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by George
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 12181

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

Amazing! Most people would have got a diffrent block than sleeve 8! :o
by George
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 12181

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

He's just saying too many want to do a max bore where in most cases they can't tell the difrence between that & a .030 job. Was your block one with 331 casting # or 354 casting #? can't recall.
by George
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 12181

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

I am waiting on a correct size transducer for our sonic tester to test cylinder bores. We have the smaller transducer now, but it is for cylinder head ports and does not give a correct reading for bores. If there is any interest, I will post some numbers for my 56 331. I plan on boring to 354 STD b...
by George
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: dumb dodge question
Replies: 1
Views: 4097

Re: dumb dodge question

i have a junk 241 with usable heads and a good 325 with no heads, will the 241 heads work on the 325? i know the heads will physically fit and i know about the tall deck low deck stuff, but what i am asking is if the 241 heads will flow enough to feed the 325? is this a real concern, or am i just o...
by George
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Mopar News
Topic: 2013 SRT Viper -- No Longer a Dodge
Replies: 4
Views: 4552

Re: 2013 SRT Viper -- No Longer a Dodge

SRT Brand? WTF! I could possibly see a Viper Brand if they had to change something but that wierd!
by George
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Mopar News
Topic: Sluggish Fiat 500 sales triggering layoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 3671

Re: Sluggish Fiat 500 sales triggering layoffs

No big suprise!
by George
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Direct Connection book
Replies: 6
Views: 8398

Re: Direct Connection book

Wish I was retired with a fat UAW pension! :D
by George
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Direct Connection book
Replies: 6
Views: 8398

Re: Direct Connection book

Put "Jalopy Journal" in google, then "Hokey A*s*s Message Board" when you get there, then put "Hemi tech index" in search, start reading! The current Mopar Performance Hemi book says..Everyone who knows anything about the early hemis are retired or dead! so the book reprints the shop manual for the ...
by George
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 1953 hemi 331 engine color
Replies: 7
Views: 10324

Re: 1953 hemi 331 engine color

greg-b wrote:Thanks Guys, I'm on the right track now. They used this engine in the J2 Allards and I want to make it period correct.
You probably need photos to see if they were dropped in still silver or if they might have been repainted some other color to be sure of corectness.
by George
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: need help decoding dli hemi
Replies: 2
Views: 4056

Re: need help decoding dli hemi

What's DLI? Dick Landry?
by George
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 bore limit
Replies: 9
Views: 9360

Re: 354 bore limit

Match the actual grind to your C/R, roller cam eliminates the zddp problem. If your block & heads haven't been milled/decked & you don't have adj vavle train you may be OK buying a new cam w/o the adj parts. If you want to run, or have adj. parts, then regrinding the cam can save some money.
by George
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 bore limit
Replies: 9
Views: 9360

Re: 354 bore limit

With those gears sounds like you'll need a lot of C/R & a cam matched to it. If you go 4", the 392 pistons will be 1 point lower C/R than advertised. 10:1 in a 392 is only 9:1 in the 354 because of shorter stroke.
by George
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Hemi History -- According to Hertz
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

Re: Hemi History -- According to Hertz

One speed secret there I hadn't heard before! Adding head bolts adds power! :o :D :lol: ------------------- And putting those head bolts on the underside of the engine, so as not to interfere with all that added power, too!!! Oooh boy, I tell ya'....those 'ol Chrysler engineers were a pretty clever...
by George
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Hemi History -- According to Hertz
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

Re: Hemi History -- According to Hertz

One speed secret there I hadn't heard before! Adding head bolts adds power! :o :D :lol:
by George
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Intake Manifold....
Replies: 63
Views: 36594

Re: Intake Manifold....

Think they were talking about doing a 4X2 with Ts instead of a fuel block.
by George
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Intake Manifold....
Replies: 63
Views: 36594

Re: Intake Manifold....

I'm thinking that for "best results" the fuel lines coming out of the fuel block are supposed to be equal lenth...
by George
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: HEMI is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.
Replies: 1
Views: 4651

Re: HEMI is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

Anyone can build a hemi, 1st one made in Spain way back, just can't call it a Hemi. Chrysler can call any engine a Hemi if it wants to. The BOSS 429 was a hemi with the top flattened out making it a sort of hemi.
by George
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 12181

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

Short tail 301/331/354 cranks are the same.
by George
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Cylinder thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 12181

Re: 331 Cylinder thickness

331s aren't underbored 354s. 331 started in 51, 354 didn't come along untill '56, though there are underbored 354s(331s) made after '55. Generally speaking you can bore a 331 out to 354 std bore.
by George
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Early Hemi (51) Oil pump drive
Replies: 2
Views: 4568

Re: Early Hemi (51) Oil pump drive

Just when I thought I knew most everything about the early hemis, I'm out there about to pre-oil this old lump before trying to start her up after a lot of years of sitting idle (40 years), and I go to pull the intermediate shaft that drives the distributor. No problem. So, I am about to go into th...
by George
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: 1959 Imperial Speedster with 6.1L HEMI
Replies: 2
Views: 3996

Re: 1959 Imperial Speedster with 6.1L HEMI

Looked too cartoon/caricatureish to me.
by George
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sodium Filled Exhaust Valves...
Replies: 9
Views: 8937

Re: Sodium Filled Exhaust Valves...

no kidding. that was the way they suggested to dispose of it. that's because sodium 'explodes' like a grenade when in contact with water. get rid of them. Never seen what happens when a normal valve breaks going down the road, but I saw what happens when a sodium valve turns loose. Grenade explosio...
by George
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Intake Manifold....
Replies: 63
Views: 36594

Re: Intake Manifold....

Lookin good! I tend to paint things black or Ford blue. :D
by George
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Distributor.
Replies: 8
Views: 7189

Re: Distributor.

I appreciate the input, but I am going to use the dual point. They have been around and worked well close to 100 years. Properly set up and adjusted, with a good hot coil, they will rival an electronic in most instances with the exception of very high RPM which I have no intention of doing. I am ex...
by George
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: We lost a friend
Replies: 3
Views: 5502

Re: We lost a friend

johnny5 wrote:Geez, I'm sorry to hear that. He competed in on of the recent engine masters challenges with a 354, right?
Yup.