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  1. 68Valiant225

    Engine Build Tech Help

    So I'm trying to rebuild a 318 to throw into my Valiant. I've posted a couple other threads about this build and this is the latest update with me feeling like I'm either in over my head, or just got too excited about parts and didn't spec the correct parts. Basically I picked up a .020" over...
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    Hastings Ring Gap?

    I'm actually starting to put together the bottom end of my .020" over 318 after way too many months (whoever it was on here that told me to pay them to build my motor was probably right), I'm finally measuring ring gap for the motor. Basically it's just going to be a mild street/strip motor, I...
  3. 68Valiant225

    Bent Frame, bent k member

    So for years of owning my 68 Valiant, I've known it has a bent frame. Finally got it in to a body shop to get it all squared up and got a call today, they told me the k member is bent, too. Basically the conclusion is that the k member isn't fixable and that it likely won't bolt in place after...
  4. 68Valiant225

    My First 318 Rebuild

    So if any of y'all have been following along with my "cheap" cam swap, you know that the cam went flat and put a bunch of metal thru my motor. So I'm planning on pulling the motor out this weekend and tearing it down. I have a couple of options for "while I'm there" projects because even though...
  5. 68Valiant225

    cold feet about potential bad lifters

    Just picked up the summit 50052 cam kit for my 318, since I have a stock cam and a lifter tick, I figured I'd upgrade the cam while also fixing the noise. I just pulled the trigger on buying the cam (specced from the original 318willrun post), and then started thinking more about everyone's...
  6. 68Valiant225

    W250 engine install woes

    Did a clutch job on my brother's 91 W250. It's a 360 truck. Trying to put the engine back in and can't get it to seat. Get about a half inch between back of the motor and the bell housing and just can't make any progress. Rotating the engine internals doesn't make a difference, shaking it...
  7. 68Valiant225

    No cheap Mopar valve springs?

    Thinking about throwing a cam at my 318 and running through 318willrun's budget build. The springs he uses are the edl-5877 pn and those appear to no longer exist. I don't really wanna spend $100 on springs instead of $50, but that might just be the pandemic pricing. My bigger question is where...
  8. 68Valiant225

    PNW frame shop

    So long story short, I bought the most thrashed 68 Valiant you can find when I was 17. Someone wrecked it at some point and the front driver's side frame is buckled a bit. I can't find a shop that's willing to touch the car, since it's old and every body shop makes money thru insurance...
  9. 68Valiant225

    Header install around trans cooler lines

    Spent most of the day today installing headers on my 318 in my 68 Valiant. They're in place with small clearances but I can deal with that. I've got trans cooler lines that are touching the headers in one spot and completely in the starter's space as well. One is pretty obviously bent. What is...
  10. 68Valiant225

    Side Exit Exhaust--Is there Room?

    I have this weird idea for running a dual exhaust set up using a dual-in/dual out muffler and getting it to dump out just in front of the rear tire, think NASCARish but two pipes instead of the boom tube. My idea is that the internal shape of the Black Widow exhaust muffler is essentially an...
  11. 68Valiant225

    Frame Damage

    Finally got around to taking my Valiant in to the body shop. I've known for years that the front section of the frame is bent, and finally am at the point where it's possible for me to get that fixed. The body guy was great, but basically told me that the frame is buckled just ahead of the...
  12. 68Valiant225

    Marker Light bulb replacement

    Noticed the other day that both front markers on my 68 were off when the headlights were on, rears worked fine and the parking lights up front worked, just no front markers. Bought new bulbs to replace them, but can't figure out how to get the old bulbs out. It seems like they should be able to...
  13. 68Valiant225

    Durango Brakes Won't Bleed

    Bought an 01 Durango RT a while back. It's rough, but it was cheap. We had to replace the front calipers because one locked up, basically had simple project turn into a super long, super painful project, but it's mostly unrelated. After we did the front brakes, the pedal was never really back...
  14. 68Valiant225

    Stumble? at 60+

    Was driving my Valiant on the freeway yesterday when I noticed that the tach would drop a couple hundred rpm kinda suddenly and then recover. I noticed a bit of a vibration in the car when it was happening, but at 65 there's a lot of vibrations in that car, so I'm not convinced I wasn't making...
  15. 68Valiant225

    Wing Window Broken

    On my 68 Valiant the top part of the wing window pivot is broken. The tab broke off from the window frame, I'm pretty sure before I bought it. I recently realized that I can pull the top part off of the window, and tried to get it to rotate so I can at least have a chance at using the window...
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    Too much voltage to headlights?

    I installed @crackedback 's headlight relay kit something like a month and a half ago. Worked great, no problems. I had put new headlights on the car just before I installed the new wiring, they were the midlevel parts store ones, sylvania, like 15 bucks each. Went to drive across the state and...
  17. 68Valiant225

    Buying a Magnum, What do I Look for?

