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 Post subject: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:07 am 
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It's a 1976 Chrysler CL Valiant i am currently restoring. The SVO has been put on the back burner.

I originally bought it about 2 years ago for $750 from a local Valiant nut. he had about 20 of them on his property and was moving interstate so he sold them all. I got this. The old man got 2 K11 police cars but has since sold them. When i bought it i was all keen and rebuilt the carby, new water pump, hoses, plugs, leads etc to get it to run nice. But then it sat around for 18months doing nothing and the rust got to it. Then i attempted to sell it for $1000. But after like 5 people saying it was f**k (which it isn't) my old man said today at about lunch time to pull it in the shed and lets fix it.

first of all. the car in it's original state:
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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:12 am 
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and now the work done today. started at lunch time. called it a night about 10pm
pulled front end off
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bad repair job on rhr 1/4
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sanded back
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rust in lower rhr 1/4
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filler on and sanded back
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rust cut out behind I.D tags. (same on other side)
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repair sections in
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filler on rh of firewall
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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:14 am 
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I phucking love Valiants.
I cannot get enough of them
The 265 engine is so tough sounding, and goes hard out.
Mum had a 245 Pacer back in the day, with a 265 dropped in.
4 on the floor, that thing went hard.

You should whack a 318 in,

 

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 Post subject: Re: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:15 am 
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both the RH doors have big dents in them so they are being scrapped and i have to straight spares to use. the LHR door has heaps of filler in it so i'm chasing one down to use.

plans are to respray it in heritage red. lower it 2" over a set of 14x8 CL GLX wheels. darkest legal tint the windows. white rear window venetian. 350 holley. extractors with a 2.5" exhaust and cruise 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:16 am 
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REW93N wrote:
I phucking love Valiants.
I cannot get enough of them
The 265 engine is so tough sounding, and goes hard out.
Mum had a 245 Pacer back in the day, with a 265 dropped in.
4 on the floor, that thing went hard.

You should whack a 318 in,


nah man. 245ci 3 on the tree ftw. nah just want a nice sounding cruiser 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:18 am 
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WILDEB wrote:
REW93N wrote:
I phucking love Valiants.
I cannot get enough of them
The 265 engine is so tough sounding, and goes hard out.
Mum had a 245 Pacer back in the day, with a 265 dropped in.
4 on the floor, that thing went hard.

You should whack a 318 in,


nah man. 245ci 3 on the tree ftw. nah just want a nice sounding cruiser 8-)

Does the CL have the 245? I thought they had the 265? Maybe the CM did, or was it an option for the Regals?
Im not too crash hot on the Chryslers.... as you can tell. Haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:23 am 
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245 was your base model valiant motor. even base model Chargers got the 245. regals and high series chargers got the 265.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:28 am 
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Coooool.

My first cars were all Valiants.

VE Wagon - Slant Six

VE VIP Sedan - 318 then 360

Chrysler by Chrysler - Parts Car

VJ Sedan - 318 then 360 with the C x C front end

VG VIP - 318

VJ Ute - 265 + 4 speed

CM GLX - 265 Auto

Now wishing I had kept a few of these as the demand good money now. And more importantly would make cool cruisers.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:29 am 
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WILDEB wrote:
245 was your base model valiant motor. even base model Chargers got the 245. regals and high series chargers got the 265.

Ahhh okay, cool.
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My favourite ever picture of anything, ever.
A triple webber 265 Charger engine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:30 am 
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And another
Must be a paint code thing, haha.
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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:38 am 
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215 in the VG Valient as well. Sweet man get stuck into it ;)

 

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 Post subject: Re: I know it's not a Ford but it shares Ford parts?
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:33 am 
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yeh didn't mention the 215. some Dodge utes that look like the Vals rebadged had the 215. tradesman motor.

see thats why i don't want a Vitamin C one. thinking Heritage red

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:42 am 
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my mate had a val panel van his dad left him when he died, was impact orange i think, 265 and extractors exhaust etc, we were only 11 driving it round the yard thinking one day itl be a nice cruiser, but it got rust so he sold it, we started putting one of his dads wrecked val utes together with a manual but ended up selling it half repaired

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:08 am 
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Nice. Love love love vals, too prone too rust and top expensive to run for me at this stage though haha
Through my childhood we had 3 CM sedans and a 1969 model ute (dunno the model code lol)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:22 pm 
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they are expensive to run. but fun to drive

 

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