1964 Valiant "Get Runnin & Drivin"

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  1. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    Got this done today. New Oregon regrind installed and degreed. Heavily milled head installed. Valve gear installed and adjusted. Plenty of adjustment left to use the stock pushrods.

    Static compression came in at 9.686 dynamic at 7.856. Should be very pump gas friendly and sound really nasty with 250@ .050" on a 108. I plan to clean and strip it and paint it IH red, as original. It should be pretty snappy even with the big duration in Vixen as light as she is.

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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      Got more done today. Got the long rod motor torn back down since it's due at the shop next to get decked to my zero deck number. Did the pressurized oil to the timing chain mod. A 1/16" hole through the oil galley plug. lol Don't laugh, it works. Sprayed the blue "for now" motor down several times with purple stuff and lettin it sit overnight. Will spray it down again and pressure wash it. I may or may not use stripper. All depends on how clean it comes and if the blue paint is stuck real good. If it is, I may just prime and paint over it, since chemical strippers just suck nowadays.
       
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      • my68barracuda

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        Rusty, for a red slant six, I painted my last one Rustoleum Regal Red. IH Red is a nice color, the Regal Red is a close match, maybe a shade deeper.
         
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        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          I have some IH red left over so that's what it's gittin. lol
           
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          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Here's the timing chain oiling mod. Just drill a small hole straight through that galley plug and pressurized oil blasts the back of the timing gear. I'm droppin the block off next week when I pick up the head. .063 comin off the deck.

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          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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            Primededed and paintededed.

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              They are classic, and the early barracudas are cool also. In fact whenever I search CL i will look for Darts, Dusters, Barracudas,and Valiants, then Scamp, swinger as my search words.
               
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              Great progress

              Meanwhile, LOLOL a guy sent me a phakebook message on my boat. Wanted to offer 300 under the 1k asking price "because that's all he has." Sorry buddy but if you cant afford it, and won't even come over and look before "lowballing" "I ain't interested"
               
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              • chryslerfat

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                Thats the problem trying to sell stuff there. They all seem to message and want to low ball the snot out of what your selling without ever thinking of coming to look at it.
                 
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                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                I'm workin on it. It's really weird. I've had the slant bug a long time really, but ever since I got Vixen, I've kinda acted on it. I've never had the luck finding cheap and free V8 parts before. But now I have like 7 slant sixes and a good bit of parts. I'm normally the guy that's never in the right place at the right time. lol
                 
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                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                A little personalization. lol

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                • Princess Valiant

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                  • Princess Valiant

                    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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                    Being originally blue with the ribbed valve cover..... is it a 1969 engine ??
                     
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                    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                    I need to get mine looking like that. I was thinking 63 was a slightly deeper red but could be the 'puter screen too. My engine was originally blue because it's a 1970 engine. But about to that IH harvester stuff to look 1963
                     
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                    It's the right color. I cannot get the computer to recognize my good digital camera right now so I am using my shitty cell phone.
                     
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                    halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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                    Just as an alternative color, here's my block in Rustoleum Regal Red.

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                    • RustyRatRod

                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      The flash was washin it out.

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                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      I like that too!
                       
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                      Looks great! Is the IH Red a spray bomb, or mix up type paint from Tractor Supply? I need to paint my 273 in the not too distant future.

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                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      It's Krylon I ordered in from my local O'Reilly. I used plasticote high build primer. I held my breath and crossed my fingers but it seems to have gone on and adhered very well.
                       
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                        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                        And thanks for the kind words!
                         
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                          A little more progress.

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                          • chinze57

                            chinze57 Push Button tranny and a Slant 6 that'll never die FABO Gold Member

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                            burning the midnight oil rusty?
                            Looks good, what alternator are you using?
                             
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                            Just a O'Reilly brand. Not the cheapest line but the next one up. Ultima I think is the brand. 55 amp. Nuthin special. The one in Vixen works great now, but I want this to be as complete as possible when I make the swap. Makes for a little less work.
                             
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