426 Cubic Inch HEMI V8 Engine

1970 426 HEMI Engine. Photo from the Chrysler archives.
Above – 1970 426 HEMI Engine. Photo from the Chrysler archives.

Specifications: ( Based On 1970 Information )

  • Engine Type: OHV V-8
  • Piston Displacement: 426 cu. in.
  • Bore And Stroke: 4.25″ x 3.75″
  • Compression Ratio: 10.1 to 1
  • Horsepower @ R.P.M.: 425 @ 5000
  • Torque, lb-ft. @ R.P.M.: 490 @ 4000
  • Fuel Recommendation: PremiumIn 1966, Chrysler began offering a slightly tuned-down version of the 426 HEMI race engine (called the “street HEMI”) as an option in Plymouth Belvederes, Dodge Coronets and Chargers. The cylinder head configuration with a nearly centrally located spark plug in a hemispherically shaped combustion chamber gave the classic HEMI engine its name.This unique architecture has an inherent airflow that translates into big power. The street HEMI came with dual, four-barrel carburetors mounted on an aluminum dual-plan intake manifold. The engine’s advertised horsepower and torque were 425 hp and 490 lb.-ft. of torque.

    The street HEMI was optional on all years of the Dodge Coronet R/T. About 10,000 426 HEMIs were manufactured for street use in the engine’s five-year run. Today, restored true HEMI cars command very high price tags.

    Source Of Information: Chrysler Corporation