"... 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 528 Hemi project started out as an idea. I wanted to build the largest Hemi available. Mopar Performance offered a Mega Block with a bore of 4.5 in. This along with the stroke of 4.15 gives you a displacement of 528 cubic inches. Crate motors were basically unavailable due to the fact that the foundry that was manufacturing them went under. My only way to achieve my goal was if I bought all the pieces and assembled my own 528 Hemi. And that is what I did. It took me the better part of ten months to collect all the pieces. It seemed like every time I called someone about a specific part, they were in between runs and I would have to wait. After collecting all the machined parts, It took me a whole month to assemble the engine. Eleven months after I set out to build my dream, I brought it to life. The driveway was full of hoses and wires and without a hitch, It fired right up.
About a month later it was time to put it in my Dodge Challenger with its pistol grip 4 speed. It went right in the engine compartment. Imagine what it was like to drive this car down the road with open headers on the way to get the exhaust hooked up. Once it was hooked up I drove my dream car-engine combo. for 1 year back and forth to work. The temptation to pass everybody in my way was constant. I got a few of those behind me! After high fuel consumption (fill ups every 80 miles) I decided to remove the engine. My dream was successful. My mission was complete. I build Hemi engines.
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.