67 valiant redo

Members Restorations

  1. N8track

    N8track Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Location:
    Saint Paul
    Local Time:
    3:28 AM
    I'm still around, just tying up loose ends with the car. Getting all the gauges working in the dash, speedometer has caused me a couple issues. Should have the new wheels and tires on tomorrow.
     
  2. cuda620

    cuda620 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Location:
    indiana
    Local Time:
    3:28 AM
    Oh ok. It sounds good. Great video! How's it feel running and driving it? Worth your time?
     
  3. N8track

    N8track Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Location:
    Saint Paul
    Local Time:
    3:28 AM
    Thanks, I got the new wheels and tires on, can't really see them in the picture(black wheel at night). The new setup is as follows:

    Front - 17x9 M/T sc-5 flat black with a 245/40/17 BFG sport comp 2
    Back - 17x10 M/T sc-5 flat black with a 275/40/17 Nitto nt555r drag radial

    As far as driving it goes, it is getting better. The drag radial were a BIG improvement. First gear actually hits pretty hard now. It seems likely to me now that the new setup is faster than the old 451.

    Hard to see much in this pic, I'll post a day time one tomorrow.
    car7-21.jpg
     
  4. Jlcaptain24

    Jlcaptain24 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    126
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Location:
    Fort Worth
    Local Time:
    3:28 AM
    Outstanding build man!!! Great work
     
  5. cuda620

    cuda620 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Location:
    indiana
    Local Time:
    3:28 AM
    Yea, it's sharp with the MT wheels. Looks pro touring to me. I'll bet your mpg and hp is better when you get it dialed in. Planning to do this to my 67 cuda. Following this closlely. Btw, you wanna sell the 451? I know someone lookin.
     
  6. N8track

    N8track Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Location:
    Saint Paul
    Local Time:
    3:28 AM
    Thanks guys.

    Unfortunately, I already sold the 451 a while back.

    Here are a few more wheel pictures with some daylight:

    7-22 wheels2.jpg
    7-22 wheels.jpg
    7-22 wheels 4.jpg
    7-22 wheels 3.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • cuda620

      cuda620 Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      1,601
      Likes Received:
      144
      Joined:
      Oct 26, 2014
      Location:
      indiana
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
    • N8track

      N8track Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      76
      Likes Received:
      57
      Joined:
      May 8, 2016
      Location:
      Saint Paul
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      Thanks, yeah more the sunny daily type of driver.
       
    • topbrent

      topbrent Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      98
      Likes Received:
      13
      Joined:
      Jan 2, 2007
      Location:
      Utah
      Local Time:
      2:28 AM
      Very Nice! Looks like a FUN car!
       
    • cuda620

      cuda620 Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      1,601
      Likes Received:
      144
      Joined:
      Oct 26, 2014
      Location:
      indiana
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      Yes it does. I like the comparison of the 451 to the LS engine.
       
    • N8track

      N8track Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      76
      Likes Received:
      57
      Joined:
      May 8, 2016
      Location:
      Saint Paul
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      I learned something today(thanks FABO). I was having some intermittent clutch sticking to the floor issues. I tried a couple fixes and adjustments, but never totally got rid of the issue. I always just assumed the large spring under the dash on the clutch pedal was a return spring, but the more I looked at it.. it didn't seem to be stretching(quite the opposite at bottom) when I pushed the pedal down. Did a bit of searching on here and its actually an over-center spring. Once I took that out(pain in the rear, btw) the clutch is feeling great, albeit slightly heavier.
       
    • Glue Man

      Glue Man Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      239
      Likes Received:
      24
      Joined:
      Dec 8, 2011
      Location:
      Bellevue, Nebraska
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      How do you like the wheels your running? I was looking at those pretty hard. What backspace do you have on the rears? Did you mini tub the rear? What rear end is it?
       
    • N8track

      N8track Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      76
      Likes Received:
      57
      Joined:
      May 8, 2016
      Location:
      Saint Paul
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      Assuming you are referring the the M/T sc-5 wheels in the later pictures. I like them alot and for the current blow out pricing on ebay they are tough to beat.

      They are 17x10 on back with a 6.21" backspacing.

