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Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 10:08
by Hemi_Jay
Does anyone build LA/B/RB or Hemi engines in SA besides me? Just wondering I see quite a lot of s6 discussions but the v8s are absent. Us Chrysler guys are blessed with THE BEST OEM v8s from the US, its time we start showing it to the Ford Chevy guys!

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 14:22
by RASSIE
Hi Hemi_Jay, I did my Chrysler 1978 motor 15 years+/- ago and do not have to open the bonnet again. It got a 318 Dodge big block motor. I do not know any v8 Chrysler guys. Cheers Rassie.

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 15:23
by gordini
Hey Rassie daai Golf besoedel mos jou yard[off topic]

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 18:28
by Hemi_Jay
Hi guys, Rassie, a 318 is actually a small block. Big blocks start at 383, there are extensive differences between LA (small block) and B/RB )Big block. I will share some pics of my 700HP big block.

Block is an original 383 block that came equipped with forged rods and crank, I have however replaced the rotating assy. with a new 4.25" stroke forged crank, forged h-beam rods with ARP 4870 screws and flat top forged pistons giving me a 11:1 CR. Cleavite Tri-Armor bearings and Total Seal rings are employed.

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Furthermore, I have an 8 quart sump and Sealed Power High volume oil pump. Cam is a Comp xtreme energy solid flat tappet XE282.

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I am going to use Edelbrock Victor heads which flow 320cfm at .700" lift, perfect for my combo. Motor is backed by a B&M flexplate and Hughes 3500rpm stall torque converter. Thanks for looking.

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 20:54
by gordini
Blixem Jay, thats engineering masterpieces. Can you mention prices????

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 22:23
by FairmontGT
That is waaayy awesome. I shouldve taken more picture when building my fairmonts engine!

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 23:07
by Hemi_Jay
gordini wrote:Blixem Jay, thats engineering masterpieces. Can you mention prices????
Certainly, the bottom end cost $1799 which at the time was R25 000 after shipping and customs duties, after that its R5000 here R5000 there... You know how it goes, sometimes you think you'll never stop spending. But itll be worth it :D

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Fri 17 Oct 2008, 05:47
by RASSIE
Hi Jay that is a super strong motor. I should have one of those in my Chrysler. Cheers Rassie.

Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Fri 17 Oct 2008, 10:35
by OldSkool II
hey jay stuff looks gr8,but chryslers dont scare me i'll take you on with my little 383 chevy
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Re: Any Mopower here?

Posted: Fri 17 Oct 2008, 10:58
by Gunter
Jay, i also got a pretty cool MOPAR...its a small block out of the ex Riaan Botma Viper Wesbank car that ran a few years ago.
The motor has only done 1 race after a fresh rebuild....550 BHP from a small block.

All complete and ready to go into something.......