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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:50 am 
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Car Model*: 1964 Valiant 2dr post
And after rereading all that...its painfully obvious, that I haven't had near enough sleep in days...goodnight...

Gearhead

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64 GTO...10.80's@122 on street radials
Destroked 455, Qjet carb, stock ign, 2200 stall

64 Valiant...17.40's@78 so far
450k old 225, 4spd, 2.92 8.75, Carter 2bbl, headers
dual 2.25"...My daily driver


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:37 am 
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gearhead wrote:
Hey Dakight:

Give a call if you have time while you're here and you can stop by my home for a ride...


It's going to be a really tight schedule but I will definitely try to do that. I really want to get a look at what you've done. --David

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'62 Valiant Signet, White
'62 Valiant Signet, Red
'98 Dodge Dakota
'05 Jeep Liberty

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:28 am 
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Location: Portland OR
Car Model*: 1964 Valiant 2dr post
Sorry Guys:

Didn't mean to dissappear again, but the extra two weeks it took to deal with the installation issues have put my self employed butt in the poor house.

I have been extremely busy trying to make a buck and pay the bills I ignored while putting my car back together.

The good news is that after putting a 1000 miles or so on the old Valiant 200 post...it still handles great and I need more horsepower...the faster I go, the better it tucks into the turns!!!

It does need sway bars...but none-the-less is great the way it is...

I have many pictures yet to describe what I have done, but my mortgage is more important as I'm sure you'll understand!

I triple checked my gear ratio and it is 2.94...not the 3.23 I thought I had. Which is fine, since I have a 3.23 carrier in the shed.

I set a new fast time in the 1/4 at a whopping 17.30 seconds. Not great...but not bad for a 400,000 mile old 1 brrl engine with a two barrel and headers. There is more in it because I've had 2 tenths better sixty foot when my clutch was happy...which its not anymore!!!!

I have been working on some of my electronic stuff...but mostly just trying not to lose my home while playing with toys!

Gearhead

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64 GTO...10.80's@122 on street radials
Destroked 455, Qjet carb, stock ign, 2200 stall

64 Valiant...17.40's@78 so far
450k old 225, 4spd, 2.92 8.75, Carter 2bbl, headers
dual 2.25"...My daily driver


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:52 am 
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please do

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:17 am 
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Karl, I intended to call you while I was up in Portland but simply ran out of time, as I was afraid I would. I'll be up there again, probably next spring, I'll make a point to do it then if you're still in the area. I know you are very busy but if you have the time at some point it might be useful to pull all this information together into an article. I think it could be very useful and instructional. Do you have any plans to reproduce your parts for resale? You aren't likely to get rich but you could make a few A-body tinkerers very happy.
When I get mine running and driveable I intend to take it on a road trip to the Northwest, but that's likely to be a year or more.

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'62 Valiant Signet, White

'62 Valiant Signet, Red

'98 Dodge Dakota

'05 Jeep Liberty



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:14 pm 
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Resurrecting this thread because I found it intriguing.

Karl, have you been able to recover from your financial troubles and do any more work on this project? I LOVED following your work in this thread and my goal with my '74 Duster is to get it to handle and ride the best I can get it. If you're able to get all this into a kit form, I'll definately jump for it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:24 am 
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread Jopapa. Being new here I had never read this thread before. I saw it and started reading it while it was slow here at work. Not that I really know much about suspensions and whatnot, but I enjoy learning. Thing is, I started reading and then poof it ended. It was almost like watching an interesting movie and then the cable goes out. Karl, even though this was first posted a ways back, I hope you are able to continue this project. -Dan


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:08 pm 
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I hear ya guys. I'll find some time in the next day or two to post the remaining pictures and descriptions of the results of my endeavers. I still have little time due to work and other annoying things.

That said, the pictures are already in the computer , so the hard work is done, and it is about time I posted the rest.

Thanks for the interest,

Karl

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64 GTO...10.80's@122 on street radials
Destroked 455, Qjet carb, stock ign, 2200 stall

64 Valiant...17.40's@78 so far
450k old 225, 4spd, 2.92 8.75, Carter 2bbl, headers
dual 2.25"...My daily driver


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 5:15 pm 
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Bumping in hopes of an update...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:00 pm 
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Any Updates GearHead ?

As it appears someone liked your work :shock:

Quote:
Adjustable Strut Arms
Dynamic Adjustable Strut Arms for your performance Mopar. A,B and E body arms are available manufactured from T6 aircraft aluminum with 4130 tooling steel ends. These arms reduce weight by as much as 7 pounds!
The arms are finished in a Gold Anodized coating and ELIMINATE the need for strut bushings. They come with Heim Joints and are fully adjustable.

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Cap Automotive

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:26 am 
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Have been reading this article now twice and hoping for an update...
Where are you Gearhead?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Someone else has also been making the same thing with the strut rod.

US MOPAR MUSCLE (parts sold in Australia)
TUBULAR ADJUSTABLE RADIUS ROD CONVERSION (2) - (SV1-CM) A-BODY
http://www.pentastarparts.com.au/sunsho ... ail&p=2040

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:53 am 
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Still hoping for an update... :wink:

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Bye the way, who the F**K is Tu Ning?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:36 am 
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He hasn't posted in over 3 years. :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:05 pm 
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man how time flies! I still remember having this conversation with him and it hardly seems like 3 years ago. its rude

MJ

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