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Old 09-15-2002, 08:28 PM
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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.

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