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  • In episode 40 of the Roadkill show, hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan met up with Steve Dulcich to drag a '70 Plymouth Duster out of a purgatory of mud at Dulcich's farm, then stabbed a big-block Mopar under the hood and blasted seconds in the quarter-mile. In this episode of Roadkill Garage, the Crop Duster is back. It has a fresh, horsepower engine now, and is fresh off the road from Hot Rod magazine's Drag Weekend event where-it will come as no surprise-the car had some trouble. That included a wiring fire and a fuel-delivery problem that held the car back to a second e.t.-not much better than the old considering the newer, much more powerful engine. In this Roadkill Garage, Freiburger and Dulcich attack those demons, have a lot of fun in the process, and return to the drag strip in the hunt for the elusive second timeslip.

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    The Crop Duster is on its way for an at-home paint job to be seen on Roadkill Garage! It will be the factory white with the &#;71 blackout treatment on the hood and fender tops.
    Cj Mcmanus, profile picture
    Will the crop duster come back
    Joseph Newby, profile picture
    Dulcich even start painting the A and B pillars yet?
    Alan Sechler, profile picture
    Does the cropduster have a forged or cast crank?
    Dustin Gray, profile picture
    can&#;t wait so see how you do the at home paint job!! My son and I have projects we want to paint at home also. By the way love how the fenders on the trailer roll down to open the door!
    Scott Flurer, profile picture
    So,how much faster will it go with shiny paint? Yea,I didn&#;t think so.
    Jason Lowery, profile picture
    Hell yes it&#;s about time you guy paint y&#;alls stuff I like you cars but I am a body guy and hate seeing them all rusty
    Ricky Hildebrand, profile picture
    White paint hides it all huh ? So ,what paint ssystem are you going for ? base/clear , single stage , low budget enamel, "Rust-O "
    Joel Godínez, profile picture
    I have a mexican Dodge Duster with a Slant 6 and a Carter BBD carb, but I haven&#;t been able to make it run right. Some spark and carb problems, I think, beside some strange noise from the bottom of the engine. What would you recommend me to do? Fix that Slant 6 or throw in a or a ?
    Dan Faldon, profile picture
    Are you always truthful with Uhaul on what you are hauling? They think I have moved a Volkswagen bug 65 times
    Marcus Cranford, profile picture
    Love the crop duster! Any other upcoming mopar projects from Dulcich&#;s farm?
    Max Huyse, profile picture
    Is it your driving or the busy California traffic, that you need those side bumpers around the trailer&#;s wheels for? 👌🏻😎
    Stewart McGinty, profile picture
    On a different note love the drop down fenders on the trailer! Awesome idea!
    Andy Grove, profile picture
    Nice how do you guys get the money to fund your projects? Can&#;t wait to see the results :-)
    Jesse Talmage, profile picture
    Hold up fixing rust and dents and painting? We knew you liked this car David, but are you feeling well? You are going to have 2 whole nice looking mopars after this. You&#;re on a roll
    Aaron Song, profile picture
    This is my 2nd favorite car after Dodge charger! Great to see it will get some love.
    Mark Wilber, profile picture
    Oh, the half-assed paint job. No suprises there. You&#;ve turned in to 80s kids messing up cars. You have no shame.
    Joshua Emery, profile picture
    This is my favorite car you peeps have built! Makes me want one.
    Joshua Emery, profile picture
    I love it as is but paint will be cool. Just don&#;t let it set and get parted out. Haha!
    William Kramer, profile picture
    What is this "Paint Job" thing you speak of? This episode of Roadkill Garage should be titled "Garage" because we all know paint ain&#;t Roadkill unless it&#;s a rattle can job? Then by all means have at it. 👍
    Wes Imel, profile picture
    So the white duster will be repainted into a.. white duster.. got it
    Tom Davis, profile picture
    Unless its a bare metal powder coat and respray I wouldn&#;t bother, you cant paint rust.
    Brian Gallagher, profile picture
    So I finally get to see these fancy string lights Dulcich uses to paint with?!?
    Stacy Hammonds, profile picture
    Maybe this will help. You tube videos do help sometimes" rattle cans are bad". OK . well okay.
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    Ben J. Ridgway, profile picture
    Is David ok, is he running a fever? i thought his explaination on why you don&#;t paint cars made since "once you paint it you have expectations of it being nice and then whole project falls apart at that point"
    Taylor Kowalchuk, profile picture
    I seriously just watched the roadkill episode for the crop duster, haha I guess I should start working on my duster maybe we can race some time when I get mine on the toad
    Timothy Kwan, profile picture
    I thought Freiburger didn&#;t believe in paint, I suspect Dulcich has something to do with this idea. Either way nice to see the Duster getting some sunlight, I thought it was going to sit after the Roadrunner made it&#;s debut.
    Ron Gehrke, profile picture
    Cool, deserves it! It would be really interesting to see a same day A-B test of the Cragars and Centerlines sometime when you have the car sorted out and consistent. Maybe there&#;s not much difference?
    Maritime Kovaks, profile picture
    You already polished one turd, don&#;t bother with this one.
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    $ Heap Turned Second Drag Car: The Story of Roadkill’s Crop Duster

