It’s April 26, and you know what that means, Dodge fans: It’s National HEMI day. 4/26 = 426. Let’s celebrate!
The legendary 426 HEMI V8 was born back in late 1963 when Chrysler performance engineers, led by group manager Tom Hoover, decided to up the ante in NASCAR and on the drag strips, where the Dodge brand was already a top performer.
Starting with the sturdy block and reciprocating assembly from the winning 426-cubic-inch Max Wedge engine, Hoover and crew dusted off the hemispherical combustion chamber layout from the company’s previous 1951-1958…Read More