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Old 08-17-2002, 11:26 AM
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I know a lot of you people hold a 426 hemi in high regard...why is this? Don't you ythink a comparable built Chevy motor is just as good? I lived in Long Island, NY , for 10 years and have seen a lot of street racing. The talk was always hemi this, and hemi that, mainly because of 1 guy who had a hemi dart i think...it was fast! My buddy had a 67 impala with a stock LS7 he purchased from chevrolet for about 3000$. Fitted with an Offenhauser manifold and a big holly, this puppy ran. Needless to say he made a name for himself and eventually lined up with the hemi. Money was flying, tires burned, and the little hemi that could, lost! They raced 2 more times with the same outcome( 1/2 car lengh ) For a couple of weeks the hemi guy was nowhere to be seen then suddenly in a flash one Friday he reappeared. " He's got a new motor...rebuilt the whole thing. He wants to race the impala again" Supposedly this guy( who was a jeweler in NYC-money to burn) assumed something had to be wrong with his motor and spent 10000$ to get it right....need i tell the rest of the story? He lost again by a car length this time. He just could not understand how. Anybody on this board from LI who watched street racing extensively during the late 80's-mid 90's has seen this big white car pull the front wheels and win some money....for 3000$!!!! go figure

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Old 08-17-2002, 12:14 PM
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as far as im concerned the man that started making chevy is god
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:27 PM
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Why are Chevy people so whiny? There's a lot more to street racing than just sticking a built motor in something. I'm sure the Chevy only won cause he had higher gears, and some sticky tires or something.

In my opinion the Hemi is one of the greatest thing to ever come from Mother MoPar. The Hemi is patented isn't it? GM can't build ANYTHING like it. And wasn't Dodge running the Hemi in NASCAR when Chevy boys got whiny about them always winning?
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:30 PM
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PONTIAC!!!! WHOOOOOOOO!!! chugga chugga chugga chugga, WHOOOO WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! (that was a train noise) Hmmmm... seems i remember a website that explained the difference between a Hemi and a normal motor, and why they are so good. I would love to have a Hemi in a Charger. Those things are mean. But, lets not start a motor company war here. I like hemi's, but i wouldn't trade in the pontiac 400 in my GTO for one unless it was straight out with no money involved, but i would love to have a mopar with one in it already.
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even though i am a chevy fan i would take a hemi but you couldnt pay me to take a ford
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:38 PM
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you could pay me to take any engine. doesn't mean i will use it, but even a briggs and straton 5 horse could sell for some money, or make something interesting out of, like an elevator so i don't ahve to use the stairs anymore.
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[quote]Originally posted by Croz:
<strong>you could pay me to take any engine. doesn't mean i will use it, but even a briggs and straton 5 horse could sell for some money, or make something interesting out of, like an elevator so i don't ahve to use the stairs anymore.</strong><hr></blockquote>


If its a Bowtie engine you could use it for a boat anchor.
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ok ok i had my stab and you had yours but we need to stop this before it gets ugly
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lets take one of each of a close CI and strap bolt them together, one spinning one way, the other the other way, and see which one blows up first!
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Ok..here's a newbie question..What exactly is a Hemi? Ive heard people talk aobut it before but i never knew what it was....Hemi..and MoPar..dont know about either of these.. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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a hemi is a type of engine and mopar was a car company back in the day used to be doge and plymouth i think might be wrong but now it dosnt exist
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Frog a Hemi is a hemispherical headed engine built by Mopar. Mopar is another name for dodge and the products therin. If you want to see what a hemmi looks like go check out HemmiGremmi's photo album. Other than that, I can't help you much.

Toyota also built a Hemi in the 70's, suprised the sheet outa me, but they did it, not a bad little engine either...for a toy.

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don't get me wrong...I'm not dumping on them, just wondering.
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1&gt; They do make hemi heads still, I have a set in my 98 neon acr.

2&gt; hemi heads had 2 things going for them and a 1 big thing against them. The shape of the combustion chamber was better at burning fuel, don't know why or how I just do. Second the plug was dead center in the chamber, same reason but agin no clue why this was good. The big thing against them was they were real touchy about coming out of tune. You had to be good to keep one going corectly. I had a 70 dart swinger as my first car with a 413 wedge yanked from an old 300 letter car and it moved. I have seen a hemi challanger at the track it sound's evil and moves but......to each his own. They are still a damn fine motor. Although ford 427, chevy LS1, LS6, '70 copo..... I love all cars and all motors it don't matter

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As the owner of a built 454 in a pro-street car and 4 early hemis I feel that I can say this with a bit of experience. BB Chevys are great but if they're so great then why are all the top fuel and funny cars built with a variant of Chrysler's hemi.

One reason: There just isn't another motor that can make the kind of HP a hemi can. Take a 454 and a 426 put them side by side, stick the same performance goodies in them and the hemi will pull more HP than the Chevy every time.

If you want good HP on the cheap, buy a Chevy. If you want class, get a HEMI. :p
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