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1  The Lounge / Pictures/Video / Lahaska PA Fall Show
 on: 09/26/16 at 13:43:59 
Started by javsst | Post by javsst
The weather was beautiful yesterday, though a little chilly in the morning.  
 
The show was a little light on AMC/Ramblers, but the Javelin and AMX classes made a good showing,
with 5 70 Javelins this year and 12 AMX's.  I didn't get a chance to get all of the AMX's with some leaving early, but here are the photo's from the show:
 























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2  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 09/25/16 at 20:49:43 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
Challenge Budget:
Car/parts $200
Donor Lincoln town car: 410
Engine crossmember: 120
Sold transmission crossmember from Lincoln: 10
Sold rear axle from lincoln: -50
Scrapped what was left of lincoln: -89
trans cooler: 2
Engine swap: 5.0 plus 300 boot
Sold kelstar wheels-200 (cant recoup more than we spent)
mustang 5.0 convertible engine mounts: 22
1/4 thick, 10x24 chunk of plate steel 7.50 (.30 lb, 25lb)
Brand new Watkins glen nascar slicks and wheels, which were bought for $50, and promptly sold to Dallas dad for $50 and some weld wheels with really old drag slicks. So, slicks were $0, but $50 taken out of the recoup limit.  
 
Current total: 712.50
 
Update: we went to the charotte autofair this weekend. We spent money, and came away with a hell of a plan.  
 
Before that, though, we were working on the tire package. After all, how are you expected to turn without grip? So far, we have tried nascar slicks (28x12x15) that didn't fit. We had previously run 235/60/15 cooper cobras on it. They fit. The 28x10.5 drag slicks mostly fit. So, I figured some 27x10x15 bias ply circle track slicks would fit. Local circle track racer gave us a set of 4 to try out, that still had a little life left in them.  
 
They do not. Well, they do not clear stock bodywork. They would fit if were were willing to radius the wheelwells. We are not. So we gave them back.  
 
What we finally settled on is a set of 25.5x8x15 bias ply slicks. On 15x7 mopar steel wheels from a diplomat that were given to us. We also tested out the color match industrial gloss paint. The tire in the picture is a 27x8x15. Is actually measures 28x10 when mounted and inflated. We have plenty of clearance with it in the back, but it hits the fender and wheel well in the front pretty bad. Its also not too pinched on the 7 inch wheel. This is a $5 used dirt track tire that we got t experiment. The wheel is done with a harbor freight spray gun as an experiment. Both served their purpose.  
 


 
Next is the crusty plated gold we scored at the autofair.  
 
$5 grant wheel and hub (smaller diameter wheel gives more feedback. Well see if it stays.  

 
BOOM TUBES!!!! ($25, with brackets)

 
AFCO threaded body coilovers for the front end, $100. The fabricated center link was left by the trash can, so free.  
 

 
6 5/8 heim and jamb nuts, as well as threaded tube for the front suspension: $65
 

 
Pair of aluminum seats, $40. Sheet of flame retardant high density foam $10


 
Fire suppression system parts (not included in challenge budget. But ive had 2nd degree burns on the boys before, so were getting safety gear come hell or high water)

 
Long tube headers for 66-67 mustang, and oil pan $15

 
Solid steel lowering blocks, with the holes drilled to offset the rear axle rearwards. $5
 

 
New challenge budget total: 977.50
 
This coming week, were meeting a challenge competitor Tuesday night. Then, Thursday or Friday were towing the car to my shop and beginning the cleaning/welding/painting the underside thrash. We need to make subframe connectors while we are at it as well, if anyone has any good info for spirits.
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3  Swap Meet / For Sale / '68 AMX Twin-Grip Rear End
 on: 09/24/16 at 21:24:54 
Started by Rebel Machine | Post by Rebel Machine
Removed from a '68 AMX. Twin-grip differential with 3.15 gears. Housing was wirebrushed and painted. Diff cover was sandblasted and painted. Hubs are pressed on the axles. They will need to be taken apart to reassemble rear end or you can replace them with one piece axles.
 
Carrier and pinion have not been removed so I don't know the condition of the clutches, bearing or seals. Package comes with parts shown in last photo (noone wanted the big body rear so the same parts other than axles and hubs will go with this rear end).
 
$500, local pickup only.
 
