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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I so want a 34 Coupe kit car with a 331, 392, or even a 426 HEMI !!!!! Probley the 331 HEMI because they're the cheapest of the HEMI engines. Although, I'm seeing a few 392 HEMI engines on Ebay for under a arm and a leg.
     
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    Have to be the older style Hemi , something about those 50's engines thats speaks to the soul :D

    I like the 426 too , but maybe in a GTX .
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Yeah, I don't want a new HEMI, I want one build anywhere from the early 50's to the early 70's. I want one in a 34 Coupe. Love that bodystyle. [​IMG]
     
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    A mgb midget wouldn't do? :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    No, just wouldn't give me wood, LOL.
     
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    Man, back in 85'ish my dad wanted to build one. I can remember him saying, "If I only had $6 grand I'd do it." That was the cost of the kits back then. Holy moly, the inflation price is nuts. Now its up to $19k. :eek1:
     
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    The new one is the THIRD Hemi , and its not really a Hemi , more of a pentaroof than a hemisphere .

    The 50's had their own Hemi , The 60's had their own Hemi , and we have now in this century our own Hemi in advertising only :D
     
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    FYI, PAW sells almost all the parts for a 1st Gen Hemi, including block and heads. The 354 heads flow better than the 392 heads.The 426 is not a true Hemi either, just look at the combustion chamber shape. Back in the early 70's, Chrysler built a few engineering proto engines to replace all the B,RB, and Hemi blocks with one common block. The head design on this one was more like a Rat or 385 Ford engine. From what I read, the EPA and rising fuel prices killed it dead. You can put hemi heads on a 440 block. Also, the early Mopar wedges(pre 56, I believe) can be fitted with 1st gen Hemi heads. Back in high school, I had a 54 New Yorker with the 331 Hemi for a short time. Bought it for 25 bucks, cause the front end was wrecked. That big old boat would move! Folks made me get rid of it when they saw I was not trying to repair it, just drive the snot outta it.
     

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