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1  Racing/Off-Roading / Drag Racing / Re: Anybody ever see this SS/H SC/Rambler?
 on: Today at 20:54:14 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by dcheek45
I was told by Jerry Tucker of carolina amc club that the car was built for him and a partner whose name I cant recall. Tucker stated he sold his share to the partner, and the last he knew it was in a car museum near Charlotte, nc this was in 2009 .
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2  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: service-type blocks
 on: Today at 14:48:26 
Started by crazyamc | Post by Hurst390
In a conversation with Barry yesterday it sounds like there are several different good blocks out there amc produced.  
 The block he bought from Wally Booth had a big x in the bellhousing area with the normal water hole at the dowel.
 These traco blocks I have seem to be regular service blocks.
 Barry told me there were even some blocks cast in mexico
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3  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: service-type blocks
 on: Today at 14:11:09 
Started by crazyamc | Post by crazyamc
I'm hoping to take my stumpy block to be sonic checked in several areas this next week; (deck thickness and cylinders)  I also plan on having it cleaned and mag'd..    7 of the bores are right at 4.08, #1 is sleeved down to 3.75.........  I wonder if anybody would admit to a 335 cid "cheater"  motor in TransAm?      "OK, let's pump it- pull the #1 plug" ..........        It would pump 304-just checking that one cylinder.... Roll Eyes                    My plan is 4.08 x 2.906 in all eight cylinders, with about a 6.0 rod.
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4  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: service-type blocks
 on: Today at 13:23:26 
Started by crazyamc | Post by Ken_Parkman
Actually Jeff one of those should be a noticeable advantage in your SS program. The wall thickness is better with increased material on the thrust 'scalloped' area. It's the only iron block that really would be good at a 4.25" bore. And the .400 thicker deck would not hurt either. Yves's block is holding up at silly cylinder pressures where the walls gave out on a stock block.
 
It's a trick and desirable piece
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5  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: service-type blocks
 on: Today at 04:40:22 
Started by crazyamc | Post by SuperStockAMX
Anybody here ever cut the deck off an original passenger car AMC Gen II V-8? I think you would be surprised at the structure and thickness of the passenger car block deck thickness.  
One of these race blocks would be great for a small CID T/A or drag engine but I can't see the value in them with a 390+ engine as I would (I'm only guessing here) think without a short rod and short stroke the piston pin would be pretty high up on the piston. And I haven't seen the cylinder wall thickness posted. I'm sure it's extra meaty on a small bore but what about on a 4.250" bore?  
If I'm missing something, please fill in my blanks. Thanks!
Neat piece of history and I hope this block makes it into a real, live, running, racing T/A AMC! I'm presently reading "The Unfair Advantage" by Mark Donohue. Fantastic reading! Just got to the AMC chapter last night. That guy twas phenomenal!
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6  The Lounge / Events: Shows/Drags/Swap Meets / Re: Great AMC Day (GAD) 14
 on: Today at 01:32:29 
Started by TUBBED_X | Post by 77hornetamx
Me an Ding are going to make it , But I,m pretty shure The Little Gremjin is gonna sit this one out .
JunkParts366 hit the expiry date , at the end of last season .. with our glorious Canajun late springs ie sometimes we have snow on the ground at our local track right up to the weekend before GAD.
I,m pretty shure JunkParts bigger brother won,t be in an tuned in time for GAD. But me an the woman are gonna come for the week end and hang out , and , not towing literally cuts the fuel costs in half . we will see you all there ..77.
Edit Note .. I know GAD is 4 months away but Gremjin is also in the midst of trans an rear end work ..
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7  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / Re: AMC T10
 on: Yesterday at 15:50:51 
Started by jimjam186 | Post by tomslik
this MIGHT be of use,
http://www.dandltransmission.com/borgratio.html
 
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8  The Lounge / Pictures/Video / Re: My 1971 Javelin restoration
 on: Yesterday at 04:41:21 
Started by MD Racer | Post by MD Racer
Thanks. I was playing around today at the shop. Found some more parts to go back on the car. Last week put the switches back in the dash. This car had vacuum wipers originally, had to convert it to electric. I tried to order a tach wiring harness from APD last week. They are out of stock. I am going to put in an AMX Go pack instrument cluster. I took apart one I had and cleaned it up. Need a new lens for it and three new chrome bezels. I think Mr. G still sells them. I found there are some differences in the switch overlay panel light bars between the vacuum and electric wipers. It has to do with the position of the light bulb lighting the panel. I might use a 74 switch overlay panel that was from another car. I can eliminate the pop off covers that never seem to stay put.
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9  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / Re: AMC T10
 on: Yesterday at 01:27:55 
Started by jimjam186 | Post by tufcj
It designates the 1st gear ratio.  It's not 100% accurate but here's the usual marking:
 
2:23 gears have 5 grooves
2.43 gears have 4 grooves
2.64 gears have 3 grooves
 
Bob
tufcj
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10  Tech Talk / Transmission & Drivetrain Repair/Modifications / AMC T10
 on: 01/29/15 at 22:18:05 
Started by jimjam186 | Post by jimjam186
I forget what the designation is on the headshaft with the notches.  5 notches, 4 notches, 3 notches.  What does that tell you?  Thanks.
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