"It came from Arkansas originally, and then it went to Missouri, then to Ohio, then here." --Greg Stein
'73 Plymouth Duster 340
Owned by: Greg Stein, Cicero, New York
- Engine: '73-vintage 340 still wears its OEM heads with their 1.88-inch intake valves, but it's had a Mopar Performance camshaft, Edelbrock intake, and Hedman Hedders added, and the heads were ported by a previous owner.
- Transmission: Hurst-shifted A-833, which, by the way, was built at the nearby New Process Gear plant where Greg works
- Rearend: OEM Sure-Grip-equipped 8 1/4 with 3.21:1 rear gears
- Suspension: Stock '73 Duster 340, which means heavy-duty torsion bars, leaf springs, and shocks and a front sway bar.
- Brakes: Just like it had when built, front disc/rear drum brakes, non-power-assisted.
- Wheels and Tires: Big-pattern Weld wheels on Futura tires, with the rears filling the Duster's huge rear fenderwells
- Body: Original sunroof-equipped '73 Duster unibody with an aftermarket scoop on hood and reproduction '73 Duster 340 side/rear stripes.
- Paint: The original color, B3 Basin Street Blue, sprayed on by Greg's buddy Jim Bersani, Cicero, New York
- Interior: Split bench seat in front, with the new-for-'73 Spacemaker fold-down seat in back, both upholstered in white vinyl. Stock dash gauges aided by a Sunpro tach and auxiliary gauges by Stewart-Warner (oil pressure), Sunpro (coolant temperature), and Autogage (vacuum)