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Howdy from NH

  1. 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. Welcome aboard Carrmann, nice find, appears to be a nice solid car to start from.
     
  3. Welcome to FABO! Man that car looks super clean. Nice find and thanks for the pics.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Welcome, for some reason I'm not getting the pics???
     
  6. Wow, I saw them earlier but they disappeared?
     
  7. aw man... i put them in a folder on photobucket. I'll repost haha. oops.

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  8. Looks great, let's see the Roadrunner and the D150 as well.
     
  9. heres the roadrunner. will post d150 later.

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  10. Nice cars. Welcome
     
  11. Welcome aboard! Nice rides!
     
  12. Welcome to Fabo Nice rides:)
     
  13. Thanks! Here is the truck... had to wash it before I would post a pic of it lol (dirrrttyyyy)
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  14. 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]
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. welcome ! from another new Englander
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. ha cool! I'll make sure to introduce myself when I see you around! :thumleft:
     
  19. 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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  20. 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).
     
  21. 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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  23. A belated hello,and nice hot rod.
     
  24. Thanks for the update. Great road trip :thumleft:. That's one you'll remember the rest of your life...Good stuff!
     
  25. 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!
     
  26. thanks guys! it definitely was an awesome trip and very memorable. my friend wants an old hot rod so bad now its hilarious, hes got the fever hahahaha.

    sadly I dont have any of the above vehicles any more other than the duster. I do have a 2014 ram crew cab hemi though for my pull truck hahaha!
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