-Steve-
 

 

 

 

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4  The Lounge / Events: Shows/Drags/Swap Meets / Peddlers Village Lahaska PA Show
 on: 09/20/16 at 13:51:24 
Started by javsst | Post by javsst
All,
 
The 38th Annual All AMC Family Car Show at Peddlers Village in Lahaska PA is this Sunday. the 25th, from 10am until 4pm.
 
Entry fee is $10 for non MACAAC (Mid Atlantic Classic AMX/AMC Club) members  and free if you are a member.  
 
For additional information, contact Joe Rocchi at musclecarjoe64@gmail.com
 
 
Steve
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5  Public Arena / Request Posting Privileges / Let me in.
 on: 09/19/16 at 17:09:02 
Started by 401ton | Post by 401ton
Hi from Des Moines.
I've owned my SC/Rambler since1982.  
It hasn't been on the road since 1990.
Finally time to get back on this project.
 
Bruce
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6  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 09/18/16 at 22:58:07 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
Challenge Budget:
Car/parts $200
Donor Lincoln town car: 410
Engine crossmember: 120
Sold transmission crossmember from Lincoln: 10
Sold rear axle from lincoln: -50
Scrapped what was left of lincoln: -89
trans cooler: 2
Engine swap: 5.0 plus 300 boot
Sold kelstar wheels-200 (cant recoup more than we spent)
mustang 5.0 convertible engine mounts: 22
1/4 thick, 10x24 chunk of plate steel 7.50 (.30 lb, 25lb)
Brand new Watkins glen nascar slicks and wheels, which were bought for $50, and promptly sold to Dallas dad for $50 and some weld wheels with really old drag slicks. So, slicks were $0, but $50 taken out of the recoup limit.  
 
Current total: 712.50
 
Ok, little more wheeling and dealing this week. Found a guy selling a set of still brand new NASCAR wheels and slicks on craigslist for $200. Ad had been up a month. Nascar wheels and tires are 27.5x12x15. Freaking huge. I really didn't now if they'd fit. Called the guy, turned out he lived 20 miles from me. Told him that if he really wanted them gone, id show up in 30 minutes and give him $50 bucks. Shockingly enough, he took the offer. Said something about he got them for free where he used to work, and at least he could buy beer for the weekend.  
 
So, I bought them, praying they would fit. They did not. Not even close.  


 
So we traded them to dallas dad for the $50 bucks I spent, plus some really old drag slicks on weld wheels. I think the slicks still have a few passes left in them. We overfilled them full of air, and didnt see any major cracking, and my fingernail still went pretty deep. I know they've been in the top of the barn for at least 4 years, year round, flat. Anyone know enough about drag slicks to tell me what to check before they kill me?
 

 
Up next is our first night of actual work on the car itself. Unbending it was step one. Probably should have done that before getting this far. Luckily, the car was far better, though far worse than we expected. We measured every which way we could think of, and the car was still square!!! That’s almost where the good news ends. The car as been the recipient of VERY piss poor rust repair and metal work. Like, the subframe on the drivers side isnt welded to the floor pan, sheet metal only tacked in on the rockers, etc. Scary crap, really, but the lack of structural integrity probably is what saved the car, allowing it to flex when it got wanked.  
 
To remove the crossmember, and the lower control arms from it, we had to chop it into pieces. But the LCAs straightened back out, and the strut rods weren't visibly bent. So, major win!!
And now, for a dump of pictures from Friday night. Feel free to discuss anything you see, as ive never seen another one of these in person. Just this one.  
 










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7  Swap Meet / For Sale / Weld Prostar Wheels
 on: 09/18/16 at 22:53:28 
Started by Rebel Machine | Post by Rebel Machine
Two 15"x6" and two 15"x7" wheels.
 
In the interest of full disclosure I didn't have these wheels on my AMX very long. For some reason the runout looked excessive and I had a pair of front hubs end up damaged after running these wheels. I used the recommended lug nuts and torqued them as instructed but still had trouble.
 
I sent them to Weld to be evaluated. After a very lengthy wait they said runout was 0.050" or less on them. Maybe I overlooked something.
 
Anyhow I've since replaced them and don't want them. There are some nicked up areas on the lips of a couple of these wheels (which weren't there before I sent them in for evaluation). A file and some polish might improve them.
 
