My 66 Valiant wagon......

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    ndeconte Well-Known Member

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    Had to take some time off from the wagon for other life things!

    Just got new intake valves in, time to get the head done!
     
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      Also have a new intake for the 225!

      Now, my question is, what should I run for a Holley 4 barrel on this? I'm thinking somewhere in the 500CFM range?

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      • 65 Dartman

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        I believe the customary carb is the Holley 390CFM. I will say though that back in the 80’s when I didn’t know a thing, I was using an Edelbrock 600CFM on a Clifford intake and headers in a 72 stock motor in my daily driver 65 Dart.
         
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        • valiantwagonguy

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          It's ORIGINAL !
           
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          • ndeconte

            ndeconte Well-Known Member

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            Getting back to the Valiant finally!

            And have decided to do a 4 speed standard trans swap on it while I'm neck deep into her!

            Done my research and asked my questions here on the FABO forums, it's amazing the wealth of knowledge here!

            Going the route of an A-833OD for her, mostly for the highway cruising.

            Parts are coming in, still tracking down a bellhousing, transmission and shifter, but I have the pedals, clutch linkage and hump either here or on the way!
             
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              Wanted to give a shout out to Doug Strom who helped me out with the clutch linkage parts! Reasonably priced, packaged well and had them the next day!

              Has a collection of 63-66 Valiant parts right now if anyone is looking! He's on here also!

              Thanks again Doug!

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              Big piece of the 4 speed conversion acquired today!

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                So, as I'm waiting for the parts on the 4 speed conversion and the weather has been great here in Rhode Island, I've been plugging away at the sheetmetal repairs needed to get the firewall and fenderwell in paint.

                Filled in a few holes in the firewall that aren't needed with the AC conversion, finished the bulkhead repositioning and rebuild the end cap for the passenger side rocker panel. I impressed myself with the endcap! ;)

                Have some rot in the top of the passenger side frame rail (section between A frame mount) to fix and we'll get all this in paint for reassembly.

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                • ndeconte

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                  Bellhousing in! One step closer!
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                  • ndeconte

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                    This weekend I'll be putting the engine and trans in the car, basically a quick mock up.

                    I want to double check 4 speed hump placement and connect all the clutch linkage, to make sure everything fits and to double check to see if I'm missing anything.

                    Also to check to see if the headers I picked up will work (which I'm very doubtful of!) with the clutch linkage or if I'll be going the stock manifold route. 20200124_073409.jpg 20200124_073409.jpg
                     
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                    • ndeconte

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                      Engine and trans in!

                      Will mockup the hump tomorrow hopefully.

                      Not sure if the headers will work, time will tell when I get the clutch linkage in.possibly 2 into 1, but it's damn close to the steering box.

                      Time will tell!

                      And I'll be peplacing part of the drivers floor also. :(

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