cletus's vg valiant
Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:22 PM
heres my valiant
tis travelled 103 thousand miles
all original apart from repaint 12 years ago
245 and auto
nearly got sea sick driving it back from matamata.......still has the original front shocks......
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:39 PM
needs some tidy up work to make it nicer to drive
fixed leaky rocker cover and bung old heater hoses
stevie wonder must work at the place that gave it a wof...... non existant suspension bushes and crumbly old original brake hoses from 1971
so new bushes shocks and hoses done. cranking of torsions and applying of lowering blocks. now it goes where i steer it rather than where it wants to.
removed floodmaps and tow bar
polished surface rust off bumpers
put some better tyres on
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:02 PM
205 70 14 on the back and 195 60 14 on the front for some bogan rake
battery tray was all rusty so moved the battery to the boot, and with the v8 engine offset as per factory makes for a nice big space for a turbo to live in
Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:36 AM
Building a turbo 318 for it, alloy heads, steel crank, scat rods, forged pistons, garrett gt4082, 60mm w/gate
just need cam and lifters and engine can go together
pulled out 245, done turbo pipes and exhaust, intercooler, tidied underside, chassis connectors, mod fuel tank, shifter
next job is engine bay paint
Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:29 PM
Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:24 PM
carb on its way from aussie
still got to get ignition/fuelpump/reg/ a million little things
and sort out diff
this engine should be a good test for the trademe timebomb torqueflite- supposedly rebuilt 10 years ago and not used much. not expecting it to last too long. only got small tyres so hoping they are the weakest link
Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:59 PM
been a bit slow due to wallet stress but have got most of the expensive bits sorted. engine all together, wiring 90% done, radiator mounted and made hoses, exhaust done, doing intercooler pipes now, diffs got new lsd in it.
fuel lines, regulator, oil lines for turbo, and a couple of things for the trans to go then can kick in guts/do a skid
Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:12 PM
Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:35 PM
Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:01 PM
got some roller rockers, had some 15" rims made up for the rear to run et street tyres. went to fathers day drags. went 13.3 @105mph, still on 5psi boost.
2.92 gears= 6000rpm in 2nd gear across the line. dont really want to put low gears in it cause with normal wheels on its good.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:58 PM
stripped it, fixed all the fucked parts, milled choke tower off, drilled out power valve restrictors, jetted to suit.
spent a few hours with a wideband hooked up to it today, the shitty old home built holley works better than the flash ''designed for blowthrough" Demon carb ever did.
drives much better and is better mixture wise under boost.
Hopefully the modded Demon works as good as this when i get it back.......
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:11 PM
found some pics of underneath.....before it got covered in oil/road shit/rubber etc
oh and its got some wide steels now, still got other wheels so i can swap when it suits
and inside, got some new gauges, originally had an auto meter sport comp tacho i bought off trade me, which turned out to be a fake china copy.
Got carb back as well. Runs nice now, upped boost to 8psi for now.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:24 AM
first run, scary, no traction cold track, 14.something
second run a bit better, a pigeon flew thru the traps before i got there so i have an 8 second timeslip for that one
third, gave it more death in the burnout to get some temp in the tyres. that worked, no more traction issues. 12.7@107mph
fourth run was best of the day 12.66@108mph
fifth run got knocked out of dyo round one, 12.8 on a 12.6 dial in. didnt really care as was stoked to get in the 12s
Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:58 PM
did go to fathers day drags, improved best time slightly to a 12.61 @109
have put tridens back on for now, have pinched the eagers for the ute- they look better on the wider rims, which wont fit on the VG. put some skid tyres on the wide VG steels- 165/70/14 on a 7 1/2 rim, looks funny. should smoke those up well.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:46 PM
went to the drags again, boost at 10psi now, did a 12.4@110mph.
pulled axles to check splines and the lh one is just starting to show signs of twisting
next plan is to do some suspension tuning, it gets a big lean on hard launches, might look at making some caltrac style traction bars
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:35 PM
also, saw a pic of a pacer on wide black steels that i liked, so i had the wheels powdercoated black, swapped tyres over again, bullet wheel nuts and no hubcaps.
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