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Thanks for joining us for another exciting issue of the RodsandWheels e-magazine. This week we begin a fantastic series called The Worlds Best Engines with a profile of the Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi engine. Next, join others at the Antique Studebaker's Club (ASC) for fun events, amazing cars, and more.
Then, we finish our two part profile of the Dodge St. Regis- 1979 through 1981. And finally, we profile the entire line of the 1964 Chevrolet. Until next week,
See Ya Under the Hood,
Paul H. Green
Profile of the Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi Engine
Three different “Hemi” internal combustion engines were built by Chrysler Corporation. The Hemi is an inverted bowl shaped hemispherical combustion chamber, with valves from a two-valve per cylinder engine, positioned at an angle instead of side by side. The “Hemi” design allowed spark plug placement near center with a minimum swirl and quench to thoroughly burn off fuel gasses. It often required a dome-shaped piston crown to maintain its compression ratio.
Towards the end of WWII, the Hemi engine was developed for the P-47 fighter plane and also the M-47 Patton Tank.
Join others at the Antique Studebaker Club (ASC) for fun events, amazing cars, and more
One automobile name that really stands out in the history of cars is Studebaker. For more than a century the company served the public, first with wagons and then with some great cars and trucks. The Studebaker President, Commander, GB Roadster, Light Six Touring, Dictator, and the M-Series trucks are among some of the early models. One auto club that appreciates all Studebaker vehicles that were produced through 1946 is the Antique Studebaker Club (ASC).
Founded in 1971, ASC is incorporated in California and is a non-profit car club. The club’s purpose is to encourage and promote the restoration and preservation of all Studebaker models built through the year 1946 as well as M-Series trucks that were produced through 1948. ASC is also dedicated to preserving the history of the Studebaker Corporation and related companies. Club operations and duties are carried out by a group of officers including a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and several board members.
Profile of the Dodge St. Regis - 1979 through 1981 (Part 2)
Standard safety features
Chrysler also built in many standard features for safety on the Dodge St. Regis. It had a uni-belt restraint system and a shoulder belt tension relief system, a dual disc braking system, turn signals with lane change features, an energy-absorbing steering column, and a high-penetration-resistant windshield. It also featured side door guard beams, a dual hood latch system and fire-retardant interior trim materials. Another standard feature was safety-rim wheels.
Profiling the entire line of the 1964 Chevrolet
The 1964 lineup of Chevrolet vehicles was luxury-size everything, but without the high luxury price. Several of these great lines included the Impala, Impala Super Sport, Bel Air, and Biscayne. Every model was full of options from the exterior to the interior.