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by DblAdigger
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroker 392 Crankshafts
Replies: 36
Views: 19480

Re: Stroker 392 Crankshafts

It's not the crank stroke that is the problem, it's the big end of the rods. Although we always used bulky aluminum rods and had to do alot of grinding, I can imagine a steel rod with the shortest possible rods would only require minimal clearancing with a 5/8 arm.
by DblAdigger
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Adjustable rocker
Replies: 7
Views: 4633

Re: Adjustable rocker

According to my old Chilton's book, all Chrysler 300 MECHANICAL lifter cams had the valve lash set at .015 on the intakes, .024 on the exhaust. ALL OTHERS were hydraulic lifter engines. 8)
by DblAdigger
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

Re: Brake down or schematic for 1956 354

'Er, the intermediate shaft assembly (shaft WITH gear) for a 392 has a longer shaft than the 331/354. :roll:
by DblAdigger
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroker 392 Crankshafts
Replies: 36
Views: 19480

Re: Stroker 392 Crankshafts

Yes, a 5/8 "arm" is a 4.525 stroke. Bless our old welded stroker cranks. A 5/8 was about the limit with the aluminum rods of the day and there were no steel aftermarket rods...then, not that anybody would even think, back then, of running any steel rod. Conventional wisdom, at the time, was that you...
by DblAdigger
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Degreeing w/o a cam card?
Replies: 11
Views: 5486

Re: Degreeing w/o a cam card?

With the timing set of your choice installed, rotate the crank till #1 cyl. is at TDC. Measure the height of each lifter on cyl. #6. If the intake lifter is higher...the cam is advanced. :o
Chuck.
by DblAdigger
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 hemi rebiuld kits
Replies: 8
Views: 5591

Re: 331 hemi rebiuld kits

That # does not show up in any of my data, however...since the numbers tend to run sequentially... it's below the 1952 casting numbers, in my book. Can you get the number off the front, top, center of the block? it's stamped, not cast.
by DblAdigger
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: old blowers and intakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2629

Re: old blowers and intakes

I listed 3 sources above. The manifolds I ran were CRAGAR, unfortunately...they quit making manifolds years ago, just wheels now. Good luck finding one today. There were others. M/T (Mickey Thompson) was one. Most anything you find used will be a piece of junk requiring massive repairs ( welding, re...
by DblAdigger
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: old blowers and intakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2629

Re: old blowers and intakes

Well, it's not really a bolt on deal. Blower manifolds (new) are available from a few sources, Hot Heads, Weiand, PAW ). Then there is the blower. If you acquire a used, stock, GMC 6-71...it must be converted and overhauled. The case must have the "hook" milled off the base, rotors inspected and rev...
by DblAdigger
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 stroker
Replies: 6
Views: 6162

Re: 354 stroker

BUY THOSE CRANKS. The last 392 crank(used, std,std) I sold...I got $500.00 for.
by DblAdigger
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 , droped #5 & #7
Replies: 2
Views: 2068

Re: 354 , droped #5 & #7

Now you know the exact reason why we put tube seals in the heads. 8)
by DblAdigger
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Questions about adjustable rocker arms
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Questions about adjustable rocker arms

All the factory adjustable rocker arms I've seen were off 300 series Chrysler engines. The 300 series includes 354 and 392 engines.
by DblAdigger
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Heads..which would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 4468

Re: Heads..which would you do?

Mart, speaking of "back in the day", and $25.00 grease 392's, remember Cruz and Tony's old man..."flaming Frank" Pedragon? Bone stock junk yard 354&392's, never even drained the oil or changed a spark plug, pull the manifold and bolt on the blower, off with the exhaust manifolds and on with the weed...
by DblAdigger
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Heads..which would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 4468

Re: Heads..which would you do?

IMHO, for street use, I'd go with your other set of castings. SI industries sells a good 1 piece replacement valve, both intake and exhaust, at reasonable prices. (they have them with 11/32 stems as well...if you want to changeover) I've used their better grade valves in blown fuel cackle car motors...
by DblAdigger
Fri May 28, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Why are these engines so ignored?
Replies: 3
Views: 2741

Re: Why are these engines so ignored?

Especially if it's a NOS, all matching numbers/dates, 300C :o
by DblAdigger
Fri May 14, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Degreeing w/o a cam card?
Replies: 11
Views: 5486

Re: Degreeing w/o a cam card?

No problem with the questions. The reason to use #6 is that is where the dots line up, it's half way thru the firing order so the results are the same as setting up off #1. #6 is at TDC and #1 is at TDC OVERLAP. If... you want/need to change the initial setting and you are using a timing chain setup...
by DblAdigger
Thu May 13, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Degreeing w/o a cam card?
Replies: 11
Views: 5486

Re: Degreeing w/o a cam card?

Easy way to set it "straight up". Install degree wheel and pointer. Set # 6 cyl on TDC...use the positive stop method for accuracy. Install timing set "dot to dot". NOW, select 2 lifters THAT ARE EXACTLY THE SAME HEIGHT, push them down the #6 lifter bores to contact the cam firmly. Using a straight ...
by DblAdigger
Thu May 06, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Chevy Distributior?
Replies: 13
Views: 5508

Re: Chevy Distributior?

I went to a local auto parts store and bought a reman small block MOPAR V-8 electronic distributor,. Then ordered the longer intermediate shaft from Hot Heads. Changed the shaft in the original gear, re curved the distributor. Went to Pick-a-Part and got the connector that goes to the distributor WI...
by DblAdigger
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Oil Pump Gear Clearance?
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: Oil Pump Gear Clearance?

In the 354 pumps I prefer .001/.002 clearance between the gears and cover plate. I'd think a 392 pump should be about the same. Be careful, check EACH tooth on both gears as they may differ and, be VERRY careful, if you sand/grind the housing, to keep it square. I use an expanding mandrel thru the s...
by DblAdigger
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: K1 Rods?
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Re: K1 Rods?

What is the width of the big end of the K-1 rod?
by DblAdigger
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: new oil pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

Re: new oil pumps

Dan is right about there being two different bolt patterns between 354 and 392 oil pumps but, it's nothing you cant fix with a rat tail file.
by DblAdigger
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: just when I swore I'd never buy another 331
Replies: 20
Views: 5926

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

To clarify, I need two (2) 300 exhaust rockers and one (1) 300 intake rocker.
by DblAdigger
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: just when I swore I'd never buy another 331
Replies: 20
Views: 5926

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

I've got a few sets of stock head bolts, got any 300 exhaust rockers (that will pass magnaflux examination) to trade?
by DblAdigger
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 11432

Re: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi

Not when you are building Cackle Car motors they aren't.
by DblAdigger
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Ring Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

Re: Ring Choice?

I've had really good luck with ductile iron rings.
by DblAdigger
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car
Replies: 13
Views: 7972

Re: Donovan Aluminum heads in a streetable car

FYI, a 5/8 arm on a '92 crank is 4.525 stroke.