SLANT 6 Mopar or No Car!
Mopars and very attractive women.....Mopars Kicking ASS! What more can you ask for?!
If you like what you hear, come and visit me at CDBaby! In case anyone is curious, yes, I've owned tons of Mopar products! There is a SRT4 in my driveway right now. I've had Coronet R/T's, Challenger RT, Demon's, 300's, SRT8's, I love em all! And I have no problem with other cool Musclecars. I even own a Buick with a V6 that is fairly quick......
However....I loves me Mother Mopar!
1974 Plymouth Duster
When the Barracuda moved up in size Plymouth decided to spend their restyling budget on a sporty semi fastback coupe to fill the void left by the Cuda. It was a great move as the Duster was separated enough from its Valiant brother that buyers considered it a much more sporty and a great value for the money. But it was the performance variations that we all remember including the hand full of Hemi Dusters that were terrors of the drag strip. The standard slant six was an economy leader and legendary for reliability but it was the range of V8 power options that began with the 318 and went up to 360. But in most experts opinions it was the 340 Dusters and its brother the Dodge Demon that were the street fighters and giant killers. The enthusiast could order a Duster and get the performance package with either an automatic or a 4speed behind the 340. It was the 1971 model of the duster that turned out to be the right combination of compression and the new electronic ignition that made that year special as in 72 Chrysler lowered the compression and made the valve size smaller to meet emission standards.
The 71 340 also had an over the shelf Six Pack that really kicked up the performance when installed with a set of headers.
In 1971 I was at Fort Gordon Georgia waiting to see what the fate of my life would be, I took a trip to town and had an extended road test in an Orange Dodge Demon 340 4 speed with a 410 gear that made for wonderful acceleration put was definitively limited in long distance driving. The engine was wonderful as well as the transmission. The steering and brakes did leave much for this sports car driver to desire. Coming from some very sporty cars it was the engine that I truly loved, and if was into drag racing I would definitely have bought one.
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1974 Plymouth Duster restoration part 1
1974 Duster bought off ebay in 2003, sight unseen. Paid $2276. Flew a friend out to San Francisco to drive it all the way back to Virginia, and the car made it with few problems (needed a radiator, tires, fuel pump). In 2007 I decided to start taking it apart to restore/modify it. Plans are to install a 408 small block/727 drivetrain.
700 HP 4-SPEED 70 PLYMOUTH DUSTER in car camera 2
this is a video i took inside my dad steve clukey's 70 plymouth duster at the north american nationals at newengland dragway in new hampshire 2008. the car spins bad off the line he pedals the car and continues on the run.
Steve Clukey's Wheelstanding Small Block Duster
Three passes of Steve Clukey's Duster at the Jet Cars Under the Stars race at New England Dragway August 7, 2010. Steve (Stick Man) Clukey is the original owner of this 1970 Plymouth Duster. This is a new small block 340 Stroker motor pulling 753hp on the Dyno, and he went with a Lenco 4 speed for the first time ever this year. Steve's Duster had special options for the marker lights that would become standard on the 1971 Duster. About a month ago he pulled a wiring harness out of the junkyard from a '71 Duster, and bingo...all the lights are working now! The 9.23 is the quickest the car has gone with the new combination ytd. The paint job is from Steve Cultrerra from Kittery Me, the same guy who crew chiefed for John Montecalvo's Moutain Motor Pro Stock.
1970 Plymouth Duster 340 Lime Green Muscle Car
I thought you guys would really like a look at this super clean 1970 Plymouth Duster. It's looking sharp in that lime green and it's packing a powerful 340V8 under the hood. This is an awesome example of Mopar Muscle. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
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Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
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