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71 Duster,416stroked monster SB..update 12/3/12

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#1 mopar01lee


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

As some of u kw i like to build high performance cars. BB , hemis, hopped up , big tires deep rims. an so on.
so to continue with my build style. i like to use headers an aftermarket valve covers,an high rise intakes if avalible.

An when it come to the mopar 340 there are lill to no parts in this area . so i had an idea that some have seen in the resin area.

i had a 71 prepainted duster missing parts, so i had a great idea, i started with making a set of aluminum valve covers , an a high rise air gap intake .. then cast them. also there are no headers for a SB mopar at all that i kw of so i also made a set of hooker super comps
. my goal was to build a monster of a SB . a 416 stroker pushin 753 hp an 612 flbs .. like i said a MONSTER SB ..

i will add a roll bar , some frame connectors, an rear ladder bar set up to plant the power down. if u wanna see the casted parts go to the resin section.i also did a set of big an little 5ring rims..

hetres what i started with. had a six pack hood lyin around. an a 8 3/4 rear from the 68 dart..
then i changed the rims an tires .. its got front runners an ma resins M/T et streets out back on 5 ring rims.

ok here it is the 416 MONSTER...i wraped the covers in BMF. an painted the rest.
here she is sitting in the car..

morte to come ....

Edited by mopar01lee, 03 December 2012 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

hers a few more ..
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sry heres a shot of the headers under the car
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oh an the intake is a 2 piece ..
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hope u enjoy ... later days Davin

Edited by mopar01lee, 29 November 2012 - 03:54 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

Lookin good so far Davin.
Keep up the good work.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

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Drag link through the headers :angry: you have to flatten them ,they just don't look right round :)

Edited by Road Runner 79, 29 November 2012 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:36 AM


Your project reminds me good memories!

A friend of mine own a 1973 Duster with a 650 HP. stroked 340..

He ran his fastest run in 1998 on a 1/4 mile strip, at 10.18 at about 120mph!!!!

Only the natural aspiration (non turbo or supercharged) small block without nitrous!

Oh, i almost forgot to mention that the car was a four speed manual shift!!

Last time it ran, was at Englishtown dragway at the Mopar weekend in 1999 and he made a feature in Mopar Action magazine .

What a car it was.. And not to forget the driver, sounds like Ronnie Sox shifting his gears!!

Can't wait to see more developpements on your build, keep it up! :lol:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

well i started on the rear treatments .. sub connectors,drive shaft loop, an a ladder bar set up.. i love the way it turned out...


it will all be painted red...





also got all the wheels done no pic..


till next time... later days   davin

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

Very nice Scratch building, Looks great.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

oh yea! turning out great, nice work!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:18 PM



Super build!!

I like what your doing Man!

Thank You for sharing




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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

Great build I will for sure be fallowing this one!!! 



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:02 AM

Nice scratch building on the sub frame connectors & ladder bars. Nice job all around! But then again, I'm partial to small block A bodies!

BTW: Want to see your model in 1:1?

My buddy Tom had a 383 Duster he used to store at my place years ago. Yellow, w/ black interior & top. Weld Pro Stars.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:20 AM

Looks good. Like your scratch built headers, how did you do the collectors? They look realistic.

#13 wraith


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:22 AM


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

What did you use to make the collectors on the headers? I want to try my hand at making headers but haven't been able to find anything that looks right for the collectors.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

The headers are all aluminum .aluminum wire for the tubes. An aluminum tune for the collectors.