540 Hemi Build

Keith Black - 540ci Custom Aluminium Hemi Block
Stage V Hemi Heads Aluminium Head Upgrade (75-85lb Weight Savings vs. Cast Iron)
Stage V Hemi 2 x 4 Single Plane Intake
Intake Machining: Port matched
2.25" Bead Lock Intake Valve
1.90" Bead Loc Exhaust Set
1.510/128-357 Nascar Springs
1.550" Spring Seat Cup
1.550 Steel Retainers
.308" 10 degree Bead Locks
5/16 x .500 Valve Seals each
Milodon Low Profile 7qt. Street/Strip Oil Pan
Milodon Low Profile Oil Pickup
Upgraded External Oil Cooler
.308"x .115" Lash Cap
Eagle 4.250" 2.20" Stroke Race Hemi Crank
Stainless Block Hardware
Steel Intermediate Shaft
Race Rod Bearings
Hemi Top Fuel Main Bearings
Custom Hydraulic Special Order Mild Flat Tappet Camshaft
Hemi Hydraulic Lifter Set
Race Hardened Pushrods
FHO Custom Forged Lightweight Pistons
Speed-Pro 4.500 Rings
FHO H Beam .990x2.200 Race Rod
Cometic-Custom Multi-Layer Race Head Gasket
Champion 415 RN9Y Spark Plugs
Full Radius Valve Job
Cut Spring Seats/Pockets
Fully Balance Crank and Assembly
Resurfaced Heads
Street Port Heads
Pro-Street Tool Steel Pins
FHO Billet 9 Position Gear Set
Deburr/CK10 finish Hone/Wash
Crank Woodruff Key
FHO Billet Rocker Stands
FHO Shafts H.D. Rocker Shaft Set
Rocker Arm Shims
Stage V1.6IR Stage V 1.6 Intake Rocker
Stage V1.6ER Stage V 1.6 Exh. Rocker
Black Wrinkle Valve Covers
Harmonic Balancer - Street
Hemi Billet Distributor MSD (Brown Factory Appearing Cap)
426 Hemi Ign. Wire Seals
Stock Appearing 8MM Black Wires
FHO Inline Linkage Billet Stage V Linkage/Brackets
High Flow Aluminum Water Pump
Engine Dyno Test Engine/Tune EFI

EFI Setup:

F.A.S.T Twin Throttle Body EFI System
2 x F.A.S.T Aluminium Twin Throttle Bodies Part # 307603 - 1,375cfm (Total = 2,750cfm)
FHO Stage V Intake for Injectors
FHO Bungs and Fuel Rails
FHO EFI 42# Injector
FHO EFI Throttle Body Spacers
BigStuff3 EFI Complete System (w/Wiring)
Dakota Digital F.A.ST XFI ECU Interface Module Part # BIM-01-2-FAST
Aeromotive Phantom 340 Stealth Fuel Pump Kit - Part # 18688 (In-tank) Rated to 850hp NA
Aeromotive -8AN PTFE Black Anodized Fittings Setup (Straight, 45, 90 & Y-Type)
Aeromotive -10AN Black Anodized Inline Fuel Filter (10 Microns)
Aeromotive -8AN Black Anodized Fuel Pressure Regulator Bypass (X1) Part # 13303
Fragola -8AN PTFE Braided Stainless Steel Black Hose (Rated to 2,500psi)


Extra Large (Puller) Electric Fan
Custom: "540 HEMI" Air Cleaner Lid Decals
FHO Baseplate for Stage V Intake
FHO Bracket Stage 5 Baseplate Bracket Z
FHO Lid Oval Breather Lid
K&N-E-1980 Hemi Air Filter
Griffin Hemi Replica Aluminum 26" Radiator (Custom Powder Coated Black) Part # GRI-5-571GA-FAX
March Serp Alt & PS Pulley System/Brackets (Custom Powder Coated Black) 
70/71 E-Body Hemi Motor Mounts
TTI 2-1/8" Primary to 3-1/2" Collectors, Ceramic Coated Hemi Headers - Thermal Barrier Insides, Part # TTIHemi-218C4
TTI 3" Ceramic Coated E
xhaust System with H-Pipe (To Suit Gear Vendors) with Dynomax Super-Turbo Mufflers
426 Hemi Ign. Wire Seals
Black Wire Separators
MSD6420 6AL with Rev Limiter
CVR Mopar 1.9 HP Starter
Saginaw PS Pump AC
Chrysler BB Serp Pol. Alt
All Front Engine Brackets / Pulleys Powdercoated Black
Custom Engine Bay Wiring Loom (Hidden)
Titan Performance 220 Amp Alternator 
Factory Appearing Upper & Lower Radiator Hose
Factory Appearing Red Cap Battery Top Cover - 850CCA AA Battery

