RE: [Chrysler300] Goldenrod Land Speed Record Hemi Powered...
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You are 100% right; I just like 392 too much. Wishful thinking. But like the “unblown”…! Summers bros were A++++

 

Just 15 minutes ago I was measuring 4.375 Velasco billet crank for a 392. Was ~ 480” in large bore Donovan block. So happy I was distracted about Goldenrod (Good excuse?) !! Beautiful thing!!

 

In the old days, people did not like 426 at first. “screwed up heads on a New Yorker B block” was the vibe. Guess that vibe was wrong. But 392 has longer rods, better rod angles;  just needed 4/38 X 4 3/8  to take care of that young kid 426!  Back then…I think Garlits stuck with “increased” 392 for a long time, why there Is a 417 Donovan. but 426 got sorted out. Today’s hemi fuel engines only look like MOPAR; everything in them is new.

 

In fact on a HP/cu in basis the built 354 might still be top dog. They got 600kp at only 5500 at that engine masters thing.

 

Probably still true,  though, what was said , when all were around in 1970. 440’s beat 426,and 340 six pack beats 440! (generally true on street , as delivered) .I went down to buy a new 70 hemi Challenger, R/T convert ended up with 440. No AC with hemi was why. (heh heh). ~ 14 gallon convert tank, 9 -10 mpg, 440 E body could not make length of mass pike. Later had a real 480” stroked 426 hemi cuda. I bought from a 300 club guy in Jacksonville Fl. with no motor, 4 spd stripper. . Like driving on ice, really nose heavy, could never get traction. Overrated car, in reality. Could use that Hemicuda $ today!  And Buick 455 stage GS nemesis always killed me in the 440. Way it was.. Liked that switch pitch converter those Buicks had. Really good idea, worth a car length at least, right off the line.

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of dverity@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:31 AM
To: John Grady; 'John Holst'; chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Goldenrod Land Speed Record Hemi Powered...

 




Sorry John, but it’s you. The Goldenrod did use 4 426 Hemis. I’m sure there were other land speed record attempts with dual 392’s, but not this one. I have the original Hot Rod from back when this was fresh news.

Don

 

Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 6:58 PM

Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] Goldenrod Land Speed Record Hemi Powered...

 

 

I think they made a mistake at hot rod..it had two hemis, maybe even 392. I
read that, and thought they screwed this all up..or maybe it is me who is
all screwed up . Hot Rod wings it a lot. That tech guy in back makes lots of
mistakes .

Whatever ---Goldenrod is an unreal thing. From two guys in a garage

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From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Holst jholst@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 5:29 PM
To: chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] Goldenrod Land Speed Record Hemi Powered...

For the history buffs, this is the 50th anniversary of the "Goldenrod" land
speed record run at Bonneville. The record of 409 mph in a normally
aspirated engine set stood for ten years. They had used 4 426 cid engines
borrowed from Chrysler were used and three articles recounting the event and
restoration are shown below.
Another barn find while sitting in the Doctor's office. John Holst...

http://www.hotrod.com/features/1510-50th-anniversary-of-the-goldenrod-land-s
peed-record/

http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/hrdp-0505-summers-brothers-goldenrod/

http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/hrdp-0711-goldenrod/

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