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Old 04-28-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Duel 1971(Part 9) - YouTube

I loved this movie.
I love how the speedo says he was doing 10 but the car was clearly moving faster than 10 mph
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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i first saw that movie in 1986. great movie, if you remember "Breakdown" from 1997 with Kurt Russell was kind of like Duel. something tells me Weaver's Valiant had a 318V8 instead of the 6
I used to wonder about that, but if you listen closely when it is pulling out of certain scenes, it sounds like it has the slant 6 rather than a V8. Also one scene the hood is up an the old woman is looking at the radiator hoses and it appears in there also that it is the 6-cylinder model.

His car also clearly has A/C, (you can see the A/C vents on the lower part of the dash) but he sweats it out through the desert without the air on. lol.

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I love how the speedo says he was doing 10 but the car was clearly moving faster than 10 mph
Out of the 1,000,000 times I have seen this movie since first seen it in the 80s, I have never noticed that before. LOL!

I had also never noticed that you can see Stephen Speilberg in the rearview mirror on certain scenes either until a couple of years ago when someone else noted it. lol.

Part 9 is my favorite part of the movie, but I also like part 7 starting at 2:22, because that wagon is like my wagon except mine is brown...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmD0fKh0Bjw
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
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Kid down the street recently restored an old Duster...believe it's a 71 or 72, he painted it something similar to Hugger Orange. It's in good shape, and seems to make a nice weekend car...especially for it's 18 year old owner.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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his Valiant in Duel has the 3 spoke wheel(3 horn buttons) as opposed to the dog dish hornpad; i always associate that with an 8 cylinder, tho maybe there's no connection. it just has that 8 cylinder look tho i know you cant go by that
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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his Valiant in Duel has the 3 spoke wheel(3 horn buttons) as opposed to the dog dish hornpad; i always associate that with an 8 cylinder, tho maybe there's no connection. it just has that 8 cylinder look tho i know you cant go by that
I could not find detailed info on the '71 Valiants, but according to the 1972 Valiant sales brochure it states that the 3-spoke steering wheel was an individual option on these cars. There was also an interior décor package, which I thought added the 3-spoke steering wheel until I seen this, but apparently not. The car in Duel also appears to have the exterior décor group, as well as the deluxe wheel covers. Also from the looks of the interior, I would also imagine it had the interior décor package. Looks like the vinyl top was the only option his car was lacking.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Notice how many exterior colors were available (16)?

You're lucky if you have a choice of 8 colors these days!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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Notice how many exterior colors were available (16)?

You're lucky if you have a choice of 8 colors these days!
Oh yeah, I know and today most of the colors look the same, not as different as these.

I was just looking at the 1972 Chevrolet sales brochure, they had 15 different color options.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Oh yeah, I know and today most of the colors look the same, not as different as these.
Yes, today it's about 4 shades of silver/gray.

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I was just looking at the 1972 Chevrolet sales brochure, they had 15 different color options.
The 1968 Cadillac had in incredible 21 colors available. And you could even order a color available on earlier Cadillacs. Talk about choice back then! And you could order a vinyl roof (yes, they were around back then) in 5 different colors.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:09 AM
 
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our Duster had I think the amber sherwood metallic color. yeah i was thinking about the unimaginitive color choices we have today. i would have liked green or mustard color or tan for my Yaris but i got white cos the other colors were so generic
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