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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/14/22 10:45 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I didn't know what a '71 Duster 340 looked like so I went and found an example to share with the class:  

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/14/22 11:03 a.m.

But do you change the 340 to 326 to match the 5.3 LS?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/14/22 11:14 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

You read my mind. 

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
6/14/22 11:47 a.m.

Yes, but with Cuda stripes instead, like these:

 

1970 plymouth aar cuda 3ds https://p.turbosquid.com/ts-thumb/jW/iXyLTB/BV/img_00000/png/1622271704/1920x1080/fit_q87/72d4beb8f7f39a9493cab1d126a02a5995891bb2/img_00000.jpg

 

Restomodded 1973 Plymouth Barracuda with a 440 V-8 and a Five-Speed

 

 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/14/22 11:54 a.m.

Those non-solid stripes are known as strobe stripes. Ebay sample... 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124908029264

psteav (Forum Supporter)
psteav (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/14/22 12:14 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Seriously, though.  "326 Cathedral" just doesn't have the same flow as "340 Wedge".

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/14/22 12:27 p.m.

In reply to tuna55 :

They're a possibility. 

But then again, so itls this

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
6/14/22 12:33 p.m.
psteav (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Stampie :

Seriously, though.  "326 Cathedral" just doesn't have the same flow as "340 Wedge".

the LS is still a wedge I think, so we can go with that.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
6/14/22 12:34 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

In reply to tuna55 :

They're a possibility. 

But then again, so itls this

It's your car, you can paint it however wrong you want to. wink

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/14/22 12:40 p.m.

In reply to tuna55 :

You know, the real beauty of a beater race car is being able to paint it wrong many,many times for like $25 in krylon. 

I could change liveries, colors, stripes and graphics like socks. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/14/22 3:12 p.m.

Since im waiting for covid test results, im stuck in the office. 

So, in between calls and meetings and emails, im cleaning and painting and making a list for the nascar parts places dad and i are going to Thursday (assuming no covid). 

My list isn't all that long, suprisingly!

And most is an Amazon order away, but im hoping for cheaper. 

I do need to figure out how to assemble the full floating rear once i get the axles. It doesn't appear intuitive. I also need to figure out a good way to measure the inside bore of the axle tubes where they mate with the pumpkin so i can find seals for that point. 

And decide if i want a locker or limited slip. Ive never had a locker, and ive heard that the engagement is pretty harsh.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/14/22 4:41 p.m.

Duplicolor chevy orange-red engine paint matches awfully close to koni shock color

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
6/14/22 11:26 p.m.

I heart this thread, stampies thread, and many others.

 

I feel a track day at cmp or Roebling road for out beasts next spring.  I think that should happen.

 

In fact....  stampie, Michael, I will pay your track day fees if we can get our cars together next April at Roebling road.  

Fast lap buys dinner.

 

Edit to add...  I'm expected an expensive day that includes paying for 3 steaks...

jr02518
jr02518 HalfDork
6/14/22 11:46 p.m.

Just as an observation, your collection of shock bodies have snap ring groves.  You can use the snap rings to set the lower spring cup on what works out to be a coil over shock.

For a reference, look up the rear shocks on a 1976-1983 BMW E21.  The sport shocks had that snap ring with groves to adjust the ride height of the car.

I hope this is the case with your shocks.

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/15/22 6:44 a.m.
wvumtnbkr said:

I heart this thread, stampies thread, and many others.

 

I feel a track day at cmp or Roebling road for out beasts next spring.  I think that should happen.

 

In fact....  stampie, Michael, I will pay your track day fees if we can get our cars together next April at Roebling road.  

Fast lap buys dinner.

 

Edit to add...  I'm expected an expensive day that includes paying for 3 steaks...

Assuming it all gets together, im game! 

And im pretty sure I'll be buying dinner. Between shortness of power and drive inability, dfl is in my bones!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/15/22 6:46 a.m.

In reply to jr02518 :

I believe you are right. The 30 series konis are designed with the slide over sleeve in mind. 

I cannot think of a reason to ise that feature in this application at this time, but it is an option. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/15/22 7:27 a.m.
wvumtnbkr said:

I heart this thread, stampies thread, and many others.

 

I feel a track day at cmp or Roebling road for out beasts next spring.  I think that should happen.

 

In fact....  stampie, Michael, I will pay your track day fees if we can get our cars together next April at Roebling road.  

Fast lap buys dinner.

 

Edit to add...  I'm expected an expensive day that includes paying for 3 steaks...

I'm in and expect that I'll pay for dinner.

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/15/22 8:46 a.m.

As a bleachers kinda guy, I'd love to see it happen.  Even if it's from afar. 

And Michael,  hope it's not Covid.  Me and my wife had a bout with it last month.  Luckily, it wasn't too severe.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/15/22 9:17 a.m.

In reply to Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) :

Thankfully, no! Negative test,and back to normal already. I think it was just something i inhaled working in the woods 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/15/22 2:16 p.m.

cleaning and painting continues. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/15/22 3:33 p.m.

sure, its a 2.76 open diff. 

But its a $60, bright red and great condition 2.76 open diff!

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/15/22 4:20 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

And red makes everything faster!

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/15/22 5:12 p.m.

I'm making voom voom noises. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
6/15/22 5:51 p.m.
Stampie said:

I'm making voom voom noises. 

Nice shirt.  I have that one laid out for tomorrow!

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
6/15/22 6:40 p.m.

In reply to Stampie and Dusterbd13, Wvumtnbkr said 'fast lap buys dinner' laugh

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