SPOTTED recently at Sydney Dragway was the tough-as-nails VE Valiant of Victor Baralos. The 1967 sedan is fitted with a screaming aspirated 418ci Mopar small-block. The engine utilises an R3 block with Diamond pistons, K1 rods, 15:1 compression, Comp Cams solid-roller cam, W8 cylinder heads (99 castings), Mopar 520 intake manifold, Ferrea valves, Weber belt drive and a 1095 E85 carb by Eric Neifert in the USA.
The 8000rpm combination is showing 800hp and has run a best of 9.79@136mph in aspirated trim on a 235 radial.
We’ll have a feature on the car soon!