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posted November 06, 2002 08:50 PM
69 through 73 cuda if you can find one cheap but thats about impossible. run a 360 or 340.

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.

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
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.

posted November 06, 2002 10:39 PM
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

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


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


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posted November 08, 2002 11:19 AM
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

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.

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.

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
posted November 12, 2002 11:43 AM
check out circle track forum

posted November 15, 2002 01:13 PM
See this posting, myself and others have posted some good info.

posted November 18, 2002 06:41 PM
74 challenger works good spanks my *** pretty regular at Beebe.

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.


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