The Dodge & Plymouth A-990 cars were the end result of a change in drag rules mandated by the NHRA and the continuing special high performance program at Chrysler to keep pace with both the rules and the competition.....
Following the end of the 1964 season NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) banned the use of aluminum and/or fiberglass body components on both stock and super stock cars.
The older aluminum & fiberglass-bodied cars would still be eligible to run in stock classes if they had met the minimum production numbers.
The A-990 Mopars would meet these new rules head on and the interior was also lightened as much as possible.
The initial run of A-990's came out of the modification center weighing 500 pounds less than the standard super stock car of 1964 and 250 pounds less than the NHRA requirement.
Now the factory had to add some weight back so they added a steel gas tank shield, a re-enforced roll bar and standard steel bumpers and deck lids...and the cars weighed in right on the money!
These cars were so fast that these A-990's were virtually unbeatable for several years to come and for the first two years...1965 and 1966...they were the ONLY cars in the class at all.....
ET's in the high 10 second range were commonplace with these cars.
2500hp Street Car!?!? INSANE Blown Hemi Alcohol
GORGEOUS 1963 Plymouth Valiant sporting a 528 Hemi, Blown running on
Alcohol. This is the nicest & nastiest car I have ever seen, ridden in,
touched or worked on. Enjoy the video and don't forget to hit that
During this video the car was only 5% overdriven... It is ~1500whp @ 5%,
2500whp+ @ 20% overdriven. Lenco 3 speed. Fab Rear end with 4.57 gears for
the street. 4 link, molly chassis (NHRA 6.3 Certified, Pro Mod), etc.
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528 HEMI Start Up On Engine Test Stand
My uncle Cal breaking in the 528 Hemi before it gets dropped into a 1971
Plymouth Scamp race car. Sorry about the turning of the frame during the
video, my camera auto turns when I turn the camera. The video will
definitely make up for that! Enjoy!!
426 Hemi Engine Build -- Part 1
From http://www.horsepowermonster.com/ .
Monster follows the build of one of the very few Chrysler 426 Hemi's in
existence. You can see the other videos in this buildup along with the Dyno sheet here:
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