    A neglected Plymouth Duster is transformed into a worthy drag racer.

    Here's an intro to the old school for the young generation of Roadkillers. This is how guys built the cars known as street machines in the '80s&#x;this one with a dip of street race and some modern parts for extra spunk. It's also the story of the resurrection of an old car that spent years wallowing in farm soil laden with sundry vegetal and animal residue.

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    The car is the Crop Duster, a engine-swapped Plymouth Duster built for what today would be considered cheap for a vintage muscle car that runs in the 11s, naturally aspirated. "You're still going to have 20 grand duplicating that car," David Freiburger says in his trademark deadpan. "That's the problem. That's expensive." But insofar that cubic dollars can be replaced by fanatic hoarding, ingenuity, and elbow grease, this is it. "The key to the whole thing&#x;the reason why people think it's cool&#x;is the six pack scoop, Cragars, and stance. If it has the right look, you can get away with a lot, even with the rest of the car being junk. But the Crop Duster is reasonably fast, too. Its best quarter-mile e.t. without nitrous is seconds at mph. It's in stark contrast to the trend of fussy restorations and high-dollar paintjobs, and although its shabby appearance is a nice disguise and a money saver, sharp-eyed gearheads see through the sun-baked rust job.

    One Mopar Leads to Anotherand Another

    The Crop Duster is a case study of what happens when one of the Roadkill project cars goes right in all the wonderfully wrong ways in a process that can best be called "accidentally on purpose." The path to accidental success is long and can be traced back to Freiburger's roots as a Mopar guy (i.e., a fan of Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler cars) that led to his first big-block-swapped '68 Dodge Dart that became famous as the Cheap Thrills Dart in HOTROD magazine in "The Cheap Thrills Dart was a '68 Dart that I got out of Pick Your Part in Sun Valley, and then I bought a '67 Imperial that had a later in it," Freiburger says. "It was like a '68 Maybe it was a dealer replacement or something, I don't know. So we took the and the transmission out of the Imperial and put it in the Dart and did a bunch of stuff to it. That was back when we still used correction factors up at Los Angeles County Raceway. I think the thing only ever ran at LACR, which corrected to like a or something like that." The car is remembered as the first truly butchered, dirt-cheap project in HOT ROD magazine and for the twin hose clamps used as transmission mounts.

    The other branch of the story begins with episode 23 of Roadkill, the one where the '68 Dodge Charger General Mayhem was first built. The guys tore a Chrysler engine out of Class A motorhome and ripped the Torqueflite transmission from the '73 Plymouth Fury III that had been raced at 24 Hours of LeMons in episode That drivetrain powered General Mayhem through the legendary gravel blast at the Dirtfish rally school in Episode 32, but then the engine was removed from the Charger in prep for the Hellcat Hemi swap that was revealed in episode That left a and a pile of associated parts leaking on the shop floor.

    General Mayhem Reporting for Duty

    The Crop Duster buildup episode started like many others: Find a serviceable chassis, load it up with stuff that happens to be lying around, then creatively derby the whee out of it before the legal department finds out.

