You’re probably thinking “I am NOT going to comment on this post!” Well, you might want to. This post is on the infamous “Elephant Motor.”
The so-called ‘Elephant Motor’ is a 426 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi engine. It is called the elephant motor because of its huge displacement (the volume of air displaced when the engine is turned a cycle by the pistons – in this casr, 426 ci), and huge power output (425 horsepower). And that’s only in stock form!
The Elephant Motor was developed for NASCAR in 1963. Its first race was in a Plymouth Belvedere, in 1964. For many years, the 426 Hemi won many races in NASCAR.
In my opinion, the true Chrysler Elephant Motor is the 440 Six-Pack Hemi. VROOM!
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Wow, I know some people who can displace a lot of air!!! Now I have a new name for it!!!
I know some too!!
The Hemi was a great engine,
My favorite car that used the 426 is the ’68 Dodge Charger R/T with a four-on-the-floor. The 426 was more powerful than the 440 even though the ’40 was a bigger engine. The 440 was a wedge head instead of a hemi head.
My favorite with the 426 is the ’70 Dodge Super Bee with the “Trak Pak” option.
Oh yeah I forgot, I forgot about the trak pak. Make that a 68 Charger R/T with the trak pak.
You truly are an amazing teenager!
That makes very proud!