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Old 09-08-2008, 05:36 AM
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An old HEMI lives again

At the present time Iíve put all major projects on hold while a get a new shop built but have been finishing up a lot of little stuff like making a couple of engines run on the test stand and getting cams broken in.

Iíve got a 37 Dodge pickup project that slowly but surely is getting a bit closer to running. I got the long block for the build done a couple of years ago and it was on the list of things to do.

Sunday I was finally ready to make the engine runÖ..pumped it twice, hit the starterÖ. it cranked twice and it lit. Does it sound healthy. The cam break in went off without a hitch and the carbs seem to be very close.

One of the big things I wanted to do was see if I could make the race only 6 deuce intake streetable and I think I succeeded. The intake is a Weiand Drag Star that I modified for Rochesters with progressive linkage.

At least on the stand the engine is very responsive running on just the 2 center carbs and when I tweek the end carbs they seem to respond well.

It runs right one the thermostat temperature (180 degrees) and carries 20 PSI on a hot idle. The cam selection seems good too with a nice lope and good response.

Specs on the engine are:

1955 Chrysler New Yorker 331.
.060 NOSR JAHNs pistons (341 CI final displacement)
PAW Cam
Adjustable pushrods
Triple 5 heads
Weiand Drag Star Intake
6 Rochester 2GC carbs
Stock dual point distributor converted to Chrysler Electronic
Stainless steel shorty headers
BBC water pump conversion
6 Pac air cleaner (12 pac now I guess)

For now its got my spare 833 four speed stuff on it but Iíll eventually be running a 727 automatic in the 37.

Iíll be getting some more run time in on it over the next few weeks and do a little fine tuning on the carbs but I am very pleased with its first run.

The last picture is the Dodge in mockup a couple of years ago.
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Wow, can I come by and check it out?
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I'd expect nothing less than perfection from you. You are the go-to guy for hemis. Outstanding job, simply beautiful.
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Thankyou for the comments Tech, it means a lot coming from someone who has your experience, but when you have guys like Centerline on this board it tends to keep me humble (his site gave me a lot of information).
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