21 December 2016

Video: Chrysler Hemi FirePower Rebuild Time Lapse

This Chrysler Hemi FirePower engine was a bit trickier, but after 10 months, another 40,000+ photos and a lot of blood, sweat, tears and grease, Davin and Matt have completed another Redline Rebuild.

28 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Marcus Ellis MS December 21, 2016 at 17:38
    Great work, guys: wish I had that toy to play with! However, Can't believe you pulled and installed that cam without gloves - or were the pictures too fast to show that safety issue?
  • 2
    wildbill Whidbey December 21, 2016 at 18:22
    I can't hear it!?
  • 3
    brad oregon December 21, 2016 at 18:28
    beautiful, I'd love to hear it run
  • 4
    Bruce C CO December 21, 2016 at 18:35
  • 5
    Jerry Swanson OR December 21, 2016 at 19:03
    Love the build and especially the time-lapse, great work..! Love the stats as well, 10 months, 40,000 photos ~ how about the total cost... For us tire kickers...
  • 6
    Larry Helmer MN - Minnesota December 21, 2016 at 19:28
    Wow that was awesome to think I owed one
  • 7
    Rich Sutliffe SF Bay Area December 21, 2016 at 21:33
    Great build by Davin and Matt...and I'm not even a Mopar guy! What's not to love about a Hemi! Thanks for doing it. R.
  • 8
    Doug Colo Springs December 22, 2016 at 15:31
    Please tell me who are the artists on the video music!
  • 9
    Mike Wisconsin December 22, 2016 at 03:43
    Did that engine have a road draft tube?(vented crankcase pressure to atmosphere) Interesting that some engines have those ''of that year.....
  • 10
    Mike Wisconsin December 22, 2016 at 03:44
    Did that engine have a road draft tube?(vented crankcase pressure to atmosphere) Interesting that some engines have those ''of that year.....
  • 11
    marshall tallapoosa ga December 22, 2016 at 18:57
  • 12
    Don H FL December 22, 2016 at 07:33
    I enjoyed watching the rebuild Thanks
  • 13
    Fred Durbin Sylvania Ohio December 22, 2016 at 20:42
    Gotta love those old engines. Is that old Hemi a 331 cid, a 354 or a 392? What year is the engine? I like the rebuild. I used to work at a marina as a mechanic and worked on a lot of Chrysler Hemi engines.
  • 14
    mark North Dakota December 22, 2016 at 09:48
    Have a 57 Imperial 392, going to build a 57 Dodge Coronet rat rod, would love to have one of those intakes. Great video, fun to watch. It makes it seem soooo easy.
  • 15
    Steve Adil Columbia December 22, 2016 at 10:26
    Great video - but - ya didn't fire it!!
  • 16
    Paul Dattilo Ohio December 23, 2016 at 16:28
    Loved it! What's the music from?
  • 17
    steve Zielinski North Carolina December 23, 2016 at 08:38
    restoring a 66 hemi charger 4 speed car. so I can relate. been balanced and blueprinted. did the final assembly myself. will be run on a engine dyno in a couple of weeks. anxious to see how it does. engine is stock original except for a 68-69 factory cam upgrade. those heads are REALLY HEAVY!!!
  • 18
    Kerry M Texas December 23, 2016 at 08:49
    Nice build . I always wanted an Early Hemi powered rod . I didn't believe a Webrodder 241 Hemi build that warned of the cost , but ultimately I too just stopped counting when I passed $14k into rebuilding a 54 Dodge 241 Hemi almost the same way - bored, balanced , ported, 3x2 carbs and intake , hard to find cam , Chevy w/pump conversion , and zoomies for my 46 Dodge rat truck. Early Hemi is Chrysler for Give me all your money ! But wow it sure sounds and looks good !
  • 19
    Al Burton GR, MI December 23, 2016 at 08:49
    that same type of motor was the first engine I ever rebuilt (dodge red ram) back in1961. glad to see they haven't all gone away. thank you.
  • 20
    Ron Stevens Martinez, CA December 23, 2016 at 11:47
    NICE! The time lapse makes it look SOOOO easy...and nice touch 'bringing it home' in what I assume to be the Ford truck built at Hershey a while back?
  • 21
    Ross Howard New Mexico December 23, 2016 at 12:45
    Nice video, I have a 331 stored in the corner of my garage I've wanted to rebuild for quit a few years so this video will give me incentive, It also would have been informative to show the parts that were used in the rebuild and cost's........and also to here it run........Thanks
  • 22
    clayton Ohio December 24, 2016 at 11:27
    I like that you used the original valve covers. Nice touch!
  • 23
    Demont Kennedy Spokane Wa. December 25, 2016 at 11:41
    I've been riding in" MOPARS" since the day I was borne. That's been a long time. Love the that old internal combustion bomber! Mopar Forever
  • 24
    Greg Dana Point CA January 4, 2017 at 18:01
    Great Job! I would love to here it and know the rebuild cost. I have an all original 1954 Chrysler New Yorker DeLuxe Newport with the 4-barrel 331 FirePower HEMI
  • 25
    Glenn Ottawa, Canada March 15, 2017 at 17:36
    There's not a sweeter sound on the planet, than a Chrysler Hemi....
  • 26
    Fred Toronto March 15, 2017 at 23:18
    Greg - we owned a 1954 New Yorker with a 331 Fire power too. Baby blue with a white top. All we have now is home movies. Very cool exhaust pipes. Would love to see pic of your New Yorker.
  • 27
    Todd Omaha, NE March 16, 2017 at 07:33
    Great Video - The custom intake is sweet!
  • 28
    Tom Brennan Harrisburg, Pennsylvania March 20, 2017 at 10:01
    Had a 68 Jeep 5.2 AWD. Could get smoke off all four tires. Loved it. Sorry I ever sold it.

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