Ron sends his Valiant to the scales and attempts to find the perfect balance between show, street and strip.
"I went through every piece of the car and thought about if it could be removed, replaced or lightened," - Ron Silva
1967 Plymouth Valiant 100
Owned by: Ron Silva; Alta Loma, California
- Engine: A Mopar Performance 406 crate engine. The entire rotating assembly uses SCAT parts and features a Mopar .501/.513 230/234 hydraulic roller camshaft. Bolted to the block are Mopar Magnum RT big-valve heads, which receive air and fuel from an M-1 intake and Race Demon carb. The ignition has been converted to the popular MSD Digital 6 controller. The headers were made by Ron and are stepped. They flow into a 3-inch exhaust with Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers.
- Transmission: Dave Smith at Pro Trans in Lancaster, California, is a good friend of Ron's and he built the 904 to handle the future power upgrades. It uses an ATI converter with a Pro Trans shift kit and a B&M Pro Stick.
- Rearend: A Mark Williams 9-inch with an aluminum spool and 40-spline gun-drilled axles. The final drive comes from Richmond 4.10 gears.
- Suspension: Underneath the Valiant is an assortment of suspension and chassis goodies, starting with 2x3 frame ties. The front frame was boxed and fully welded for strength. Ron added Firm Feel adjustable strut rods and Mopar drag race torsion bars and polyurethane bushings up front. Out back, Tri City Launcher leaf springs were installed and all four corners have Strange double adjustable shocks. The steering box was also rebuilt by Firm Feel.
- Brakes: Mark Williams light weight disc brakes on both ends.
- Wheels and Tires: Weld Alumistar II wheels look incredible and they're also very light. Ron's wheels measure 15x3