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1965 Plymouth A990 clone

Chuck writes:

This is my first HEMI since we raced funny cars in the 70's and early 80's. I'm really anxious to get it on the road! I have a 528 crate engine that I'm disassembling to check out and assure myself it's right. (Haven't heard many good things about them in an as-is condition. :o( )

Editor's Note. Anyone help Chuck out with the following questions? Send him an e-mail if so, please.

I am in need of some advice tho. The car is currently a fresh 440, (1966) and a 4 speed of the same year..also fresh. I'm considering selling the drivetrain when the HEMI goes in. Any ideas as to what a reasonable asking price should be?

With the HEMI making nearly 700# of torque, I'm concerned that the 4 speed may not "hang around long", especially if I bolt on a set of 12" slicks and go to the track... Any ideas on this?

The rear end is an 8 and 3/4 SureGrip with 3.23 gears. The car currently weighs 3610# with the spare, jack, 1/2 tank gas, and no driver.

The Plymouth is a gennie "little old ladies car" from North Carolina! 1965 Plymouth


August 1, 2003

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