LS with 'HEMI' heads

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  1. funknut

    funknut Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen this posted before but found it really interesting from a hotrodding perspective, and it would definitely look unique and interesting in an engine bay.

    It's not a real HEMI of course, but this guy clearly went through a lot of effort to make this work. Power numbers seem pretty stout at 635 HP on 413ci at 10.5:1 on pump gas with a pretty mild cam.

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hemi-ls-yes-real-kicks-ass/

    Pricing, as you can imagine for a boutique solution like this, is high. Looking through his site a fully assembled engine with fuel injection added is around $18k, plus custom headers.

    http://www.hammerheadperformanceengines.com/products.html
     
  2. 1967coronet440

    1967coronet440 Well-Known Member

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    I’d rather build a real
    Hemi with that 18k
     
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    • Richard Cranium

      Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      If you recall, Arias (used to?) build hemi heads for Chevy heads for top fuel proving the old adage; "if you can't beat them, join them".


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      • ACME A12

        ACME A12 Well-Known Member

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        I'll second that motion...
         
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        • Budnicks

          Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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          figure the LS is the new SBC (millions of them)
          anything & everything will be done to it

          Pretty well done/written article
          some nice engineering too
          nice fabrication on that intake & injectors
          nice detailed photos too
          370cfm int. flow with less than 0.600" gross valve lift
          (0.595" valve lift, is not exactly a mild street cam, but works)
          respectable #'s for a N/A 416cid 4" stroker
          but costly build
          Looks pretty damn cool I'll give em' that...

          should have done a dual TB setup or a 6bbl 3x2bbl TB's

          it is what it is,
          even if it's a Cheby build 'on a MoPar site'
          I did find it interesting,
          I'm an equal opportunity gearhead

          the 'Ford based' -Hammerhead/hemi heads-
          originally designed for Ford -on a Cheby-
          that have a very similar bore spacing,
          only slight massaging was needed
          I found that part very interesting, ingenuity at it's best,
          certainly thinking outside the box

          Learn something new every day here

          A damn cheby & ferd, if you can't beat em' (MoPar Hemi)
          might as well try to copy them, use their technology
           
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          • rumblefish360

            rumblefish360 Well-Known Member

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            I remember an old advertisement that Chrysler/MoPar put out publicly thanking the competition for helping them make there engine famous. Because they all used the Chrysler HEMI.
            And your right!

            If you can’t beat them, join them, and so they did by putting a HEMI head on there pile of sh......
             
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            chargervert Well-Known Member

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            Even Hemi copycat heads didn't make the competition any serious threat to the real Hemi.
             
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            • ws23jrt

              ws23jrt FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              These can be had to bolt on to a small block chevy.

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              MrJLR Jeff FBBO Gold Member

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              Pretty bad ass if you ask me!

              Jeff
               
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              There was a article I read a year ago about someone putting Ford 429 Hemi heads on a LS block with very little modification. To be honest, the LS block is an exact copy of a Ford Windsor block! GM has been stealing ideas for years...
               
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