$500 for all four wheels. If you want shipping add $80. Contiguous 48 US states only. PM if interested.
 
-Steve-
 

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8  Swap Meet / For Sale / Big Body AMC 20 w/Twin-Grip & 4.10s
 on: 09/17/16 at 23:58:02 
Started by Rebel Machine | Post by Rebel Machine

 

 

 
AMC 20 rear with new 4.10 gears. Has Twin-Grip differential that came from a torque tube rear but has been machined to fit the non-torque tube rear.
 
Axles were held straight and welded to center section.
 
All new seals and bearings used on pinion and carrier. New seals and bearings included for axles. I left the hubs off the axles so if buyer wants to purchase aftermarket axles it won't have to be taken apart again.
 
Hubs, axle nuts, backing plates, dust shields, e-brake levers & struts have been sandblasted and painted. Axle housing was wirebrushed with a drill and painted.
 
$500, pickup only. Located in western Illinois.
 
-Steve-
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9  Racing/Off-Roading / Drag Racing / Re: Member ET's
 on: 09/17/16 at 05:14:18 
Started by Fran | Post by KyleCim
---7 second zone---                  
          
     7.039 & 198mph  StickShifter, 72 Gremlin, 2490 lbs., 498cid, 5-sp, w/ bottle 10/04/2013                  
          
     ---8 second zone---                  
          
     8.091 & 166.35mph, 1.13 sixty foot,  StickShifter, 72 Gremlin, 2645 lbs., 499cid n/a, 5-sp. 05/09/2010                  
          
     8.36 @ 164.71 mph, Tom Guarr, 69 AMX, 2400 lbs, 430 ci, TH400                  
        
     8.587 @ 160.18 mph, Hate, 70 Javelin, 2636 lbs, 512cid Indy n/a , JW-Pg, 9" 09/01/2012          
          
     8.650  @ 155.44 mph, Ann Erb, 69BSOAMX, 70 AMX, 439 ci, All Motor, True 10-1/2" tire, Street Car, Powerglide, 2805#                  
        
     8.655 @ 156.84 mph, 401AMX1969, 427 cid supercharged, Indy SR, TH-400, 3450 lbs, GAD 2014        
          
     8.74 @ 161.54 mph, Glenn Quinn, 68’ AMX,  2300 lbs., 418 cu/in n/a on Methanol, TH-400.                  
          
     8.81 @ 156.7 mph, AMXTRA, 69 AMX, 415 ci NOS, back half car with street tires and exhaust.            
          
     8.95 @ 154.57mph RADAMX :69 AMX,434cid NOS, small street tires, full exhaust, EFI,                  
          
     8.99 @ 149 mph, 5.73 @ 120, 1.27 60', DragRacingSpirit , 79 Spirit , 439", Indy SR, 400 turbo, NA                  
          
     ---9 second Zone---                  
          
     9.251 @ 147.03 ,1.306 60'. Bill Ketchum aka "Super Lurker" Hornet   426 Indy sr head auto 10" tire 3000#                  
          
     9.379 @ 141.19 Mike Luke, 72 POS   430 c.i. N/A 4 spd. 2945 Race Ready                  
          
     9.38 @ 145 MPH Randy McCorkle, 72 POS 431 NA 4-speed - #2 Qualifier @ UMTR Stickshift Finals -THE LAST TIME HE EVER DROVE !!!!!                  
          
     9.420@142.96, HURST390, 80 AMX Snot Rod @ 2950 , Barry Allen n/a 420 Iron Heads All Motor 4-speed Street Car! 10" m/t tire 1.307 60', 5.97  115.7  1/8 mile                  
          
     9.46 @ 144, FrogLeg  Before the spray....   93 octane, True street car.            
          
