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Red Ram Hemi

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AD, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. crashgravis
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    Obviously the bigger ones are more sought after, but the low deck ones have a following as well.

    Guaranteed if it turns it's worth $500 no matter what size it is, and even siezed up or blown up ones will bring $300 because the heads can be swapped onto Poly blocks.

    A D-500 Red Ram might be worth 2K+ if it's got the right numbers on it, even as a core rebuilder.

    Get some numbers on it and post them up, or just offer the guy $200, if he takes it, you won't lose.

    Are you sure it's not a Poly engine? They all said Red Ram on them.[/QUOTE]

    there goes my low ball offer ! :(
     
  2. krooser
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    Check the date on the original post.... 1 1/2 years old...
     
  3. Kreepea_1
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    Thanks! New info is always welcomed. Some info also surfaced on the HAMB this summer: History: The Markley Bros Belly Tank

    Doc Frohmader completed a build series on the 241 that I'm going to use when building my 270: Dodge 241 Hemi Build

    I've reached out to couple HAMB members for info on what they did for setting their motor up for a blower.
     
  4. jxnslotcar
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    Now I am curious,did he ever pickup the engine? If he did get it,what was it?
     
  5. Weasel
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    De Soto is right about the 270. Tex Smith called it "The jewel in the crown of the early hemis". Bruce Crower built a low deck Red Ram for Indy - I'll post pix if I find them.

    The beauty of the low deck 241/270 is that they fit in early cars and you can still close the hood without having to make cut outs to clear the heads or sticking on warts or blisters.
     
  6. Weasel
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    Here ya go....

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  7. psychocross
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    from Seattle

    Beautiful work!
     
  8. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
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    from Essex, Ma.

    Here's mine: 270" Super Red Ram.
    Picture is two years old.
    Just came back from the machine shop yesterday.
     

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  9. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from vail az

    I had a 270 red ram in a 46 WW2 Weapons Carrier. It had more power than that 6000LB truck needed. The clutch/torque converter set up was really cool and inspired the licence plate. SEMI ATO On a ww2 truck,,,,HAHAHAHAHA
    I hope he got it.
     
  10. Choptop
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    ChopPop and his Red Ram Hemi 1959
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  11. krooser ... Damn Noobs! :rolleyes: :D ... then again, if psychocross hadn't bumped this old thread, we wouldn't have got to see all the other cool Red Ram pics! :cool:
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    Kreepea_1 ... Hey, thanks for promoting my thread! :)... and just an FYI: psychocross's father (Doug Smith) wrenched on the Markley's Lakesters (belly tank & torpedo) & their Fuel roadster!

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    Guido ... thanks for posting those pics ... what a beautiful engine! ... any more info about Bruce's Indy Red Ram? ... just last night I was looking through my old Bonneville pics and came across some of Crower's straight-8 '31 Nash powered Roadster and his turbo-charged 32-valve SBC powered Streamliner ... thought to myself that the HAMB really needs a "Bruce Crower's Hot Rods" pictorial history thread ... stay tuned (I just need to find some pics of his high school Deuce Roadster and more of his Hemi powered Hudson).
     
  12. Kreepea_1
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    I'd like to hear more about Crower's Indy engine too. If you got anything on the one Tony Capanna built for an Indy car (see attached page), please share.
     

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  13. crashgravis
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    oop's . i'll have to start watching that . thanks
     
  14. Zoo York
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    Nothing wrong with bringing back threads from the dead. Here's my 270 red ram.
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  15. Kreepea_1
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    Thanks for starting that thread. I was searching ebay for that HRM Dec '62 issue when you posted it.

    psychocross, did your father say what the reason was for going with the Plymouth motor vice the Dodge? Will telling me what that bottom end bearing support entailed break a race secret?:D
     
  16. psychocross
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    from Seattle

    Clearly it wasn't dead, just resting.
     
  17. Bert Kollar
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    I'm building a 270 right now and it will end up costing about $7000, but it's a hemi
     
  18. Kreepea_1
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    What's the build plan? Anything special internally?
     
  19. strombergs97
    Joined: May 22, 2006
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    from California

    Here Again is my Red Ram in my 1935..
    Duane.
     

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