"... The build was beyond my expectations in every way ... Your attention to detail borders on obsession or is that a passion for your love of all things HEMI.", Jeff Hamilton
"... The Hemi started and ran flawlessly!! I am the proud owner of a "Hemihaines" built engine. ... A Eddie Haines Hemi will exceed your expectations!!!!", Butch Verbeck
"I have just entered a car show in my area and the talk was, "where did you find that Hemi"? Of course I said, 'It was built by Mr Eddie Haines himself'.", Jay Kroess
"He is the most Professional, "stick to the word" person, I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with!!", Lee & Karen Prather
"I know and trust Eddie to do the very best job possible. I highly recommend Eddie Haines...", Dewey Parks
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My first 392 Hemi came in the year 1986. I was lucky that day to stumble upon Ten 392 Hemi Engines. A man named Roy Shockley that lived over in Orange City, Florida had a yard full. I received a tip that he had them, so I immediately drove over to his house and I couldn't believe my eyes. He live on about an acre of land. And at the end of a dirt road before you dead end into the railroad tracks sat a little house. The house was run down. Unsuitable for living. When I drove up I didn't see anything. After calling out his name, I heard a man yell out "I'm over here". I asked about the engines and he replied, " they are out back". When we went around the corner, I started seeing them. I turned and said, "I'll be right back". I went home for a friend and his trailer. When we went back we pulled everyone, but one, a 1955 270 Red Ram Hemi, out of his yard. I bought them for as little as $50.00 and as much as $500.00 each. When we got back to town people were following us because they knew what they were and they wanted them. Within two hours of being home, I sold six of them just as they were off the trailer. I rebuilt three of these Hemi Engines to stock specifications and sold them at the Daytona Turkey Rod Run in 1994. My Dodge Challenger received the one from the 1958 New Yorker. These were my first attempts at the earlier style Hemi Engines. At first, I found them to be very easy to rebuild. They were less problematic compared to the late style Hemi Engines. I build Hemi engines.
My eleventh 392 Hemi came in the year 1988. I heard that a local salvage yard had one. I drove over and listened to it run in the car. It was a 1958 Imperial. I bought it that day. That weekend I took the Hemi out of the car. This was a totally untouched engine. My mission was to restore it to its original factory condition. In six months I turned it around and sold it to a girl in Oregon for her father's car . Perfectly restored to museum quality. I build Hemi engines.
My twelfth 392 Hemi came the year 1989. I drove over to Ocala, Florida and bought it from Don Garlits. Currently this engine is under a first for me! Being Supercharged. This engine received the grand treatment. Block was bored .030 over, align honed and decked for correctness. The heads received the complete valve job in icluding new hardened seats. Crane Cams provided the hydraulic Camshaft. The blower shop provided the Blower with 50 percent underdrive. This was a fantastic project. The thrill that everyone received when it came to life. I build blown Hemi engines.
Lately the numbers grow and does the complicity of the projects including electronic fuel injection. I have been building these EFI Hemi engines and find them to be reliable and the only way to go.
392 Hemi Engine - photo taken in 1994.
Looking to restore a WEDGE Engine or HEMI engine for one of the popular MOPAR cars during the 1950's through 1970's? You've found the right man for the job. Give Eddie a call to discuss your restoration or repair project. For over 25 years, Eddie has been excited about restoring the original beauty and performance of HEMI engines and American Muscle Cars. The HEMI engine was popular in production cars during the 50's and early 70's in cars and also in racing as one of the fastest engines on the market. Manufacturers such as Chrysler (FirePower Engine), DeSoto (FireDome Engine), Dodge (Red Ram Engine), and Plymouth were in aggressive competition during what is often called the "Horsepower Wars". The Chryster 426 HEMI Engine was so fast in 1964 that in 1965 it was banned from NASCAR races. HEMI Engines have a hemispherical combustion chamber that was great for efficient airflow and torque. The name HEMI has become synonymous with BIG and POWERFUL and these types of engines helped to shape the state of the art in racing and street cars during their time on the market.
Are you restoring a classic car that requires a HEMI or WEDGE engine under the hood, but yours is non-functioning, rusted out and a fraction of its former self? HEMI Haines has seen them all and can help you restore the engine or build a new one that will be to factory specs to make your car the ultimate replica and in like-new condition. Whether its a Barracuda, Charger, Road Runner, Coronet, Challenger, GTX, or another American Muscle Car, HEMI haines can bring it back to its original glory with a restored HEMI Engine that runs like new.