384whp turbo Duster vs 442whp Nissan SR20VET (variable cam), Torque wins. Great Depression Racing
Coheeds GT3076 powered Sentra on 17 to 22 pounds of Boost vs the precision 6765 powered Junkyard and its clogged fuel filter limiting Boost to 13 psi. Coheed couldnt understand how he lost the race until he looked at the torque numbers at his friends Dyno shop and how wide the powerband is. He actually called his friend to open up the Dyno shop to prove the car couldn't run higher Boost and was out of fuel. First organized fun run against a very fast car. So since then he spent a lot of time trying to widen his powerband and has enjoyed the results!
Turbo Duster gets crazy on the street, blows up on the dyno. Great Depression Racing
Blow out 2 cylinders (the Copper O rings on the Cometic headgasket) on the Dyno. Also bend the crankshaft. First Dyno pass (600+) fails to record. Car does 446whp on 4 out of 6 cylinders on the 2nd pull. You can see the entire coolant system empty itself during the 2nd Dyno pass, plus some weird ground wire catching fire (stupid OEM wire that was 10 feet long when it only needed to be 3 inches long, no wonder Dodge is having troubles the last 20 years). This was the 2009 Nissan Dyno day Event. Won for most HP even though motor was blown but obviously the Junkyard is not a Nissan. The street pulls the night before included hitting 24 pounds of Boost twice (accidentally) without adjusting the air/fuel ratios which probably lead to the crankshaft starting to bend. Fixed the Boost controller and worked from 9 psi up to 19. 18psi on the Dyno. Chase car is a 50 trim turbocharged VW Jetta on 15 pounds of Boost nick named the "Stangbanger" for keeping up with his friend's Twinscrew 331ci AFR heads stroker Mustang.
Farm-Find Rescue! Plymouth Duster Big-Block Swap - Roadkill Ep. 40
On this episode we present a new Roadkill project car: the Crop Duster! It’s a 1970 Plymouth Duster that Freiburger forgot that he owned—a result of multiple trades with a buddy, and at least 5 years of neglect in the dirt of a grape farm. Once he was reminded of the car, and with a 440 Mopar big-block sitting on the shop floor (salvaged from the General Mayhem ’68 Charger), it was evident what needed to happen. Freiburger and Finnegan headed up to the farm run by Steve Dulcich, editor of Engine Masters magazine, to drag the Duster out of its moss-covered indignity and attempted to get the 440 in the car and running, driving, and doing smoky burnouts within five days. Along the way, the trio did engine upgrades, butchered some headers, built a homemade driveshaft, cobbled together a used Exhaust system, did some halfhearted bodywork, and executed other mechanical feats the likes of which you’ve come to expect from Roadkill. Then it was off to the chassis Dyno and the drag strip. Hate to break it to you, but the fail in this episode is minimal! Thanks for support from MSD Performance and from Optima, the new Official Battery of Roadkill! Make sure to check out the new Roadkill.com. Roadkill appears on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoadkillShow, http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/hotrodmagazine Google + - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com & http://roadkill.com
516whp 519wtq Dyno 91 octane. Turbo Duster, the Junkyard. Great Depression Racing
7:1 compression forged piston 12 valve 6g72 minivan motor. heads/cams. PT6765, 20 pounds of Boost on 91 octane plus methanol injection. Naturally aspirated ECU with rising rate regulator for fueling (no tune!). 48 degrees total timing (stock ecu with incorrect base timing) at 20psi WOT and no kaboom on 91 octane!