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Discussion in 'A Body: Duster, Valiant, Dart, etc' started by saltydog, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. saltydog

    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    I may have too let the Valiant go (bigger family now and not much place to store it) however I am very clueless on what it may be worth.

    In my head I was thinking about 1500 - 2000? Am way off?


    BTW this is a very last resort, hoping I don't have to go this route.:(
     
  2. CudaPete

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    Year, model engine............
     
  3. saltydog

    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    1964 Valiant V200 with 225 Slant Six, auto. Fully running and registered. Only thing acting up with Gas & Temp Gauge's.
     
  4. geraldg

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    2 or 4 door and where are you located and pictures .
     
  5. CudaPete

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    2-door and you are in-line with your estimate, maybe a little more if it is in good condition. For a 4-door that might be a little ambitious.
     
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    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    It's a 4 door
     
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    In Central CA
     
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    Thanks,! I love it, my third Valiant, I always seem to end up with 4doors. Though not as desirable, they sure much easier to take the family along in!
     
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    While the 4-door sedan is the least collectible body style, if the rest of the car is in the same condition as your pics indicate, I think you're justified in asking somewhere between $3000 and $4000 for it. Especially in car-crazy California. $1500 would be a screaming deal.

    Do you know why the gas and temp gauges are flaky? If they both went at the same time, it may just be a bad (or missing) ground wire from the battery to the body. Or it could mean that the back of your dash needs cleaning where they connect.
     
  12. saltydog

    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    It may be just a ground wire, currently the gauges work, just not very accurate. Then sometimes they both quit at the same time.
     
  13. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    It could also be a bad gauge resistor/voltage reducer, it's about 2" inches long and plugs in the back of the gauge panel.

    Too; even the 4 doors, especially the 'narrow body' (1966 down) models seem to be increasing in value...............God knows a comparable 1962-67 Chevy II Nova sedan is worth some serious money these days.
     
  14. Cornupenuria

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    Sometimes the voltage limiter is actually fastened to the back of one of the gauges. If the part is not available, sometimes someone really good at electronics end of electrical engineering can replace the voltage limiter with an off-the-shelf solid-state device. IIRC a 7805 regulator can work OK. It may need a resistor in series with the line from the ignition switch. If the backs of the gauges are aluminum one can serve as a heat sink for the chip.

    I just noticed the popup ad on this thread was Instrument Cluster Repair from Myairbags.com.
     
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    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips on the gauges, will be looking into that.

    Wifey has said no to selling the Valiant! (She is a keeper)

    Though this does solve the issue of a place for the car.
     
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    You ought to kiss your wife most women would say to get rid of it.
     
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    You should look at this article on repairs.

    http://www.allpar.com/history/mopar/electrical2.html
     
  18. Cornupenuria

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    I did mine on a '66 Monaco about 1983. I used the aluminum back of one of the gauges as a heat sink, with heat-conducting silicone grease. It was still working when the engine gave out a few years later.
    Since gasoline prices had doubled in 1973 then doubled again in 1979 I didn't think I needed to rebuild a car with a 440cid engine so it was off to the consignment salvage auction with proceeds to the Kidney Foundation. That car got about 12mpg at any speed up to about 70mph. It got about 8 or 9 mpg at speeds around 90-110mph. It had the 3.24:1 rear axle ratio and would probably have gotten better mpg at all speeds with the 2.76:1 axle ratio --- maybe 15mpg at 65-70mph.

    Thanks for pointing out the article. I can attest to the fact that it works. The 7805 series voltage regulators come in several current/power ratings --- you do need one big enough for the gauges and sensors involved. Be sure to use resin core solder and a soldering iron made for small work. Acid flux for solder conducts electricity and we don't us it around electronic parts.
     
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    NADAGIDES.COM has a classic car valuator
     
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