68 valiant signet 2 door

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mygasser
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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so..... as i'm tight, i mean frugal and use whatever comes up on my builds i've bought some more parts.
all i needed parts wise for the straight axle swap was a pair of coilovers, a new pair of spax came up on the nsra forum last night at about half retail at £80 so i bought them. also a (don't start now) corvette disc/disc 1" bore mater cylinder new for £25 which i'll make a 2 to 4 bolt adapter for and will work just fine, i'll tell the car it's a summit cylinder not a gm one lol. lastly boxes of assorted brake line fittings in metric and imperial (the vette master is metric) so i can replumb the whole car when i do it. until i drive it afterwards i won't know if it'll need an adjustable proportioning valve so i'll fit a female/female joiner in the rear line so if needed i can just remove that and the pipework will screw straight into the valve. at £50 if i don't need it i won't buy it.
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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ashley called me this afternoon to ask if i'd started to swap out the shifter in his zephyr. daz' cruise night is tonight he says and do i want to take the valiant and he'll take the zephyr. hell yeah! it's about 15-18 miles each way so just right for a first run out and close enough to home if there's any issues. it all went well, the brakes are crap (but i knew that), the carbs want at least a strip and clean and the propshaft needs balancing. other than that it's just great and those issues won't stop me using it, i'll just work at/live with them until i pull it apart for the straight tube axle install this winter.
oh, and ashleys zephyr runs nice and cool now with the griffin ally rad' i fitted yesterday so he's happy too.
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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here's a couple of pics the meet photographer took last night
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mygasser
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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been out in the garage tinkering today before a test drive again. first job, the carbs. i started the car and warmed it up so it'd idle then checked the float levels first. the secondaries on the front carb and both on the rear one were way low, that and fact that the accelerator pump arm had a ton of play on the rear carb would explain the popping back through that carb when coming out of a corner. i altered the throttle return spring bracket as it wouldn't quite return to idle unless you blipped the throttle and lastly set the idle mixture as all 4 screws were all over the place. i thought i'd have a twiddle of the dizzy to see if there was any benefit to be had there too, i've advanced it a good 10 degrees and it's much more responsive now (had to turn the idle down some more) but even at almost idle in 4th gear it pulls cleanly with no pinking/rattling so we're good. i'm running it on our super unleaded E5 which is 99 octane so that helps. overall it's much more driveable and i didn't have to buy kits for the carbs so that's good. who said tunnel rams aren't streetable?
next i wound the driver's side torsion bar up a full turn as it sat down much lower that side, the ss springs at the back don't help but it's almost level now. i may have to set the coilovers at different heights too when i fit the tube axle, we'll see.
i gave it a nut and bolt check too, all good there and i tightened the new fanbelt now as it's settled into the pulleys.
all in all a productive day :thumbright:
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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i've just ordered a lever type proportioning valve, a line lock valve kit, all the fittings and a lever type brake shutoff valve that i'll use instead of the hydraulic handrake setup as it'll take up less room and do the same job.
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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well i've gone and done it, the valiant's going to bristol to live with a mate who is very excited to have it. i'm taking his chevy truck project as a small px so i'll start a thread in the alternative muscle section here when it arrives. it does have a hemi in it, a daimler one but still a hemi, lol.
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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Seems you do like your projects :) I'll look forward to another interesting build thread :thumbright:
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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Two pics and then it was gone :shock:

Ah well. Is the hemi a 2.5 or a 4.5 ?
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Re: 68 valiant signet 2 door

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Dom66 wrote: Wed Sep 15, 21 8:25 am Two pics and then it was gone :shock:

Ah well. Is the hemi a 2.5 or a 4.5 ?
only a baby 2.5, but it's all about the looks :thumbright:
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