Hemi Viper

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by LaViper, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. LaViper

    LaViper Viper Owner

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    Went to a local Cruise nite & found a 94 R/T with a 528 Hemi. Owner says 900 HP with an automatic Trans. Very good looking.:omg: Will get pictures soon & post. Anyone else running V8 ?:dunno:
     
  2. GTSnake

    GTSnake Viper Owner

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    Why would you take out a V10 for a V8? Sure there are more parts available and it's lighter but it's the heart and soul of a Viper.
     
  3. hemihead

    hemihead Viper Owner

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    I love it! I can't wait to see the pictures. :2tu:
     
  4. Paul Hawker

    Paul Hawker Viper Owner

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    Some have changed out engines to fit in certain race groups.

    Sir Hiss was the first drag viper with a big block V8 installed. Think it also later got an automatic transmission and tubbed out rear with solid axle.
     
  5. 2000_Black_RT10

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    Firs time that I saw a Hemi in a Viper was around 2001 or so.. at the time I was working at the Featherstone Rd. Viper engineering facility in Michigan. There was a mechanic there that built a tube chassis & tubbed drag car using OEM Viper GTS body parts. It made the rounds at different drag strips, then it was for sale on ebay many years ago, maybe somebody has some pics... otherwise I have some pics somewhere.... but it'd be an adventure digging through a box of CDs to find them...
     
  6. jay01m

    jay01m Viper Owner

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    I think that's cool! I love the V10, but I'd also love to see and hear a Viper rumble with the one of a kind sound a V8 makes, especially a 528 big block HEMI!

    Pioneers... I love em!
     
  7. Paul Hawker

    Paul Hawker Viper Owner

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    Interesting technical note is that the V=10 viper motor weighs less than the V-8 Hemi.

    Think there would be a ton of interest in a V-10 Challenger.
     
  8. J&R3xV10

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    someone asked me today why the viper v10 isn't a hemi.:dunno: any good answers?
     
  9. RTTTTed

    RTTTTed Viper Owner

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    I think that Darryl Weflen's Hemi Viper goes 7s in Alcohol class? He's in Edmonton Alberta (and Phoenix?). He also bought a 298mph Viper GTS. 1100hp normally aspirated.

    Oh and he has a slightly modified Blue/white GTS
     
  10. RTTTTed

    RTTTTed Viper Owner

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    Hemi engine is too wide to fit into a Viper chassis.

    SRT engineers looked at the idea for the Gen 4 as well as the idea of making the V10 into an evenfire engine, but they didn't do that.

    Can't remember exactly where that info came from, (Viper magazine story? SRT engineers workshop at VOI X?)
     
  11. hemihead

    hemihead Viper Owner

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    I've been told it's too tall as well.
     
  12. Chuck 98 RT/10

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    Too bad. A V10 Hemi Viper would be another huge step towards improving the breed.
     
  13. Ron

    Ron VCA Member - Great Lakes

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    Was told that hemi heads do not flow any better than the current GEN Viper heads, so no value beyond marketing (and looks)
     
  14. Chuck 98 RT/10

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    Maybe. But I wonder if there is something to the original HEMI head design, the ones that are an actual hemispherical chamber rather than the flat-faced opposing valves of the new HEMI design.
     
  15. 1TONY1

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    The car you are most likely thinking about is now Lee Saunders car. It's back to V10 with twin turbos. It was/is actually a stock Viper frame with a solid rear axle. Mike Robbins of Ringgold Dodge bought it and ran it with the hemi for a few years then sold it to Lee. I flew Mike to Detroit to check it out...needless to say I fell in love with it :D

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  16. 2000_Black_RT10

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    That's it, thanks for scrubbing up my 'ol memory.. forgot it was based on a stock frame. TT V10 suits it soooo much better. Great car.
     
  17. jdeft1

    jdeft1 Viper Owner

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    Please post pics.... I really want to see that '94 hemi car..
     
  18. gb66gth

    gb66gth Viper Owner

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    Ditto on the V10 Challenger!
     
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    Saw lee's car run at Mopar Nationals in Columbus last year. This car is wicked FAST!!!! Absolutely brutal. Lee is a great guy as well, Helped me install my pistol grip shifter at the show.
     
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  20. Camfab

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    Paul are you sure it weighs more than the current Gen Hemi and not the old V-8 Hemi? The Viper engine is by no means a lightweight. If I hadn't reinforced my engine stand it would have snapped it for sure. I'd love to see and hear a Hemi Viper for sure. Seems like hood clearance would be a major issue.
     
  21. SkyBob

    SkyBob Viper Owner

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    Oh, there is! At least in my house. I wish they would offer that, and a convertible.
     
  22. GTS Bruce

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    An even fire v-10 would be awesome. Taller,more narow
    and require a dry sump to get it low enough in the car.
     
  23. LaViper

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    This car was recently built by owner. A 94 Red With White Stripes, R/T 10. Also had hole in Hood for 1100 CFM. Carb. Couldn't see Chassis too well because it was @ nite. Also stock rear end.
     
  24. jdeft1

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    A tease! haha.... Let's see that thing!
     
  25. V10PWR

    V10PWR VCA Member - South

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    I took a HEMI Viper and put it back to a V10 - the way it should be :)
     
  26. Goehner

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    Is it a Gen II Hemi? Would be interesting for sure.
     
  27. R/T 10der

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    Here it is... Short tease video... onecatnodog [media]http://s142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Old_Demon/Miscellaneous%20Videos/?action=view&current=20100327160254.flv[/media] [​IMG]
     
  28. R/T 10der

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    There is one Hemi Viper here in Mile Hi Colorado... onecatnodog [media]http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/onecatnodog/Videos%20at%20the%20Track/?action=view&current=dscf2599.flv[/media]
     
  29. 2000_Black_RT10

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    Cool job....
     
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