Max wedge or Hemi ?

1962 - 1965 Mopars

  1. AdamR

    AdamR Well-Known Member

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    All right which would you rather have, A Max Wedge car or an early Hemi ?
     
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    Well......I've got experience with Maxi's, so I know how damn fast they can be. All the 64 Hemi's were supposed to be aluminum nosed cars. But they weren't. I have seen one documented steel nosed car that was supposedly some sort of NASCAR piece....although this particular car looked like it had never been to the track. GG claims it's real. So if I had a choice, maybe that one car
     
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    are we comparing 426 hemi with max wedge or "early" hemi 331 354 392 etc??
     
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    426s.
     
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    None of the earlies were in B body cars
     
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    I'm a Wedge kinda guy :D
     
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    I have fond memories of my 64 fury convert, stage two wedge...many many years ago
     
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    depends on th car.


    street rod i want an early hemi.

    regular production car max wedge.
     
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    I have had a Hemi,67 GTX 4 spd. Nice,but I prefer wedges,doesn't have to be a maxi.
     
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    What about a Max Wedge with a Hemi?

    I guess I'm kinda partial to those kind of cars, heh.:D
     
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    John Lang

    Seeing as i currently have a 65 Hemi Dodge Coronet, i can tell you that the cost of a race Hemi is CRAZY. Thats why the car is going to be for sale real soon! It's a clone A990. Dam good one at that! I also have a 440.6pak, RR which a stock elim car, and it costs about 70% less. Not as fast, but a whole lot of fun!!!!!!!!! John Lang
     
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      I Prefer a Wedge/4speed in a early 60s B-Body, Old School
      But in a Rat rod or street rod it's got to be some kind of a "HEMI" Loud and Proud
       
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      For drool appeal, it would have to be the Hemi...seeing those huge valve covers is impressive!

      If you wanna go fast and have the bucks to build a hemi, go hemi. And if you don't go wedge.

      With todays after market stuff you can go just as fast with either motor, but the wedge will cost less...
       
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      I agree with 71Charger. If money were no object and if it was more of a show car, I would go with the hemi. If it was a street/strip car and money was an issue, I would be working with the wedge.
       
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      I love Hemi's but it's just something about Max Wedge cars that I love even more. So I gotta go with the Maxie first. :yes: Ron
       
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        They are really cool looking. It's the crossram, two fours, and of course the angel wings
         
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        maxwedge is cool but so are HEMI's...Im giving up a maxwedge build for a HEMI one...
         
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        I'm a wedge guy. But, I wouldn't mind a hemi too.
         
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        Max Wedge car.....It's too easy to change plugs on hemi cars...:huh:
         
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        i know i just had never heard of anyone calling the 426 an "early" hemi it just threw me off... i guess i should get used to it now...
        i cant afford either one but i think i would go with the wedge....
         
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