John first met us with TNT at the Glasshouse Mountains Australia Day dyno event. Since that time we have been servicing some of his toys and keeping them at peak performance. Sadly it is time to say goodbye to Johns ownership of TNT as it goes to a new home.
John has not turned his back on his back on his passion for the classic car. Far from it, he has purchased a beautiful Plymouth Duster! Astheticly and visibly they Mopar is a beautiful purchase. As with a vehicle of age, an 1975 duster things get a little dusty….
John was experiencing an extremely frustrating vibration in the vehicle. Unfortunately for John, the vibration was coming from multiple areas.
Plymouth Duster Tail Shaft
The tail shaft sent to Farrows shafting and once retubed and balanced the valiant was a little less undrivable. Once this issue was resolved it was easy to locate the diff had some contributing factors to the Johns vibration. John had another diff centre and the team replaced the centre and made a new gasket to suit. With new clean diff oil the vibrations John is experiencing are 80% on the way to resolution.
Carefully test driving the vehicle Jesse noted that the remaining slight vibration seemed to be coming from the engine mounts themselves. Jesse and John discussed the current engine mounts are solid. This is causing what we call a drive line vibration. The vibration is not nearly as harsh with 80% of the issues resolved. At a later date, new mounts will be installed to 100% resolve the vibration issue.
Final Plymouth Duster Repairs
Checking over the Plymouth Duster to have John driving safely on the road. Jesse found the brake system badly needed to be flushed. The brake fluid was extremely dirty and required a good flush and system tidy up.
John can now enjoy his new purchase knowing it is right for the Christmas break.
Next stop for the Plymouth Duster will be engine mounts and a Custom Power Curve Performance tune.