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.
1971 Plymouth Duster Walk Around and Ride
I decided to take some video of my 1971 Plymouth Duster. The car has been running for a few months and is still a work in progress. It's going to be a cruiser and a track car mainly. Bore and Stroked 360ci to 408ci. Heads, Cam, Ported intake and heads. Unknown HP at this time, it also hasn't been tuned yet. I didn't do any full throttle runs through the gears due to traffic and traction. I'm also trying to make a mount for my HD camera as the GoPro doesn't record the car's true sound very clearly.
1972 Plymouth Duster Purple
Chrysler Corporation sure knew how to take a base compact sedan and make a performance car out of it! This one has a 340 c.i. engine with a four speed, pistol grip manual transmission. Graphics and color are great.
1972 Plymouth Duster LtBlu
Duster was a low weight car with a big engine! Controlling weight was the name of the game...and these cars came with a minimum of trim, similar in idea to the Road Runner..but this car was lighter. This was close to the end of high performance cars at this point...it was a fairly long run...from the Dodge Red Ram of 1953 that carried it through its hemi days.
1970 Plymouth Duster - 273 Commando
A short vid with pictures from the day I picked it up to present day. Originally a slant 6, now 273 Commando.
273 Commando - 1965
Cam: 268/276 duration and 429/444 lift
Edelbrock D4B intake / Edelbrock 600 Performer Carb
2.5" Dual Exhaust / Flowmaster Super 44
727 auto / Shift Kit
10" 3000 TCI converter
8 3/4 - 3.55 - SureGrip
1970 Plymouth Duster 340
Just a short clip of my duster running after sitting for over 29 years.
340 .030 Over
Compcams 310/310 .585 lift solid cam
Mopar M1 intake with Holley 850DP
Hooker Supercomp headers
Spintech Pro-Street mufflers