Chrysler Hemi FirePower Engine Rebuild Time Lapse

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The FirePower engine was the first-ever HEMI from Chrysler and was created when the automaker applied hemispherical cylinder heads to its existing overheard valve V8 engine.

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The first FirePower engine displaced 5.4-liters and produced 180 horsepower, however in one application, the Chrysler C-300, the HEMI showed its true potential and churned out 355 horsepower thanks to twin 4-barrell carbs and a racing-derived camshaft.

Hagerty recently got its hands on a Chrysler FirePower V8 and rebuilt the engine of the course of 10 months, filming the entire process for us to view in time-lapse form on YouTube.

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The collector car insurance company couldn’t lock down a C-300’s HEMI V8, not surprisingly, but managed to locate a standard version of the 5.4-liter motor to upgrade themselves.

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