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The Hemi has landed, now what do I do with it

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by motor mikey, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. motor mikey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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    motor mikey
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    from hanover pa

    Well I finally got the Hemi and all of the parts to the garage, now I have to figure out what to do with it. Any suggetions? For sure it will have to be some type of drag race inspired car. Probably can't go wrong with model a coupe and a Hemi. So anyway the engine was just as described and more. Ended up with 3 bellhousings, 2 Lenco trannys, and lots of extra parts. Internally the engine is like new, so I couldn't be happier. Cylinder heads are fully ported, he forgot to mention that. Now if I could just figure out how to fire it up on that cart.
     

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  2. garvinzoom
    Joined: Sep 21, 2007
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    What size Hemi is it?
     
  3. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    wow man... i was hopin you would get that... GREAT motor!

    - too bad we will never know what you ended up paying!
     
  4. FEDSLED
    Joined: Jan 4, 2003
    Posts: 251

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    from lynnweed

    Not sure what you paid for it but I sold the same donovan timing cover for $700 and simillar injection for $1200. nice score. all you need now is a front engine dragster chassis with lisence plates..nice score.
    Fed
     

  5. motor mikey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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    motor mikey
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    from hanover pa

    Garvin its a 392. Believe me it would look right at home in a FED.
     
  6. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
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    or a 53 studebaker built for the salt
     
  7. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Ebbsspeed
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    Kinda suprised that it doesn't have adjustable rockers on it. Is it a hydraulic liftered motor? Nice score!! Selling any extra bellhousings?
     
  8. congratz on the engine man!!
     
  9. motor mikey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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    motor mikey
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    from hanover pa

    It has a solid roller set up with adjustable pushrods. I would have thought that the Donovan rockers would have been adjustable also. Who knows.
     
  10. Great looking engine! I can tell you, with those pistons you'll have very high compression . . . probably too much for the street unless you run race fuel. My initial guess is that this car ran alcohol? Any ideas on this? What stroke is the crank . . . how many cubes? If you have any questions on where to find Hemi stuff -- drop me a line. I've just spent the last 2 years building a blown 392 with Donovan 417 heads -- will go in my 34 coupe this spring.

    Keep us posted . . . looks like a great enging to build a car around :D

    Dale
     
  11. motor mikey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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    motor mikey
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    from hanover pa

    The guy I bought it from told me that it was 11.5 to 1 compression. Not sure about it running on alchohol. Im going to measure the stroke so I know what Im dealing with. I'm thinking about converting the injection to electronic so I can run this bad boy on the street. This thing is too impressive to leave it sitting around.
     
  12. Wow! Jr. Fueler?
     
  13. garvinzoom
    Joined: Sep 21, 2007
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    Sweet. I think it would work good in..............just about anything!
     
  14. HemiDave
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
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    HemiDave
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    from Austin, TX

  15. gbones32coupe
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
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    hemi hemi hemi hemi hemi hemi nice engine
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. lulabelle
    Joined: Aug 25, 2002
    Posts: 1,247

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    Put it in something that you can do burnouts infront of the cops with.Good score Mikey!
     
  17. jj mack
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    jj mack
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    Sooooo.......

    You gotta tell us......

    how much?????????
     
  18. motor mikey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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    motor mikey
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    from hanover pa

    JT, I already have something to do that. Thanks. HAHA.
     
  19. farm boy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
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    farm boy
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    from reedley

    one thing about a HEMI, even hard core chevy, ford, olds, pontiac guys will stare at it in amazment (when they think no one is watching) No matter what it goes in, their just so,so......Bitchin'!!!!

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