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FYI; more hemi trivia
I just got a 1951 Science & Mechanics magazine off ebay. I bought it for a wood carving article but it had a road test report on the 'new' '51 Chryslers. In the section on the hemi, it gave a static that I find hard to believe. They reported that the 331 hemi is 10% LIGHTER than the 1950 Chrysler flat head straight-8 it replaced!!! Considering the huge heads on the 331 and it's lo-tech thick wall castings, That straigh-8 must have been a monumental hunk of iron to outweigh the v-8.

hotrodit 09-16-2002 01:52 PM

You gonna share some more of your knowledge?
what was the % of power difference between the two engines, i bet you know that without looking! :) 09-17-2002 05:55 AM

As I recall, the article quoted in the range of 100% more power. Something like 85 hp vs. 180hp.

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