Tech Specs:

Block Casting: KB Aluminum Street Water Block
Block Machining:  Block Machined to Specs
Block De-Burred & Pushrod Holes Enlarged
CK10’d with Deck Plates to Final Bore Size.
Deck Height: 10.725”
Bore Size: 4.505”
Stroke: 4.250”
Pistons: Custom CP Forged 10 to 1 Compression Job #72604
Compression Distance: 1.49”
Clearance: .006” Measured ½” up from Skirt, 90 Degrees from Pin
Pins: CP Tool steel .990” x 2.930”
Locks: Tru-Arcs (double)
Rings: 1/16x1/16x3/16” Custom Gapped CML9190-255
Ring Gaps: Top .019”,  2nd .018”, Oil .020”
Crankshaft: Ohio Forged 4.250” Stroker (Custom Race) Crank
Crankshaft Machining: Balanced & Polished
Crank Journals: 2.1995”
Crank Mains: 2.7492”  M142  ¾ Groove Bearings
Crank Clearances: End play: .004”
Mains: .0025”
Rods: .0025”
Side Clearance: .022”
Connecting Rods: FHO 7.100” H beam
Rod Prep: Balanced and Bushed from Manufacturer
Pickup to oil pan: .125”
Camshaft: Competition-Cams Custom Hydraulic Roller: 240-244-112
Theoretical Lift at 0 lash; Intake: .566” Exhaust- .533”
Cam Centerline: 112 Degree Installed Centerline
.035” Shim Upper Gear for Alignment
Valve Lash: 0 Lash Plus ½ Turn
Head Machining: Hone Bronze-Alloy Guides, Full-Radius Valve Job, Surfaces Machined, Open Up Bowls & Street Porting
Combustion Chamber: 172 cc
Head Gasket: .051” Cometic Multi-Layer
Valves: 2.25” Manley Stainless Intake - 1.90” Manley Stainless Exhaust
Seats: Intake- .040”x 45 Full Radius and 060” x 45 Full Radius Exhaust
Face: .080” x 45
Valve to Valve: .265”
Valve Springs:  Comp-Cams #929 Doubles with Damper. CC741-16 Retainers
Installed Height: 1.880” @ 140 lbs. Seat Pressure
Keeper to Guide Clearance: .750”Plus  Manley 10 Degree Locks. 307.5” Exhaust/308.5” Intake
Clearance to Coil Bind: .130”Plus
Valve Guides: Bronze Alloy .0018” Intake and .0022” Exhaust Clearance
Valve Seals: CC509-16 Viton
Piston to Head Clearance: Minus .010” Outer Ring Without Gasket
Valve Clearance: .200” Plus Intake and .300” Plus Exhaust
Rockers: Stage V Stainless 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers
Push Rods: Manton Custom 3/8”HD - Intake OAL = 9.900” Exhaust OAL = 10.700”
Compression: 10:1


Engine HP = 660.6hp (492.1kw) @ 5,700rpm
Engine Torque = 691.2ft-lb (937.2Nm) @ 4,200rpm
Rear Wheel HP = 545.8hp (393.6kw) 
Real Wheel Torque = 552.9ft-lb (781.5nm) 
Torque at 3,000rpm = 603.2ft-lb (817.8nm)

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The Keith Black aluminium bare Hemi (water) block.

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The Keith Black aluminium bare Hemi (water) block.