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Aug
01

Slant six identification experts: How about this?

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Hi All: Are you an expert on what the numbers molded into a slant six engine block mean? Here's what I've got on the left side of my engine block:

2806830 6

132 4 BH

AAWJ

4G251846 (stamped on a pad on upper right rear of block)

Any and all ideas are welcome. Thanks!
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Jul
24

Cruise control setup for a six cylinder 1974 Duster

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Looking for a complete operating cruise control setup for a 1974 Duster slant six . I know cruise control was not an option for the 1974 Duster, but I believe that 1975 and later Dusters, Valiants and Darts had them. I need the full setup - the servo, speedometer cables, wiring harness, turn signal stalk, and most importantly the servo cable linkages to the one barrel carb on the 225 engine. Thanks - BOB 612 202-5471
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Jul
10

What do these coolant temp sensor markings mean?

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I have a slant six powered 1974 Duster. The brass coolant temp sensor screwed into the cylinder head has the following markings:

362-CL 250 3-F


There is no Chrysler part number on it, nor any other markings. There was a small amount of orange paint still on it, although my engine was painted blue from the factory. I'm pretty sure this sensor is not the original one that came with the car. Any ideas as to what the markings mean? BTW, it works perfectly. Thanks!
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Jul
09

Bob’s Component Resto, Part 5: The Gas Tank

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Good evening and welcome to my latest component resto article. Tonight's bedtime reading features the replacement of the gas tank in my 1974 Gold Duster which I've owned since April of 2019. The tank that came with the car was the factory original and was installed in October of 1973. According to the records that came with the car, the tank was repaired years ago. It had been cut open and welded shut, why I don't know. At that time the fuel pickup assembly was replaced as well. When I got...

Bob's Component Resto, Part 5: The Gas Tank
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Jun
30

Help! My steering quit! (PROBLEM SOLVED)

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I just changed the power steering pressure hose on my 1974 Duster 225 auto. Suddenly, there is no low speed power steering boost. Once the engine speeds up, the steering power boost seems to return. The pump is full, there is no air in the system, and the belt is properly adjusted. All I did was to change the pressure hose, and I no longer have low speed boost. Any ideas?
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Jun
27

Bob’s Component Resto, Part 4: The tranny

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Good evening Mopar faithful. Ready to go to bed? Here's tonight's light reading to help you fall asleep. Part four this evening covers the resto of the Torqueflite A-904 three speed automatic transmission in my 1974 Gold Duster. Before I restored the tranny I wanted to be sure that this was, in fact, the original "numbers matching" transmission that came with the car from the factory. Prior to purchasing the car in the spring of 2019, I determined that the original engine was gone, but the...

Bob's Component Resto, Part 4: The tranny
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Jun
27

Okay, what is this thing on my bale?

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MOPAR faithful: Anybody know what this tag means? It was on the bale (cover retention clip) on the master cylinder of my 1974 Duster with power disc brakes. What do the numbers and letters mean? Thanks. View attachment 1715551970
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