Engine swap 62 Valiant

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  1. Hemi Demon

    Hemi Demon FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Just wanted to chare a picture of engine swap in my -62 Valiant 360 Magnum 904 and 8 3/4

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    • Mr. Sinister

      Mr. Sinister Devastation Manager FABO Gold Member

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      Looks good. Truck exhaust manifold it looks like...hows the fit? Good idea!
       
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      It is tight and i milled manifolds just under 1/4 for better clearance

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      • memike

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        I have heard these fit our early A's, good to see they do work What year Truck are they ? other side fit fin ? Great move I bet Love the color of your 62 Valaint :thumbsup:
         
      • Bill Crowell

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        Wow, Hemi Demon, I must congratulate you on having kept your battery and heater box under the hood. I've got an LA engine stabbed into my '62 V-200 more door daily driver, but I've got my battery in the trunk and I ditched the heater box. I thought what you did was impossible until I saw your pictures!

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        • Shamrock--WV2NC

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          Nice. Do y’all have any pics of the car?
           
        • Hemi Demon

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          It is tight on right side to but it works and the green is wery green :)
          Sorry i dont know what year they come from

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          • Bill Crowell

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            I'm tellin' ya, '62 Valiant 4-door V8s rule!

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            • Hemi Demon

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              It was some work whit the heater i modified a core from a Mazda modified the cower to fit. I eaven got room for brake servo :)

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              • Hemi Demon

                Hemi Demon FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                I like your 200 moldings i did not find any when i rebuild mine

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                • Mr. Sinister

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                  IMG_0630.JPG You guys both have nice cars. This is mine a survivor drag car from the 60s out of Phoenix
                   
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                  • dartman1965

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                    Wow hat looks nice.......
                     
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                    • memike

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                      We should have an first years of Valiants ( The Early First years) or something, you all have some very very fine Valiant's :thumbsup::thumbsup:
                       
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                        Need clarification, did you remove just under a 1/4" of material or machine the mounting flange down to a thickness of just under 1/4"? Driver side only?

                        Great looking Valiant! Very nice workmanship!
                         
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                        I removed 1/4 material on both manifold and it is still tight
                         
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                        @ Hemi Demon - Thank you for the clarification. I'm off to the machine shop !
                         
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                        • grimreaper

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                          I love the road toads! Yours is a very nice example!
                           
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