Many photos added to
promos/models page; added to engines page
Valiant project page Added 1973 to specs (engines, some body dimensions and such); added 1973 details to Dart page (February 1)
1972 Dodge Dart, Demon, and Swinger details
Dodge Dart page
Added another quote to the home page (November?)
Added Valiant TV van to Australian images, October 8
Added engine list with power ratings, September 12.
Added introduction material for the 1960 Valiants, September 6.
Added 1968 specifications, photos July 25.
Added 1967 specifications on June 2.
Added to the chronology (substantially) in April.
Added a lovely
1963 Valiant photo on March 9. 2005
November: Updated the general look of the site;
Common repairs and tune-ups; Project: Valiant Survivor
August: Updated the repairs page and slant-six performance upgrades page.
July: We buy a Valiant after only 20 years of lacking an A-body. Follow our progress as we take a 12,000-mile survivor and try to bring it up to daily-driver and then show quality status. (It's not a daily driver - we can only put 2,100 miles per year on it now - but we have to make sure everything's highway-ready first!). The first deadline: the Slant Six Club's October picnic.
March: Taxis added to A-bodies page
February: Repairs page updated (seat replacement); Valiant movie update; Links page update
Hyper-Pak specs added to the
slant six performance page
Added 1973 details to the
Curtis Redgap tells the full, true story of the
Plymouth Duster - how it was sneaked into existence to become Chrysler's biggest hit!
Added 1975 to the chronological history of the Valiant; added some 1975 photos
Added 1962 to the chronological history of the Valiant
Edited, updated, and prettied up the Australian Valiant section
Cleaned up the images section, making it much easier on browsers; added 1962 images.
Minor cosmetic improvements
Fixed a huge number of images that were not loading, including the wiring.
A-bodies of Brazil
Substantial updates to the Valiant chronology
(And again! We made TWO major expansions in October!)
(And again! Make that THREE major expansions!)
General repairs to links and appearances
Added substantial new info to the
Added link to the
1960 Valiant detailed page added in April or May
Updated and cleaned the A-bodies page
Note: Allpar.com updated their Australian Royal/Plainsman page
Added Feather Duster photos from Richard Benner.
Paint codes added to repairs page.
Valiant registry added to links page
Minor update to Australian Valiant section
Substantial update to South African Valiant
Substantial update to the electrical repairs section
Added links to South African Valiant page
Updated parts sources page and e-mail addresses
Removed Sprinks advertisements
Updated parts sources page
Added to the repairs section - removing the back seat
New Falcon show car page
Photos of the Falcon show car on which the Valiant was based
Modified main graphics, style sheet (appearance) - moved from maroon to teal, made other minor changes
New material on index page
Less annoying advertising installed.
Updated Webring code.
Made small modification to style sheet
Weber carburetor page added - brief but I hope it will grow
New Aussie parts source
Valiant IV information added to the Argentine Valiant page
Fixed the A-bodies page
Updated book links
Added Lancer vs Neon link; added short Lancer description to "a-bodies" page.
Renovated front page yet again by adding an index column and cleaning up the top. Cut advertising in half to help with load times...then cut advertising again!
Fixed problem which caused Netscape users to see ads - and nothing else!
New article from Bill Watson on adding shoulder belts and rear seat belts
New story about Billy Watson's 1976 Valiant Brougham
Fixed bad links in header
Engine swap information (slant six to V8)
Updated wiring diagrams - thanks, Dave Wordinger!
New photos in the American and Australian Valiant pages
New page on transmission availability
New page on heating systems (1960s)
New page on speedometer cables/repairs
New page on reviews / impressions of Australian Valiants
Added several items to the repairs page
Updated the models and promos page with substantial new information by Mike Sealey
Updated Venezuela section slightly
Added a new story to the stories page
Substantial upgrades to the repairs page.
Updated the parts section
Added 1973 Duster 340 photos to the North American photo page, as well as a 1969 VF photo for the Australian page. Added the Duster 340 photo to the Duster page.
Cleaned up the Australian photo page a little.
South African Valiant information at Allpar.com
Wiring diagrams added, courtesy of Dave Wordinger
Added to the slant six performance information
New ad code to compensate for very soft ad market
Full-site cosmetic cleanup and code repairs including index page redesign
National Need for Speed event coverage added
Thanks to Franciso Bóscolo, specifications of various Valiant models added, more to come.
South American area expanded, thanks to Francisco Bóscolo. Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuala sections split off to be their own pages. Much more coming.
New page on a New Zealand Hemi Charger transplanted to the US - where it blows away some Mustangs at the track
Added squealing noise to the repair section
Starting to move to a standard style sheet.
New owner forum software with new features.
Yet another major redesign of the front page.
Started moving to server side includes throughout the site for standardization and easy changes.
New exhaust manifold crack and not-starting notes in the repairs page.
Two substantial and time-consuming redesigns of front page
New information on models added
New page for the Safari, Ranger, and Regal
New photos of Australian models
Added Hemi sound .wav file
New electrical info
New suspension repair tips (also separated suspension repairs from the main fix-it page)
Added substantially to the South American section - new Venezuala subsection with good detail on the various Valiant varieties sold throughout South America.
Added substantially to the 3700 description (look in the Spain section).
Added advertisements from Australia for VJ series and updated hardtop info
Added a story with lots of photos (Big B Gill)
Created a South American photos page
Created a Spain page
Bryan Thalbourne sent over a Pacer photograph page complete with pictures! and minor corrections to the VIP and other pages.
Many changes including a standardized "footer", new pictures (and some pictures rearranged), general work on the site's appearance.
whole bunch of Australian VIP photos
Put in a section on upgrading to dual master cylinders (brakes)
Added Safari picture to Australian page, V-280 photos to US Valiant photo page, parts suppliers to parts page.
Added Barracudas of Canada section, added significantly to the Valiants of Australia section, and added a couple of interesting new links.
Added slant six performance page
Added South America section including Brazil and Argentina.
Added a good, long story, about Ron's 1964 Valiant and its renovation. Many photos.
We've finally gotten the
message board and the mailing list up. Soon we'll take the classified ads in-house. We updated the history on the main page too, and added a story.
Added Scamp pictures to the A-bodies page.
Brought the introduction from valiant.html into index.html. Eliminated valperf.html and merged that in with slant6 pages at Chrysler Central [that would be Allpar, later.]
The Canada page has been updated every week, and is finally finished.
A separate Duster page was added.
Specialized classified ads created.
Updated the Canada page to 1965. Fascinating stuff.
New links and Centura page. Added a classifieds feature.
The "what's new" page started on August 1, 1998, four years after the original site was created! (It didn't move to the valiant.org domain until about 1998.)