Starting a BB Duster project

Big Block A body Tech

  1. stixx

    stixx Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice period correct color. :thumbsup:
     
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    • SpikeWills69

      SpikeWills69 Mopar Gearhead Wannabe

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      I really like the color on your Duster. I am not a fan of refrigerator white, :)
      I never owned a white vehicle until I got my 2012 Durango, which is Stone white I believe. It looks really white until it is parked next to a PURE WHITE car, then the cream on mine pops (if creamy white can pop LOL).
      I also have found that, when it comes to our cool old mopars, colors can really grow on you. I was looking for a blue Duster when I bought my 72 new in Lemon Twist with black, and my 74 in Golden Fawn, also grew on me.
       
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      The cream color makes a nice background for the red Viper calipers.
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        Man, you do good enough work for a magazine. :thumbsup:
         
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        LOL, hey Andy, when are we gonna see this one in a mag ??
         
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        Check out the current issue of Car Craft.........
         
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          COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          I like the color too.
           
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          I gave the starter the gold foil treatment since the header tubes are pretty close to it. Hopefully this helps keep the heat down.
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          • stixx

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            Your attention to detail is second to none!
             
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            • RustyRatRod

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              Looks cool. Kinda reminds me of a body in white car.
               
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              I decided to install tubular upper control arms from Firm Feel. I had to grind a little clearance to make them fit but it wasn't a big deal.
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                Great car. I love white and that so called off white is my color!!! Just not that super bright white!
                 
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                  ^^^^^^^
                  interesting, I just changed coil overs , and discovered that I missed that upon my initial install / did it yesterday-----
                  my uppers look about the same , kinda wishing they had HEIM joints instead of the reg rubber bushings, would be a lot free er .
                   
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                  I pulled the engine up from below. Went in easy even with the starter, headers, water pump, alternator, fan, etc. all bolted in place. Sure beats trying to install all of that stuff later. Then I installed the front suspension as one unit using a fixture on my transmission jack. Total time to install the engine, transmission and suspension was less than an hour and that was working by myself. I think I beat flat rate on that job.
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                    That’s sweet as hell. Kim
                     
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                    I made a little more progress on it. Still have a ways to go.
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                      Any thoughts on using this old air grabber type air cleaner? It looks like it will fit and work. This is a beat up unit that I picked up from a guy who was cleaning out the garage. It has had a rough life but I think I might be able to salvage enough of it to work on my engine.
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                      • oldkimmer

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                        It looks good from here. Kim
                         
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                        Kinda reminds me of my 1st and second attempt at making a hood seal for my throttle body that's up in my hood scoop.

                        Covering up too much of the pretty !! Looks better than my RIG !~!
                         
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                        After looking at this pic again, u do have a tall intake on there don't u ? Wasn't it a trick flow ?
                        Wondering if I could incorporate a 6 pack filter on mine . ??
                         
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                        I'm thinking about painting the lid to match my valve covers. The orange doesn't match anything on my engine.
                         
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                        • 63spf

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                          well if you don't like it ? I will buy it from you. ! I was looking for something like that for my 67 Bcuda. Haha
                          Nice look u got there, just not sure if it matches your setup. But ? it grows on you . Haha
                          Swap u for my shotgun ? Haha and some $$$
                          It wont fit under my Hood !
                          P.S your inbox is full !
                          Ha ha , to me it would match your car more !

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                        • famous bob

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                          I would be interested if he sells it. I like the air grabber better, color matched would be cool.
                          I never liked the fake shotgun scoops, they are just too fake looking to me .
                          That being said , I`m on my 3rd attempt at building an alum. base plate/hood seal for my "up in the hood scoop" throttle body .The first one was for a torquer intake and worked and looked good. The second for the victor intake works , but looks like h---. The alum. one I `m working on now looks surprisingly like the factory base plate in Andy`s pic, minus the filter .
                           
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