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by Paul
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Knurlizing Pistons?
Replies: 10
Views: 3945

Re: Knurlizing Pistons?

Even if you bore & finish hone your cylinders , there's still a chance that a few pits or imperfections are still visable. If it's a couple of minor blemishes, the chances are it's not enough surface area to make a difference. Note: on Jahns & various other forged pistons, you may be surprised how m...
by Paul
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: realistic hemi question-what to put it in ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: realistic hemi question-what to put it in ?

Lets see... motor mounts on my 50 Dodge w/a 354 Hemi. I used the stock motor mounts w/ the rectangular rubber pads they sit "flat" at 90 deg from the block, so all I needed was something to sit them on. I used a piece of reqtangular metal stock & cut it off just under 4" then cut it at 45 degree ang...
by Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 12625

Re: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi

best hp peaks - hp: 647 (1.77 per cid) , tq: 572 (1.57 per cid) (365 cid) Now that makes some of us 354 fans proud. I noticed you didn't just throw a bunch of money at a "super high $" Inglese EFI Weber set up. Never seen those crank scrapers either. I'm also curious about the radical rocker ratio. ...
by Paul
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: realistic hemi question-what to put it in ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: realistic hemi question-what to put it in ?

If the concept is to utilize the Hemi on a budget, go no further than the other Plymouth & Dodge cars of that era. The ones that came with 6 bangers, like the Wayfarers -n- business coupes. They are cheap & weigh only 3000-3100 lbs. The "High & Mighty" was originally a 1949 plymouth business coupe w...
by Paul
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Re: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car

I posted this at the same time you did. So you may not have got the message. Were those tubes meant to protrude into the intake ports? in otherwords when you pull them out will there be large elongated holes roughly 2"X9/16" in the intake ports? Do the sleeves normally seal off big holes in the inta...
by Paul
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Re: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car

Were those tubes meant to protrude into the intake ports? in otherwords when you pull them out will there be elongated holes roughly 2"X9/16" in the intake ports?
by Paul
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Re: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car

Thanks Dale, you were very informative. Please keep us posted on your progress.........now that's a bad @ss Hemi! Ye, I've never had a pair of Donovan 417 heads in my grasps till now. I just got them & they flow even more than I imagined. The "earlier"combustion chambers are also huge (as mentioned ...
by Paul
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Re: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car

I'm still waiting on them. The guy didn't take pay pal, so I had mail out a check. Yep, I know they are flow monsters & lack that low end "streetable" response....all out high rpm's . I just want to drive to the track "streetable". There's a few egomaniacs around here that need to be put in their pl...
by Paul
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car

I'm considering running a pr of aluminum Donovan (water) heads on a semi-"streetable" car (392 w/large cubes). Hasn't anybody tried this? I was told the earlier aluminum isn't as high of a grade (& subjected to some long term water leaks) I'd like to avoid forced induction, if possible. I will also ...
by Paul
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 55 Hemi 331 NE-55 Estimated Value
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: 55 Hemi 331 NE-55 Estimated Value

If it is hard to turn over (or plane stuck) It doesn't mean it's no good. 50% of the early Hemi's I pick up are stuck & I don't always reccommend forcing them to rotate. Due to the rocker configuration, any of these that have sat for years(decades) don't rotate. I buy them from all over & am Impress...
by Paul
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 55 Hemi 331 NE-55 Estimated Value
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: 55 Hemi 331 NE-55 Estimated Value

I personally wouldn't let it go for under 800.00 in decent condition. If your offers are low in the 500.00 range, contact me & I will buy it for the heads.( I'd resale the rest to pay for them)
by Paul
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: '54 #1486833 331 heads on '57 392
Replies: 10
Views: 4620

Re: '54 #1486833 331 heads on '57 392

There's basically 3 sets of 54 heads; 1. the small round port heads (boat anchors unless you own a machine shop & remove material) a guy in Fla buys them & opens them up. 2. the low oval port w/water fillers 3. the low oval port w/no water fillers. I take it you have a 54' pair with water ports. Jus...
by Paul
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Hemi install 53 Cranbrook Convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: Hemi install 53 Cranbrook Convertible

