Racing Valiants/Chryslers

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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by henryk » Tue 25 Mar 2008, 12:05

Does canyone remember Adri Human's Valiant Barracuda at Goodwood.
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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by Hi-Fi » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 01:04

Can;t say I remember it. How about Gunter

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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by Gunter » Tue 01 Apr 2008, 07:33

Adri Human was from Somerset West...should somewhere have a pic....
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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by 68barracuda » Wed 02 Jul 2008, 13:09

ZA Perana wrote:
Killarney Racer wrote: The only guy I can really think of who raced a Valiant was Pardini. I have a pic or two but copyright protects them.


Libero Pardini raced one in 1965 I think a have one or two pictures but again dreaded copyright gets in the way, there must be a way around this problem though....

He also attempted to set a land speed record on the Vernuek Pan in a special imported Polara...problem the car was too heavy and the salt sliced its tyres....and cleverly Chrysler SA didnt have spares...the race car did 135 mph though if I recall correctly...
the manifold used in that attempt - a special cross ram resides in the Valiant museum's office
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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 05 Jul 2008, 11:59

Fanie you never cease to amaze me, where did you find that manifold?
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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by 68barracuda » Sat 05 Jul 2008, 16:11

Hee hee - contacts
Buddy of mine is busy setting up this Museum in Lady Smith in the little Karoo

Wish it was mine..... oh well - this chap is ULTRA knowledgeable about Mopars

have a look http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... =664207590
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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by sixpak » Sat 05 Jul 2008, 17:20

Willing to bet that the manifold came off a 413/426 Max-Wedge.........where's the rest of the car??? 8O

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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by 68barracuda » Sat 05 Jul 2008, 17:24

sixpak wrote:Willing to bet that the manifold came off a 413/426 Max-Wedge.........where's the rest of the car??? 8O
Duno - what you up to - will you be joining us at Cars in the park?

There was rumors that it was one of the Nascar Hemi's it is a Hemi manifold at first glance
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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by sixpak » Sat 05 Jul 2008, 17:41

Will be there........deciding which car to use-Valiant Rustler, Dodge Dart or Mustang Vert??? Any suggestions? :| :| :|

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Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Post by 68barracuda » Sat 05 Jul 2008, 18:07

sixpak wrote:Will be there........deciding which car to use-Valiant Rustler, Dodge Dart or Mustang Vert??? Any suggestions? :| :| :|
If come with the 'Stang I wont hate you the others are up to you..........
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