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Webpage Created 03/01/12
Webpage Updated 03/01/12
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Username VG340ute (0)User has feedback score under 5
Name Bernie
Location Northern Victoria (VIC)
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This VG ute was built as an off road racer in 1993 and started off with a 265 Hemi and 4 speed.
In 2002, after destroying half a dozen 4 speed gearboxes, and finishing a race with a cracked engine block, we decided to go Auto and V8 power.
Starting with a bare block the 340 was built from the ground up...
All parts had to be sourced, all we had was the crank and rods.

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1970 VG Valiant Off Road Ute
Specs:
Engine: Forged pistons, balanced assembly, Edelbrock heads (with extensive flow work done), RPM Airgap Inlet with Holley 750 DP.
Auto: 727 Torqueflite with manual valve body.
Diff: 9" with Romac full floating 31 spline axles. Moser alum. case, pinion support and billet yoke, full spool with polished gears.
TY900 yoke (big unis).

Suspension:
Front: Torsion bar with two Bilstein shocks each side. Ford stubs and top ball joints, Nissan lower ball joints grafted onto valiant control arm. Uniball top wishbone bushes.
Rear: Leaf springs with CL front hangers and modified rear hangers. 12" Ausshocks with remote canisters and fox bump stops.

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