1965 Plymouth HEMI Lightweight

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.

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Ed Miller 1965 A990 Plymouth Hemi, The 1967 Super Stock World Champion
STAY TUNED FOR THE FULL LENGTH MOVIE OF DON FEZELL'S FACTORY MUSCLE CAR COLLECTION! This is a short film featuring Don Fezell's 1965 Plymouth that captured the Super Stock World Champion title in 1967. This car was originally owned by 'Akron' Arlen Vanke then sold to Ed Miller. Ed Miller drove this car to the 1967 Super Stock Winner's Circle. Ed won the $10,000 purse sponsored by Hurst. Don Fezell currently owns this outstanding A990 race car and keeps it looks better than new! Don is one of the nicest guys and always is willing to share stories of his famous Factory Muscle Car collection!





Nick puts a 426 HEMI in NHRA Eliminator race car... AND MORE!
Nick's Garage shirts: https://teespring.com/nick-s-garage-big-logo-tee Nick has installed too many engines to count over the years. Today in the shop, we'll watch as he drops two fantastic power plants into two very different cars. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------- "Crossing the Chasm", "Fireflies and Stardust", "Hep Cats", "Spellbound" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





Plymouth Belvedere A-990 Factory Lightweight
Portion of Velocity Channel's program: American Icon: The Muscle Car





Hemi Under Glass Last Ride
After 39 years at the wheel of one of the most famous and unusual cars in drag racing, the Hemi Under Glass, Bob Riggle decided to hang it up. We were there to capture the last runs of this iconic car and the driver who thrilled crowds at drag strips all over the country.




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