No engine in automobile history lights the performance fuse like the HEMI® engine. Mopar® carries on the legacy of the venerable HEMI engine with crate motors of various sizes and horsepower output, blocks, cranks, heads and most anything else needed to recreate the rumble and raw power of this automotive icon.
The mighty roar of the throaty Mopar® street racers of the 1960s solidified the reputation of Mopar power and prowess. Since that time, Mopar Performance has become synonymous with passionate race enthusiasts around the globe.
GET A LOAD OF THE WORLD’S QUICKEST JEEP® CHEROKEE In 2007, Mark Blair, owner of Blair’s Auto Care, came across this 1986 Jeep® Cherokee. “The former owner brought it in the shop and decided she didn’t want it anymore. So I paid her $250 and tried to sell it for parts or a restoration project.” But …
In Mopar® racing lore, the 426 HEMI® engine is widely recognized as the king of the hill. Guys like Tom Hoover earned fame (perhaps without the fortune) as early pioneers of that wildly successful engine. Today’s history lesson is about the Chrysler Corporation small block, its successes, and the lesser known guy behind much of it. His name is John Wehrly.
Accessory components, such as power steering, air conditioning, power generation and engine cooling, are driven by a single and/or serpentine drive belt off the engine. The V-belts of yesterday are gone and have been replaced by flexible flat belts (Figure 1). This illustration shows the serpentine drive belt on a 2.4L engine used in a PT Cruiser.
Belt material has improved significantly over the
‘71 ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLE GETS BACK INTO SHAPE AFTER 20 YEARS OF SITTING AROUND In its heyday, this ’71 ’Cuda was an absolute showstopper in Gold Metallic with a black top and black interior. But when it came to Rob Paddock of Paddock’s Paint Works in Chesterfield, Michigan, it was nothing more than a shell, and …