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

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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..
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then i changed the rims an tires .. its got front runners an ma resins M/T et streets out back on 5 ring rims.
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ok here it is the 416 MONSTER...i wraped the covers in BMF. an painted the rest.
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here she is sitting in the car..
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morte to come ....

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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

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Lookin good so far Davin.

Keep up the good work.

Corey

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

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Wow!

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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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...

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also got all the wheels done no pic..

till next time... later days davin

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Very nice Scratch building, Looks great.

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oh yea! turning out great, nice work!

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B)

WOW!

Super build!!

I like what your doing Man!

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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

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

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awesome!

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

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