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by krooser
Thu May 27, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: What's your street carbueration?
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

Re: What's your street carbueration?

Those fabricated manifolds look cool but remember without any factory heat they are a bugger on cold days and any day without warming up the engine before you drive. I like the simplicity of the Carter AFB and Edelbrock designs. Many MOPARS used AFB's from the factory.... I don't dislike Holleys and...
by krooser
Thu May 27, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Pushrod checking
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

Re: Pushrod checking

lash caps will slightly increase the diameter of the valve tip giving the rocker a larger target on the valve tip. To find the pushrod length you need simply install those "checkers" by taking out all the "lash" then use that # as a mean length for the new push rods... you'll then have equal amounts...
by krooser
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Piston comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: Piston comparison

As far as comp ratio goes I would think you can go 12-1 on premium pump gas without fear of detonation...it's a Hemi not a wedge.
by krooser
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Compression Ratio?
Replies: 20
Views: 5544

Re: Compression Ratio?

Would it then be a fair assumption that a vacuum advance(actually vacuum retard if I understand it right) distributor would be helpful in avoiding detonation in high load/ low speed situations in a high CR motor? I'll be needing to pick out and buy a distributor and this aspect would be a definite ...
by krooser
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: King Bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: King Bearings?

Made in Israel... labor must be cheaper. I have 'em in my blown 354.
by krooser
Sun May 17, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Chromed Rocker Shafts
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: Chromed Rocker Shafts

Hard chromed shafts are uneeded on a street engine. A race engine with high valve spring pressures would benefit but not any engine I'd ever build.
by krooser
Sun May 17, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Reusing old cam?
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: Reusing old cam?

Those lifters can be resurfaced for just a few dollars. There are several cam grinders that can do that for you.
by krooser
Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Head Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 4914

Run standard stainless or OEM valves.....
by krooser
Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: hemi id. help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 3305

I don't think you have an extended bell block...the bellhousing does bolt on, correct? The 331 non-extended block was used in late '54 and '55 in cars. Of corse this engine has value....many of these are simply passenger car enigines used in industrial applications. They were used as water pumps, ge...
by krooser
Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Bought a 392 this week....
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

"That's $400.00 for all the work required to weld and offset grind the crank.. " What is the name of the place that will take a rusty, currently .040 crank, weld 4 rod journals, weld 5 main journals, grind the mains to std, then offset grind the rod journals for additional stroke all for 400.00? I ...
by krooser
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Bought a 392 this week....
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

"Around here the charge is $400.00 (varies by shop) to weld/grind the crank throws, straighten the crank and grind the mains...don't know about welding the mains." 4X100 = 400 plus now you know it has 5 additional main journals that cost 100 per journal. So that would be 5X100 + 4X100 to bring it b...
by krooser
Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Bought a 392 this week....
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

"Save the crank...good candidate for a welded stroker..." At 100+ dollars per journal to weld a crank that is a real exenpensive idea. Welding and offset grinding on 4 rod journals....... then welding up the 5 main journals? Sounds like a great idea. good for barn door stop or boat anchor... :D Aro...
by krooser
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Bought a 392 this week....
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

:o Cool, my 354 has got one bad cylinder and a little crack from that cylinder to a water hole :-? . Do yo think it's salvageable? It's a basket case also. The crank that I have is .040 over I do believe and rusted pretty badly. I lack one rod for that motor and need low deck heads for it also :rol...
by krooser
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Bought a 392 this week....
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Killer. My 392 was rusted stuck had to beat four pistons out. Block, crank, rods and heads all turned out good. Is this another 392 that you have or is it the first? What other Hemis do you have? Got pictures? Lee The 354 that's in my '56 F-100 was another basket case. Beat out seven pstons but my ...
by krooser
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Bought a 392 this week....
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Bought a 392 this week....

A big project but it IS a 392...A-1 casting...one cylinder busted due to a water freeze-up...two broken rods...one piston has a hole thru the top where one rod poked thru! The amazing part is the block looks good....and the crank is nice. I've got it at the machine shop right now getting disassemble...
by krooser
Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Heads on a 331?
Replies: 13
Views: 5280

Thanks for the link to the block! I'm going to keep an eye on that for sure! I know they're around and it might be worth the trip to pick it up. I did find out that the machine shop that will do my work has all the capabilities to do Sonic testing and the works. Haven't had a chance to get it apart...
by krooser
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Cross Ram for the 392
Replies: 11
Views: 6827

Hot Heads' manifold is a dual plane design, and is very similar to an Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap manifold. I have one on my 392 and am very happy with it. The Hot Heads manifold with a Holley 750 vacuum secondary carb was 2 tenths of a second quicker in the quarter than the Weiand dual 4 manif...
by krooser
Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Oil comming out of my breather.
Replies: 17
Views: 8504

Is the vacuum source below the throttle plates ie: in the manfold? It should be....
by krooser
Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Cross Ram for the 392
Replies: 11
Views: 6827

Hot Heads' manifold is a dual plane design, and is very similar to an Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap manifold. I have one on my 392 and am very happy with it. The Hot Heads manifold with a Holley 750 vacuum secondary carb was 2 tenths of a second quicker in the quarter than the Weiand dual 4 manif...
by krooser
Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: New Guy needs help planning!
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

The only internal mod is a cam? That sounds a little too easy. Many of these engines had at least 10-1 compression from the factory....a little cam really wakes 'em up. Recurve the ignition and/or replace it with a modern electronic unit...a good carb and exhaust and go for it! My '56 300B engine w...
by krooser
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: New Guy needs help planning!
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: New Guy needs help planning!

I just bought a 54 Chrysler NewYorker just for the 331 Hemi. I plan on putting it in my 37 buick one day. The engine has the bellhousing on it. Besides having to buy the adaptor for a transmission, and the extra room for mounting it, does this cause any other problems? Second, does anyone have one ...
by krooser
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Cross Ram for the 392
Replies: 11
Views: 6827

Moparlee wrote:I wish that somebody would start making intakes for them again. As in corss rams(that be killer), nice single plain four barrel, and a Performer RPM style would be bad to the bone too.

Lee
Hot Heads makes a nice single plane....
by krooser
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PIX OF MY 354...
Replies: 1
Views: 2035

PIX OF MY 354...

fresh from the engine shop.... 56A block +.060 '55 pass. car heads Venolia pistons Clay Smith cam...280 duration/480 lift O'Brien Trucker's valley cover and fuel pump block-off TR Waters manual trans adapter http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/krooser/hemi/mopar3545.jpg The block is from Lubbock,...
by krooser
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PERTRONIX IGNITOR ???'S FOR '56 354 HEMI
Replies: 5
Views: 3373

Never knew one not to work good...I'll be carrying one for a spare in case my MAG dies on the road...
by krooser
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Cross Ram for the 392
Replies: 11
Views: 6827

Re: intake

Dont feel alone....many have dreamed of a 2x4 cross ram for early hemis. The only production pieces I have seen are the early Weiand 6 x 2 crossram, or (as an add on) the Offenhauser bolt on adapters. Some guy did come up with this one tho. :o Vic Jr. said he doesnt remember his dad ever making one...