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New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by mart » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:23 am

Just saw on the the 'Drag Racing Online'
site about new & improved 392 hemi
block to be produced by Claude Lavoie
and Gene Adams and available in both
iron and aluminum.

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http://www.dragracingonline.com/agent13 ... 10-12.html

Lavoie and Adams
making a new 392
Hemi


Veteran nostalgia racer Claude Lavoie
and legendary Hemi engine builder and
tuner Gene Adams have collaborated to
develop and produce a brand new,
improved version of the old Chrysler
392 block.

Adams told DRO that the block will
feature “Siamesed” cylinders, thicker
main webbing, splayed main caps and
other improvements. Any aftermarket
Hemi cylinder head except a Donovan
will bolt onto the block as well as all
of the stock Chrysler parts. They plan
to cast both steel and aluminum versions
with the aluminum coming in 40 lbs
lighter than the steel version.

Look for these blocks to make their
debut at next year’s March Meet.
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by scottm » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Dude, an ALUMINUM early 392 HEMI? That's awesome!

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I think I may need to change plans and do something 1st gen. :)
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by DavidBraley » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:38 pm

Siamesed block! Nice. I hope it will bore to 4.25". With a 5/8" longer stroke crank, that would give about 513 cubic inches. :D

Now THAT would make a great street torque monster. 8)
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by dan miller » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:03 pm

The pix is an aluminum test sample of the cast iron pattern. The aluminum block will be thicker.

Recommended bore limit will be 4.300", and it will easily accept a .750" stroker.

Danny

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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by DavidBraley » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:47 pm

Wow! That's 540 cubic inches. :D

That would make a killer street torque monster. 8)
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by DavidBraley » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:06 pm

dan miller wrote:The pix is an aluminum test sample of the cast iron pattern.
Ya know, if that block in the picture is not the official aluminum block, and so it's not really usable, and lets say...
they're having troubles finding a good place to store it...

Just kidding. :D

I need to figure out how to make more money! 8)
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by scottm » Wed May 01, 2013 10:57 pm

I'm under the impression that maybe we'll see the new blocks this year.
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by johnierotten » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:14 am

It's 2019 now.....Does anyone know what happened as to why Adams and company never finished the program? There still is a market for them.
Thanks!

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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by wayfarer » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:17 pm

Same issues/processes as for the Bear blocks; time and money.
You could call Gene and ask the question....
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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by johnierotten » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:53 pm

Thank You! I will try to track him down......

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Re: New 392 Hemi Blocks

Post by wayfarer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 am

...no guarantees on this, last number I have for Gene is 530-357-5570
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