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1979 Valiant CM Regal 'Survivor' Thread

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    This is coming together so nicely. Having seen your mini up close I shouldn’t be surprised.
    "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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      Thought I'd let the old girl out for some sunlight today.



      Off to get wired!

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        Yip yip awesome man! Shit just keeps getting realer! It'll be done tonight, engine in Saturday morning and at Power on Petrie Saturday arvo yeh? :)
        Hide yo' wife!!!

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          The reality TV engine conversion process! Maybe Sunday.

          I’ll be happy if the first start is in 2019.

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            I can beat that.....

            I'll be happy to just see my car, let alone any progress in 2019......

            So far all I've seen is money being transferred on a regular basis from my account to one that says Charger Resto....

            Looking good in white in the back of the tilt tray.

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              Looking nice mate ;) Timmy is excited to start filling your car with copper.
              I rekon you are going to have a much easier time, now that I can supply you with a startup tune for your haltech. Was a serious FUCK.

              Alternator issue is still ongoing for me, you might want to look into that. I'll keep you in the loop if I can get anything working.
              Happy to chat if you want to pick my brain over anything too mate!! No point reinventing the wheel. Because it's a pretty lumpy / out of round wheel from what i've found....

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                Thanks for that, it's great having someone doing the groundwork!

                The alternator issue looks like one of those ones that has multiple solutions. Andrew Dunnet who did my engine mounts just used an externally regulated alternator with one of those Mopar Performance regulators:

                https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...9794/overview/

                Though Tim seems to have a plan for it which I don't 100% understand. It involves a light, I know!

                I feel really badly for your situation - must be extremely frustrating to have the engine in the car running, but not well enough to actually drive. At least my engine is still on the opposite side of the garage.

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                  Interdasting. I have used pretty much the same regulator, and was advised by Quick Start that I would need a modified driver for the alternator as well. So I dutifully did both, and it still doesn't work.
                  I used this:
                  https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ADJUSTAB...72.m2749.l2649
                  And this:
                  https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Modified...72.m2749.l2649

                  Do you know what alternator Andrew used? I am about ready to top myself.

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                    Yep. He used a 3438150271 Voltage Regulator with one of these these:



                    Here's the thread on the G3 Hemi group page:

                    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

                    I found your post a few above that!

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                      I see that's the compact 160amp unit. I had to replace the driver in mine so that it worked the same as yours, hence was then supposed to work with the external reg.... interesting indeed! Thanks brah!

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                        saw this and thought of you - missed opportunity with your resto
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                          chuffed with himself
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                            Thanks for bumping this thread!
                            Mr Purple what the fuck is going on? Keep checking back for an update.....

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                              As I recall the first Australian production Valiant ended up as a roo shooter with some modifications almost as extreme as that!

                              She's off at Tim's getting wired. So while there's progress being made it's not particularly visual. Still happening though!

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                                doing stuff. not alot, will be full steam ahead once im back from a trip to the USA. Expect pix.

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