New purchase 68 Valiant

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  1. 273

    273 Well-Known Member

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    Finally not having an operating a body for a decade now just bought something I can drive and fix as I go.

    Its originally California car solid body just needs paint and some interior work.

    Came with a good drive line
    360 380 create magnum
    Built manual shift 727
    8 3/4 not sure of the gears.

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    Hopefully picking her up tomorrow
    Can wait to bomb around :)

    Sorry 318willrun guess I'm out of the 318 race was looking for a /6 car to put my 318 in but can't pass up on the 360 power lol
     
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    • Kern Dog

      Kern Dog Well-Known Member

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      That looks great. It is the same color as the "Violent Valiant" in Mopar Muscle magazine.
       
    • Abodybomber

      Abodybomber Pushing Mopars since 1991

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      You will like that drive train, from personal experience. Nice find!
       
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      nice! like it a lot! & congrats!
       
    • Woodie

      Woodie Take-off EH!

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      And a great price too :) Congrats, I have been watching that lil 68 for a week or 2. Way to go! It looks solid!
       
    • DNasty777

      DNasty777 I Don't Even Drive It!

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      Dang! That one looks nice! Love me some valiants.
       
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      RPMagoo Just An Old Motorhead

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      Nice catch. - From another Valiant Guy. -- :thumbsup: --
       
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      273 Well-Known Member

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      I thought it was gonna be fairly ruff from the pics blew me away when I saw it.
      Got to head back up today to get it 3 hours drive one way :) can't wait.
       
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      Definitely be the fastest car I've ever have driven so far.

      In 20 years he's put less than 5000 miles on that on the car and half that on that engine.
      It's got 38000 total.
       
    • Mopar-Man

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      Do a burnout, post pics!
       
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      Woodie Take-off EH!

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      Right on!! Happy for you! Safe drive and feeling nice :)

      Woodie
       
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      Perfect...
       
    • 451Cuda

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      Nice - one year newer (and much nicer) version of mine

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      • diymirage

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        you got the better looking wheels though
         
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        Sold them actually...doing mini tub with 15 x 10s and 15 x 3.5s.
         
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        VERY nice! I wouldn't mind having one of them myself!

        Jeff
         
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        Great find!!! Looks like it's in great condition!
         
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        She made it home even though I realized half way in a 3 hour drive she wasn't charging much or at all. Looks like I'm gonna have to go through its wiring seems a little butchered and theres a few immediate problems to deal with but is a great foundation especially for what I paid. Overall very happy with its first journey.

        Performance wise it needs gears the 360/380 hp create engine with manual shift 2800 stall 727. Needs to drive in 2nd through town speedso. Anything under 30 mph is a must to down shift and found my self down shifting at 35 mph. Engine is a little soft under 2000 rpm. Think it has 2.94 would like to step it up 3.91.
         
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        • 451Cuda

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          Probably in the 11s once you get gears and do some fine tuning.
           
        • krazykuda

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          My youngest kid has a 68 Valiant signet slant 6 car... We are going to convert it to a 360.... :thumbsup:
           
        • diymirage

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          glad to hear she made it home
           
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            Nice car, i have a '69 2 door post that i plan on getting on the road this year.
            I bet it gets over 20 smiles per gallon with the 360..........
             
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            Congrats.. Glad it made the journey home. 3.91:1s will wake it up real nice :)
             
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            Ya I was a little disappointed with the power until I realized 1st gear at 40 mph and full throttle works nice. That's how under geared it is i can drive around in 1st at 40 mph no problem.
             
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            Very nice! Congrats and enjoy!