Silver State ClassicUpdated February 8, 2006Plymouth Valiant 2-Door

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February 20, 2006

Well yet another couple weeks went by with no work but I got the other wheel off and got a good look inside the drum. A total front brake rebuild is in order, will probably even pull the backing plates and media blast them as well. For a temporary fix it could end up costing a little more than it might be worth, so I need to decide if getting it operational soon is worth it or try to collect the parts now to convert it to disc.

February 8, 2006

One of the things I'd like to get done is make this car operational, to do that the brakes are the primary block. The previous owner gutted the front left brake because the wheel was seized up, I haven't got the other drums off to look at yet, with luck they will be better. As for this one it looks like I'll me needing to replace everything, media blast the backing plate and hope the drums can be turned.

February 4, 2006

Well one of the first things I did was take a sander to the two rust spots on the deck lid. I was happy to see that they sanded away just fine, so I hit some other smaller spots around the car as well. While I had the sander out I put the wool rag on and gooped it up with cutting compound and hit the entire car, it worked so well that I may do it again. I cleared out all the parts as well and took a brief look at the front left brake, it'll definitely require some attention later.

February 1, 2006

After a year of searching and multiple misses I have landed a Valiant 2-door sedan. This car has one of the finest bodies I have ever seen on a 60's Mopar. Here we have a 1967 Valiant 100 with a 170 3-speed. At this time I can not say much about the engine and trans. Hopefully I will have resolved the problem with the brakes and have flushed the ten year old gas out of the tank soon.

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