Foreign muck! Not really but sort of

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silverco
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Foreign muck! Not really but sort of

Post by silverco » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:12 pm

Hi from Australia

I am restoring an Australian Mopar from 1979, a Valiant GLX. It's one of 600 made and is still in pretty good condition, I am in the process of increasing Torque by upping the CFM rating. The engine is a Hemi 265cid Straight six with 10:1 comp and free flow exhausts. currently it has a 325 cfm carter carb with a 300a on it but it lacks the punch it could have with better induction. I am looking to get 450+ CFM into it using a 425 mixer.

Heres a pic of the car
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Looking forward to sharing my experiences with you guys as Frank tells me what I'm doing is going to be difficult, any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Warren


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Re: Foreign muck! Not really but sort of

Post by DODGEN1 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:11 pm

cool car. youve seam to have some of the cooler body styles.

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Re: Foreign muck! Not really but sort of

Post by Frank » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:23 pm

You mentioned in an earlier email that your engine seemed to be running rich at idle with the Model 425. Things that could cause it to idle rich are a worn valve seat or a ruptured idle diaphragm. Start a new topic in the propane section with observations of what you've found. You can upload a photo of the gas valve's seat directly to the forum so that we can see if wear is the likely culprit.

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