Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Discussion of the 331-354-392 HEMIs.

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Rob
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Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Post by Rob » Wed May 25, 2011 4:38 pm

I got my Tex Smith Hemi book today. It looks like it has a lot of goodinfo in it. Thanks yall. I appreciate it.

DavidBraley
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Re: Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Post by DavidBraley » Wed May 25, 2011 9:53 pm

I've read mine at least five times, and I still learn something from it each time I open it up. I've used it so much, I will need to buy a new one soon. My copy is getting worn out!

I think it was george or mart that talked about some small mistakes in the book. I still don't know where or what parts they are talking about. (looking toward left of stage for george or mart to come out :lol: )

My favorite part is the history of Big Daddy's relationship with the early Hemi at the beginning of the book. I'm a sucker for a story. :D

David
Horsepower determines how fast you hit the wall. Torque determines the size of the hole you make. Holzwarth's Law

Rob
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Re: Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Post by Rob » Wed May 25, 2011 10:14 pm

Yes because were it not for Don's involvement, the Hemi likely would not have evolved into what it did.

George
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Re: Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Post by George » Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 am

A few that I can remember w/o rereading...Photo says the seperate W/P & crossover was used from '55 on. The 55-56 used a four leg pump that bolted to the block & heads, same timing cover as 392. "there were no DeSoto Ind engines." Yes there were, 276 & 291, a couple have surfaced, apparently they are rare. Lot of conflicting opinion by "guest" speakers about what had hardend valves & seats. All hemis through '55 had them. After '55 only Dodge & Chr truck, Chr 300 & "power Package(?) had them. "301/331/354 cranks are interchangeable". Actually there's a diffrence in lenth @ the back end of the long vs short tail cranks. can cause a problem when putting a short tail crank in a long tail block, not sure about the other way around.

Rob
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Re: Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Post by Rob » Thu May 26, 2011 2:57 pm

Well the book certainly has lots of good information in it. I really appreciate it. Yall have been more than kind making me feel welcome here and offering advice. Not all web communities share that same kind of comraderie.

George
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Re: Got My Hemi Book Today!!

Post by George » Sat May 28, 2011 4:11 pm

It's worth the money. Someone said there's something wrong with the oil flow map.

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