When Chrysler threw the wraps off the 426 in 1964,
it made history. In the 1964 Daytona 500, the new Hemi-powered stock cars
finished 1-2-3-4, announcing Chrysler's new era of dominance in racing.
Fast forward to today: recently an immaculate 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
convertible sold for $2.16 million at a 2006 Barrett Jackson collector car
auction. The factory Hemi cars have become legendary, easily eclipsing
all other muscle cars in performance and value.
How to Build Max-Performance Hemi Engines details how to extract more
horsepower out of your second-generation Hemi engine. All the block
options from street versus race, new versus old, and iron versus aluminum
are presented. Full detailed coverage on the reciprocating assembly is also
included. Heads play an essential role in flowing fuel and producing
Maximum horsepower, and therefore receive special treatment. Author
Richard Nedbal explores major head types, rocker-arm systems, head
machining and prep, valves, springs, seats, porting quench control, and
much more. All camshaft considerations are discussed as well, so you can
select the best specification for your engine build. Induction options
including EFI, aftermarket ignitions systems, highperformance oiling
systems, and cooling systems are also covered. The book also examines in
detail how to install and set up power adders such as nitrous oxide,
superchargers, and turbochargers.
* Hemi engines are considered by many to be the most exclusive,
powerful, and desirable of the big-block engines, and are considered to be
the ultimate in V-8 performance.
* Richard Nedbal is a veteran engine builder with 40 years of experience
who explains all the latest techniques, products, and machine work
available, examining all the components in unprecedented detail, so
builders will be able select the best equipment package for a particular