    The Duster started as a roller that Steve Dulcich bought 16 years ago for $ Dulcich was the editor of Engine Masters magazine, a longtime friend of Freiburger's, an accomplice in the Crop Duster episode of Roadkill, and the current co-host of both Engine Masters and Roadkill Garage on the MotorTrend App. He's also traded cars with Freiburger like baseball cards, and two years ago, Dulcich swapped his Duster for a '68 Dart Freiburger had lying around, which had also been Dulcich's at one time and which, in fact, had never even left its storage spot at Dulcich's farm. Yes, it's complicated. While pondering what to do for a new episode, Freiburger realized it was staring him in the face: Take the old and trans from the General Mayhem '68 Charger and throw it into the moss-covered Duster sitting on Dulcich's grape farm.

    That's what happens in Roadkill episode 40, but not without some more backstory thrown in for color. See, one of Freiburger's old cars was another '70 Plymouth that had been built in Car Craft magazine in the late '90s; that car became known simply as the Orange Duster. It was a second car with a dirt-cheap ci small-block V-8 and a four-speed, and Dulcich had painted it a gleaming Hemi Orange. As the paint was drying 13 years ago, Freiburger sold the car to Dulcich to fund his now-wife's engagement ring. "Even though that's like a nice car," Freiburger says with a tinge of regret, "we parted it out to build the Crop Duster, so the Crop Duster has the /4 rearend, disc brakes, and leaf springs that I had in the Orange Duster when I owned it."

    Swapping in a ci Big-Block Engine

    Amid horseplay, catching things catching on fire, and parting out a few other cars, we learned that yes, you can stuff a ci big-block Chrysler into a six-cylinder A-body&#x;but only if you've got the right motor mounts from Schumacher Creative Services, the right headers from TTi Exhaust, a spare oil pan from a C-body (which is a fullsize car, like a monster '70s Plymouth Fury), a inch radiator from a B-body (a midsize car like a Charger or Road Runner), and plenty of tools. Famously, the super-nice TTi headers were mashed like potatoes for extra clearance because they were not designed to fit a into a car with power steering&#x;which the Crop Duster has. Freiburger, Mike Finnegan, and Dulcich wield sledgehammers and acetylene torches like Curly, Moe, and Larry.

    Before the was installed, it was hopped up with some used parts from the Dulcich stockroom: CNC-ported Edelbrock aluminum heads and an Isky Megacam hydraulic flat-tappet camshaft. In engine dyno testing much later, it was revealed that the used low-compression made hp. Along with the used transmission, a used B&M Holeshot torque converter, the geared rearend from the Orange Duster, and the old exhaust system from the General Mayhem, the Crop Duster blasted the quarter-mile in seconds at mph on M&H drag radials. That's not bad.

    Taking Crop Duster to the Next Level With a ci Big-Block

    But not good enough. When the new show Roadkill Garage was launched on the MotorTrend App, Freiburger and Dulcich made the second episode all about hopping up the Crop Duster with a smaller yet stronger ci Mopar big-block with 70 more hp, a fresh TCI-built Torqueflite and Super StreetFighter converter, a new Holley fuel system, a hp NOS Powershot nitrous system (because, you know, Roadkill), and the mission to go 11s on motor. The real reason for the new engine was because the has a lower block deck height than the even though it is the same engine family, so the headers fit better. With the , a fresh set of TTi tubes barely needed a ding to fit into the Duster even with power steering. "I don't know why I really wanted power steering on this car," Freiburger says. "It's 'cause I wanted to drive it around in traffic. I usually tear power steering off a car. I wanted the one-finger action on this one. We went way out of our way to make the column shift work on this thing. It's hard to do with the TTi header. You have to take the crossbar that runs from the frame over to the transmission and put a big whooptydoo in it."

