Just arrived, this beautiful Restomod 440 Duster is ready for it's new owner...
The build quality is complete, excellent and professional.
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Ice cold factory air conditioning...
Looks like sleeper at the light until you step on the gas...
This 1973 Plymouth Duster started out as a rust free southern car that still had its original paint. The interior was mostly there but old. It was completely stripped of every nut and bolt, mounting the shell on?a rotisserie for blasting. Once clean. they prepped the body with a sealer to prevent any rust or contamination. Then normal body prep work of aligning doors and fenders with the hood and trunk. They installed a ’69 “Six-Pak” hood scoop and made it functional. Attention to detail meant weeks of block sanding to achieve absolutely straight body lines and perfect panel gaps. Paint was next and it was finished in Ferrari Red using Glasurit Urethane Base coat, and finished with multiple coats of Glasurit Clear. Wet sanded to be absolutely smooth and triple polished to a high luster. Finally the Duster was treated to several coats of Mother’s wax. This body is in wonderful condition.
The bumpers have been rechromed and all of the stainless trim has been polished. The windshield is new all the other glass is original.
The Engine Block is a high cooling, ’73 440 block and was boiled out and crack checked, boredand Diamond Honed to .030 over. New cam bearings and freeze plugs were installed. The crankshaft was trued to .010 and .010 on the rods and mains and the complete rotating assembly was balanced. It has approximately 10.5:1 compression new, flat top pistons. The connecting rods have been reconditioned to like new. The heads are Aluminum and from The 440 Source as are the valve springs, retainers, keepers and pushrods. There are Aluminum Roller Rockers beneath the Fabricated Aluminum Valve Covers. The Cam is a Comp Thumpr Model with .513 Intake and .498 Exhaust lift. The Duration is 227 Intake and 241 Exhaust which gives this car a great exhaust sound. Intake manifold is Mopar and the Chrome headers are from Schmacher. New High Volume, High Pressure Oil Pump rounds out the bottom end. On the front of the engine is a March Revolver Serpentine Belt System with Chrome High Amperage Alternator, Polished Water Pump and Housing, A/C Compressor and P/S Pump. The Radiator is a 26” Aluminum dual tube unit with twin electric fans doing the cooling. All of the A/C Hoses are new as is the Condenser. A top theThrottle body is a chrome Velocity Stack. The exhaust System is new, Dual flow thru Turbo Type mufflers and out the back thru Stainless Exhaust Tips.
This car has the F.A.S.T. Fuel Injection System for best combination of Easiest Starting, Smoothest Running, Highest Power and Maximum Fuel Economy too. The system uses a throttle body rated at 900 CFM and has 4 Fuel Injectors. It is managed by an Engine Control Unit mounted under the hood. There is a small, handheld unit for adjustments like Idle Speed, Idle Speed with A/C on, Fuel/Air Ratio, Cooling Fan On temperature, ETC, ETC. It is a “Self Learning System in that once the initial set up is complete, the ECU learns what the driver wants and the engine needs and makes adjustments while you drive. No Laptop is needed.
The Ignition System is controlled by a MSD Digital 6-AL Processor coupled to a MSD Blaster 3 Coil and Billet Aluminum Distributor. MSD Plug Wires and E-3 Spark Plugs round out the system.
The Front suspension is Chrysler Torsion Bar with new Heavy Duty Mopar Performance units installed. All new bushings and ball joints as well as tie rods ends have been used. The front brakes are Chrysler Disc ?units and the Power Steering Box has been Remanufactured. In the rear are new Mopar Super Stock Leaf Springs. There are Rear Disc Brakes making the car, 4 wheel disc. All of the Brake lines and hoses are new.
This car is equipped with a Tremac, 5 Speed, Overdrive Stick Transmission. With this unit in the car, Highway driving is a breeze! Just shift into 5th gear and the car settles down and cruises very comfortably with about a 40% reduction in RPM’s. Coupled with the Fuel Injection, this combination provides the best in cruising and fuel economy at highway speeds. It features an American Powertrain Hydraulic Clutch, Bellhousing, Trans Mount and New Driveshaft and U-Joints.
The Interior of the car has been completely reconditioned. New Headliner, Rear Seat Covers, Door Panels and Carpet are just a few of the items treated all in black. The Front Seats are a High Performance Style seat with lots of support and have 4 point harness system. The dash has a Carbon Fiber Type Bezel and sports Auto Meter Gauges throughout. The Factory A/C Controls are still in the original location and operate in the same way as original.JVC DVD Stereo is mounted in the original radio location. Two 6X9 Speakers mounted in the rear deck and two custom front Kick Panel Speakers in front.There is a Power Antenna there as well.
WHEELS & TIRES
New Star Aluminum 15X7 Wheels with P215/70R15 Mickey Thompson Street Radials up front and 15X10 Rear Wheels with P275/60R15 tires in the rear, all are new and look great against the Red Duster Body.
ROTISSERIE RESTORED - HIGH END RESTORATION
LIFETIME CALIFORNIA CAR
• 100% laser straight, rust free sheet metal
• Original rust free floor pans & chassis
• Incredible high level repaint in Ferrari Red
• Excellent new Black bucket seat interior
• Mint new headliner, carpet, & door panels
• Excellent new chrome and soft trim throughout
• Professional built 440 V-8 - fast fuel injection
• Five speed Tremec transmission
• Four wheel disc brake conversion
• High end AM/FM/CD stereo and speakers
• New wheels and radial tires
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