Hey, thanks! thats 1st timer 4 the convt top, not Hemi installs. Chop top'n a convertible can change the geometry on numerous functions. Now that the structure is done, It sure would have been convenient to buy a top that fits. .........................I'm almost fini' w/ the next project _ n _ stil...
by Paul
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: Automotive Heads on Marine Block
Replies: 9
Views: 8540

Re: Automotive Heads on Marine Block

It's been a couple years since I built my 354 Marine block w/"555" heads. I believe (if memory serves me right) it required 4 step up dowl pins (available at Hot heads) The water crossover can be made with a couple aluminum block off plates with AN fittings. Fenagling a early cast timing cover to fi...
by Paul
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: hilborn fi unit for 331 hemi
Replies: 1
Views: 2056

Re: hilborn fi unit for 331 hemi

The very 1st Hilborns arent the most desirable. They sat at angles. The 2nd design which sits the stacks straight up is still being remanufactured ( & re-tooled) decades later. I personally watch E- bay & hope for the best. If you want something right now. I've dealt with this guy. His prices are sl...
by Paul
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Hemi install 53 Cranbrook Convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: Hemi install 53 Cranbrook Convertible

Regardless if it's 55 (331) or a 57-8 392. They will fit the same mounts & take up the same space( just a lil' deck ht dif.) You can go with stock motor mounts (the easiest to use are the one's with the large square rubber pads) You'll need to attach homemade mounts to the frame. I used large pieces...
by Paul
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Mechanical Hilborn fuel injection users
Replies: 10
Views: 7118

Re: Mechanical Hilborn fuel injection users

Yep, I've got a nice 331 ch 8d (331 354 392) Hilborn injection for sale on E bay right now. Last day.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... OTORS:1123
by Paul
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 HEMI swap into '65 Coronet
Replies: 4
Views: 4637

If fenagling your x memeber becomes a prob. You can always E' me a picture. Extra input can only assist in forming a hypothesis. I haven't done that exact build however, have learned the hard way on a few others later Paul.
by Paul
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sanderson DD3 Headers
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

You wont have to put Hot heads /or Sandersons in a arbor press to flatten the flanges. There's about 3 other mfg's on the market that put out some hack work You'll end up pressing the flanges flat & trying to clean up projecting globs where they meet the primaries to the collector. My problem with a...
by Paul
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine builders in the northeast
Replies: 3
Views: 3706

I lived in Windsor locks / Enfield Ct 4 a decade 6 years ago Ask Roger Pease(machinist) in Summers CT. If he has any torque plates. He works out of a shop beside his house. Nice equipt & reasonably priced. He does alot of work for the round -N- round chevy smallblockracers. He'll probably appreciate...
by Paul
Mon May 14, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stock Mohawk transmission adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 8486

I found a guy with the 1532488 it's the same as the 1612344 (only it doesn't have a tab hanging off it). This mystery adapter I was looking for may not exist/ or is far & few between. My measurements require more of a 7/8 adapter vs the smaller 3/4 . I still would have made a small plate to fit betw...
by Paul
Thu May 10, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Toploader belhousing to Hemi who makes them?? pics
Replies: 3
Views: 4473

That bell that you have looks like it is for a 833 4speed. It has a slightly different mounting surface than mine. Mine required a homade adapter . It's still a early transdapt. I'm very interested in the part # of that stock adapter plate. I tried to blow up the picture.
by Paul
Thu May 10, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Toploader belhousing to Hemi who makes them?? pics
Replies: 3
Views: 4473

That is most likely a transdapt bellhousing from the 70's. I have the same thing. My problem is that I can't find the correct part # 3/4 "stock adapter plate to go with it. The stock Mahawk 1736183 has the correct bolt hole pattern however, is too thick at 1 1/8". The other common stock adapter plat...
by Paul
Tue May 08, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stock Mohawk transmission adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 8486

I just checked your site. You have a nice 6061 . Shouldn't I find a 3/4" adapter plate w/ the same bolt pattern as the 183? casting # 1532488 might be the answer if I can find one. I don't remember coming acros one myself. "before adding a crank hub apcer"? My starter engagement is perfect. I'd have...