Here are some pics of my '71 Plymouth Duster. I finished building it in 2003, and was to be a mostly street driven car with some occasional drag racing.... By the end of 2003, after being bitten by the drag racing bug, my wife and I decided it would be more fun to drag race the duster than to pay for multiple speeding tickets!
Building the car from the ground up, I decided to use quality components, so I went with a Dana 60 with 4.56 gears. We use a Dennys drive shaft, Pat Lane built 904 trans with Pro Trans internals including trans brake.
The engine is a small block mopar 360, stock internally balanced crank, stock factory connecting rods, KB hyperutectic pistons for 12.2:1 compression. Mopar W2 heads sit on top with 2.02x1.60 valves, victor intake and a 1000HP Holley carb. The cam is a custom Comp Cams solid FT cam. Nothing exotic in the engine!! We use an A1 8" converter, TTI 1 7/8 headers, and out back we run M/T 28"x11.5" slicks. With me in the car ready to race it weigh's 3346lbs. and has run a best of: 10.52 1/4@ 127mph and best 60'ft. of 1.377!
We are working on the Orange duster once again...up front we'll have a brand new AlterKtion front end thanks to Bill Reilly Motorsports!
We're also building a 393 small block using our CNC ported Indy/IMM iron heads and 13:1 compression along with a solid roller cam that will be featured in Car Craft magazine.
I'll post pictures soon and keep our progress updated here. Hope to make the first race at California Speedway end of March for NMCA west.