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    Default 6 cyl HEMI history

    I can not find much on the history of our old 6 cyl hemi.

    Like the lonsdale engine plant. i think it opened in 1967. but what it did and how when ect?

    If i am right the US was working on the 6 cyl hemi in 1966, and it was called the 'D' engine.
    The US abandoned the effort? but our aussie valiant mob wanted it. so the US engineers were sent to work with our aussies on it.
    ANYONE KNOW about it's history.

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    Chrysler Hemi-6 Engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    not much history other than that, unless you are looking for something in paticular?
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    Was the best for info. a dude called peter hagenbuch had a involvement in the 245 hemi. he came to australia in 1969 for 5 weeks to help with problems they had with it. it's a good read. i am looking for more aussie info. In south africa they made their own slant 6 motors. and a 383 v8.

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    I can point out the fact that they are not actually "hemi" engines. This was a Aussie advertisement to try and cash in on the reputation of the US family of hemi engines.

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    oh dear,look out!

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    Default not a hemi how laughable

    so the fact that they have hemispherical head must be called something other than a hemi , so if not a hemi mate what are they to comment without backing up your statement is just amateur .

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    Development of the D-series engine began in 1964 at Chrysler when they were looking for a new engine for Dodge trucks. It was originally designed to be 300cid.

    At the same time Chrysler Australia engineer Mike Stacy was looking for an engine to be built here in Australia rather than to continue importing 225 slant sixes. They decided that the D-series was perfect and chose it in 1965 to be built in Australia from 1969/70.
    In 1966 Dodge decided not to go ahead with US production.

    Mike Stacy left for the US in 1966 and spent 5 months there helping with the design. It was decided to be a 245cid that could also be taken out to 300cid if required with a deeper block casting. Stacey would have preferred it to be SOHC but in the end was happy with the standard OHV design.

    Final pre-production development was done by Chrysler Australia's Engine Design and Development Department.

    Chrysler in the US soldiered on with the old slant six until 2000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Area51 View Post
    I can point out the fact that they are not actually "hemi" engines. This was a Aussie advertisement to try and cash in on the reputation of the US family of hemi engines.
    Quote Originally Posted by Astyler View Post
    so the fact that they have hemispherical head must be called something other than a hemi , so if not a hemi mate what are they to comment without backing up your statement is just amateur .
    The Aussie six is a "semi Hemi" and not a full Hemi head. Valves are cantered but the combustion chamber is not a full hemisphere but only a part sphere. True Hemi has the spark plug in the space between the valves & the head is a cross flow design.
    Marketing rather than facts.

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    The slant 6 was called a slant 6 because it was.
    The hemi 6 was called a hemi because that is what it is called. as roguerunner has pointed out why.

    I have never heard any one call it something other then.

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    There is some good information in the "hey Charger" book by Gavin Farmer and Gary Bridger. It tells of the decision to drop the slant back in about 1966.
    I can also tell you that the Hemi was a limited release in the VF range for testing purposes. The body number prefix on these cars is VFX. I have a VFX station wagon with the first production 2bbl 245 (engine # 00001).

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    There were 2 short back Valiant Utes made to test out the Motors VF and a VG Named the Mule Ute's..


    1 of the Utes had a Rare 6 pack motor and was used to test the V8's and 6's to give Chrysler there best shot at Bathurst. Both of the short back Ute's are in VIC getting full resto with out them the Charger would not have been the way it is now...

    Both Utes were cut to the same wheel base as the Charger and used to test all the Motors....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangles View Post
    There is some good information in the "hey Charger" book by Gavin Farmer and Gary Bridger. It tells of the decision to drop the slant back in about 1966.
    I can also tell you that the Hemi was a limited release in the VF range for testing purposes. The body number prefix on these cars is VFX. I have a VFX station wagon with the first production 2bbl 245 (engine # 00001).

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    my dad told me about these, he said they had torqflites & some of the nz cops had them on a trial basis, he was a mechainic for a gmh dealership in nz at the time & knew chrysler was up to somthing with this new mystry engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguerunner View Post
    The Aussie six is a "semi Hemi" and not a full Hemi head. Valves are cantered but the combustion chamber is not a full hemisphere but only a part sphere. True Hemi has the spark plug in the space between the valves & the head is a cross flow design.
    Marketing rather than facts.
    He is right ya know, more what I would call a poly than a hemi, & do you know what a poly is??? hey!! have a look at the chamber of the two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROSENBERGER View Post
    I can not find much on the history of our old 6 cyl hemi.

    Like the lonsdale engine plant. i think it opened in 1967. but what it did and how when ect?

    If i am right the US was working on the 6 cyl hemi in 1966, and it was called the 'D' engine.
    The US abandoned the effort? but our aussie valiant mob wanted it. so the US engineers were sent to work with our aussies on it.
    ANYONE KNOW about it's history.
    the D engine? could well explain the prefix's

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    They must of made slant 6 motors in australia because i think the VE was like 97% aussie made.

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