Rebuilding Don Schumacher Racing’s 11,000 hp HEMI V8

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Davin Reckow from Hagerty stopped by Don Schumacher Racing in Brownsburg, Indiana to disassemble and rebuild an engine used in their U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster. The all-billet-aluminum 500 ci HEMI V8 makes 11,000 horsepower thanks to a large 14-71 series supercharger and 10% methanol/90% nitromethane fuel. Watch a time-lapse video of the engine being rebuilt and then listen as Davin and Ben Woodworth discuss all the parts and work that go into such an incredible engine.

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel HEMI V8

Source: Hagerty via Piotr

One Comment

  1. Gerald Hobbs

    I have loved the HEMI engine since 1965. Have been going to drag races
    Since the age of 13 & hope to go to The Strip in Las Vegas and the Sema show the end of this month. The first drag race I went was a match race, Atco Raceway Acto, New Jersey. I saw God rest his soul the man himself, Bill Grumpy Jenkins. I was hooked, started building a model drag racing cars. I drove Chevys in teenage yrs. Chevelles 2 to be exact a70 & a73 307 cubic in. Never raced but loved the sport. Thanx, Jerry Hobbs

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