We gave our Club Plus members the chance to appear in our calendar. Meet Benjamin, the winner for April. Benjamin is the owner of this sleek 1971 Valiant Charger. We’ve asked Benjamin to share some specs on his flawless pride and joy…
I purchased the Charger ten years ago when I was 19 and now almost the whole driveline is custom, with the engine currently being rebuilt. All the drive line work has been done by a friend. His business is called WOG Engineering.
Below is a list of some of the specs, modifications and parts used:
- 265cui Hemi straight 6 cylinder. It has been balanced etc and has had 6 cylinder sleeves installed
- Turbocharged & intercooled
- Turbosmart V Port blow off valve
- Dedicated LPG only. It currently uses a 425 Impco mixer and 2 converters and has a 100 litre tank.
- Forged pistons and conrods
- Custom solid camshaft
- External oil pump
- Oil sump baffle plate
- Aftermarket alloy timing cover
- ARP head and main studs
- BHJ harmonic balancer
- Yella Terra Roller Rockers
- Ported head with aftermarket stainless valves
- PWR alloy radiator
- ICE ignition
- GM manualised 4 speed automatic transmission. This is fitted by using an original Chrysler Borg Warner 35 automatic transmission bell housing with an adapter plate, manual flywheel and custom made torque converter
- BM ratchet shifter
- Hurst pistol grip handle
- Ford GT disc brake 9 Inch
- 6 inch Centerline Convo Pros. I will be upgrading the rear wheels to 10 inches in the future
- Original RT steering wheel
- Standard Black seats etc
- Custom made Speed Hut gauges. I had these designed to look similar to the original Valiant Charger RT gauges by using the same fonts and colors etc.
The paint is an original factory colour called Vitamin C. The black stripes are decals. The rear quarter panel “Hemi Turbo” stickers are custom made using the original style fonts and colours. The idea was to make it look as if it left the factory like that.
Keep an eye out in May as we’ll talk with Joel Grant about his 1977 Holden HZ Kingswood!