My unrestored 71 Duster 340

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    Miguel340GB5 Well-Known Member

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    • Dartnut

      Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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      Sorry, i actually meant a picture of the engine compartment as it is today.
      I sent you a conversation (responded to yours)...........
       
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      • Dartnut

        Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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        Turns out that this is not the car that i thought it was, very close, but not the same.........
        Thank you for the e-mails and pictures.
         
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        View attachment 1714996679 The past owner of my Duster called me last week. He founds my broadcast sheet. What a find !!
        Kinda weird a car with so much options came with steelies and dog dish.
         
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        Wow thats pretty damn awesome....I pray for the day that happens to me. Nothing but dead ends for me finding previous owner info on my ride. Congrats to you.
         
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        Thank you, he also finds the names of the last two owners before him on bills. We find them on facebook and contact them. After that we got the name of an other past owner, but did not talk to him yet. I now have history of my car from 1990 to now.. missing 19 years of it's life. None of them had pics of the car..
         
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        My 71 Duster has the same steering wheel, but in black, no interior decor group, but front disc brakes.

        The two (!!!) aftermarket sun-roofs look crazy, but I have seen such things also here in Europa, mainly on Swiss cars. We had the same sun-roof-craze in the early 80s. I remember a Challenger with two sunroofs installed identically as on Your Duster. Looks kinda funny, when they are open.
         
      • Miguel340GB5

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        I pretty don't like that sunroof.. I took it off the car and have a spare roof that I'm gonna use the roof skin to put on mine, will looks way better :)
         
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        Engine is almost finish. 416 stroker with stock appearence, low compression for gas pump, date-coded repro part, original restored 1971 340 thermoquad. TTI ceramic headers are coming for it.
         
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          Looks nice! Who built your engine?
           
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          Shouldn't a 71 340 have a Carter AVS carb? Thought they went to Thermoquads in 72
           
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          René Delisle in Quebec.
           
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          Mostly every 340 in 1971 had the Carter Thermoquad, that carb is really rare, it was a one year only model.
           
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          Yes, my 71 is also equipped with a Thermoquad since new, and it is a different one as I have on my 72 Demon 340.
           
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          Original paint under hood with older decals from previous owners. Restored heater motor and 3-speed wiper motor from S.F. Restoration in Québec. New engine wirring harness from M&H 9B16A4F7-BE27-43E2-8A14-5045A46C061F.jpeg , stater relay, positive cable. Restored original 3443 975 1971 340 a-body radiator. Fully rebuild PS gearbox, factory PS car that’s been converted to manual steering, I put back PS.
           
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          Fully rebuild date code 1971 a-body A833 4-speed transmission. A45D9282-5B68-466E-B801-F0F49EBC72D1.jpeg
           
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            TTI step ceramic headers with thermal barrier.
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            Correct one year only 1971 340 TQ carb restored and rebuild by Scott Smith (Harms auto). Also correct DR1114429 idle selenoid restored by Stephan Fournier (S.F. Restoration) in Québec. 76B93CBD-AF05-47A3-88C1-E0C8E0FFCC3D.jpeg
            Original 3 nipples breather with correct reproduction hoses and original restored clamps from Stephan Fournier. CFDC4AEF-7BD9-4EC2-BF29-7D2AAFDE3C31.jpeg
            Nice reproduction upper radiator hose from Bill Rolik. 429A598D-D4A2-419F-B963-9ED22D5D6E7D.jpeg 0E557C0C-525B-48BD-B13E-C5D05EF8F88A.jpeg 3D87C804-8944-4C2F-BEFA-106D06921899.jpeg
             
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            • Miguel340GB5

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              Sent the car to bodyshop in october to remove the aftermarket sunroof 42E88764-7376-42C9-80A9-0BD25D8D57AF.jpeg
              I had a donor roof for my roof job. Didnt want to put new aftermarket sheetmetal on it or patch the sunroof hole. That roof came with the car when I bought it. 47686A2B-85A5-417E-ADA3-68C8F9658439.jpeg
              The job could not be better. All the spotwelds were remove from the two roofs. No sheetmetal was cut. BDC9D8B2-0FD3-4775-89AA-34752B9690A8.jpeg
              My Duster has no longer the sunroof it had for many years ! I now need new glass waterships to put back glass. 85249540-25FD-46AA-8BDB-65974464059D.jpeg
               
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                Nice restoration, I can vouch for the drum brakes on 340 cars, I have an H code cuda', 70 model with drums.
                Drums suck, dump them as fast as you can, while the sheet metal is still pretty.
                 
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                Thats an awesome machine. Very nice work so far
                 
              • Miguel340GB5

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                Semi-gloss black 340 A-Body wheels today, will be mounted on originals Goodyear Polyglass E70x14 and dog dish.

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                • Miguel340GB5

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                  2.5” TTi exhaust with x-pipe. Trush Chamber Welded mufflers. Soon to be installed. Also bought the TTi ovals exhaust tips.

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                  • SGBARRACUDA

                    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                    Boy if you scratch Mama's floor, she is gonna have your Ass!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                     
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                    Good job Miguel. TTI exaust fit like a glove. Close around the fuel tank but still ok. Those are TTI exaust tip.
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                    • Miguel340GB5

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                      Here is the owner history I have;

                      Miguel Loubier
                      2014-now

                      Kori Alexander
                      1999-2014
                      Red Deer, AB
                      Put it in his backyard for 15 years

                      Wayne Schram
                      1993-1999
                      Sylvan Lake
                      Drag raced it in Calgary and Edmonton

                      Richard Bradbury
                      1989-1993
                      Calgary, AB
                      Street driven in Calgary

                      Terry V
                      1987-1989
                      Kamloops, BC

                      Unknown person who got it resgistered by Deborah Rose Swierzynski
                      -1986 to 1987
                      Edmonton, AB
                      ***no registry data in Canada before 1986***

                      Rumour to be sold new in Calgary and put on Bracket Drag racing

                      If you have any lead or pictures about this car, contact me.
                       
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