      No mini-tub

      I am running an offset spring hanger and a 5mm wheel spacer.

      Rear end is an a-body width 8-3/4
       
    • Glue Man

      Glue Man Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      239
      Likes Received:
      24
      Joined:
      Dec 8, 2011
      Location:
      Bellevue, Nebraska
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      Sorry, I shouldve clarified. Yes, the Mickey Thomsen wheels are what i'm referring to.
       
    • N8track

      N8track Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      76
      Likes Received:
      57
      Joined:
      May 8, 2016
      Location:
      Saint Paul
      Local Time:
      3:28 AM
      Its been awhile since I've posted anything new about the car, but I just made a change to the dash. I decided to switch to the Holley digital dash and make a new gauge cluster for it. Here are a couple of the default gauge layouts.
      digital dash3.jpg
      digital dash.jpg
      digital dash1.jpg
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • HemiDenny

        HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        7,990
        Likes Received:
        1519
        Joined:
        May 31, 2006
        Location:
        NW Ohio
        Local Time:
        3:28 AM
        Thumbs up on the dash....perfect fit for your hot rod.
         
      • cuda620

        cuda620 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        1,601
        Likes Received:
        144
        Joined:
        Oct 26, 2014
        Location:
        indiana
        Local Time:
        3:28 AM
        Good look! How'd your new engine come out?
         
      • N8track

        N8track Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        76
        Likes Received:
        57
        Joined:
        May 8, 2016
        Location:
        Saint Paul
        Local Time:
        3:28 AM
        Thanks guys. I just got the short block back and am working on the swapping my parts to it now. It is a forged piston and rod 370 cube engine that should have a bit more compression(11.3 to 1)
         
      • cuda620

        cuda620 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        1,601
        Likes Received:
        144
        Joined:
        Oct 26, 2014
        Location:
        indiana
        Local Time:
        3:28 AM
        Wish I'd kept my scamp. It would be a better candidate for my LS swap than my cuda,,, but oh well. Mines a 6.2/376 as well.
         
      • topbrent

        topbrent Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        98
        Likes Received:
        13
        Joined:
        Jan 2, 2007
        Location:
        Utah
        Local Time:
        2:28 AM
        Such a cool car! This thread inspires me and makes me excited about moving forward with my similar LSX build for my (soon to be aquired) HDK front end for my 66 Coronet 2dr post.[/I]
         
      • moparmat2000

        moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        17,098
        Likes Received:
        6053
        Joined:
        May 13, 2010
        Location:
        Grand Tetons
        Local Time:
        3:28 AM
        Cool thing about the LS swaps are the car isnt hurt. If you want to go back old skool, just swap a stok k back in and drop an old mopar V8 back in. Too many people poo poo in it. I say build it. Its your car to do it your way.

        My wife showed me a pic of a nice clean 70 chevelle SS, i told her i'd jerk that 454 out, and put a 528 hemi in it without batting an eye. She was shocked. I told her they put chevies in everything else so turnabout is fair play.
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • cuda620

          cuda620 Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          1,601
          Likes Received:
          144
          Joined:
          Oct 26, 2014
          Location:
          indiana
          Local Time:
          3:28 AM
          LOL,,, so true,,, LMAO!
           
        • cuda620

          cuda620 Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          1,601
          Likes Received:
          144
          Joined:
          Oct 26, 2014
          Location:
          indiana
          Local Time:
          3:28 AM
          Yea, this project helps me be motivated. I use to be ol school. Built a 68 cuda 440/nos 30 years ago. My aluminum 585 hp LS3 would solve a lot of problems like fit, not needing power steering...400 pound engine,handling,cooling, better mpg, etc. Not to mention less temperamental and faster...
           
        • N8track

          N8track Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          76
          Likes Received:
          57
          Joined:
          May 8, 2016
          Location:
          Saint Paul
          Local Time:
          3:28 AM
          I did a bit more tinkering to make a cup holder/console. I might make a few changes, but figured I could show it off

          console-1.jpg
          console-2.jpg
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • cuda620

            cuda620 Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            1,601
            Likes Received:
            144
            Joined:
            Oct 26, 2014
            Location:
            indiana
            Local Time:
            3:28 AM
            Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
          1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
            By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.