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by George
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 bore limit
Replies: 9
Views: 8080

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: 8080

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: 4175

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: 4175

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: 31206

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: 31206

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: 4231

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: 10391

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: 10391

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: 4093

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: 3613

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: 7658

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: 31206

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: 6083

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: 4783

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.
by George
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Current Hemi Racing
Topic: Ford's 200th win
Replies: 5
Views: 5318

Re: Ford's 200th win

NASCAR has nonproduction bodys with nonproduction engines with Ford, Dodge, Chevy or Toyota written on them that has nothing to do with any of those companys whose name is written on them. Drag racing is the same, except they seem to be Chr or Chevy "pattern" resembalence, but no real connection to ...
by George
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stupid Lifter Question...
Replies: 4
Views: 5330

Re: Stupid Lifter Question...

Generally the early 361-413 lifters are used. Now, if you set them side by side, they're not exactly the same, but they work.
by George
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Intake Manifold....
Replies: 63
Views: 31206

Re: Intake Manifold....

What I would like to know is how the hell did UPS manage to break a cast iron manifold?!! :roll: It was two fold and actually ended up being a good thing. First the shipper packed it good. Not great, just good. Secondly, UPS somehow dropped it on concrete. The concrete powder was still on the box a...
by George
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Intake Manifold....
Replies: 63
Views: 31206

Re: Intake Manifold....

George, Is this the little carb you're talking about? Looks like they came on the early to mid 70's Pinto's and Capri's. I bet these carbs can be found in any wrecking yard. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-Ford-Pinto-Capri-122-c-i-R6502-2000-cc-Carburetor-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2eb0272766Q...
by George
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Intake Manifold....
Replies: 63
Views: 31206

Re: Intake Manifold....

On another Forum they were talking about 2 bl carbs used on Pintos & Vegas. One barrel operates normally & the other barrel opens as needed(Progressively) basicly like running 2 1 bl carbs nonprogressive & 2 more 1 bls progressive. Don't remember the CFM though.
by George
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Projects and Products
Topic: Plymouth Superbird conversion for new Challenger
Replies: 7
Views: 7801

Re: Plymouth Superbird conversion for new Challenger

Saw a pic of one of the Superbird conversions on display on this years Power Tour.
by George
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto 330 HEMI on the CHEAP...
Replies: 5
Views: 5931

Re: Desoto 330 HEMI on the CHEAP...

The Desoto is a smaller, more compact engine & would be easier to put in a Rod. People will still think you have a 392 if you leave off the DeSoto wire covers! :D
by George
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto 330 HEMI on the CHEAP...
Replies: 5
Views: 5931

Re: Desoto 330 HEMI on the CHEAP...

Prerecession the 4 bl intake was going for 7-800. I bought one a while back with Chrome thermostat housing & the Offy squeeze plate, delivered by UPS, for 250. But 500 sounds like a deal. However you'll find that speed parts are rarer than Chr & cost more. Not too bad if you stick to basic rebuild.
by George
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 "W" Block limits
Replies: 58
Views: 38069

Re: 331 "W" Block limits

Thanks George. But like I said, unless it sonic tests to where I can go over 354 STD, it's not gonna get bored that far. I will just trade off these NOS pistons for some 331 pistons, or sell them outright. Thanks for all the info yall. If I had the choice of .030 & 8.5 vs maxed out & 9:1, I'd go .0...