The Difference Between a 426 Street Hemi and a 426 Race Hemi

The Difference Between a 426 Street Hemi and a 426 Race Hemi

The 426 race Hemi came before the 426 street versions. To make the race engine more streetable, changes had to be made. Let’s examine the differences between the two engines. The differences between a 426 Street and race Hemi are the street version’s lower compression ratio of 10.25:1 compared to 12.5:1, and a lower lift…

The 426 Hemi Dual Overhead Cam Engine – The “Doomsday Hemi”

The 426 Hemi Dual Overhead Cam Engine – The “Doomsday Hemi”

I’m often asked about the 426 Hemi and its specifications. One topic coming up is about an overhead cam design. Let’s answer, is the 426 Hemi DOHC? The 426 Hemi is not an overhead cam design engine. A 426 Hemi dual overhead cam engine was designed as a prototype in 1964 but was never completed…

How Much an Original 440 Six Pack Car is Worth: Recent Prices

How Much an Original 440 Six Pack Car is Worth: Recent Prices

I’ve been researching 440 Six Pack/6BBL cars for years. They’ve always been worth more money when new and today as a collectable. Let’s take a close look at how much an original 440 Six Pack car is worth. Restored 440 Six Pack cars with their original engine are worth from $91,300 to $1,100,000 with an…

How Fast is a 440 Six Pack or 6-BBL? 1/4 Mile and 0-60 Results

How Fast is a 440 Six Pack or 6-BBL? 1/4 Mile and 0-60 Results

I’ve spent years researching 440 Six Packs and how fast they are. I’ve even owned a Six Barrel powered car, so I know how fast they can go. I researched original drag strip results when the cars were new. Here are the results. Here’s how fast a 440 Six Pack/6BBL is in the 1/4 mile…

What Hemi Means in an Engine: Generation 1, 2 and 3 Hemis

What Hemi Means in an Engine: Generation 1, 2 and 3 Hemis

The 426 Hemi in the 1960s put the word Hemi into a different category. The Hemi engine earns respect from all car enthusiasts. Although not everyone knows the exact meaning of the word. Let’s answer, what does Hemi mean in an engine? Hemi, short for hemispherical, refers to the shape and design of the combustion…

How Much An Original 426 Hemi Car is Worth: Recent Prices

How Much An Original 426 Hemi Car is Worth: Recent Prices

I’ve been tracking 426 Hemi car prices for many years. The Hemis were always the most expensive Chrysler when new and today that still holds true for them as collectables. Let’s examine how much an original 426 Hemi car is worth. E-body 426 Hemi cars are worth between $143,000 to over 3 million dollars. Daytonas…

426 Hemi Specifications – Complete Engine Specs

426 Hemi Specifications – Complete Engine Specs

I’ve spent years studying, admiring and researching big block Mopar specs, especially the 426 Hemi. The name Hemi transcends car brands making many people wonder about its specifications. Therefore, let’s answer, what are the 426 Hemi specs? The 426 Hemi has 426 cubic inches, a 4.25″ bore and 3.75″ stroke, 425 horsepower @ 5,000 RPM…

How Fast is a 426 Hemi? 1/4 Mile & 0-60 Results

How Fast is a 426 Hemi? 1/4 Mile & 0-60 Results

While reading up on the legendary 426 Hemi Engine, many people wonder how fast it was. I researched the original drag strip results conducted and published when the cars were new. Here are the results. Here’s how fast a 426 Hemi is in the 1/4 mile race: 426 Hemi Average 1/4 Mile Times and Speeds…