The Homologation Thread

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AnalGear I am disappoint.
If I posted every one I liked, there wouldn't be much left. I limited myself to two in the first post, and just had to go with my favorite model from childhood over the Ford.
 

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FYI there was only one roadgoing Speed12 ever built. The boss took it out and when he came back basically said "There's no fucking way we are selling these to customers."

They had to detune them massively for their GT class and they don't know exactly how much power the full fat version has because it broke their dyno.

The roadgoing Speed12 resides on loan to the Lakeland Motor Museum, parked so it can easily be taken out by its owner any time he is constipated.
 

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Also WHAT the old one sold that cheaply?!? Wow I wish I had known so I could have made terrible terrible life choices!
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How about some drag race homologation cars?

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 - 69 produced, 500+ HP 427 aluminum V8 from Can-Am racing.
https://musclecars.howstuffworks.com/classic-muscle-cars/1969-chevrolet-camaro-zl1.htm

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1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 - 427 big block, 500+ HP, 4-speed and 4.11 gears. Aluminum hood, fenders and bumpers. Other weight reduction was done. Who needs a heater?

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1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt - Weight was shaved wherever it could be found. Plexi side glass, fiberglass fenders, hood, doors and bumpers, etc. 427 V8 rated at "425 HP" *wink, wink*. Steep 4.44 gears for auto cars and 4.58 for manual transmission.

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1963 Dodge 330 Max Wedge - Another factory lightweight with aluminum front parts. 426 wedge (Not a Hemi.) was rated between 415-425 HP.

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https://www.motor1.com/news/143350/factory-race-cars-before-demon/


1963 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty "Swiss Cheese" - Only 15 of these were said to have been built. The Swiss Cheese name comes from the extreme weight reduction done to the frames. 421 V8 was rated at 405 HP.

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https://www.supercars.net/blog/1963-pontiac-catalina-421-super-duty-swiss-cheese/


1965 Dodge Coronet A990 - 101 cars built with 426 Hemi power. Weight reduction included thinner side windows and thinner steel sheet metal.

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https://www.hotrod.com/articles/gary-runyons-1965-dodge-coronet-a990/


1968 Dodge Dart Hemi - Only 80 examples built. One year only. 426 Hemi powered, either 3 speed auto or 4 speed manual available with 4.86 and 4.88 geared rear axles (respectively).

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https://www.streetmusclemag.com/fea...should-know-1968-dodge-hemi-dart-super-stock/


1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hemi - Same program as above on the Dart produced this vehicle, but a scant 50 were produced.

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https://www.supercars.net/blog/1968-plymouth-hemi-barracuda-b029/


1963 Pontiac Tempest Super Duty Station Wagon - Only 5 produced. Same 421, 405 HP V8 as the above Catalina, but with more normalized aluminum parts for weight reduction.

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http://www.factorylightweights.com/1963_Pontiac_Tempest


1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie Lightweight - 237 copies built. 427 V8 power.

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http://www.factorylightweights.com/1963_Ford_Galaxie_Lightweight
 

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All of those drag specials are all so insane. The only one we've had remotely recently was the Dodge Demon, and that was relatively civilized compared to the classics.
 

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All of those drag specials are all so insane. The only one we've had remotely recently was the Dodge Demon, and that was relatively civilized compared to the classics.
Civilized because it has air conditioning. It truly is insane in it's own right with 900 hp and capable of 9s. These above, in factory trim, ran mostly in the 11s. Some of that because tire technology has come a very long way.
 

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Civilized because it has air conditioning. It truly is insane in it's own right with 900 hp and capable of 9s. These above, in factory trim, ran mostly in the 11s. Some of that because tire technology has come a very long way.
Tire tech, brake tech, suspension tech.

Can you imagine trying to drive that 63 max wedge on those pizza cutter bias plys?
 

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Tire tech, brake tech, suspension tech.

Can you imagine trying to drive that 63 max wedge on those pizza cutter bias plys?
Lets not forget track tech as well. In the 1960s they'd maybe hand broom the starting line. Today, it's a 4 hour process for me to ready a track ahead of a race, not counting any rubber we had scraped during the week.

Yes! It would be a hoot! Although, there's some pie crust slicks that could do a decent job at getting traction and still look period correct.
 
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