When will the belly warmer be crushed?As you can see in my avatar pic, I had them on my Demon back in the early 80's. I managed to save them all these years to go on my current '71 Demon build. LOL......My nephew managed to grab them before my sister's live-in had the car crushed, as it was stored at the family homestead............But that's another story
Nice Centerlines! Looks pretty good as is!So for the background on the duster. Father/son project that the kid ended up scattering the 7 1/4 in the car in 2002, and the car got parked….and sat until I purchased it. So far I’ve horse traded parts, flipped parts and I’ve spent a couple hundred bucks to make it run and drive. Now it has big bolt pattern disc up front, some used 90/10 Calvert shocks, a B body 8.75 with a 3.23 sure grip 489 center section.
I tossed a kit in the Holley, a new fuel pump and 6 out of the 8 plug wires got replaced. Had a new master cylinder on the shelf, and bought a conversion U joint (7260-7290) for it.
Had to the old wheels, tires, and lug nuts from my dart and some auto meter gauges laying around so I dressed the car up a bit. Progress is gonna be slow on this one since it’s strictly funded by flipping and horse trading parts, but it just goes to show you can still build a fun ratty beater on a shoe string budget.
Grand total is somewhere in the 16-1700 dollar range as it sits.
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@Turbo440Dart can share the details if he likes but we were able to save the intake. The casting was very porous and it was very dirty but lots of preheat and a very skilled aluminum tig welder (a buddy of mine not me) and it worked. We wrapped it in welding blankets to cool slowly to mitigate cracking, then it came back to my shop for finish work.
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The steel pipe fitting is just a temporary piece I used to check thread depth and engagement.
Fuel out of the boosters is stuck needles. The fuel out of the front?? No idea. WTF