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Was '68 the first year for factory prepped Hemi A-body?


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#21 FASTBACK340

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:44 PM

Let me do some research ...

One example of the A/FX programme that I can think of right-off would be Charlie Allen's "L.A. Dart" from 1964 or 1965 .

 

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Hey John, that Charlie Allen Dart is bad azz! Talk about a kit that someone should produce! Wow!

 

That's a 426 in that car?


Edited by Speedfreak, 22 January 2014 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:57 PM

RE: 1966 Hemi-prepped Darts : There were a few A/FX Darts in '64-'65-'66 which were "factory" prepped with the Hemi . The extent of the factory's affiliation was that of providing the parts / part numbers via "Hustle Stuff" ( predecessor to 1972's "Direct Connection" ) in order for whomever to modify their Dart to accept the 426 . Typically , the entire front suspension was replaced with leaf springs and a straight front axle , right from the A-100 truck and van models .

 

Back to the 1968 Hurst Hemi ; some racers cosmetically-updated their 1968 Hemi Dart or Barracuda to 1969 parts . These cars were ostensibly no longer "stock" , no longer current year . They were run in A/MP or -this was news to me- some pre-Pro Stock class from 1969 , whose class I can't recall at this time .

IIRC, in 1969 AHRA ran a heads-up bracket -     "SSE" was the window desigation



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

IIRC, in 1969 AHRA ran a heads-up bracket -     "SSE" was the window desigation

That's the one !  Thank you :) . When I first saw a '68 Hemi-come-"'69" Hemi Dart ( one from Dick Landy's stable ) , I thought , Why's that Hemi Dart running :

- in Super Stock

- and why is it all the way down in the "E" Class ?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

IIRC, in 1969 AHRA ran a heads-up bracket -     "SSE" was the window desigation

AHRA got a head start on the NHRA when it came to heads-up "stocker" racing. They called their version " Super Stock Eliminator" hence the SSE designation. 

The half thickness side glass in the original Hemi cars was called Chemcore. Lexan is allowed as a replacement for the original glass.

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