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Mell00
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted November 06, 2002 08:50 PM
Has anyone or does anyone know a Mopar street stock that is fast ? Is there such a thing? What kind of mopar would be best to run on a dirt track ,semi-banked 1/4 mile

thanks

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted November 06, 2002 09:10 PM
69 through 73 cuda if you can find one cheap but thats about impossible. run a 360 or 340.

URDUSTED
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted November 06, 2002 09:19 PM
We have 2 of them running out here in Northern Nevada on a 1/4 semi banked clay oval. Both of us are exceptionally fast. Best part is our little 360's are not only keeping up with the 406's. We are leaving them in our DUST. Hence we are both running the duster. We should have had the championships for the last 2 years but I broke an axle in the last race and ended up loosing last year. My counter part however had it all together this year and whipped them Chebbies.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted November 06, 2002 09:41 PM
comepletely forgot about the duster. you can bore and stroke a 360 to a 403 i belive or something up there near them chevies. there was a build up in hotrod magazine about them and the 360 was the most powerful. its good to hear when a chevy get its a$$ handed too it by a dodge.

jhon hollomon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted November 06, 2002 10:24 PM
There's a guy who runs my hometrack in a dart that is pretty fast. He had several feature wins this year on several different tracks.

juni
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted November 06, 2002 10:39 PM
I put a cage in a car for a guy at our track it was a duster , He dam near beat us for the track championship ! He has raced for about ten years always a chry. product. He has won two track championships and is always in the hunt for a feature win and the track championship every year.The only down fall for him is that he has problems with axel bearings breaken and he turns 7000 rpm or over most of the time so he has to have good engine parts which cost out the wazoo. Thats why we race stove bolt chevys they are more affordable for us. But I sure like to see somthing else besides chevy at our track .

Mell00
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted November 07, 2002 07:25 AM
Cool! ,What year Duster and Dart did those guys have?

Mel

340duster
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted November 07, 2002 09:09 AM
I run a 74 duster a had good success with it. I won a number fo features and heat races with it this year. I believe I had the car to win the points championship, but due to family commitments I missed two races. There are torsion bars and rear springs available from Mopar performance. As well they sell carrera shocks. 360's are pletiful and can make good power. The 360 magnum engine is a better choice(in my opinion), which is what I run. I have done a ton of work on the front suspension to make it survive and would be happy to share any information with you about the car and build-up of one. Post questions here or email me at rodw@albertanewsprint.com

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 07, 2002 06:54 PM
does dodge make a full framed car??

jeff

Dirt01
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted November 08, 2002 01:07 AM
Not here buddy....


jammin

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c21
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted November 08, 2002 11:19 AM
Anyone seriously considering racing a Dodge should find a copy of "Mopar Performance Oval track Modifications manual" copyrighted 1990 part # P4529814
358 pages of tech info/charts/templates etc.

I got a copy of this for my Tech library and it almost convinced me to hang up my bowtie.

here is a link to an aution that closed a while back if you want to see the cover...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1862053631&ssPageName=ADME:B:BN:MT:1

c21

3sebo
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted November 08, 2002 10:17 PM
did they ever make a full framed car with coil suspention up front if not has anyone used one for a imca stock car I'am thinking they didn't

Deek
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted November 10, 2002 11:35 AM
I have a Plymouth Duster and Chevy Camaro street stock. I won my track's points championship with the Duster. But, when I hot lap each car it's a toss up as to which one's faster. The Camaro has a 406 and is geared the same as the Duster with a 360. Makes for problems in my garage storing the spare parts.

The Chevy is more durable and has a much stronger front end. The Duster is more adjustable (as opposed to a Chevy without weight jacks). It has a very good handling "sweet spot," but it's smaller and a little more difficult to hit than the Camaro. Changing track conditions seem to effect the Duster quicker than the Camaro.
Maybe it's just the way I have them set up.

Each car has it's own inherent advantages and disadvantages. But, too often I think people just dismiss Dodges or even Fords out of hand because most folks are racing Chevys.

merlinmech2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted November 10, 2002 06:18 PM
In my case I started with a used car (chevy). After racing for 9 years, it's hard to switch and give up all my collected parts. Not to mention having to go through that hard knocks school again with a different breed. Those lessons aren't cheap. If I was going to start over, it would be a ford. T-birds are everywhere and ford makes a lot more go-fast parts now.

mike10az
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted November 11, 2002 01:49 PM
A guy here in Arizona runs a Mopar, always has always will, he has a duster right now he ran a 340 for most of the year and twisted the tar out of it (about 7000-7500 maybe a little higher night in night out) hes always fast, right now he has a big block in it and can compete night in night out hes always fast. 4th in the points with 1 more points race left.

Brad haddix
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted November 12, 2002 11:43 AM
check out moparchat.com circle track forum

340duster
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted November 15, 2002 01:13 PM
See this posting, myself and others have posted some good info.
http://www.moparchat.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=375724#post375724

yankie
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted November 18, 2002 06:41 PM
We have one here in N. Iowa. he runs a 360 mopar in a B-mod. runs strong. 31 features, 3 track champions. pi$$ed of all the bowtie
boys they outlawed his engine in the
B-mods. lots of power

yankie
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted November 19, 2002 02:06 AM
there is a mopar in B-mods here.

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 212
posted December 05, 2002 05:14 PM
74 challenger works good spanks my *** pretty regular at Beebe.

c21
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted December 06, 2002 10:23 AM
I just found another copy of the book "Oval Track Modifications by Mopar" on e-bay.
very cool book for anyone racing a mopar (I bought a copy some time back, really found it interesting and I am 100% chevy).
Lots of great info. It's going for $20 (totally worth it) and has 2 days left.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1873922861

c21

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