First firing of the '66 426 hemi build

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  1. sxarnold

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    First attempt at YouTube linked videos on this site so fingers crossed.
     
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    • Budnicks

      Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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      sounds pretty healthy & congrats

      cool Petty tribute too
       
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      • 1967coronet440

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        Very nice
         
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          Gonna have to take a trip to Santa Cruz...
           
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          Love it.
           
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            Nothing sounded bad. And if no major leaks? I'd say you got a keeper!
             
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            Sounds sweet!!
             
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            More pictures please:lowdown:
             
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            That'll work! :thumbsup:
             
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            For those that asked, here's a walk-around

             
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              Do you have an estimate on the hp ?
               
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              • sxarnold

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                It was 508HP/498 ft/lb with small dual quads, we're guessing 550HP now with the LeMans carb, NASCAR intake manifold and headers but will have it run on the dyno in Sept
                 
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                • khryslerkid

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                  Nothing sounds like a Hemi :thumbsup: That's going to be one cool car!

                  You did good on your videos but please hold your camera/phone sideways next time.
                   
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                    Very nice!! Well done!! Thanks for sharing.
                     
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                      Sounds great!!
                       
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                      • Richard Cranium

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                        Cranium approves! :thumbsup:

                        Just for curiosity, what's that bung on the top front of the left valve cover for?
                         
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                        Hi Cranium- That's a NASCAR one quart single shot quick oil filler. Open the hood, drop the mating single quart holder, pull the trigger, dump a quart and go. The motor alone has a number of details like that, thanks for noticing. The Petty Museum has been very helpful (thanks Bonnie) and we have access to Petty's '68 Torino at Canepa's
                         
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                        • 73HEMI_RR_GTX

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                          You've done an outstanding job building a Petty Tribute Car. Just gotta say I sure love the color and the Hemi.
                           
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                          We caught a break on the Petty blue color after a visit to the museum in NC and a dozen attempts at matching it. Turns out a friend of a friend worked on some actual Petty restorations and provided guidance. We shot a sample and snuck it against a real vintage Petty car, perfect.
                          We took a risk with the hand brushed aluminum and steel throughout the engine bay but just fell in love with the raw metal on such a raw motor against the Petty blue.
                           
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