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    dodgy Active Member

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    Hi all, I have made a one or two posts here so thought id introduce myself, Luke aka dodgy, Yes another Aussie, I'm sure you guys have lots of us hiding out hear.
    I have owned Many Australian Chrysler cars over the years(I'm in my late 40's) from my first car on and only within the last century have had a brand X, I've mostly had non desirable valiants with the exception of two of them that would be considered collectable that being a AP6 V8 and the VE vip wagon both of them factory 273 engine cars. at present I have 5 A body Australian valiants and one of your 70 E bodies.
    I use too hang out with the Aussie forums but they have died in the arse since FB has became popular, I try to keep away from there as it does my head in. Anyway that's how I have ended up in this place and there is plenty of good reading so sorry in advance if I drag up some old threads.

    Here is my 1977 CL Valiant ute



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    • Fred Scigliano

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      Welcome nice car you have there.
      Always nice to have another Aussie here good people down under.
       
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      • DesertRat

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        Welcome from Washington state. We need more photos of that car please.
         
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          • toolmanmike

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            • 66fyssh

              66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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              Welcome to FABO!!!

              Drag up all the old threads you want. There's a ton of great info buried in FABO.
               
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                  thanks, its gone into retirement, carting days are over.

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                    Welcome! That Mopar is so foreign to my eyes...
                     
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                      Maybe under the hood will look a little bit more familiar?..
                       
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                      nope, its a 6 at the moment but have built a small block for it.

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                        That looks pretty cool!...:thumbsup:
                         
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                        Welcome! I’ve never met an Aussie that I didn’t like!
                         
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                        • Stephen Hotz

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                          Welcome
                           
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                          • Car Nut

                            Car Nut Mopar Master

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                            :welcome: aboard!
                             
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                              Welcome, friend.
                              Facebook is for twats and idiots.
                               
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                                Hi all, As I've said I've had mostly undesirable Australian mopars, well this is the most disliked unliked disrespected unappreciated hated Aussie mopar that was produced by Chrysler Australia, It's a 1980 CM Chrysler valiant the last model that rolled off the line, only available in sedan and wagon the charger, ute, panel van and hardtop had been dropped by this stage, it was available with two size 6 cylinder engines 245,265 and the V8 318.
                                Anyway, have had this one since 1991, was a factory 6 but after a few years of daily driving I come across a parts car with a 318 another CM and done the swap, a few year after that a friend of mine stroked that 318 with a 360 crank to 349,untuched 596 heads, backed by a full manual 904 and 323 rear, has run its best 13.6 at 99mph car is around 1750kg.

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                                • Mopar-Mitch

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                                  Welcome! from Kentucky! :welcome:
                                   
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                                    very cool, would love to have that here. are those a factory wheel?
                                     
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                                      dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                                      Welcome form Virginia! That's a cool car never seen one of those before
                                       
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                                      • Rainy Day Auto

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                                        I have never seen a valiant that wasn't desirable. I can't even imagine such a thing.
                                         
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                                        • dodgy

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                                          They are the factory styled road wheels, they were made in 14 inch only and 6" and 6.5" widths, front are standard 14x6 and rear is the center in a 15x8 band with 4.75bs runing 275x60x15.
                                          The wheels are a close copy of your olds rallies. here's a charger I once owned, widened factory style road wheels, note the similarity to the Oldsmobile wheel.

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                                            I sure have....IN regards to American production.
                                            The Australian stuff is so unique and unusual, I like pretty much everything that I have seen.
                                             
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                                            Different story in Austrralia, most mopar people don't treet you the same when they hear you drive this car, kinda looked down on.
                                             
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                                            Sounds like the kind of people that I'd like to kick in the ass.
                                             
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