Very cool project Skicker! I think the black looks better than the
tan? color of the engine bay, oh well. Ya know, my Duster started out
almost exactly like yours did!! '72, Gold, tan vinyl bench interior,
318, A/C, whitewalls/hubcaps.....now it has a 1971 340 based 040" block,
that is 418" CI, Eagle 4" forged crank, Scat rods, Keith Black pistons,
Bullet solid cam,Victor jr intake, fully ported/polished J heads, Demon 850 cfm mech. carb. 727 all fully built, 8-3/4 with 4.10 Richmond gears...
etc. But my car is now Chili Pepper Red, instead of the original Gold. I really wish the previous owner, would have left it in the original paint, oh well.
The interior was changed to all factory black, with original factory bucket seats.
I bought mine the way it is currently, it was all built less than 5 years ago, with about only 575 miles currently on the drivetrain. I wish you all the luck to you, and your dad on the Duster, keep sendind us pics of the progress!