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T J's Wreckers, Chrysler Performance and Parts specialist, have moved to a new address.
T J's Wreckers
E-mail: Tony Kamarinos
1 Attenborough Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175
In the future I will be posting
more updates on the Dr Hemi VJ Charger Project. One of the updates may
proving to be very interesting.... News about the Dr Hemi race head which
has been reworked and flow benched at 500hp.
First as a precautionary measure the race engine (1000 km of service) was pulled out of the car and disassembled for inspection. We put in its place a stock 245ci (4.0 litre) Hemi 6 with the triple weber carbs and a manual 4 speed Borg Warner gearbox. The car is still mobile and able to be driven with special permits for the repair and testing of the vehicle. I hate to write this but there are so many repairs that need to be done to get the car back to a full road worthy condition for registration. Registration lapsed a long while back. Why? I must have been crazy! Now, in my home state of Victoria we need to get a RoadWorthy Certificate and then pass a full on-site inspection at VicRoads office before handing over heaps of cash for motor vehicle registration. More on the roadworthy preparation of the VJ Charger will come later.
The engine was dismantled and to our dismay, when the rods were removed the bearings were damaged from oil starvation. The mains bearings all showed the same oil starvation damage. The oil pump on visual inspection appeared to be fine. I have heard of a modification to the hemi 6 oil pump using Ford Windsor V8 oil pump internals. Many claim it improves both the reliability and supply of oil. The engine has been put away for storage as the main goal is to get the car back into shape for registration. I took a few snaps of the disassembled Hemi 265 engine. Click on the engine pictures below for an enlarged view.
Ross and I want to personally thank Tony Kamarinos of T.J. Wreckers in Dandenong, Victoria for disassembling and inspecting the race engine. We always go to Tony for the best advise on our original and performance Chrysler vehicles.
I have added a page with the recorded Quarter Mile Times for Australian built Factory Production Supercars (1967-1992).
I hope to have more updates later in the month.
To make things easy, Hemi Performance in Victoria stock hemi 6 timing covers modified with the camshaft end float restraint.
A final note, the Camshaft End Float Restraint is only necessary for the three bolt camshafts as they didn't have the cam thrust plate used with the late model one bolt camshafts.
I would also like to announce that my best mate, Ross McMillan, and I have started a new project to get Dr Hemi back on the street/strip to beat the previous best E.T. of 13.3 seconds down the quarter mile. We intend to document the build up and post plenty of pictures.
Come back soon to check for
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