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03-20-2010 04:23 AM
Ray Bell I sincerely doubt whether or not the placement of the distributor would matter...

There are plenty of earlier Valiants here (which came with a slant) that have had a Hemi 6 fitted, but it's really the length that's a bugbear.
03-19-2010 09:43 PM
crystalbluevib
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Originally Posted by Ray Bell
Go along with this, except that the engine I'd turbo (if you wanted to go that way...) would be a spare, keep the original safe...

Sounds like a neat car. Original is the only way to go.

As for fitting a Hemi 6, do you guys realise they're two and a half inches longer than a slant? It may be necessary, for instance, to cut the radiator support panel about, and you definitely have to change the engine mounts on the K-frame. And then there's the adaptor to fit the 4-speed... though I'm in the process of making one of them here in Australia.
no the aussie 6 wont work , this engine is a slant 6 and i ( believe ) the aussies are a straight 6 . also if it matters much there distributors are on the opposite side from ours, side draft to the left.
03-19-2010 06:46 PM
Ray Bell
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How many of the original 1,000 got turned into bracket cars and how many are still in original condition? I bet there are a lot fewer still original. I'd restore it, 10 years ago restored "economy car" from the 70's wouldn't have been worth much but now it could draw a lot of interest. I agree the Turbo would be cool just don't do anything that can't be unbolted.
Go along with this, except that the engine I'd turbo (if you wanted to go that way...) would be a spare, keep the original safe...

Sounds like a neat car. Original is the only way to go.

As for fitting a Hemi 6, do you guys realise they're two and a half inches longer than a slant? It may be necessary, for instance, to cut the radiator support panel about, and you definitely have to change the engine mounts on the K-frame. And then there's the adaptor to fit the 4-speed... though I'm in the process of making one of them here in Australia.
03-19-2010 04:37 PM
crystalbluevib
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CBV- Just a tip, but if you want to respond to a post w/the quoted info from another previous post (like I did here), hit the "Quote" button located below and to the right side of the post you want to quote from- instead of the "Post Reply" button on the left side.

You can use the whole quote, or just a portion of it, depending on how you edit it.



It's the button on the right
oh , ok i got it now , lol , thanks cobalt .
03-19-2010 04:32 PM
cobalt327
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Yes Hippie i think most got turned into bracket cars. My neighbor allready told me if i dont want it he would take it , lol. And i know exactly what he would do to it , he has a 605 aluminum block hemi, just sitting in the wings, 900 hp on pump gas .
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03-19-2010 03:54 PM
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How many of the original 1,000 got turned into bracket cars and how many are still in original condition? I bet there are a lot fewer still original. I'd restore it, 10 years ago restored "economy car" from the 70's wouldn't have been worth much but now it could draw a lot of interest. I agree the Turbo would be cool just don't do anything that can't be unbolted.

Yes Hippie i think most got turned into bracket cars. My neighbor allready told me if i dont want it he would take it , lol. And i know exactly what he would do to it , he has a 605 aluminum block hemi, just sitting in the wings, 900 hp on pump gas .
03-19-2010 02:08 PM
Hippie How many of the original 1,000 got turned into bracket cars and how many are still in original condition? I bet there are a lot fewer still original. I'd restore it, 10 years ago restored "economy car" from the 70's wouldn't have been worth much but now it could draw a lot of interest. I agree the Turbo would be cool just don't do anything that can't be unbolted.
03-18-2010 10:00 PM
TucsonJay Here is a car with different graphics, though I like the red-white-blue one. Looks more memorable.

If you do the "Super" in vinyl, or in One Shot sign painters enamel, it would be easily removed.

http://www.slantsix.org/forum/viewto...462bca37965dea
03-18-2010 09:41 PM
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Here is a link to an article with pictures. Looks like they had special graphics too.

http://clunkbucket.com/spirit-of-76-dart-lite/

I found a lot of google hits on it. Looks like more than one graphics style, and more colors. I like the turbo idea to, as long as a vintage car buff could remove it easily. Call it "Super" Dart Lite. :-)
Thanks Tucsonjay, i appreciate that . i think im going to put a pro-charger on the 225 , i want to go to the mopar nationals and run in the 6 cylinder class in the future. Super dart lite, hmm...... i like it
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03-18-2010 09:06 PM
TucsonJay Here is a link to an article with pictures. Looks like they had special graphics too.

http://clunkbucket.com/spirit-of-76-dart-lite/

I found a lot of google hits on it. Looks like more than one graphics style, and more colors. I like the turbo idea to, as long as a vintage car buff could remove it easily. Call it "Super" Dart Lite. :-)
03-18-2010 08:33 PM
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Link to a press release: http://www.foundationpc.com/press/press76a.html

Add for one claiming 1 of 55: http://www.antiquecar.com/index/listings/page23683.htm

One that sold on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976...=item439e044ddb 1ownerT thats it.
03-18-2010 04:20 PM
1ownerT Link to a press release: http://www.foundationpc.com/press/press76a.html

Add for one claiming 1 of 55: http://www.antiquecar.com/index/listings/page23683.htm

One that sold on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976-...item439e044ddb
03-18-2010 07:35 AM
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Often "rare" does not equate to "desirable" or "valuable".
This is what so few understand. There are one of ones out there and the only "one" that wants it is the guy who has it. There are plentiful cars out there (at least compared to 1 of 1000) which are desirable and will command big bucks.

It takes two to make and auction. Do the research. If you find two guys out there who would be willing to spend tons of money on this, restore it (no modifications, period). Build it the way you want it. Remember, you may be out of step with "buyers" so you may make it worth less. Third option is to build it the way it will sell the best.
03-17-2010 10:51 PM
crystalbluevib Research it.

If it truly is 1 of 1000, keep it original IF there's a market for it. Often "rare" does not equate to "desirable" or "valuable".

Otherwise- if I understood you correctly that the fenders are Al(!!), that would make a killer FX-style replica-racer or gasser-style car. Cobalt 327 i researched it and talked to my neighbor who is a mopar man hemi guru, its all good . yes the car would be nice on the street , plus i like matts idea of putting a turbo on it .
03-17-2010 10:44 PM
cobalt327 Research it.

If it truly is 1 of 1000, keep it original IF there's a market for it. Often "rare" does not equate to "desirable" or "valuable".

Otherwise- if I understood you correctly that the fenders are Al(!!), that would make a killer FX-style replica-racer or gasser-style car.
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