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    I was driving down the road the other day and found a beautiful 68 valiant at a great price. It's a 318 with headers, dual exhaust, a couple MSD parts. Allegedly cammed, but having never driven a 318 I can't tell. There's clearly a vacuum leak so it's running a little wonky. I know nothing about mopar, looking forward to soaking up the info in the forum. Thanks in advance.

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    • Car Nut

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      :welcome: aboard!
       
    • 67Dart273

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      Cool!
       
    • dartfreak75

      dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome aboard! That's quite impressive for a first mopar looks very solid and complete! There is plenty of guys and gals on here to help you out with anything you may need so feel free to ask questions (even the "stupid" ones) i look forward to seeing more of your car!
       
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      • 318willrun

        318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

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        Welcome, and looks like you have some fun ahead of you :)
         
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        What part of Utah are you in? I live up in Northern Utah.

        Beautiful 68 valiant!
         
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        • moparmandan

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          Welcome!
           
        • harrisonm

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          Welcome from Kansas. Cool car. It's got the right number of doors, and you CANNOT beet that F8 Green color!
           
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          • Ottmundr

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            Welcome! That's a nice looking Valiant.

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            • 70chall440

              70chall440 Mopar or No Car...

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              Welcome from WA state.

              If you think you have a vacuum leak and cannot see anything obvious, get some carb cleaner and spray it lightly around the carb and vacuum lines (one at a time), if the engine speeds up you found your leak.
               
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              • j par

                j par Well-hung Member

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                Welcome from Portland..
                FYI... They're all cammed....
                 
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                • pishta

                  pishta I know I'm right....

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                  I may have a big cam in it and no vacuum leak! Meh, probably not. Most obvious place is the carb gasket, then start pulling and plugging vacuum hoses. Welcome.
                   
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                  • barbee6043

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                    Welcome from Tx. Looks like a really nice one!!
                     
                  • Dartsun

                    Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                    Welcome to the forum. Sweet 68 valiant like to see some more pics please.
                     
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                    • Dartnut

                      Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                      Welcome to the site, and don't be bashful about the questions.
                      There are a lot of people on here that know these cars in and out and are willing to help you........
                      Nice car, BTW. I love the dark green!
                       
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                      • Whoopsie

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                        Morgan, you?

                        Thanks for all the replies and apologies for ask the dumb stuff I'm going to ask
                         
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                        Clinton Southwest of Ogden.
                         
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                        I'm familiar with Clinton, I grew up here before leaving for the military. You shouldn't have told me you're close, I'll be leaning on you for advice!
                         
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                          That’ll be great.
                           
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                            Welcome! I love 68 Valiants. Yours looks excellent. It also looks like a 67...
                             
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                            • memike

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                              Welcome aboard from northeast Arkansas
                               
                            • 1969VADart

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                              Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA.
                               
                            • Whoopsie

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                              I also thought it was a67. Titled as a 68. Not sure
                               
                            • RustyRatRod

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

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                              Cool car. Welcome. Post up your running issue in the small block section and we will help you diagnose it and get it running right.
                               
                            • Stephen Hotz

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                              :welcome:
                               
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