WHO: David & Cindy Pennington WHERE: Indio, California WHAT: '69 Plymouth Valiant
Dave and Cindy's Valiant is a California high desert car, which was in rough (but rust-free) shape when they found it.
Instead of the original 170 Slant Six, there's a 318-inch LA engine in it now that's graced by a Carter four-barrel, new fuel and water pumps, bigger radiator and dual exhausts with Cherry Bomb mufflers. (A "healthy" stroked small-block is in the works.) The transmission's a rebuilt 904, and the chassis got new brakes and Cragar S/S wheels (14-inchers in front, 15s in back) mounted on Cooper tires all around.
Bodywork consisted of replacing the hood, driver's door and trunklid, then painting it Viper Red. Inside, a pair of buckets replaced the stock bench, and the seats, door, and side panels got new black-and-white upholstery.
They've named it "Joanie" in honor of Dave's mother-in-law, who has passed and is missed by Dave and Cindy. MM
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