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Plymouth Duster 340

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Plymouth Duster 340
Plymouth Duster 340
Plymouth Duster 340
Plymouth Duster 340
At the end of the 1960s the Chrysler Corporation attempted to create a new entry-level muscle car.  This was achieved by combining the powerful 340-cubic inch V8 with a light, two-door version of the Plymouth Valiant bodyshell to create the high-performance Duster 340.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.03in x 3.30in
Displacement:  340 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  10.5:1
Induction System:  Single Carter 4-barrel carb
Maximum Power:  275 bhp at 5,000 rpm
Maximum torque:  340 lb-ft at 3,200 rpm
TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic
Unitary steel construction with 2-door coupe body panels
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  Double wishbones wth longitudinal torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension:  Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf-springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Brakes:  Ventilated discs, 10.5-in dia. (front), drums, 9-in. dia. (rear)
Wheels:  Cragar, 5.5 x 15 in.
Tires:  Jetzon Revenger, 70 x 15
Length:  192 inches
Width:  71.6 inches
Height:  52.7 inches
Wheelbase:  108 inches
Track:  57.5 inches (front), 55.5 inches (rear)
Weight:  3,500 lbs.

Production Years:
1971, 1972, 1973

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