1968 Valiant Signet first build

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  1. ValiantK360

    ValiantK360 Well-Known Member

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    Well I got my first old Mopar yesterday and I'm gonna start doing some work to it to get it ready for a 360 eventually. It needs it share of suspension work and brake work, but it's not terrible. It runs and drives with the 225 Slant 6 in there now. Not a perfect car, but it's pretty damn solid. Today I cleaned out the extra parts out of the car and now I have yet to wash it and vacuum out the interior! I will keep all of you updated on this...slow but surely it will be a 4 door rocket. :D
     

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  2. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist

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    If you need any help you know where to find me.
     
  3. ValiantK360

    ValiantK360 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for everything! I will keep that in mind for sure. Let me know when you get those fenders, I would like to buy them off you.
     
  4. ValiantK360

    ValiantK360 Well-Known Member

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    Fixed the exhaust leak with some new gaskets. I repainted the intake manifold, air filter housing, wingnut, thermostat housing and a few throttle brackets for the carburetor. It looks and sounds a lot better now! :D
     

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  5. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist

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    Lookin good
     
  6. MOPARMITCH

    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Looks Great !! Have Fun !!
     
  7. ValiantK360

    ValiantK360 Well-Known Member

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    Just put new Super Stock leaf springs and rear Monroe shocks on today. It definitely needed new leaf springs since they were really old and the bushings were shot. On top of that, someone at one point in time welded a broken part of the left leaf spring. There were also air shocks on the car as well, which was used as a extra support for weak leaf springs.

    The rear end of the car sits higher now with the new leaf springs and shocks on, which is aggressive looking! :twisted:
     

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    ValiantK360 Well-Known Member

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    Just put new front brake calipers and pads yesterday.
     

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  9. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist

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    Now you need some 15x7 Cragars in the rear to fill in the space.
     
  10. hemitheus

    hemitheus 19? Plymouth Scampenstein

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    Not a more door fan but a huge 68 fan. So this is kind of cool. You definitely have a lot of help with sedanman being local. Keep it up. Looking good.
     
  11. krazykuda

    krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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    What am I, chopped liver??? :???:
     
  12. MOPARMITCH

    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Uhhh.. Yeah...:poke::poke:
     
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    Looks like a great project, love the white and the cragars I have a pair of 68 2drs ones white and a 72 more door that I just picked up to use as a driver. Be careful these valiant become addicting that's how I ended up having 3 now.
     
  14. ValiantK360

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    Hooked up a vacuum gauge today-- it works really well and from the readings it has given me, my engine is healthy! :D
     

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