if I was replacing the original 6 cylinder on a 1971 duster what would be my best streetable option ?

10

Asked by Jul 14, 2013 at 01:09 AM about the 1972 Plymouth Duster

Question type: Car Customization

8 Answers

116,505

Demon and Duster first two cars I owned. Loved them. What are you wanting to do with car? Upgrade to larger motor or restore back to its original glory?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

defiantly looking to add a small block, ( forgive my ignorance I have built nothing but Chevy's ) I am assuming you just change motor and transmission mounts to add a small block and bigger trans ? also would you need larger front springs ? I am not sure what motor is best for performance 340 or 360 ? or parts availability ? I am also assuming the heads are interchangeable ? the reason for all the questions is a neighbor has a nice looking 1971 Duster with rally wheels sporting a 6 cylinder, this economy has wiped me out so I thought I could buy it now for little and add the new running gear down the road if it is that simple thank you for your time Drew

116,505

I am the wrong one to be talking to if you doing that. That one has the original slant six in it if I am not mistaken. If mine I would not change it out. That motor will outlast anything that you could ever put in it. Sorry but I just one of those guys who likes to keep old cars as they were new. Although I have seen some with modified intakes to hold duel carbs, modified exhaust, and even one with a turbo modified to it. So there are some neat things that can be done to that tough little motor.

116,505

http://www.squidoo.com/slantsix

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
116,505

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php? t=266175&showall=1

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
116,505

Had not looked into these motors in years. But it seems there is a lot more you can do with them than I had mentioned. Consider building your slant six. I don't think you will be disappointed when someone peaks off under your hood and says "damn look what you have done to that slant six"

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Thanks Mark That certainly changed my thinking, a lot less work better gas milage and can still have fun, not a bad deal. Thank you

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
116,505

Thanks glad I could help. There are so many neat things you can do and have a one of a kind when you are done. Remember to keep us informed on your progress and post some pics of her in your garage. Drive safe.

Your Answer

Duster

Looking for a Used Duster in your area?

CarGurus has 18 nationwide Duster listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Plymouth Duster Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    80
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    60
  • #3
    Josh Huskey
    Reputation
    50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Dart
277 Great Deals out of 8,016 listings starting at $4,500
Used Plymouth GTX
32 listings
Used Dodge Challenger
238 Great Deals out of 25,242 listings starting at $7,750
Used Ford Mustang
603 Great Deals out of 39,402 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
466 Great Deals out of 31,602 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Charger
467 Great Deals out of 33,692 listings starting at $1,999
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
180 Great Deals out of 17,470 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Thunderbird
25 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $6,800
Used Chevrolet Impala
579 Great Deals out of 34,490 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.