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1964 Valiant Signet 200 Convertible
Owned Since - March 25, 2007 - SIX & HALF YEARS - WOW - time flies!
This car had been poorly maintained.
I think the last owner said when he bought it, the top engine was removed,
so he and a buddy started working on it and got it to a decent running
state. They upgraded the lighting (Daniel Stern Lighting) and the Master
Brake Cylinder was upgraded to a double reservoir. Brake cylinder upgrade
on these cars are always a good idea. He added seat belts in the rear and
drove his kids around his home in Seal Beach, California until his wife and
he were getting a divorce and the car had to go.
And this is where I came in and bought the car. Found on Craigslist in the
Seal Beach area, just over 100 miles north of where I live in San Diego.
What an experience! Had to have it towed as I had the top up and Exhaust was entering the car threw the trunk
area... (had an accident years earlier and the repair in the trunk was
poorly repaired, I didn't figure out until later...) So, I almost passed
out when I felt like I needed to pull over to stop. I had the car towed by
AAA Roadside Assistance. I always recommend Roadside Assistance,
especially with a classic car.
The next morning I got 5 New Tires and cleaned and polished-up the red
paint, chrome and vinyl.
This car was barely a daily driver, the steering was sloppy, front end
pulled to the right and there was noise coming from the rear-end or
transmission ( a humming.) Two years later I would have the rear-end
rebuilt and it was not the rear-end. It was the Transmission.
My friend Marty is my GO-TO GUY.. he came down and he went around, over and
under the car and gave me an "Attack Plan" since I'm no mechanic.
I first started on the drive-shaft. I never did anything like this before
and I've had Many Old cars. I use to pay to have things done, the good old
days, Ha. Now I do. It was a easy job to pull it out and take it someone
to rebuild and update the drive-shaft..
I was still out $400.00, but saved about $200 pulling it myself... I don't
have machining equipment. :-(
Front-End was a hands on job and the brakes ended up being done that same
weekend (my friend said it was a Now Job!
I was not ready to fork out extra $$ that weekend. Brakes are great, drums,
Over time - WOW, what a difference. Steering gear box, Exhaust system & cooling were also replaced.
A rebuilt 225 Slant 6 (from a Marine Shop in the Seattle area) and Rebuilt
the Torqueflite 904 Automatic 3 Speed Transmission (Rebuilt by Lemon Grove
Transmission) replaced in April 9, 2009
Many other items have been removed repaired or replaced prior to engine
and trans work...
Interior was missing all door & rear panels. The previous owner, in place
of door proper panels, instead covered board in grey wool (like carpet) and
put that up on doors and rear. A guy her in San Diego was selling some
items on eBay and when I went over to pick up a rear bumper, he offered a
group of door panels for a 2 door hard top, but they were looking like
water had got to them and were all warped, like potato chips.
Being crafty, I got to fixing them. First I cleaned them with Holy Cow and
made sure to make sure the board was just wet enough to be pliable so I
could place heavy objects on them to flatten them back straight. I did lay
towels down to cover both sides of the panels. After a few days I taped
them up and used Plastic Spray paint to paint them Red, they were Blue and
not Signet Styled, (with the silver Mylar rectangle on them) that's just
silver spray paint I did after the red. I took DAYS for the Red to Dry
Properly, nothing happened immediately.
Those Panels worked great as you can see in the video above, but I will be
looking to replace them with reproductions from a 66 Dart with carpet along
the bottom of the panel. I also like the idea of having a little something
from other A-Body Model Years, 1963 1964 1965 1966 Valiant's and Darts.
This is my Daily Driver & Future Plans include:
Being Done Now --- November & December 2011 ---
- Body work- Now Done
- Paint back to Original Black - Now Done
- Painting the Bows - Now Done
- New Carpet - Now Done
- New Top - In Box waiting to be put on...
It's snowballing from here...
Need to redo Bumpers - Bumpers Now Done!!
and the list continues...but getting shorter!!
Updated Today- March 25. 2013 Six Year Mark
1970 340 Plymouth Duster
A 1970 340 Plymouth Duster I shot at the East Tennessee MOPAR Club
show..one of like 37 he has..very nice Car...check it out!
2000 HP Dodge Charger Hemi - Mirror Image Turbo
Film by Nelson Racing Engines on BIGJACKturbo
NRE's Tom Nelson shows us the new Maximus Supercar from Nelson Supercars.
Its an amazing car build. Tom Nelson has been moving to a new much larger
facility the last few months. He hopes to have more time to make more
videos than he has had recently. The new building has a paint shop, polish
shop, engine assembly shops,parts shop, shipping department, and Supercar
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Mega Mopar - Huge Car Show Drag Racing Burnouts - Supercharged Action at Gateway MSP
This past weekend Jordan and I went to Mega Mopar at Gateway Motorsports
Park and it was awesome! They had a huge car show, a swap meet, nostaglia
drags, funny cars, a wheelstander, and more. We really had a great time! I
tried to pack as much action into the video as I could. There was a sea of
awesome Mopars....Daytonas, Challengers, Chargers, Darts, Super Bees...the
list goes on and on. It was a weekend filled with hemis, wedges, Superchargers, and dual carbs. If you were there,
and your car is not in this video, please don't dispair....I will have much
more coverage coming up in the days ahead. I hope you found it
interesting....thanks for watching!
Filmed at Gateway Motorsports Park, just outside of St. Louis, MO
Gateway Motorsports Park
Ramblin Around TV:
The background tracks used in this video are by Jason Shaw. Available under
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Back To The Woods by AudioNautix
Mood: Driving, Bright, Intense
Line Of Fire
mood: Aggressive, Driving
TX2K13 "The Movie" Streets of Houston, Texas drag racing 2013 Full Event
FULL EVENT: TX2K13 "The Movie" Streets of Houston, Texas & Lonestar
Motorsports Park drag racing 2013! Follow Aries Xecutioner filming on his
first 3,200 mile round trip epic solo road trip to the city of Houston,
Texas to see the racing action for the T2K13 Supra Nationals held in its
13th edition. Driving a total beater at basically the last minute and not
knowing a single person in the car scene from there, I showed up with my
cameras just to catch what I could and feel this video is a good
representation of what anyone in the United States driving from far away
would encounter and see... I saw Mullets Twin turbo Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera in my first hour in town, saw packs of Lamborghini Aventadors
jockey through the streets of Houston, saw some of the baddest, fastest
street cars I have ever seen in one place at the Omni Hotel parking garage
in West Houston. Every single Corvette and Dodge Viper had Boost whether turbo or Supercharger. Every car had drag radial tires, Boosted engines and GoPro cameras
mounted all over the cars driving around town. I saw some crazy burnout
madness and turbocharged action all
weekend at the drag strip at Lonestar Motorsports Park and Hennessey
Performance in Sealy, Texas. It was an awesome journey I intend to make
again with a faster vehicle and
more cameras! Hope you enjoy this video and definitely take at look at
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66 Plymouth Valiant Signet 225 slant six
1966 Valiant Signet 225 slant six by Dick Ott- engine balanced, with Mopar
Performance stage 1 cam, shaved and ported head with hardened seats and
dual valve springs 9.5:1 pistons, Mopar Performance aluminum 2 bbl intake,
super six holley 2 bbl carb (280 cfm) (got a Holley 2300/350 cfm sitting
here for it). Windage tray, Clifford ceramic coated headers and aluminum
valve cover. 904 auto trans. 72 Duster 11" disc front end and heavy-duty
sway bar, 10" rear drums. Have since put BF Goodrich 215 x 60 x 14 TA
radials on the car. Great little car. Thanks for looking!
(note: it doesn't leak, the oil spot is from another car not mine)
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A-Body Mopars Forums!
INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES AND WHEELSTANDS
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