The funny thing is we have actually run this car before for a parting shift. In fact, I’m going to cut and paste Brian’s previous text below this cause he knows the dude. I don’t even know how I just found this other video, but it rules. The small-block sounds like it is at 8 grand, and if we take a guess based on the tach needle we’d say it’s at least 7500, the dude is pulling levers like a mad man, and all while the front wheels are at least 18 inches in the air. We dig it, and you will too.
Brian’s text from a previous parting shift featuring the same car, but different video.
Steve Clukey is a long time New England drag racer. He’s owned his Duster since it was brand new, and he has been beating it like a rented mule from day one. It has always been a stick shift car and we have seen it with two different crash boxes now. You’ll see Steve yanking the handles on a four speed Lenco in this video. Previously the car ran a G-Force unit.
The car is a low nine second piece powered by a 380ci Mopar small block. This is a bored and stroked 340-cuber that makes a dyno proven 700hp. The little bastard is a buzz saw and the car itself is immaculate.
As you’ll see in the video, it pulls majestic wheelstands on virtually every lap. So long they are that Clukey often finds himself slamming second gear while still in mid flight! Pay close attention to where the car is when Steve grabs second to get a sense of just how long this baby hangs the hoops. Also, crank the sweet screaming engine noises up to 11 on the volume dial!
Grabbing gears with a screaming small block…what’s more BangShifty than that?