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New Life for an Old Hemi

Restoring an engine can be a daunting task, but if you are up to it, it can be very rewarding. The biggest decision is, what motor do you want to use. There are many things to choose from when you a picking your motor. Once you have found the motor you want to rebuild, the next step is to actually find it. This might be a bigger issue depending on what motor you decided to choose. Now that you have the motor you just need to rest of the car to work on.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Hemi engine design originates from Chrysler engineering experiments in the 1930s when scientists perfected power derived from low octane fuels.
  • The Hemi engine can be found in the Dodge and Desoto automobile lines. The Desoto is a popular choice of Hemi due to its smaller size and expense of purchase.
  • Working with an older Desoto Hemi can costly in construction and difficult to source for parts and knowledge.

“The decision was made to build a vintage engine, incorporating some traditional speed parts as well as some newly reproduced and freshly engineered pieces.”

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