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#2458525 - 02/27/18 03:50 PM Hemi LS
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panic so would this be the best street engine ever ? no
""outrage we’d expect from the Mopar faithful or perhaps even the Ford hemi guys. After all, their righteous indignation is aimed directly at a set of hemi heads sitting astride an LS short-block.

Allow that to stew in its own juices for a moment or two. Then ignore the automotive theologians and focus instead on the fact that hot rodding has always ridden on the knife’s edge of automotive heresy. It wasn’t all that long ago that hot rodders were reviled hooligans.""
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hemi-ls-yes-real-kicks-ass/
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#2458527 - 02/27/18 03:56 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: theraif]
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That's nice an all, but if he wanted to be more accurate, he should call it the "Poly LS" since the heads look more like 318 poly heads than Hemi heads.

Although the latest Hemi is not really a "Hemi" in the strictest of terms, I'd say it's more of a hemi than the pictured heads. In any case, the guy put a lot of work into that and that's pretty impressive.
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#2458534 - 02/27/18 04:11 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: theraif]
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Nice! lot of R&D, but more of a novelty to have I would think, and kind of sad at the HP numbers, as it dosen't take too much to get the LS into 600+ hp range

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#2458559 - 02/27/18 05:25 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Wasn't the Ball Stud Hemi like that?

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#2458627 - 02/27/18 08:31 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: theraif]
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Ardun heads ring a bell

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#2458635 - 02/27/18 08:58 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: ruderunner]
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#2458860 - 02/28/18 11:06 AM Re: Hemi LS [Re: theraif]
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I will say they got the outward appearance "right". up

That's more than can be said for the Gen III clobbered up with coil packs, wiring, and goofy-looking flat valve covers. Then try to hide the whole mess with a big plastic ding-dong. twocents



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#2458864 - 02/28/18 11:11 AM Re: Hemi LS [Re: theraif]
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#2458890 - 02/28/18 11:38 AM Re: Hemi LS [Re: Grizzly]
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Originally Posted By Grizzly
I will say they got the outward appearance "right". up

That's more than can be said for the Gen III clobbered up with coil packs, wiring, and goofy-looking flat valve covers. Then try to hide the whole mess with a big plastic ding-dong. twocents



The Gen 3 Hemi is a production engine. The twin plugs help emissions (and horsepower) by ensuring a more complete fuel burn. Wiring is essential to the engine management system so that is can monitor things several times a second to optimize power output and economy. Flat valve covers ensure that it will fit between the inner fenders of a production car. The big plastic ding dong is there to quiet the engine down because the thing is going to be in luxury, or near-luxury cars...so intake and accessory noise has to be kept to a minimum.

The "Hemi LS" in the article doesn't have to deal with any of those things...when you don't have to compromise, its easier to make it pretty.
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#2458909 - 02/28/18 12:14 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: theraif]
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Only $6K for the heads then + + + + +. I would rather just have a real Hemi. There isn't anything special about the LS shortblock.
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#2458947 - 02/28/18 01:39 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: Grizzly]
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If form over function bothers you that much Indy sells a set of “traditional” valve covers for the Gen III, it might unknot the panties but who knows

It’s a cool read but if you need a “Hemi” that bad in a package that size the wrecker yard is littered with them. The flow numbers are no better than what you can get from an Apache head. You need to turn the amp to 11, get Thiteks


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#2462075 - 03/06/18 02:07 PM Re: Hemi LS [Re: WO23Coronet]
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AMEN!!!!!

All that trouble to build a Generation III Hemi out of cobbled together pieces. Stupid.

Yes, the ball Stud Hemi was remarkably like it. See photo.

R.


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