What makes a hemi a hemi?

Answer Hemi engines were being developed for the public as early as the 1950's, relying on an innovative design to increase horsepower and efficiency. In recent years, the Hemi engine has become synonymou... Read More »

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How to Add More Horsepower to a 5.7 HEMI?

The 5.7 HEMI engine is available in the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep vehicles, making it one of the most popular engines available today. Although the HEMI engine has several significant differences in... Read More »

What is the horsepower of a 426 HEMI?

Chrysler rates the 426 HEMI engine at 425 horsepower. An independent dynamometer test showed that the engine could produce 433.5 horsepower at 6,000 RPM. Maximum torque of 472 foot lbs. was reached... Read More »

Who made the first hemi?

The first hemi (hemispherical combustion chamber) engine was built for a boat. It was made in 1901 by the Truscott Launch and Engine Company of Missouri. It was designed by A. R. Welch of the Chels... Read More »

How to Install a Hemi?

A Hemi is different from other truck engines because of its internal combustion. The term "Hemi" comes from the engine's hemispherical form and is a trademark term of the Chrysler Corporation. The ... Read More »