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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Jay Leno's Garage: 1975 Custom Plymouth Duster
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Jay Leno's Garage: 1975 Custom Plymouth Duster
1970 340 Plymouth Duster
A 1970 340 Plymouth Duster I shot at the East Tennessee MOPAR Club
show..one of like 37 he has..very nice Car...check it out!
1974 Plymouth 360 Duster
You just don't see any Plymouth Dusters around any more..but I found a very
nice one..ck it out!!!
1972 Plymouth Duster Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1972 Plymouth Duster
This car had spent its whole life in Ohio, until we brought it up to
Michigan. It was stored in a barn for quite some time before being restored
in the early 1990's.
We purchased the car from a man who bought it in Sandusky, Ohio, two years
ago. The previous owner spruced up the car, and had it featured in Summit
Magazine, before selling it to us.
Non-Numbers Matching 340ci Motor
Motor was Professionally Built in Norwalk OH, by a Mopar Expert
727 Automatic Transmission
New Exhaust, Flowmaster Mufflers and
Electric Dumps for Open Headers
Dayton 8 ¾" Posi-Traction Rear End with 3:91 Gear Ratio
Voodoo Cam, 4bbl Edelbrock Carb
Eagle Rod Pistons, Aluminum Pulleys
Single Plain Med Rise Aluminum Intake
Manual Brakes and Steering
Stock Distributor, MSD Coil
Tie Rod on Motor
Radiator in Awesome Shape
Fuel Pressure Gauge
Mopar Performance Air Cleaner and Valve Covers
New Chrome Bumpers and Trim Pieces
Painted "Plum Crazy" in 1994
New Cragar Wheels
BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires (275/60/15 rear, 195/60/15 front)
Frame and Floor Pans are in Excellent Shape
Rockers are Original and Clean
Undercarriage has been Well Cared For
Chrome Slapper Bars
Interior was Done in 1994
Aftermarket Tach, Volt, Temp and Oil Pressure Gauges
Nice Headliner, Carpet and Door Panels and in Great Shape
New Seat Covers (front seats)
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Tom Bettiker @ National Trail
This is a little experiment of mine in HD. I was hoping to record three
passes down the strip, but we only got two, then it got cloudy before the
second one.... This is far from seamless. sigh... Anyway, I'm just
screwing around with HD and editing. Let's see how it looks on YouTube...
'67 Crusher Camaro vs '70 Super Bee 1,500-Mile Burnout-Fest! - Roadkill Episode 19
On this episode of Roadkill, it's Freiburger in the Super Bee versus
Finnegan in the '67 Camaro as the guys make the trip
from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City and back to go race at the Midnight
Drags at Rocky Mountain Raceways in hopes of running the Bee on Nitrous for the first time since the Hemi was
installed. Which car will work best over 1,500 miles of mayem in three
The 700hp, blown Crusher Camaro is HOT ROD's longest-term
project car, surviving 20 years at the magazine. David Freiburger's 675hp
Hemi ¹70 Dodge Super Bee is his first car, having been with him 30 years.
Both cars suffer from magazine-project-car syndrome: getting brief spurts
of attention followed by long periods of neglect. For the first time in
years, both cars were running and driving at the same time.
The Crusher Camaro is a
'67 model that was purchased for $700 in 1994 during California's
car-crushing program; it was rescued from the parking lot of a junkyard
where it was about to be handed in for crushing. It's been through a number
of engines in its time at HOT ROD magazine, and the most recent is a 489ci
bi-block (4.280 bore, 4.250 stroke) with 9.3:1 compression. It has a small,
224-at-0.050 Comp hydraulic roller cam, Holley oval-port heads, and a
Weiand 8-71 Supercharger with two Holley
850HP carbs. The engine makes 700 hp and 720 lb-ft on 5 psi Boost, but is tame enough to drive anywhere.
The transmission is a Gearstar 4L85E that's really awesome, and the Ford
9-inch is loaded with 3.50 gears. The car is styled with Center Line Auto
Drags and a nose-high stance to look like a street machine of the early
¹80s. It has run 10.60 at 125 in the quarter-mile in the same trim seen in
Freiburger's ¹70 Dodge Super Bee is powered by a 10:0:1-compression, 484ci
Hemi with ported iron cylinder heads and a Comp solid roller camshaft. It
also uses a Holley Dominator carb on a custom dual-plane intake manifold by
Dick Landy, whose shop built the long-block in 1995. It made 675 hp on the
engine Dyno, but in
the car is has smaller headers, fairly restrictive Exhaust, and a mechanical fan that pull it down
to around 600. The trans is a Gearstar 727 Torqueflite backed by a Gear
Vendors under/overdrive, and the Strange 60 rearend has 3.73 gears (a
little too high for the
natuarally aspirated combo). The car weights 4,050 pounds with the driver,
and has run 11.80 at 118 mph on the motor.
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