Our Chrysler Hemi Engine

1933 Dodge Coupe 1933 Dodge Coupe at ASRF Nationals 2013 1933 Dodge Coupe cruising the fairgrounds at ASRF Nationals 2013

Our 1933 Dodge coupe now has a Chrysler 354 HEMI engine installed.

The coupe's first trip with the HEMI engine was to the Big River Nationals in Barmera, South Australia in late April 2006.

We were recently at the 2013 Australian Street Rod Federation Nationals on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

My VERY SPECIAL THANKS to my dear friends for their help regarding this project

Bob and Debra Walker of HOT HEADS
Mike & Mellonie McLeod
Bob Greenfield
John Forney
Steve Hayes
and my late best friend Ron Skala


Dirk and Luke
Phil Taylor "The Hemi Legend"
Kim Cooney of KC Racing
Alex McEvoy
Steve and Mick of Chrome Masters
Brian of S&B Auto Electrical
Terry of Altorque Convertors
Troy of Willaston Auto Electrics
Sion of Exhaust Wizards
Laurie of Ceramic Coating Australia
Lee of Sprint Auto Parts Munno Para
Craig Bisset
and my very special thanks to the late Dave Currie of Ballarat, Victoria

  • Year: 1954
  • Engine Prefix: C54-2-8xxxx
  • Engine Block: Chrysler Hemi Engine Block
  • Bore: 354 with # .030 overbore
  • Cylinder Heads: 1956 cast iron 354 HEMI Heads, rebuilt with new stainless valves, hardened valve seats, dual valve springs, brass valve guides
  • Crankshaft: Standard Forged Steel Crankshaft
  • Camshaft: Hydraulic Supercharger Profile with .519 valve lift
  • Rocker Shafts: Rocker Arm Specialist Roller Rockers
  • Pushrods: Hydraulic chrome moly 4340 pushrods
  • Lifters: Hydraulic
  • Balancer: BHJ Billet Steel Balancer
  • Timing Set: Milodon Gear Drive
  • Pulleys: HOT HEADS aluminium VE belt pulleys
  • Oil Pan: KC Racing aluminium oil pan with crankshaft scraper, windage tray and gates
  • Oil Dipstick: HOT HEADS straight dipstick
  • Valley Cover: HOT HEADS finned aluminium valley cover
  • Timing Cover: HOT HEADS aluminium timing cover with cast integral water pump adapters
  • Water Pump: Polished Small Block Chevrolet - Short Style aluminium finned pump
  • Alternator: Polished 100 Amp GM One Wire Alternator
  • Alternator Bracket: HOT HEADS polished aluminium low mount alternator bracket
  • Ignition: Polished Joe Hunt Magneto / HEI Distributor
  • Plug Wires: Taylor 8mm spark plug wires
  • Oil Pump: Mellings High Volume Small block Chrysler
  • Oil Filter: Remote Tell Tale mounted Oberg Screen Filter
  • Connecting Rod Bolts: ARP
  • Pistons : Arias Forged Aluminium Blower Pistons 8:1 compression ratio
  • Piston Rings: Chrome Moly
  • Induction: HOT HEADS Tunnel Ram Intake with Weiand carb plate - hi-rise
  • Offenhauser Carb adapters - 4 inch
  • Valve Covers : HOT HEADS - Finned- polished
  • Valve Cover Breathers : Offenhauser breathers x 4
  • PCV : Incorporated in one Offenhauser Valve cover breather
  • Carburettor : Two Edelbrock Performer Series - 500 cfm carbs - manual choke
  • Fuel Pump: Mallory Electric High Volume pump-140 GPH.
  • Fuel filters: Mallory In line fuel filter from fuel tank plus Edelbrock anodized aluminium fuel filters per carburetor
  • Throttle Linkage: Enderle Supercharger Throttle Linkage, modified
  • Engine Mounts : Chassis Engineering Hemi Motor Mount Kit
  • Gasket Set : Best Brand Complete Gasket Set
  • Exhaust Headers: HOT HEADS Tube Length Headers
  • Transmission: 1968 GM Powerglide Automatic with hardened input shaft, steel hub
  • Torque Convertor : Ten Inch 3000 RPM Stall convertor with Nissan Internals.
  • Trans Cooler: B&M Fan assisted front mounted transmission cooler with additional finned cooler with remote mounted twin oil filters
  • Trans Adapter: HOT HEADS HEMI to GM Automatic trans adapter -starter placed on Australian Drivers side but can also be supplied for passenger side
  • Trans Shifter: Hurst Lightning Rods
  • Starter: Compact Mopar Starter motor - shortened by one inch to clear steering box
  • Induction Scoop : Blower Drive Services scoop with filter kit.