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      Ok, I have been thinking about this for a while and came to the decision that we need a correct 1/8 hemi that wont cost the world.
      I want to scratch build Hemi plans? one but I need plans and measurements for a 392 Hemi. Does anyone know where I may find these?? The Hemi was never released over here so finding one and measuring it is not an option (Bugger)
      If I can manage this I will send the master over to someone who is better than me at casting Hemi plans? (Not hard to do) so that itís available for all.
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      Doc.
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    I don't know why I missed this post. Doc, if we can wait a bit, I've got a 1/6 scale 392 hemi diecast model from GMP. I could measure it out and draw up the plans. If you need to, I can convert it to any scale you want.
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    I'm working on the heads (in progress) complete with removable valve covers and rockers....major pain in the ***!
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    Jeff that would be great if you could. Im going to do it in 1/8 scale so it has more applications. Thanks you.

    Don, I saw your fantastic rocker covers, are you doing a full motor or just the heads?

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    I'm going to do a complete 1/8th engine with several intakes. It's not going to happen soon because I'm going to detail it to the nth degree and I have other projects to finish first. If you have a master in mind I'll do whatever I can to help you. I'm a Mopar maniac. Your Hemi will be done a lot sooner than mine, I'm sure. Please go for it, we could use a "correct" 392.
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    Don, Iím not going to step on your toes. Besides I bet you could out build me any day! I will most certainly get one of your Hemi's when done, I may be kicked out of the Ford club but I do LOVE Hemi's!!
    So I kicked my Hemi idea into touch and have thought up another project that I have all the reference I could need. Ford 427 SOHC, I will do one for one of my builds, if it comes out ok and anyone thinks there is a market for it I will pass it on to be cast and added to the site.
    I posted on the 'Prototype Hemi' thread too, so you may see it there to.
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    i think there would be a market for nearly any engine you could make, Hemi, Straight six, airplane, tank, personally i want to use a different engine in each of my builds (apart from the two Flatheads I'm doing at the moment), my point is if a new engine is made available on this forum i will buy it :D .
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    Dan mentioned to me once that he's got a few enginges in the works. I'm working on a Hemi conversion kit for the pontiac, a true 392 Hemi, a 4 banger with cross flow head........and the "monster" a 1/8th scale V-12 Allison.
    We need some transmissions, maybe a B&M Hydro and a couple of good 4-speeds. I think Keith might have an Olds rear in the works.
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    I'm working on a 56 to 57 Olds/Pontiac rear end right now. It's going to have options so it can be used from different time periods with different widths and set ups. I just sent Don some photos of my 409 Chevy engine I'm building. It's all homemade, I don't like to send pictures of my stuff unfinished, but this is an exception. It's just a piece of plastic, but I went the prototypical way, in other words, I used a deck plate and built the height up, so the heads are further apart, meaning I'm building a sheet metal intake for the 8 stack injection system. If this were a real engine with the deck plates bolted in place and the block sleeved for a larger bore, you would have to fill the lower end water jackets to the bottom of the water pump holes with Hard-Blok filler so it would have greater strength. The heads are aluminum but I chose to paint them. The real engine would have 550 cubic inches. But since this is plastic, it just looks like a 409. The all aluminum Lenco I built is going behind this engine. I'm putting it in a heavily modified T body I'm building. Keith 88proof. :)
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    I'm posting these photos for 88Proof, I'll let him explain them.....










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    Thank you Don for posting the photos for me. I'm building a street roadster class salt flats deuce. The rules are rear fenders and headlights. I always liked the 37 Chevy style so I made a set, which I didn't picture yet. There's lots to do yet on this car. The 550 Cubic inch 409 is no where near done. My all aluminum Lenco is going behind it. The red 55 T-bird is a 1962 issue ITC Ideal model kit. I have my Big Drag and 1/16th 56 T-bird next to it for camparison. I compared it to a 1/10 Barnett Design Schlemmer Roadster I have and the closest I can figure by measuring is the car is 1/9th scale or big for 1/10th. I plan on putting the 409 in a heavily modified T I'm building. I hope you enjoy the pictures, I don't like to post unfinshed stuff, but I thought I'd give you an idea of what paint can hide. Keith 88proof. :)
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