     9.526 @ 140.97, Hornet_X,              
          
     9.595 @139 mph Grn Amx     Barry Allen n/a 421    TH400   28x10.5 tire  3020lbs          
        
     9.78 at 137.5 "Jack" Ketchum 69 Rambler Iron Head 426" auto 10" tire 3100#                  
          
     9.80@137. Barry Allen driving "S/S #17,Jr" - 420 Stroker,Iron heads, Jericho 4-speed. Robert McCorkle                  
          
     ---10 second Zone ---                  
          
     10.19 @ 130 MPH Ann Erb, 69BSOAMX, 69 AMX, 401 ci Steel Headed, N/A, 10-1/2" tire, Street Car, TH400                  
          
     10.28 @ 130.51   Ken Parkman 77 Hornet 401, 10-1, iron heads, 255 cam, 850 carb, 1 3/4, glide, 4.10, 2875lbs                  
          
     10.29 @ 128.95 mph Paul Harlow Sr. 69 AMX 3520# 14:6 413 C.I. , iron heads, roller, cross ram 2/660’s , 2.64 T-10, Ford 9" w/5.14  
      
     10.343 @ 128.73 Kyle Cimbron 70 Hornet 401 .30 13:1, Ported Edelbrocks, Camcraft 262 S/Flat, QFT 850, 727tb, 9" w/4.10, 275 Radial Pro, 3,200lbs      
          
     10.47 @ 129.17 mph SKeown 68 AMX 3320# 11:1 435, Parkman iron heads, Bullet roller, HP 950, 2.64 T-10, Ford 9" w/4.44 & 10" x 27", Street driven on pump gas        
  
     10.53 @ 127.6  Jonny B (Simms):  73 Levi's Gremlin X - 360, Crower 284, Th400, 4kstall, 9" 3.50 spool, Hedmans, M/T 275/60, pump gas        
          
     10.70 @ 127.7 MPH, Turbo Tom, 1.61 60', 79 Spirit, Turbo 4.0, 12 Lbs Boost, E-85, 9" 3:89,  904, 4200 stall                  
          
     10.75 @ 126.34, AMC409, 11 to 1 ,20 over  401 77 hornet 3.91's 27x10 M&H 904 , 825 DP, thru super forty's          
        
     10.77 @ 126.06 Bigbadjav 64 rambler classic, parkman iron heads 401, 727 ati 5000 stall, 4.71's pump gas                  
        
  10.96 @ 122, 390spirit, 70/390, TH400, 4000stall, 4.10's, 275-60-15 M/T Pro Radial, street car on pump gas!          
        
     ---11 second Zone ---    
    
     11.02 @ 119.69 mph 1.49  60 ft Purpleheart: 71 AMX .030 over 401 ,904 t-brake w/8" ATI conv, Currie 9" 4.11 rear ,3500 LBS with me, 29" slicks Nov 8  2015                
          
     11.035 @ 119 MPH, GremlinXMAN, 1.57 60', 72 Grem 406ci, HLR heads & intake, 727, 5000stal, 9" 4:11   street driven. 93 octane                  
              
          
     11.13 @ 119 mph, "Old Iron" , 1.59 60', '69 AMX 360 ci,Comp Cam, 10.5 : 1 Iron Heads, torker, 750 Holley, 400 trans, mopar 8 3/4 with 4:56 spool, 28" ET Drags.                  
              
     11.16 @ 117, sixpak, 1972 CJ5, 280 stroker inline six, under .500 lift cam, stock valves,  2450bs                  
          
     11.21 @ 122, tsanchez, 1969 javelin, 407ci, 727 with 4.44 gears and detroit locker. 3620lbs          
            
   11.24 @124 mph '69 Javelin 3050#'s with me JEEPUSAURUS      
              
  11.31 @ 118 mph  IDRAMBLER: 74 Gremlin 401 torker, Holly HP750, Reed 550/523 cam, 10-1, 727 3500+stall, 411 rear gears and 28 inch tire ...DA 4200ft      
        
   11.401 @ 121.98mph StickJr 1973 Gremlin, stroked 360=> 382", Torker, Stock heads, Hemi 4 speed, 2890 Lbs., 26" x 8" slicks 10/31/2010                
                    
     11.669 @ 112.33 mph fuzz401 401 78 jeep cj-7  .030 over airgapped torker 950 carb-4000 stall 500/510 solid cam 12:1 cr                    
          
     11.67 @ 114.6 Ghinmi 1976 Jeep Wagoneer 4330 lbs 11:1 401 iron heads on a 125 shot        
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10  Swap Meet / For Sale / T10 Torque Tube Transmission and Misc Parts
 on: 09/15/16 at 19:51:11 
Started by DonSkokie | Post by DonSkokie
I have a T10 torque tube transmission and misc parts out of a 1966 Rebel. Also pedals and z-bar out of a 1965 Marlin.  
I can provide additional pictures if needed.  
 

 

 
Mick
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