COOP/Pressure Printing car engine fine art print

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Seen here is "Hemi-Powered," a new fine art print collaboration by our pals COOP and Pressure Printing's Brad Keech! COOP's model for this beaut was a Dodge 426 Hemi engine (aka "The Elephant") with a Cragar blower. The relief print is 38.5" x 30", available in a limited edition of 25 signed and numbered for the price of $666 (natch). More details on the Pressure Printing blog here.

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  1. Price seems typical for a 426 Hemi.  If this were a print of an SBC they’d be selling it for $49.  And if it were a Ford it’d be smudged to the point of illegibility, would discolor your wall, cost 60% more than the Chevy, and inexplicably be out of stock.

    Mopar freaks are used to this treatment.

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        I love engines.  My wife works with wood, but I have a sweet spot for steel, fine threads, close tolerances and especially engines. That Chrysler motor is excellent, but the connecting rods are weak.  The blower will add a lot of horsepower, but if the connecting rods that hook the crank to the pistons are not replaced with titanium or chromoly, bye-bye propulsion.  Too much horsepower will place too much torque against the rods and break them.  Broken rods in any engine = catastrophe.  In a powerful engine like this one?  Major dollar damage.

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        I love engines.  My wife works with wood, but I have a sweet spot for steel, fine threads, close tolerances and especially engines. That Chrysler motor is excellent, but the connecting rods are weak.  The blower will add a lot of horsepower, but if the connecting rods that hook the crank to the pistons are not replaced with titanium or chromoly, bye-bye propulsion.  Too much horsepower will place too much torque against the rods and break them.  Broken rods in any engine = catastrophe.  In a powerful engine like this one?  Major dollar damage.

  4. Donald,

    And the hemi would still kick the $49.00 Chevy’s ass.  After getting their ass handed to them they would whine to the NHRA and effectively get the Hemi banned.  see NHRA, NASCAR et. al.

    1. All true, except nobody really expects a small-block Chevy to compete against a big Hemi.  Swap the $49 SBC for a $99 454 or 427, and then we have a narrative.

    1.  Is everything else in place, or could it be due to the reversal of the picture in print form?

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