Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Damascus, Oregon
I get your point about not making an older car a daily driver. The Valiant might well be the exception to the rule.
Take a basic, 66 Valiant 2dr, sedan, with a 225 six. Add a super six 2 barrel intake, and electronic ignition from a 76 Aspen, some bucket seats from a Sebring Convert. After market sway bars front and rear, a disc brake conversion from Scarebird up in Seattle and you got a pretty good driver.
Next needs to be some sort of A/C system. Fun driver, and the mileage while not quite up to the Treps, is in the mid 20s.
The Charger on the other hand, stays in the garage except for special occasions. And the 71 Maxi-Van, well at 12 MPG it sits until I need to pull the trailer, but it's great to have it around.
Still have some concerns about how the electronics on our Treps are going to age. Hopefully some new form of auto-nut/geek will emerge to help with aftermarket electronic.
Totally get the fixing the Treps. Cant bring myself to trade for a $20K plus car that only gets 2MPG better than our old, payed for cars.
Last edited by R.L.Klaus; 08-10-2009 at 03:54 PM.