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Early Hemi= Purity // 440= Reality

From: Daven Anderson
Email: 1961fury<at>
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Date: September 06, 2003


You COULD get 475 HP and/or 550 lb.ft (gross HP on dyno) out of a 392 Hemi, but not with a smooth 800 rpm idle AND a 6500 rpm redline, one 750 cfm 4-bbl and Magnum exhaust manifolds instead of headers. A 475 HP naturally aspirated 392 wouldn't be too fun in rush hour traffic! That said, early Hemis are "cooler looking" underhood than any 440 will ever be >;^) , and they are the very soul of Mopar performance (why else the new 345 Hemi in Dodge Rams, << 52 YEARS!! >> after the original Hemi?!).


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