What is inside
Gary Dodane's Cuda?
A 426 Horsepower
The one engine that stands
head and shoulders above the rest is the Chrysler Hemi. As a major part of
history in American muscle cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Or indeed
of any time, the Hemi was quite simply the most powerful production engine
of its time.
Chrysler in particular
had much to thank the Hemi for, because of its effect on the publics Perception
of Chrysler muscle car was out of proportion to the numbers actually made.
A clue to its secret lay in that name: Hemi was short for Hemispherical, indicating
the use of a Half-sphere-shaped combustion chamber. It is now recognized that
this shape allows more room for Larger ports and valves, and a higher compression
ratio in relation to the size of the combustion Chamber. With higher volumetric
efficiency than a comparable engine, a Chrysler Hemi breathes deep, And deep
breathing is one of the holy grails in the search for high horsepower.
Here are pictures
of the inside of the Cuda.