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1970 340 Duster vs. 1965 396 Corvette, best of 3

Discussion in 'A Body: Duster, Valiant, Dart, etc' started by Scrounge, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Scrounge

    Scrounge Got parts?

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    A few vintage Duster commercials start at 11:38, but if you want to skip the preliminaries, the races start at about 13:40. In the first race, one car (or perhaps driver) lost a little time off the line; in the second, the other car lost a little time when it veered a bit and had to be straightened. The third was the purest race:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOonwztXUL8
     
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  2. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Well-Known Member

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    Driving a new 70 340 4spd Duster was an absolute blast. That thing was fast!
    The 340’s horsepower was waaaay underrated.
     
  3. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    IMO the A body should never have a big block. With the small block because of wieght it is one of the best handeling cars of it era.
     
  4. Scrounge

    Scrounge Got parts?

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    Agreed. Most A bodies didn't have big blocks, though some E bodies did. The 340 was an excellent small-block design. I think that a high-output 273 could also have been effective in the Duster, had Mopar continued to make it.
     

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