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  1. carrmann

    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    I've had a few a-bodies in the past but its been quite a while. Picked up my 73 duster on wednesday. Mods will be starting shortly. It is a 1973 340 duster. Red with white stripes (black originally). Plan on putting a black stripe on it, black dual snorkel as well. It is basically stock with a shift kit, B&M quicksilver shifter, small cam (dont know the size), and nice dual exhaust. I believe it has 3.91 gears as well, but I have not had the chance to see what they are.

    Also have a 69 roadrunner race car with a indy 440 in it. A 86 ram d150 with a 440 big block, an srt4 with light mods (around 300-350hp), and a mildly modded 5.9 diesel ram.

    Pictures are farther down below.
     
  2. Swinger340Canuc

    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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    Welcome aboard Carrmann, nice find, appears to be a nice solid car to start from.
     
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    Welcome to FABO! Man that car looks super clean. Nice find and thanks for the pics.
     
  4. carrmann

    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    thanks!! i've been searching for 6 months or so, bought it a day after it appeared on craigslist about 3 hrs away from me. hadnt seen rain in years, then I bought it and towed it home in a rainstorm lol.

    now I need to figure out whats in the motor... so I can figure out how to progess modification wise. Looking for a 8 3/4 as well for it.

    it came with all the stock parts to replace the mod parts, the guy was very methodical with everything he did. still has all the original a/c stuff and heater core.

    its a console car as well, i have the console in storage.
     
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    plum crazy dart Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, for some reason I'm not getting the pics???
     
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    OldmanRick Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I saw them earlier but they disappeared?
     
  7. carrmann

    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    aw man... i put them in a folder on photobucket. I'll repost haha. oops.

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  8. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    Looks great, let's see the Roadrunner and the D150 as well.
     
  9. carrmann

    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    heres the roadrunner. will post d150 later.

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  10. Old Tired Rebel

    Old Tired Rebel Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Nice cars. Welcome
     
  11. smlveightis

    smlveightis Confused in Confusion

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    Welcome aboard! Nice rides!
     
  12. carls72dart

    carls72dart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome to Fabo Nice rides:)
     
  13. carrmann

    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Here is the truck... had to wash it before I would post a pic of it lol (dirrrttyyyy)
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    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    small video of the car starting. nothing exciting lol

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7OYitgTFaY&feature=youtu.be"]73 duster cold startup - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Hi from Randolph VT. Sitting in Lebanon NH as I type this from work. Soon i'll be making the commute in my '72 Duster.
     
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    tqfastfish FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    welcome ! from another new Englander
     
  17. carrmann

    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    Lol! Im FROM lebanon, just moved to canaan for slightly cheaper housing. my parents still live in lebanon.

    I was just in lebanon yesterday with it cruising around, hanover too.
     
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    ha cool! I'll make sure to introduce myself when I see you around! :thumleft:
     
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    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    make sure you do!

    heres the lineup of stuff at my house. old man is a mopar nut too, bunch at his house, plus the roadrunner!

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    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    Plans currently for the duster are:
    either bigger tires for the rear (tires on it are tiny), or weld prostars if I can get some cheaply (have a line on em).
    change the white stripe back to the correct black stripe
    possibly put a snorkel hood on
    aftermarket steering wheel (so I fit better,and I dont like the stocker very much).
    light mods to the motor (maybe a cam, intake manifold, carburetor).
     
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    carrmann Well-Known Member

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    a little update on the car.

    basically kept it AS IS from when I bought it. have bought a lot of stuff to install. headers, intake (air gap), cutouts, exhaust, new 8 3/4 rear with 3.55s, subframe connectors, new kframe (stock kframe was cracked on steering gear box mount (irrepairable), rear springs/shocks, poly bushings all around.

    moved to florida, hence the wait on the installs. ended up driving the car to florida with a buddy taking back roads etc most of the way. it was a total blast (about 1600 miles), had a lot of thumbs up and people talking to us. Almost zero issues with the car other than a water pump which we changed in a autozone parking lot in 2hrs (including getting the parts). the 3.90 gears were just too rough for the highway as it was taching 3k at 64 mph.
     
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    carrmann Well-Known Member

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  23. Abodybomber

    Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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    A belated hello,and nice hot rod.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Great road trip :thumleft:. That's one you'll remember the rest of your life...Good stuff!
     
  25. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    carrmann,
    Welcome aboard neighbor! I'm in OUR state Capitol!!!!!

    Nice Duster, but I like the Roadrunner too!

    Nice to see more Moparites more local to me!
     
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