Re: Shop in Ohio

Thanks. I heard of a shop near Youngstown too.
by Hemi8me
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Shop in Ohio
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

Re: Shop in Ohio

I don't know of that shop and I hope all goes well with your project. On that note I hope you consider us here at Wasserbeck Speed Shop in Prospect, OH. We do street rodders to 6 second drag race dyno tested engines. Call any time 740-494-2307 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              740-494-23...
by Hemi8me
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

Sound good. I will go as much as I have too. You all are the hemi gods.
by Hemi8me
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

Thank for the info Dan. It's just going to be a street/rat rod engine. 400 hp max. Plan on calling Bob at hot Heads this week to put together an engine kit. The $1200 is for surfacing, boring, cleaning and some other stuff. Price sound fair to you guys? The shop said -10 to 20 on the mains and rods....
by Hemi8me
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

The machine called today. Good news!!!!! Everything is in good shape. I have to meet with him tomorrow to discuss the machining. He said all the machining should cost about $1200. Does that sound fair? I will find out what all he wants to do tomorrow.
by Hemi8me
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Adjustable rocker
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Re: Adjustable rocker

My 354 had solids with adj pushrods. After break in and the second adjustment they stayed pretty steady. I always wondered how often you really needed to adjust the valve lash on a solid lifter cam in a street car. I would imagine a higher valve spring rate would make adjustment cycles sooner. Does...
by Hemi8me
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Lets talk trannys
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Lets talk trannys

Which would be the strongest stock OD tranny? What cars or trucks did it come in?

Is there a difference between truck trannies and cars trannies?
by Hemi8me
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Adjustable rocker
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Re: Adjustable rocker

Why not price out all the parts and machining you need for a basic but quality build. See if the extra expense is in the budget. At your power target I think the gain is only convenience. How often are you going to adjust the valves on a cruiser anyway? My 354 had solids with adj pushrods. After br...
by Hemi8me
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Lets talk trannys
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Lets talk trannys

planned HP is 375 to 400.
by Hemi8me
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Adjustable rocker
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Adjustable rocker

Should I just get the adjustable push rods or get a set of adjustable rockers? Decisions?????

Any real pros or cons?
by Hemi8me
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Lets talk trannys
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Lets talk trannys

How about other trannys? Any better than others?
by Hemi8me
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Lets talk trannys
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Lets talk trannys

The OD only helps out on the highway. In town there isn't any real diffrence vs non OD.If you only driving in town & some street racing, no point in it. If you plan on a lot of Interstate runs to car shows, Power Tour, ect there's big advantage. How important is MPG vs off the stop light performanc...
by Hemi8me
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Lets talk trannys
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Re: Lets talk trannys

How much extra work is involved with the 700r4? Will it fit your chassis without being more trouble than its worth? If you go overdrive it might be good to pick your cam so it runs nice at cruising rpms, which means you need to plan your gearing and tire size. Now I'm hosed, I never thought that fa...
by Hemi8me
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Lets talk trannys
Replies: 13
Views: 4018

Lets talk trannys

I have been thinking about a tranny choice for the 354. I have been thinking 700r4. The over drive is a nice option. What can you guys tell me? What years were they not computer controlled? What power can they handle stock? Is there better years to choose? Truck or car tranny? Is there a better tran...
by Hemi8me
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354

Thanks for the pages.
by Hemi8me
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

NE57 wrote:There's something neat about rusted old hulks about to be reincarnated.
You bet. Rick Gable, the owner of Gable's Engine and Machine shop was smiling when I showed up this morning.
by Hemi8me
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

All ready to go to the machine tomorrow morning.
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Here is the factory w/p, intake and TC cover.
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by Hemi8me
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

Thanks again George. You are a Hemi God.
by Hemi8me
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354

I think I have a fuelpump eccentric somewhere in my unused parts collection. Its for a 392, if they are interchangable (experts could weigh in on that) you can have it if you don't find yours. Its basically a cup shape with a keyway slot. Also have an oilpump and centersump pickup, again not sure i...
by Hemi8me
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Brake down or schematic for 1956 354

As some of you know, I am building a NE56 that came with 5 hemi's I purchased. Well the 354 was torn down to a short block. I need to see what the other parts look like so I can maybe find them in all these parts I have. This brings the schematic into play. I just got Leo's book so this will help. H...
by Hemi8me
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

The intake with the casting number 1534501 is a "wet" intake. It has coolant flowing through it. My 1637625 only has the heat raisers. Correct my if I am wrong. I have heard the the "wet" intake is better, but I really have no clue.
by Hemi8me
Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 Hemi build
Replies: 32
Views: 12504

Re: 354 Hemi build

I take it this is a 354 truck engine. If it has the fat sodium filled valve stems you should buy new car valves & the valve guides for them. Does the heads have the square under carb crossover, it should. If so you can look for the 1954 car intake, it's a wet 4 bl. Or you have to drill between the ...