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by TrWaters
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Hemi News
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Hemi News

Keep us posted on your progress.
by TrWaters
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 stroker
Replies: 6
Views: 3248

Re: 354 stroker

Any of the top piston manufacturers will be able to help you with pistons. Arias, Ross,Venolia.

They will need to know the specifics about your build. Stroke. Deck Height. Rod length. Combustion chamber volume. Head gasket thickness. Desired compression ratio. Ring pack. Pin diameter.
by TrWaters
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: How-Tos, Tips and Tricks
Topic: Hot Rod's Early HEMI Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 13665

Re: Hot Rod's Early HEMI Guide

I did email the magazine to correct my address and phone number. :lol:
by TrWaters
Wed May 23, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Hemi maximum safe overbore- cylinder wall thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 3308

Re: 392 Hemi maximum safe overbore- cylinder wall thickness

:lol: Whatever you do, dont tell him he needs a new machinist. I did on the HAMB, and it didnt go over very well. :roll:
by TrWaters
Thu May 12, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: We lost a friend
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

We lost a friend

I am sad to say that I lost my friend Dan Miller on Tuesday, due to an apparent heart attack. Danny often posted in the section. He was a wealth of early hemi knowledge, and will be missed dearly. RIP Danny.

Tom
by TrWaters
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: trans spacers
Replies: 5
Views: 1910

Re: trans spacers

Thank you for the kind words. The early (59 60 61 62) sb trans will bolt on, as those motors also had the extended crankshaft. The problem is ( to the best of my knowledge) that there are no 8 bolt torque converters. You will save money in the long run buy using an adapter ( be it one of mine, Hot H...
by TrWaters
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 lifter angle/deck height
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: 354 lifter angle/deck height

The 354 has a lifter angle of 61.5*.....vs 59* for the 392.

The most common deck height number seen for a 354 is 10.320 inches. Yours may vary.
by TrWaters
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroking the 392?
Replies: 43
Views: 5928

Re: Stroking the 392?

With an offset grind to 2.2 journal, you will have a radius on the lower half of the journal and rolled left on the top. Unless you decide not to take the full offset. For your application, its not going to hurt anything to have half and half.
by TrWaters
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Tom Waters Girdle
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

Re: Tom Waters Girdle

With cap walk, metal is actually transfered from one surface (the block) to another surface (the cap). Once it transfers, the cap will not seat correctly, and it only gets worse. The block surface will look roughly pitted and the cap surface will be built up with little patches of "welded"...
by TrWaters
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: just when I swore I'd never buy another 331
Replies: 20
Views: 3044

Re: just when I swore I'd never buy another 331

An extended bell is definitely not easier (or less expensive) to adapt a standard shift to.
by TrWaters
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 7183

Congratulations

A great job with the early hemi by Gene Adams, Dan Miller, and HotHeads. Friday October 9th Engine Masters Challenge Finals Updates and Results Sponsored by Rottler 2009 JEG's Engine Masters Challenge - Friday, October 9, 2009 Sponsored by Rottler Final Standings 1st - Team #5 Jon Kaase Racing (Almo...
by TrWaters
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 7183

Re: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi UPDATE

The hemi of Gene Adams/Dan Miller/Hot Heads has made it to the finals. They qualified in 3rd place in the initial dyno runs.
by TrWaters
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?
Replies: 10
Views: 4382

Re: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?

In my opinion, they are a bit small as-cast for serious H.P. These pictures show the as-cast ports under a Mr.Gasket (or BEST Gasket) "Large Port" intake gasket. There is no way to open the runners up without welding or epoxy. http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/HPIM2816_640...
by TrWaters
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?
Replies: 10
Views: 4382

Re: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?

With this type of intake, you will see that the port size is compromised..... due to the original bolt hole location. Note the indentations in the AIU runners for bolt clearance. That extends into the port itself, limiting porting. If you look close at my intake, you will see there are still 4 bolts...
by TrWaters
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: trying to find cam and piston specs
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: trying to find cam and piston specs

Isky D-888 Hi Rev Crossflow

type: Super Raod and Drag
timing in. 31-68 ex. 68-31
lift .424
clearance .018
by TrWaters
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?
Replies: 10
Views: 4382

Re: PAW Tunnel Ram manifold?

Here is my modified PAW tunnel ram with a Hogan dominator top. The second picture is an original A.I.U. which the P.A.W. seems to be based upon. http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/HPIM2552.jpg http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/392TR3.jpg http://i463.photobucket.com/a...
by TrWaters
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: camshaft snout machining
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: camshaft snout machining

As Peter was mentioning, if you have a Dodge cam with a threaded front snout, it is NOT for a 315 or 325 tall deck.
by TrWaters
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Gear Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Gear Drive

As far as gear drives are concerned, you get what you pay for. Take the time to compare the Milodon gear drive to those Chinese knockoffs :roll: , and you will see what I mean. As Danny said, a good chain and gear set will work well for almost all applications. I also have modified a LA Magnum chain...
by TrWaters
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: New Service for Old Heads
Replies: 0
Views: 10542

New Service for Old Heads

I have just completed my new cnc program for the resurfacing of the Chrysler early hemi combustion chambers. Those old heads that have been sitting in the weeds behind the shed, or those 555 heads on that engine that sat upside down for the last few decades can now be cleaned up and used once again....
by TrWaters
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Twin Plug HEMI in a Mini
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Re: 392 Twin Plug HEMI in a Mini

Larry is a good friend of mine, and has been working on this for a couple years. If you go to his site http://www.thecrankshopvt.com you can see pictures of the build, as well as some of his other hemi powered vehicles. Anyone in the snowmobile racing world knows of The Crank Shop. The car has a ful...
by TrWaters
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 Rocker Difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: 392 Rocker Difference?

Some rockers differ in appearance due to whomever did the castings. I believe these were one of many parts that Chrysler sourced out. 331 354 and 392 rocker arms will all physically interchange, even though some may look different than others.
by TrWaters
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sealing girdle to block
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: Sealing girdle to block

I just got off the phone with Paul at ARP. I assume all those reading this is aware they are the leading fastener manufacturer in the free world. He said that the main bearing bore POSITIVELY need to be align honed if studs are used in place of bolts on main bearings. The bearing clearances WILL ch...

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