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Steve

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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2007, 05:49:24 PM »

The Skirt is the bottom of the engine where the oil pan bolts on.
 
I might add, Chebby had to 4 bolt HP mains because their shirts were higher than Mopar.  Mopars blocks are beefier from the start.  Touch of trivia
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2007, 06:23:32 PM »

Also,the Hemi of the '60's was based on the Wedge block.
The 426 Wedge,440 and Hemi share common traits.
Eventually,when original Hemi blocks were very scarce (prior to the reproduction blocks)Siamese heads  were being used.I.E.jammong hemi heads onm a 440 or whatever.
When Ma decided to reproduce the Hemi engines again,they improved the oiling and cooling problems the '64-'71 hemi's were known for.
There was a time the repro blocks were unavailable and had long waiting lists just to get one.The manufacturer whom ma contracted the castings went belly up.Leaving Mopar scampering to retreive the molds,and find somebody to step in just to fill orders.
 
  
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2007, 07:38:57 PM »

Very interesting fellas, I'm glad i have all this valuable insight to enlighten my automotive knowlegde, Thank you.

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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2007, 11:16:03 PM »


There was a time the repro blocks were unavailable and had long waiting lists just to get one.[/QUOTE]

Those times still haven't changed one bit I can tell you.
A friend of mine tried ordering a Hemi for a customer of his through MoparPerformance but got the Nationwide BackOrder-waitinglist reply instead. He would have to wait at least a year before it even became clear if he was to get a Hemi at all.
The customer coughed up some extra dough and they're going for a KB or Indy-hemi now, can't remember which.



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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2007, 04:58:05 AM »

It is my understanding the Mopar is the best???
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2007, 05:12:50 AM »

Best? 
I suppose you were looking for a tonque-in-cheek-smiley but couldn't find one huh...



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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2007, 09:03:54 AM »

I'm a guy who believes that getting it from the company who made it
first, in this case Mopar , is the best to get to avoid problems.

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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2007, 09:43:14 AM »

Yes, but lately, all Mopar Performance has been doing is relabeling cheapss crap and selling it for twice the actual value. It has nothing to do with the company that designed and build these engines 40 years ago.

So I would rather spend money on a specialized company like Indy, if I had the bucks for such a motor. 

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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2007, 10:35:25 AM »

So I would rather spend money on a specialized company like Indy, if I had the bucks for such a motor.  [/QUOTE]
 
Agreed
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2007, 11:45:46 AM »

Well thats a real bummer to hear fellas, I guess thats the way the ball bounces.

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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2007, 11:56:12 AM »

Well, from ChryCo's perspective, it is perfectly understandable, since the aftermarket stuff is a very limited turnover for them, and it wouldnt pay off to invest a lot in production and r&d for this stuff. And this is where small specialized companies fill the gaps. Companies like Indy, KB, Stage V, 440 source, etc.


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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2007, 12:10:34 PM »

Not to mention Chrysler is kinda broke. I can understand that, after
market wasent really a big concern for chrysler from what i know, I
could be wrong.

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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2007, 12:21:45 PM »

"Ze Germans" have drained Chrysler for all it was worth and now they've sold the remains back into US-hands.
According to the CEO of Chrysler in the Nerherlands this is the best thing that could happen to Chrysler because now there's enough 'money' available again to get Chrysler ready again 'for the next 100-years'


Anyway... "we" are going slightly offtopic here I guess...


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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2007, 12:33:11 PM »

Well this is true , I always felt that Chrysler should of brought benz
out , but hey now Chrysler can get back on its feet and keep producing
cars the AMERICAN way, and to keep pumping out those Hemi's. See i
brought the topic right back lol.

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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2007, 12:53:30 PM »

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OK  Once again Blabber Mouth    
 
Start a discussion.  General BS might be appropriate. . .Link these together.   Actually, it would be a great discussion if Potatoe can stop edging on Mobby. .  .   
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