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5.7L Gen III Hemi Engine Mysteries

The original hemispherical combustion chamber engine design was introduced with the FirePower name for 1951 model-year Chrysler and was rated at 180 hp. The history of the Hemi is filled with plenty of memorable highlights such as Richard Petty’s dominance at the 1964 Daytona 500 where he lapped the field.

The Race Engine Challenge Winning Small Block Ford

Greg Brown of Hammerhead Performance Engines knew he was going to build a small block Ford to compete in the Race Engine Challenge, and it would feature his specially designed Hemi heads.

393 cid Small Block Ford Engine with Hemi Heads

Greg Brown of Hammerhead Performance Engines is no stranger to engine building or to engine dyno competitions. When he got the invite to compete in the inaugural Race Engine Challenge last fall, he immediately started planning out a winning engine combination. The result was this 393 cid small block Ford featuring Brown’s specially designed Hemi heads. Find out what else went into this strong build and how he faired in the Race Engine Challenge.

Video: Engine of the Week – 570 cid Hemi Engine

Mike Moran of Moran Motorsports in Taylor, MI began developing this 570 cid Hemi engine capable of 4,400 hp nine years ago. Moran finally finished the engine earlier in 2018 and wound up with a 5,295 hp, 100% billet engine! Find out what it took to make this one-of-kind engine in our Engine of the Week sponsored by Cometic Gasket and Penn Grade Motor Oil.

All-Billet Chrysler Hemi-Based NHRA Pro Mod Engine

When $100,000 was on the line two weeks ago at the World Series of Pro Mod, Carl Stevens Jr., owner of Xtreme Racing Engines, kept his cool and his focus a 1/4-mile at a time. That’s exactly how he handles each engine build too. Find out what went into this all-billet Chrysler Hemi-based NHRA Pro Mod engine built for Rick Hord.

Damien Was All Wrong

From 1987 to 1990, Animal Jim’s 666-inch A/R Ford Hemi Boss that was called Damien, was all wrong for Jim’s purpose, which was running with a nitrous NOS Fogger power adder. In ‘90 and ‘91 Pro Modified, Damien was one of three engines that powered his Rick Jones Pro Mod Probe. Find out how Animal Jim made Damien work.