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Question of the Day: Do you love Hemi engines?

Happy Hemi Day!

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Happy Hemi Day – 4/26! The Hemi has been the iconic Chrysler V8 engine since its development in the early 1950s. Since then it has powered too many great vehicles to list, but Mopar aficionados have a soft place in their heart for the powerful V8.

So dear readers, do you love Hemi engines?

1970 Plymouth Superbird

Give us your take in the comments section below. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My take? I do because it powered the Plymouth Superbird and the Dodge Charger Daytona in NASCAR.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is our Content Manager. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

18 COMMENTS

  1. OMG, Hemi was the Holy Grails to have more horsepower than cubic inches – which was the race to beat in 1968 – 1970.

    I had a formerly Hemi powered 1968 Road Runer, with a bored out 383 – overheated all the time in spite of all my 17-year-old efforts.

    • I have a 331 hemi V8 that I’ve been own since I was 18 years old 1955 Chrysler new Yorker till this day it has ran with no issues or troubles I used to travel back and forth from Mexico Tijuana when I open my hood and they see that firepower the conversation starts the show is on

  2. Fortunate to be a Mopar fan born on 4/26. Makes all my Mopar friends jealous. Must admit that I have only owned 1st and 3rd gen hemis: 331 in my 55 300, 392 in my 57 300C, and 5.7 in my Dodge Magnum R/T. 426’s were always a bit out of range for my budget.

  3. Ahhh…..No. Ugly tangled up wires everywhere. Distributor coming off the front and coil plopped right in line of sight. And prior comment about more horsepower than c.i., how about a 327 with 375 hp out of the factory.

  4. I have a 331 hemi V8 that I’ve been own since I was 18 years old 1955 Chrysler new Yorker till this day it has ran with no issues or troubles I used to travel back and forth from Mexico Tijuana when I open my hood and they see that firepower the conversation starts the show is on

  5. I believe that Jaguar’s XK engine from ‘48 through the ‘60s was also a hemispherical head design. Those were beautiful, powerful and reliable engines

  6. About 24 years ago, had a black 69 383 Road Runner, 4 spd. Then when my mechanic told me he had a 69 Hemi Road Runner, totally redone, red with black interior and 4 spd, I thought I died and went to heaven! Sold the RR in 1 day on Ebay and bought the Hemi. With those 2 Carter 4 barrels, you mashed down the accelerator and those Carters woke up, it just threw you in the back seat! Ain’t nothing like it! Unfortunately, had a fuel pump fire, insurance paid everything to fix like new, and needed to sell due to the economy. Bought it for 30 grand, sold it for 50, even after the fire. Not too shabby!

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