Hemi Buildup on a '55 Chevy Bel Air! - Roadkill Ep. 29
In Episode 8 of Roadkill we introduced you to the greatest engine swap
project ever—a Hemi into a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Nearly two years later, we
finally get Mike Finnegan's Mopar-powered Tri-Five on the road, but not
without a few problems along the way. Blown head gaskets, frayed wires, and
severe sleep-deprivation are all overcome as Finnegan, Freiburger, and
friends push to get this polarizing project car running again in time for
an epic road trip.
The BlaspHEMI '55 Chevy rides on a Jim Meyer Racing Gasser tube chassis
with Viking coilover dampers and Firestone Cheater slicks out back. Up
front the car has a tubular straight axle, parallel leaf springs and tires
small enough to fit on a VW Bug. The rear axle is a John's Industries
9-inch with 5.43:1 gears. The Hemi began life as a 528ci Mopar crate
engine, which Finnegan rebuilt with a 0.030-inch overbore, ported aluminum
heads, and a Comp Cams solid roller cam. The mill is topped off with a
Hilborn stack injection system with EFI controlled by a FAST EFI ECU. An
Aeromotive Stealth fuel tank and pump provides the fuel while MSD provides
the spark. The engine is backed by a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual gearbox
with an American Powertrain installation kit and a twin-disc clutch. The
car was wired with a Speedwires kit and the guys built their own fenderwell
headers using parts from Hedman.
To save weight, the original steel front clip was swapped out for a
lightweight fiberglass tilt front end from Unlimited Products and the
windows were replaced with lexan parts from ProGlass. The rollcage is a
10-point arrangement built from chrome-moly steel and TIG welded to the
floor and frame. To save a ton of time, High Tech Auto Wraps covered the
car in flat black vinyl instead of paint while the last of the parts were
installed onto the car.
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GSR eg hatch for sale
This is a video of my EG hatch starting cold, running warm, and showing
Turbo GSR sleeper civic
This is a video I made a few years ago...it was my High School car. Good
old sleeper days. This video doesn't show it, but I installed an electronic
Exhaust cutout for the stock Exhaust to go open down pipe. The car went
through another small transformation before I sold her... upgraded the Exhaust manifold/down pipe and also some
Here's a couple of pictures of what she looked like before I sold her:
10sec. Turbo GSR Hatch destroys all near seattle...
SVT Lightening w/ 17lb pulley, header back Exhaust, intake and chip..... SR20 rhd s13
sylvia with random bolt ons VS. turbo
2.1 gsr hatch on a weak 13psi just having fun, car doesnt run 10's on
13psi.....the car runs around 360+whp on 13psi....475whp on 25psi....and on
the 25psi it ran a 10.6@140mph..... many videos of this car and many to
come.....and more Boost as well....
30-35psi coming soon