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Old 02-28-2004, 08:24 PM
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What do u think of a plymouth Duster

what do u think of a 1973 plymouth duster?

it has a 318 v8 ... with an automatic..

unknown amount of miles.. odometer says 2???? or around ther like 2000 somethin

looks pretty good..

Needs break work..

Needs tail light work..

But when u start it ... itll start... then turn it off.. then it wont start.. no power at all.. what can cause it?.. alternator.. or voltage regulator..?


and how much would u pay for this ?.. 1000 ,2000 ,3000?

Tires good.. interrior decent for a 30 year old car..

Let me hear your thoughts..

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Old 02-28-2004, 08:54 PM
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Did somebody say Plymouth Duster?




Ours is a '73, too. Dad's built a 408 stroker motor, should be in the 10s now...if he ever gets the body put back together.
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:13 PM
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yeah, they're nice looking cars alright, i had one years back. the only problem, is the front end is really sloppy. no high speed g-turns for her.probably wouldn't go over $2,000 . for it unless she's real straight and has some pedigree,original sales slip etc.
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:32 PM
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Love 'em! grab it! They are a great car to fix up. Screw the problems with it! Check the fuel pump.
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Hes only asking 1000 it even has power steering..

i hope he will take 700 cash.. kuz thats all i have right now on me..

Nos..

What are the rear ends in them?..

This one was the straight 6 to a v8 conversion..

I hope i can get it.. the hard part is convincing my dad.. i have 2 cars now.. my truckand the subaru.. i need to get rid of both of them in order to get this bad boy

a friend of mine was supposed to get my truck.. but now he doesnt seem too interested.. but if he doesnt i bet i can get atleast 700 obo.. out of it.. all id be doing is making the money back i paid for it..

and the subaru.. fix the clutch.. and sell for 500 obo..

but i really want that car..

Can ya tell me a little more about the cars.. what are the good/ bad points of the car?.. and what could cause that problem

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Nos....If this is the truck yuo are talking about I would think you could get at the least $1000-1500 out of it. The older trucks are getting to become more and more popular as time goes on. And as straight as that looks I would think you could sell it pretty easy. Advertise it on EBay and see what it gets yo. Weimer has sold a few cars on there to people out of state with no problem,

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My wife was driving one when I meet her. It was a nice car. With a three speed on the floor. Blue with black racing stripes. ( Memories come flooding back, the good ole' days) If your a Mopar man go for it!
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:57 AM
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With any A body mopar take a good look at the torsion bar mounts. Nearly every one I've looked at that lives anywhere snow country gets rotted out around the mounts. Kind of a pain when they let go.
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What are the rear ends in them?..

This one was the straight 6 to a v8 conversion..

If I remember right, I *think* its a 7 1/4". The race car had the Slant 6 originally, too.

Oh you may wanna make sure that its never been wrecked. These are unibody cars and if its ever wrecked, it'll never be the same.
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I've owned a few, including some 73's they have the most available tailights of the years which will help you out (same from 73 to 76). Being an old slant 6 car does it have front disc or drums?

Also it probably does not have the 8 3/4 rearend with a slant six. The 8 3/4 is the prefered rear end, but whatever it has will probably hold up fine to a 318.

It also probably has small bolt pattern rims, which will slightly limit your wheel choices, the big pattern fits everything up to 1980's fifth ave cop rims (beefy 15 inchers). Small pattern seems to come on front drum cars, not sure why.

Bad point is the part where the torsion bar connects to the frame, they do tend rust there, and when they cut loose it's very bad. Imagine a sudden drop of 6 inches on one side with a big bang. Imagine losing all spring on one side at once....

Check the rear frame rails and around the back spring mount also a rust prone spot.

Also the upper a-frame bushings tend to go to crap after 20 years replacing them does wonders for the control and ride. You will be able to tell if they are bad by looking they will be all chewed up. It also won't hold an alignment if they are bad and wear out tires on the inside.

The electrical problem, I'm not sure is it turning over after you shut it off? How does the amp meter read on the console? Should have some space to the right of center showing charging right after a start.

Good luck they are quick cars even with a 318, and a nice ride.
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:21 PM
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Duster's are to Plymouth what Nova was to Chevy. They have great lines and you can do a TON of cool stuff to them. Go for it ! But yes, check the torsion bar anchor points VERY closely.

A coworker has a '73, he swapped a 360 for the 318 and put the Dart Six Pack hood scoop on it with the hood painted flat black. The car is orange and he put black '70 340 Duster side stripes on it. Sweet looking ride !!!
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I like em.
There kinda like the 70-74 Novas. You either like em or you dont. I personally like em, but hey, I own a Gremlin so......Well you know. LOL HG
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me, i think the duster has a better "look" (MORE "HOTROD")than the 60's chevy p/u's. not that there is any thing wrong with 60's chevy p/u's. i might get one for my boys.......

wasn't there a duster in the move 'dazed and confused'?
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check out this bad boy...

http://www.mochevracing.com/Duster/

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