1964 Valiant "Get Runnin & Drivin"

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    I'm in an A body again. Needs some work. Nothin I caint handle. Has "a few" things I don't wanna handle, LOL, but they are gonna get done. First thing I am going to fix is the brakes. There are none. After sitting over twenty years in dry storage, the brakes are no more. To me, unless you can jump and "stop it", it just AINT safe, so the brakes are gettin done FIRST. I will take a picture or two of it in the shop and post in a few, but before I do the brakes, would yall like me to do a "how to" overhaul drum brakes? I ask now, because I have done literally thousands of drum brake jobs and can drop every spring on the floor quickly and put them right back without the book, so when I start, it's gonna go QUICK. LOL So speak now! I will get Kitty to take pics and maybe even some video as I put the smack down on these brakes. I have all 4 wheel cylinders, shoes of course and master cylinder. I don't foresee replacing brake hardware, but if it needs it, I will. Let me know.
     
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    • R4Sedan

      R4Sedan Life in the Fastback Lane FABO Gold Member

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      Oh know! as long as we don't have to look to much at your Mug. Just kidding. Info always helps.
       
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      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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        Since you brought up "my mug" and all..........

        ME AND CAR.jpg


        The grubby master cylinder is not long for this world.

        MASTER CYLINDER.jpg



        The mighty leaning tower of power. 170 style. Lots of work ahead.

        VALIANT 170 ENGINE.jpg


        The insides.

        VALIANT DASH.jpg


        INSIDE VALIANT.jpg
         
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        • abodyjoe

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          I think a write up would be good for some.

          You changing to a dual pot master cyl,? If so a little write up on how to do that with pics would surely help some also.
           
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          • famous bob

            famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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            look like a good ol country , boy?
            Not too interested in following a drum brake build, but subscribed , like the car. I`d do the same thing if I could find one that wasn`t ate up, and cheap to get a hold of .
             
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            Now's the perfect time to change to disc brakes.
            Here's how to change from single to dual Master Cylinder.
            Early Valiant Barracuda Club - dual master cylinder
             
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            • memike

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              If you do run into any parts needed I have the two front's I took off Victoria, all there and new bearings that stop real good spindles and all.
              The red int looks good Rusty :thumbsup:
               
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              too wordy for me. i'd like to see something with more quality pictures and less essay... i know how to do it but for someone just starting out the more pictures the better...
               
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                i had one just like it many years ago.. same int, 3 on the tree and all.. good running car.. probably one i should have kept.. only paid $700 for it and you could buy a valiant anywhere cheap at the time...

                i really need to buy another 64 valiant...

                white 64 valiant.jpg
                 
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                • memike

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                  The first update I did was dual pot master and electronic dizzy on Victoria
                   
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                  • 89on35s

                    89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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                    If you are willing to do a drum brake "How To" it will be greatly appreciated for years to come!

                    Cley
                     
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                    • TrailBeast

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                      Nice little car man, and I'm glad you are somewhat back into a Mopar again.
                      It just felt like you were drifting away when you started the Robcat.
                      I didn't need wheel cylinders, but I did that entire job on the rears yesterday, and have all the parts on hand to go through the fronts when the weather gets a little better.

                      Same as you, I can throw it all in a container and know where and how it all goes back in, but a tutorial would be nice for people that are not familiar with it.
                       
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                      • 73hcode

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                        Should be good I for one would like to see it.
                         
                      • RustyRatRod

                        RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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                        Not immediately, but it's comin. I know it's very simple, but that's how I want this fixed for right now. Simple. lol
                         
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                        • Dartnut

                          Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                            .
                            Talk about a huge disappointment.
                             
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                            • TrailBeast

                              TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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                              I'm tellin ya, give that guy a battle axe and a change of outfit and he would be hirable in about any Viking movie.:D
                               
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                              • Dartnut

                                Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                                Agreed.
                                Or any Civil War reenactment.
                                 
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                                • Jadaharabi

                                  Jadaharabi FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                  I wonder if he could fry chicken.
                                  He has that Colonel Sanders look about him with that hat on.
                                  Or maybe it's a Bernie Sanders look. Hard to tell.
                                   
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                                    Yes, with pictures
                                     
                                  • toolmanmike

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                                    • RustyRatRod

                                      RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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                                      I will do that.

                                      Also, if any of yall happen to have a PAIR of 14 x 7 plain steel wheels, small bolt pattern, I would be interested. Thanks.
                                       
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                                      • RustyRatRod

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                                        Easy boy. lol
                                         
                                      • prorac1

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                                        Me and Jason are so happy for you to have an a body again. Looking forward to following this build!
                                         
                                      • Dartnut

                                        Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                                        All jokes aside, Rob, it's good to see you in a Valiant again.
                                        This particular one must have touched a nerve with you, you sure are lovin' it!
                                        What are your ultimate plans for the build?
                                        Engine, trans, colors, etc.........
                                         
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