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  1. Average Ivan

    Average Ivan New Member

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    Hi folks, I'm Average Ivan from Denver.
    I own a '62 Valiant that I cherish more than a man should love a lump of metal. The car has been my daily driver during the cold months (I have a 99 Miata that needs attention when the sun is shining), and will continue to be as long as I can keep it running. It has some rust and some dings, but for an everyday car, I could not be happier.
    I know next to nothing about working on cars, but have gotten lots of information from this site. The interior is now a friendly place to be, but the mechanicals act up from time to time.
    Apparently, the engine is somewhat special as it is an aluminum block. This does not mean much to me, but I guess it adds to the cool factor some.

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    • Dicer

      Dicer Diceman FABO Gold Member

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      Hello Ivan, welcome to FABO nice Valiant.... when you get the chance give us a pic of the motor, thanks.
       
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      • 68gtxman

        68gtxman I used to reMember

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        • 6PakBee

          6PakBee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Aluminum block? Keep the anti-freeze up to par. Corrosion at the top of the bores was the #1 killer of the aluminum leaning tower of power.
           
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          • missing linc

            missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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            Welcome from
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            • Dave 74 Dart

              Dave 74 Dart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Welcome Ivan !
               
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              • Car Nut

                Car Nut Mopar Master

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                :welcome: aboard Ivan!
                 
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                • dartfreak75

                  dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                  Welcome aboard its great to have you!! I think its safe to say majority of us on here love our heaps of metal more than we should! Lol I love your car 62 is a personal favorite of mine in the valiant and darts! Although the dart wasn't classified as an A body in 62 it is still one of my very favorite darts. But I love them all lol! Looking forward to seeing you around the forums
                   
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                  • memike

                    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                    Welcome aboard, from Northeast Arkansas
                     
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                    • FISHYPETE

                      FISHYPETE Well-Known Member

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                      Welcome, a toad with an aluminum six is special!
                       
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                      • adriver

                        adriver Blazing Apostle

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                        "I knew Coulee, Coulee never lost his cool"

                         
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                        • 4spdragtop

                          4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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                          Welcome aboard, more pics please!
                           
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                          • barbee6043

                            barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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                            Welcome !!!! MY wife claims the 62 Lancer Raid Toad of our little collection of Mopar dom.
                            Yes that model is unusual and that alum block is rarely ever seem.
                            Glad you drive it and love it!!
                             
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