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Doc Baker’s Supercharged 500 cid Billet Hemi Engine

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Doc Baker is an engine builder and racer who does things his own way. We were excited to learn more about his 1971 Dodge Demon with a supercharged 500 cid billet Hemi engine in it, and caught up with Doc at the 2022 Builder’s Brawl race event at World Wide Technology Raceway. Check it out!

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Doc Baker is a racer and builder who does things his own way. A perfect example of his work can be seen under the hood of his 1971 Dodge Demon – this supercharged 500 cubic inch billet Hemi engine. Check out what went into the build!