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Old 03-19-2010, 03:37 PM
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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.

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It's the button on the right
oh , ok i got it now , lol , thanks cobalt .

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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.
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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.
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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.
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