I bought it for $300. The kid I bought it from took the 170 slant 6 out and put in a 318 4 speed and then he ran out of time and money. He did not hook up the brakes, the wiring or radiator.
I got it running and stopping and have been driving ever since!
Unfortunately it is on blocks again as I am upgrading it to disc brakes and 5 on 4.5 inch wheels.
When it is done it should be fun! I'll send updated pics of it and my BB truck when they are done.
Update June 2002
I did some upgrades to the old daily driver 1965 Valiant project.
I added front disc with 5 on 4.5 bolt circle from a 1976 Plymouth Valiant, an
8.75 with 3.23 sure grip gears, HD rear leaf springs, vintage 14 x 6.75 ET
torq thrust wheels, 1970 340 HP (with 600 Holley, Edelbrock 340 manifold and
many other goodies) and a 3 core radiator.
The Valiant is still running the four speed - what a solid tranny that thing is - I put in bearings, synchronizers and a
It has taken some time, energy and cash to get it to where it is now and it
has been completely worth it!
I drive the Valiant every day and it get better every day.
I am having trouble with the right rear tire rubbing the inner fender with those wide rims and low fenders. I will probably mount up some narrower tires and see how they do...
Great going, Ben!
Gee, a 4 speed v-8 Valiant is quite FUN drive!
Re update: Yikes, now a 340 4 speed. No wonder you say it is a fun daily driver!