Dodge 426 Hemi Racing Engine 1/6 Scale Diecast and Plastic Model by Liberty Classics
This 1/6 scale Model of the Dodge 426 Hemi Engine (1964 - 1965) by Liberty Classics measures approximately 6.5 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches high. The model is made of a combination of diecast metal and plastic parts.
The model itself is attached to a plastic display stand which has the engines labeling. The plastic display is in turn attached to a removable cardboard base. The plastic base measures 5.75 inches by 4.5 inches. The cardboard base measures 10 inches by 7 inches.
At the back of the engine is a wheel/gear that when turned it will make the front assembly connected by the belt rotate.
The air cleaner can be detached and this in turn will reveal the carburetor.
These models are made to look realistic and are not really toys to be played with. The base is labeled as recommended for 14 and older.
The model comes already assembled. Nothing is needed other than getting the model out of the box to display.
The box measures 10 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches.
The Chrysler Hemi engine, known by the trademark Hemi, is a series of V6 and V8 engines built byChrysler with a hemispherical combustion chamber. Three different types of Hemi engines have been built by Chrysler for automobiles: the first (known as the Chrysler FirePower engine) from 1951 to 1958, the second from 1964 to 1971, and the third beginning in 2003. Although Chrysler is most identified with the use of "Hemi" as marketing term, many other auto manufacturers have incorporated similar designs.
The hemispherical head design was revived in 1964. These were the first engines officially designatedHemi, a name Chrysler trademarked. Chrysler Hemi engines of this generation displaced 426 cu in (7.0 L). Just 11,000 Hemi engines were ultimately produced for consumer sale due to their relatively high cost and the sheer size of the engine bay required to fit it in. The 426 Hemi was nicknamed the "elephant engine" at the time, a reference to its high power, heavy weight and large physical dimensions. Its 10.72 in (272.3 mm) deck height and 4.80 in (121.9 mm) bore spacing made it the biggest engine in racing at the time.