1970 Plymouth Duster
Engine: ’70 340 block with X heads. The head’s have been opened up to accept 2.08-inch intake and 2.02-inch exhaust valves. Up top is a Mopar M1 intake with a Holley 850-cfm carburetor. 13.5:1 compression pistons, and a Mopar Performance camshaft (with .598 lift and 312-degree duration). A MSD 6AL ignition module and billet distributor, plus a four-inch Spin Tech exhaust.
Transmission: a 727 TorqueFlite with a Trans Specialties 5,500-rpm stall converter and Hurst shifter.
Rearend: narrowed FoMoCo 9-inch rearend with a 4.88-geared center section and Moser axles.
Horsepower & Performance: Estimated horsepower: 580-600. Estimated quarter-mile performance: better than the 11-second runs it made before it was tubbed.
Frame: Round-tube chrome-moly K-frame, installed (includes 12-point rollcage and back-halving)
Suspension: Front: double wishbone with coilovers; Rear: Four-link with coilovers.
Brakes: Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes.
Wheels: Center Line Warriors: 15×4 up front and a street-friendly 15×10 inches on the rear.
Rubber: Front: Mickey Thompson front Runners; Rear: Hoosier Quick-Time Pros, 33×22.5 inches.
Body: Original steel ’70 Valiant Duster body with ’71-’72 Duster 340 grille, stretched rear quarter-panel openings, Pentastar-shaped hood pins, and a US Body Source fiberglass Six Pack hood.
Paint: FM3 Moulin Rouge (car’s original color, per fender tag), with ’73-style side stripes and ’71-’72-style rear stripe.
Interior: Dash: Mopar Performance gauges and OEM-style heater/defroster controls mounted in aluminum insert designed and hand-fabricated. Front seats: Kirkey Drag Buckets. Rear seat: Custom rear “sidekick” seat. Door panels: Custom designed/fabricated. Upholstery: Black tweed with black leather inserts.
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