On The Go Outtake: 1965 Valiant – Defying The Bulletproof Rep Of The Slant Six?

Spring is finally here, after a seemingly endless wet and cool winter. On our daily walk about a month or so ago, I spotted this ’65 Valiant at a stop light. It’s been a while since I saw something like this that might be a daily driver. There used to be a number of old Falcons and such around, when it was hip, and the cars were cheap and easy to come by.

As the light turned green and it took off, I couldn’t help but notice some not very nice sounds, presumably from the engine.

It was a engine-speed related clunking or clanging; like really loose bearing s or such. Hopefully it was something more benign.