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1971 Plymouth Duster Base 3.7l on 2040-cars

Year:1971 Mileage:135271 Color: Yellow /

Newaygo, Michigan, United States

Newaygo, Michigan, United States
Body Type:U/K
Engine:3.7L 225Cu. In. l6 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Year: 1971
Interior Color: Black
Make: Plymouth
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: Duster
Trim: Base
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: U/K
Mileage: 135,271
Exterior Color: Yellow
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Appears to be original paint with no signs of previous bodywork. Undersize of the car and floor pans have zero rust. The only areas with any rust are both lower quarter panels and the trunk floor due to moisture coming in thru the trunk.The Duster is for sale outside of E-Bay, so I reserve the right to end the listing prior to the completion of the auction."

I have decided that it is time to move on to a new project.   I have owned my Duster for 5 years.   The car was originally from Hemet California,  and I had it shipped back to Michigan when I bought it.   When I purchased the Duster it had a poorly installed 318 with the original slant 6 suspension and brakes.   The entire car was rebuilt mechanically and returned to a slant 6 with the goal of being a reliable and efficient daily driver.  The speedo was in-op when I purchased it and I have since replaced it with a better condition one so the mileage of the body is unknown/assumed to be >100k.

in 2010 the engine compartment was Media blasted and repainted the original Bahama yellow.  I rebuilt and installed a 225 slant six forged crank engine and transmission from a 1972 Dart.   The engine was rebuilt and the solid lifter cam was replaced with a hydraulic cam and cylinder head from a 1982 engine.   The exhaust manifold is a newer mid 70's piece in great shape with no cracks that has been coated.  (the original manifold had a gasket for the carburetor thermostat that would fail often creating an exhaust leak)   The single barrel carburetor was replaced with a complete Super Six setup with a rebuilt carburetor and complete factory kickdown linkage from a 1976 F-Car.   The air cleaner is a 1971 single snorkel air cleaner that would be correct for a 1971 318.  This is a very smooth and the quietest running Slant six that I have driven. 

The following parts have been replaced/upgraded:

Re-cored 22" Radiator (correct for an A/C 225 slant 6)

New shoes and drums front and rear (9" drum w/manual brakes)
New shocks

New Tires (~15k on them)

Installed original wheel lip moldings

Installed an original Duster Twister / Duster 340 Shark Tooth Grill

Replaced original chrome outside mirror with painted mirrors from a Duster Twister

Completely overhauled the Heater Controls with a new vacuum switch, vacuum canister, heater core, rebuilt heater box with new gaskets.

Replaced the entire interior with new seat covers, arm rest pads, dash pad, carpet, package tray, headliner.   (the door panels are original)

Replaced the original power steering box with a manual steering box/steering shaft.

Added an original Mopar electric trunk release and glove box mounted switch.

New PPG windshield and gasket.


The original AM radio was rebuilt with an IPOD 3.5mm headphone input cable.  (AM does not work,  but the AUX cable works perfectly)   Single dash speaker replaced with a 3 way speaker.

The Duster has proven to be very reliable and I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere  (I have put 15,000 miles on it over the last 3 years),  with 18-20 MPG on the highway.


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