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1  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Piston ring question  v 8
 on: Today at 22:02:02 
Started by 77hornetamx | Post by scott
Hopefully this is clear enough to use. If not I can email you a supersize copy of it. From the 73 TSM.
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2  Swap Meet / For Sale / Re: Lakewood Blockplate
 on: Today at 20:14:54 
Started by Hurst390 | Post by Hurst390
I have 1 available
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3  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: 70 Hornet "SC401" Build
 on: Today at 16:26:21 
Started by KyleCim | Post by SuperStockAMX
Quote from Class Guy on Today at 12:44:25:
Quote from KyleCim on 09/19/14 at 17:14:45:
Thank You.

I have been so spoiled by drag racing that car shows and cruise nights are just downright boring to me now


That has always the driving force of my working with cars.  I have raced/loved/studied/built NHRA Stock and SS cars so much that nothing else has much appeal.  I cannot even look at cars without a quick subconscious analysis of how good a stocker it would be and what class would it run. Everything else is boring.

 
X2 squared on that! And as I just turned 54, you just can't come home to mamma and tell her "guess I can't go to work because I lost my license drag racing on the street". Well, actually...that's been the case for a long time!  
GM was at BJ auction with some cars on the short auto cross course. I got to drive a CTS-V auto. I wasn't nice to it like everybody else! In fact the crowd was going wild as I pitched it into the corners with tires a blazon' and crossed up coming out. Darn near as much fun as the LT4 'Vette I took out next! So yea, I can see why you don't have the need for your Hornet on the street to often. Besides, there's never enough traction on the street to do a big, long wheelie!
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4  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / Re: A500 style automatic OD for AMC
 on: Today at 14:09:27 
Started by Ken_Parkman | Post by Ken_Parkman
Made my OD/LU controller and drove it around, and it definitely needs rework. I used the Mopar conventional kit idea of oil pressure switches in the governor port to engage the OD and LU at different car speeds, but made a few changes with a couple of relays and an A-B switch to have a city - highway mode and vacuum switches to get a separate kickdown load for the LU and the OD.
 
The plan was good as I've decided with the pretty serious converter you need to lock it in 3rd for less than highway speeds. That part worked great.
 
But the problem is there seems to be a pump ripple and the switches "buzz" and the relays and solenoids go nuts. It's OK if you are accelerating through the engagement speed, but if you are steady state or gently slowing down it's no good.
 
Makes me wonder how many people are using one of those Mopar control kits? It can't be good for the transmission solenoids.
 
Back to the drawing board. Have to figure out some kind of a damper for the governor output.
 
But it's to late for anymore changes. My dad wants his car back, so I'm losing my test car and the tranny is coming back out today.
 
So the project is a 98% success, with the last 2% solvable. The difference in highway driving is tremendous - 1000 rpm drop, just fantastic. And the 9 1/2" converter with the lock up really is the best of both worlds, go fast at the track yet still be able to drive it. The only remaining question is how well will it stand up behind a 401 in an 11 second car. I *think* it will be fine, but have not proven it yet.
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5  Swap Meet / For Sale / AMC 20  axle set up for 1962 Classic for 727
 on: Today at 13:52:54 
Started by pacer8 | Post by pacer8
Have extra rear-end assy  used on my 62 Classic 401 that had 727..( built & owned for 17 yrs)
 Rear-end is Spirit with coil spring perches , pan-hard bracket, shock mounts, ladder bar mounts. new brake shoes  
 No gears; has carrier .. $125 FIRM.. no shipg
 Might fit other closed drive shaft  Ramblers..  A quick measurement will tell.
 Louisville KY 40228
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6  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: 70 Hornet "SC401" Build
 on: Today at 12:44:25 
Started by KyleCim | Post by Class Guy
Quote from KyleCim on 09/19/14 at 17:14:45:
Thank You.

I have been so spoiled by drag racing that car shows and cruise nights are just downright boring to me now

 
That has always the driving force of my working with cars.  I have raced/loved/studied/built NHRA Stock and SS cars so much that nothing else has much appeal.  I cannot even look at cars without a quick subconscious analysis of how good a stocker it would be and what class would it run. Everything else is boring.
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7  Swap Meet / For Sale / Re: AMC Engine parts - Mild to Wild page 1
 on: Yesterday at 23:56:55 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
Item #4 Schubeck Lifters - SOLD -
Thanks for the ad space!
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8  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Piston ring question  v 8
 on: Yesterday at 23:23:25 
Started by 77hornetamx | Post by 77hornetamx
Help , my tried an true tsm ( which I loaned to a guy a few yrs back ) is apparently missing the page that shows the picture / location of ring end gaps for when you re install the piston rings on the v 8  pistons . Tried a few searches , just got ads for new rings ???...... can any one get me a link or maybe post up the pic from a tsm . This is for a 72 vintage 4oh1 ..  Thanks ..77.
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9  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: 71 javelin taillight modification
 on: Yesterday at 13:16:10 
Started by joes71jav | Post by joes71jav
Before and after.
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10  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: 71 javelin taillight modification
 on: Yesterday at 04:38:14 
Started by joes71jav | Post by amxdreamer
All good Joe, I've always gave you props on the build of your car remember!  Smiley
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