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Russ Hague

1971 Duster

I bought this 1971 Plymouth Duster Race Car off of eBay in July 2009. Chris Johnson and I went to Kansas City, Missouri to pick her up. When the car was chopped up and converted to a race car, she originally had a 440 big block but when I bought it the 440 was apart and a modified 383 was under the hood. The car has a ladder bar suspension and is fully tubbed. The rear end is narrowed and filled with a new set of 5.13 gears and new Moser axles. The slicks on the back are 32x14/15 on Weld lightweight drag wheels. The inside of the car is gutted with just a roll bar, race seat and a Hurst 1/4 shifter.

All the bodywork and Plum Crazy purple paint job were done at Maaco in Rio Rancho. Justin, the owner, and Paul Van Ostrand, were terrific in helping get the body repaired and painted. The 440 block machine work is being done at The Performance Connection and Chris Johnson is going to do the build. The motor is .060 over running JE 12.5 pistons and will have an Ultra Dyne camshaft with 650 lift. The intake is a Weiand Team G and will be topped with a Holley 1050 Dominator Carburetor. The exhaust system is a set of Hooker 2 headers.

Hopefully the car will be out on the track sometime in 2010 and if not, we will definitely be ready for the 2011 Mopar Challenge Series!