how to tell if its a hemi w/o taking parts off

Help with decoding your Hemi engine.

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rufio0306
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how to tell if its a hemi w/o taking parts off

Post by rufio0306 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:10 am

How can you tell if an engine is a hemi without tearing into it. there is an engine siting in my buddys field on a frame, it has the plug wires down the middle of the engine, the flat heads also had that but those did not have a valve cover right? so are there any other engines that have that plug set up that are in the middle of the combustion chamber. thanks

392heminut
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Post by 392heminut » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:56 pm

If the sparks plugs are down in the middle of the valve covers and it's not a flathead (which you appear to be familiar with) then it's a hemi.
Owner of the Poor Man's Hemi Cuda

desotoman
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Post by desotoman » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:40 pm

Go to the bottom of the home page on this site. Take your mouse and click on "Identify". A couple of nice pictures of hemi motors will appear. This should help you since a picture is worth a thousand words.
Good luck.

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