    Looking to buy a Magnum with a 5.7 Hemi as a daily driver, the 68 isn't gonna cut it now that I'm out of college. I've test driven a couple Magnums/Chargers with 5.7s they make great power and feel like solid cars. It's tough to find cars with less than 130k on the clock. I was wondering if any...
  18. 68Valiant225

    [FOR SALE] Gauge Cluster/AM Radio

    Have a gauge cluster out of a 65 Valiant. Pulled from a junkyard, unsure if it works, but it looks pretty nice, a couple of small cracks and that's it. One pin on the back is broken, but isn't gone. $65 obo AM radio out of a 68 Valiant Signet. Also untested, one connector is still there, the...
  19. 68Valiant225

    [FOR SALE] 318 2bbl Manifold/carb

    Just like the title says, 318 2 barrel manifold with the carb on it, off my '69 motor. Ran decent til I swapped the 4bbl on, but they've been sitting for a few years now, carb is gonna need a rebuild. Air cleaner is included and has a good filter on it. $50 for all of it, if you just want the...
  20. 68Valiant225

    [FOR SALE] Kick panels/ seatbelts

    Have a set of kick panels out of my 68 Valiant. They're dark blue and driver quality. Also have a set of original lap belts from the seats of the same car. In decent shape, I don't have pictures right now, they're in my garage across the state right now, I can get pictures if you're interested...
  21. 68Valiant225

    A few melted spots in headlight harness

    Driving my 68 Valiant the other night, the headlights crapped out, but the brights still worked. Went under the dash the next day to investigate and noticed that all 3 wires going to the dimmer switch were melted together. I had previously replaced the switch, so all the connections were ones...
  22. 68Valiant225

    Bodywork Questions, also dumb mistakes

    Got a couple questions, somewhat related. First of all, the front of my 68 Valiant has been probably nosed into a ditch, so the fram ahead of the k-member needs to be straightened out, gotta find a body shop that has time and isn't scared of old cars to fix that. The same accident (I assume)...
  23. 68Valiant225

    Manual v Electronic Transfer Case

    I know it isn't a body, but y'all seem to know your stuff about all mopars. Long story short, I'm trying to cobble together driveline out of a wrecked 2000 Durango with a 5.9/nv231 into a 2001 RT shell. The RT had the awd case (i think its 242) and it was electronically actuated. The 231 case is...
  24. 68Valiant225

    Only cheap HEI works

    Last night I went to put fuel in the 68, and after starting up easily and going about a block down the road, she started running really rough, like 1/4 throttle to keep it idling at less than 500 rpm. Limped back to the garage, hoping for a vacuum leak, or something obvious, didn't find...
  25. 68Valiant225

    Front Passenger KH Brake Sticking

    My 68 Valiant started making noise from the front passenger caliper, it was the wear block on the pads. I replaced the pads two years ago, when the same thing happened. Driver's side pads have a ton of pad left, passenger is completely used. Reman calipers, only a few years old, new lines from...
  26. 68Valiant225

    Mallory Hyfire Ignition problem

    Just put the Mallory Hyfire ignition on my 318 yesterday. Was on my way to work this morning when it just shuts off while driving down the road, after 40 minutes of running perfectly fine. Was able to crank it back over and get to work, but it kept doing the same thing, drive for a few minutes...
  27. 68Valiant225

    MSD cap on Factory Distributor?

    I'm currently running a cheapo hei ignition on my 318, the engine came with an electronic distributor, but when I was 16 and putting the motor in the car, I decided that it was easier to buy the knockoff all in one distributor than to buy an ignition box and use the factory distributor. Anyways...
  28. 68Valiant225

    No Spark

    Driving down the freeway, engine cut, almost instantly, just shut off. Tried to see if I had fuel, air, spark, got no Spark. Using a cheapo Chinese hei distributor on the 318, I bought it years ago and have been meaning to replace it with my factory electronic distributor, but haven't gotten...
  29. 68Valiant225

    5.9 Magnum Smoking Badly

    So I think the Magnum swap forum is the best place to put this, but the engine is still in a Durango. Motor is from a wrecking yard, from an 01 Durango, can still see the cross-hatching on the cylinder bores, but unknown mileage, don't know why it went to the wrecker. Has the EQ heads on it...
  30. 68Valiant225

    Edelbrock metering rod trashed

    Had some good weather and a bit of time, so I pulled my carb apart to put smaller jets in it, its been running rich for a while, thought it was the elevation I gained on my way back to school, so I finally went to the smaller jet that I know will work perfectly fine for me here. Anyways, I went...
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