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Building a Hemi for Less - Build A Budget Hemi

Don't let the rich guys have all the fun. If you can find a Top Alcohol crankshaft, you can build this engine for Chevy money.

Photography by Steve Magnante
BIG HEMI DYNO POWER*
RPM HP TQ
3,500 391 587
3,600 400 585
3,700 410 582
3,800 421 581
3,900 433 582
4,000 446 586
4,100 463 593
4,200 481 602
4,300 502 613
4,400 521 622
4,500 534 623
4,600 548 626
4,700 560 626
4,800 570 624
4,900 581 623
5,000 590 620
5,100 602 620
5,200 614 620
5,300 624 619
5,400 635 617
5,500 646 617
5,600 654 613
5,700 660 609
5,800 669 605
5,900 676 602
6,000 680 595
6,100 683 588
6,200 684 579
6,300 685 571
6,400 679 557
6,500 670 541
*Numbers are rounded to the nearest tenth.

With a stump pulling 587 lb-ft way down at 3,500 rpm and peak horsepower reached at a conservative 6,300 rpm, the benefits of the stroker crank and free-flowing heads are clear. We made more than 15 dyno pulls to ensure repeatability, and every one was made with 91-octane Shell gasoline from a local station.

CAMSHAFT PN PRICE
Crower mechanical roller with 308/314 degrees of duration at 0.050 with 0.688/0.649 lift PN33472 $381.99
Crower lifters S-66232 565.99
JP Performance timing chain 5606T 89.00
Manley thrust button 42116 7.99
Camshaft Total: $1,044.97
INDUCTION PN PRICE
Mopar Performance Street Hemi intake manifold P5153737 $425.99
Superior Automotive plenum dividers removal N/A 150.00
SCE intake gaskets P166101 15.99
Edelbrock 750-cfm Performers 1407 254.95 (each)
Induction Total: $1,101.88
IGNITION PN PRICE
MSD Pro-Billet distributor 8546 $295.10
MSD Blaster 2 coil 8202 38.30
MSD Heli-Core, 8mm wires 31289 179.60
Champion spark plugs RN9YC 14.00
Ignition Total: $527.00
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