    The "new" has roots in HOT ROD magazine lore, being the engine from Freiburger's very first Mopar, the Dodge Super Bee known as project Rumble Bee. (That car now sports a Dick Landybuilt Hemi that Freiburger rightfully considers an untouchable piece of history.) In , the was freshened with a inch overbore and new Diamond pistons and used for two massive intake-manifold shootout stories that appeared in HOT ROD. The retired cube low-deck was then tapped for duty in the Crop Duster and given a Comp Cams solid flat-tappet cam with MM-series lobes, Edelbrock heads, and a Performer RPM intake. The domes of the Diamond pistons were massaged down to a compression ratio by Dulcich, who milled them with a wood router before hand-smoothing the domes.

    Regarding his choice of a big-block over the more popular (in a Duster) ci stroker small-block, Freiburger says: "The thing is, you could build a Mopar small-block, but the most common option for a small-block cylinder head is the Edelbrock head, which is a cc intake runner and probably not quite enough for that many cubes, whereas the big-block head flows more and this is a smaller engine, so it's a better package for rpm. I shift it at like 6, and it overruns a little bit and actually makes the shift at like 7,"

    Chasing 11s at HOT ROD Drag Weekend

    To vet the rebooted Crop Duster's bona fides as a fast street car, Dulcich and Freiburger drove it on HOT ROD Drag Weekend in March , which took them from the Los Angeles suburbs to Phoenix to Tucson, back to Phoenix, and finally to Fontana, California, for an episode-wrapping test session. "If you get on the highway like when we drove it to Arizona, it'll get up to [degrees] or so, but it's totally bulletproof as far as I've never overheated the thing," Freiburger says. "The key to that is a inch B-body radiator, which is the radiator that was in the General Mayhem. We just forced it to fit in the A-body by cutting that little lip off the back of the core support so that you could put the radiator further forward so that it wouldn't interfere with the water pump and everything." The bottom support was also dropped an inch and a half.

    The Crop Duster racked up more than 1, miles during Drag Weekend, interspersed with drag racing at each host city. Freiburger and Dulcich finished the tour with only minor roadside repairs, but that second timeslip eluded them. The problem seemed to be fuel starvation, so of course the guys engineered an all-new fuel system with larger line and stand-alone fuel delivery with a Holley Black pump for the nitrous system. That wasn't it. In the end of Roadkill Garage episode 2, we find out that a worn fuel-pump pushrod was starving the engine, making it fall flat at 5, rpm in high gear. Off-screen, a quick fix (swapping the nitrous fuel system for the mechanically fed fuel system) finally pushed the Crop Duster into the 11s, producing at mph. The nitrous (now without its own fuel system) would have to wait. (Freiburger openly dreams of s on the squeeze with the car just as you see it.)

    Block-Long Burnouts Without Breaking the Bank

    In spite of its accomplishments, the Crop Duster is a polarizing force. As a high-profile project, it ought to be hosed down with shiny blister-packed parts then slathered with the best body and paint money can buy. But what would that prove? That you can spend $80, to make a $40, car? This Duster leans hard into the hobby's gale-force wind of correctness. In choosing the Crop Duster, Freiburger championed average folks wrenching their junk at home. As a result, Mopar guys now have another example of how real performance can be obtained without a second mortgage.

    Hoarding is a big part of any budget Mopar program. "We have a giant pool of parts, but there are a lot of Mopar guys like that," Freiburger says. "But even if you were going to build this car from scratch, I mean, it's not rocket science to find an A-body, especially if you can live with a ' You need a beefier rearend; that's going to be expensive. s&#x;guys are giving those away. Stock crank, stock rods, Diamond pistons. It is over, which is a bit much. It's cubic inches. The block's done after now!"

    The Crop Duster's detractors cite flaws such as rust holes, cracked upholstery, and faded paint, but they miss the point entirely. If you want a prettier, more expensive role model, just imagine it painted with a new interior and be done. That's something Dulcich really wants to do. Meanwhile, the Crop Duster is about making tough choices on the fly, cutting frills, sticking doggedly to an aesthetic, and, perhaps counter intuitively, spending big where it absolutely counts. Balancing performance, appearance, and cost is about walking a tightrope few people actually pull off in the grand performance/value equation. Next up? Driving it around. And doing block-long burnouts. It's a Roadkill car doing Roadkill things.



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