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by TrWaters
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sealing girdle to block
Replies: 11
Views: 4299

Re: Sealing girdle to block

The clamping force, or torque, is no different with studs or bolts. 85 lbs is 85 lbs, correct? The difference is that the force is distributed differently . A bolt relies primarily on the threads in the block and the area under the head of the bolt. ( you are in effect "twisting" the bolt to attain ...
by TrWaters
Wed May 27, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Crazy idea, timing gears
Replies: 15
Views: 4077

Re: Crazy idea, timing gears

I don't know who or even if, anyone makes a two-gear cam and drive set-up for an early hemi, but "back in day" - about 35 years ago(!) I had I had a reverse ground Isky 550R roller cam and matching Isky two-gear drive set-up in a small bliock Chevy. The cam and ignition timing was rock steady, even...
by TrWaters
Mon May 25, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: early 331heads
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: early 331heads

Why can't you just drill a hole in the head and tap it to the same size pipe thread on the adapter plate? Just curious. Buddy By all means, you can Buddy. Guys have done it that way for 50 years. But personally I would prefer to see the fitting in something a bit more substantial than the 3/16" or ...
by TrWaters
Sun May 17, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: 1955 chrysler 331 hemi replacement parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2726

Re: 1955 chrysler 331 hemi replacement parts

It sounds like your engine is a 1954, not a 55. Do you have the stamped numbers off the block, in front of the valley cover?
by TrWaters
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: intake conversions
Replies: 0
Views: 3485

intake conversions

As some of you probably know, I have been doing some 2bbl to 4bbl conversions with early hemi stock intakes. Here are a few pictures. 51-54 331 Chrysler http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/HPIM2150_640x480.jpg Low Deck Desoto http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/HPIM2084...
by TrWaters
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: early 331heads
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: early 331heads

Thanks guys. Yes, these plates can be mounted to any Chrysler early hemi head which does not already have water outlets. ( I havent fit them to a Desoto head yet) The install is not hard at all. The head pictured had a small area milled, but the same could be done with a small grinder and flat file....
by TrWaters
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: Water outlets for truck heads
Replies: 0
Views: 2519

Water outlets for truck heads

Now available. These mount to the ends of the cylinder heads. Kit consists of two mounting plates, hi-temp O-rings, stainless mounting hardware, and general instruction sheet. http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/HPIM2293_320x240.jpg http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq352/TR_Waters/H...
by TrWaters
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: early 331heads
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: early 331heads

Most aftermarket intakes will have access to water between the first and second intake port on each side. You can plumb from each side to a remote thermostat housing. I have this kit which I designed primarily for use with truck heads. It would also work on the early car heads as well. These mount t...
by TrWaters
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Cam card
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Re: Cam card

If you can post what the application was, I may have some info in one of my service manuals.
by TrWaters
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Stroking the 392?
Replies: 43
Views: 9914

Re: Stroking the 392?

You need to remember that when using stock rods with a stroked crank that, while moving the rod journal away from the crank centerline will extend the rod out farther on up stroke, it will make the rod "short" on the down stroke. i.e.,piston pin closer to the counterweights, often times where even a...
by TrWaters
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 "W" Block limits
Replies: 58
Views: 29620

Re: 331 "W" Block limits

I have one of these same blocks bored to 4.00. I have one small area low in the bore between 7 and 8 o'clock (non thrust) in cylinder # 5 which sonics at .085.
by TrWaters
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: Rocker Arm Tip Resurfacing
Replies: 0
Views: 3198

Rocker Arm Tip Resurfacing

I am now doing early hemi rocker arm tip truing inhouse. Please email me for information and pricing.
by TrWaters
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: Rocker shaft oiling
Replies: 0
Views: 3695

Rocker shaft oiling

It seems that quite often someone rebuilds their hemi and upon start-up, gets no oil to the rockers. I cannot stress enough how important it is when rebuilding rockers that EVERY passage be checked and cleaned of any blockage. I am going to share some info concerning the Chrysler 331 354 and 392 oil...
by TrWaters
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: Truck / Industrial Heads. Tapping for water
Replies: 0
Views: 2793

Truck / Industrial Heads. Tapping for water

With prices going up, and car heads getting used, many are going to truck or industrial heads. One question always seems to come up. "Where do I drill for water?" The answer has always been somewhat vague. On the ends. :wink: Hopefully this will help. This is a cutaway of a Chrysler truck head. It i...
by TrWaters
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: Head cutaway....Ports
Replies: 0
Views: 3002

Head cutaway....Ports

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by TrWaters
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: TR Waters Early Hemi Parts
Topic: Carlisle 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 2655

Carlisle 2008

If any of you are attending the 2008 Chryslers at Carlisle show, be sure to stop by and say hello.
I am located in spaces N28 - 31. Thanks.

Tom
by TrWaters
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: manifold for the raised block Desoto MAJOR UPDATE
Replies: 10
Views: 8097

Re: manifold for the raised block Desoto

For those of you who dont visit the H.A.M.B. board, I'll repost here. Pick any of the following: COOL. WOW. AWESOME. And thats just the beginning. I just received one of Peter's Desoto raised block intakes for review. Let me say straight up..... you guys are going to be VERY pleased. This intake is ...
by TrWaters
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions
Replies: 22
Views: 9029

Re: 3rdGen hemi into a body questions

Arrington's advertise a conversion kit consisting of a front cover, distributor, and cam.
by TrWaters
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: New to this site. Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 2716

Re: New to this site. Hello

Danny who? :lol:

Welcome. And please dont be bashful.

Tom
by TrWaters
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: '55 270 Hemi top end on a '57 325 Poly ?
Replies: 13
Views: 8378


the fix is, bolt the heads on, then wipe a layer of black permatex across the top of that area, from front to back- between head and block- then it won't leak oil there
Actually, thats not a fix. Its an oil leak waiting to happen. But to each their own. Good luck with your build.
by TrWaters
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: '55 270 Hemi top end on a '57 325 Poly ?
Replies: 13
Views: 8378

I dont believe there is a significant difference in port size. The slight problem with using 270 heads on a 315-325 block is that due to a casting difference, the heads do not quite cover the keyhole shaped pushrod holes in the 315/325 block. You will need to either add some weld or epoxy onto the h...
by TrWaters
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto Main Cap Girdles
Replies: 0
Views: 2648

Desoto Main Cap Girdles

Are finally in stock. P.M. or email for details.
by TrWaters
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 291 oil pan
Replies: 1
Views: 3218

Yes.
by TrWaters
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: Gen III Hemi specs.
Replies: 10
Views: 6054

Rock and Roll :lol: