Remember the Sleeper Wagon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wXw8t9oeU ? It was a Aussie Valiant wagon (A-body Mopar like the Dodge Dart) that I bought for $250 and fitted a borrowed 440 big block to it.
Year's later I repainted the car Hemi Orange and fitted a turbocharged 245 hemi six to it and even though it made only 40hp less than the big block it was nowhere near as much fun. Here's the Dyno tuning session from about four years ago. These days the wagon just runs a naturally aspirated 245 hemi six, but I'm thinking of doing some more to it soon.
Wagon Westoration - Part 2
The second part of our quick and easy Valiant Wagon makeover. I pull the
old head off and fit a better head and carby set-up.
Background music is Neolith by Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com
BLOKY - NASCAR-Powered Valiant Burnout
Check out Daniel Blok's VG Valiant. He's found himself a 358ci Dodge NASCAR
engine complete with P7 heads and a dry sump set-up. It makes around 800hp
at the crank and sounds fantastic when he gets it up over that 8000rpm
mark. Mopar porn at it's finest.
TUF253 Torana Smokes It Up
Yep, it's powered by a 253 with a Supercharger from a UD truck for a bit of fun.
Shannon loves a bit of burnout action and he's a regular viewer/commentor
here on Scotty's Garage so be nice. :)
Wicked Fast 2JZ-powered BMW M3 - Gas Motorsports
We love quick cars and don't really care what they're powered by, so we
reckon this Toyota 2JZ powered BMW M3 is pretty awesome. Check out the
second pass where it runs in the sevens after stepping off the gas well
before the finish line. This car is going to be a weapon once they get it
Wagon Westoration - Part 1
With Chryslers on the Murray - Australia's Biggest Mopar Show - just around
the corner I thought I'd get the old wagon out of the shed and get it ready
for rego. Should be a bit of fun and hopefully it'll be a nice cruiser for
my wife and kids to enjoy.
Twin Turbo LS1-Powered HK Monaro on Dyno
Rodney Ritchie used to run a serious procharger blow-through set-up on his
HG Monaro but he's ripped that out and fitted a 406ci LS1 with twin T04Z turbos. It doesn't run alot of Boost but it sure makes enough power. It won
the Dyno at Winton's
Performance Car Mania with 731rwhp. Rodney now plans to finish things off
with an Intercooler and pump
up the Boost for even more power,
and possibly have a crack at Modified Street Blown in the APSA series.
Project Digger Burnout Testing
Back when the Army's Project Digger was first getting built I was invited
along to film some burnout testing. As you can see the car wasn't finished
but with time getting short before Summernats 23 they wanted to make sure
it was right to go.
Unfortunately, as a direct result of the testing they decided to not do any
burnout at Summernats that year due to cooling issues. But it sure looked
So for those that haven't seen it in action, here you go.
Turbocharged EFI Slant Six Valiant
Cameron Tilley's turbocharged and EFI
slant six powered Valiant might just be one of the most awesome slant six
powered streetcars in the world.
Not only can the car run easy low 11sec quarter mile times but it's also
totally streetable. Gotta love the push bottom auto transmission as well.
Supercharged 426 Hemi SRT-8 Dyno
Daniel Buchanan's 300C SRT-8 is a beast. It makes so much power that they
had to ditch the factoy auto and fit a turbo 400 to the car. The engine is a 6.1-litre
Hemi stroked out to 7-litre or 426 cubes in the old money. Which meaks it a
426 Hemi (okay so it's not a real 66-71 style 426 Hemi, but it sounds cool
anyway). On top sits a 3.4-litre whipple Supercharger from Yella Terra and all the work was
done by horsepower
Factory in Melbourne. For a street car running pump 98-octane fuel it
certainly makes some power.
Jet Powered Van Fires Things Up
Crank up the volume for this one. This jet powered van not only puts on a
good fire show but it also hauls arse down the track at Heathcote.
Unfortunately there was no time recorded but it looks pretty damn fast.
This was a car I built up with some friends for fun. It's a 1970 VG Valiant
station wagon (it's an A-body Mopar, like a Dodge dart...but a wagon)and we
yanked the stock 4-litre six and bolted in a 440ci motor. The car was
awesome, we would abolutely hose WRX's on the street and no-one expected
anything from an old white station wagon.
This video is quite old and it was the first video I ever edited. It comes
from when we raced the wagon at an 1/8th mile meeting at Sydney's Oran
Park. I came runner up at the meeting and I decided to show enough of each
run to show how we won. Most of the time it looks like I'm racing myself
until the camera pans. In the final we raced a drag pick-up and stayed with
it for most of the run which shows how capable the wagon was.
I still have the wagon, it now runs a turbocharged 4-litre, I'll post up some videos as
they become available.
Twin Turbo VE Valiant at Sydney Dragway
Check out this crazy combo! Two whopping great turbos hang through the bonnet of this '68 VE
Valiant. Now I didn't get a chance to talk to the owner in person, but
people tell me it's got a 410 cube big block. Not sure if that correct or
not, but it's obviously still getting sorted because they seemed to be
testing the launch more than anything on the day. Hopefully we'll see some
decent times out of this car in the future.
Wagon Westoration - Part 3
With the cast iron Exhaust manifold
too warped to use I had to go back to the custom extractors, but the Exhaust system hit against the floor in a
couple spots. We take the wagon down to Totally Exhausted in Wodonga and get the guys to tweak
the Exhaust. It not only looks good
but sounds awesome too.
Jake Edwards Torana - Summernats 21
On the Dyno at
Summernats 21. Jakes Edwards is probably Australia's foremost authority on
blow through carby set-ups. Here's his own personal car running over 1000hp
at the tyres with a single carb and no Intercooler although it does run on
mehtanol. The engine is a 393cube Holden V8 and it runs a single Holset turbo.