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1  Tech Talk / General Tech Questions / Re: Fighting rust
 on: Yesterday at 23:27:18 
Started by chickenman | Post by amxdreamer
Not sure on what they use at work but eastwood sells this stuff...
 
http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-s-salt-neutralizer-pump-sprayer.html
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2  Tech Talk / General Tech Questions / Re: Fighting rust
 on: Yesterday at 22:39:52 
Started by chickenman | Post by chickenman
Do you know what spray they use to get the brime off Tony? Garry
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3  Racing/Off-Roading / Autocross & Road Racing / 2013 SVRA Watins Glen
 on: Yesterday at 21:29:09 
Started by MD Racer | Post by MD Racer
Another cool video. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r87bpzK21LA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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4  Racing/Off-Roading / Autocross & Road Racing / 1969 Trans AM
 on: Yesterday at 21:18:16 
Started by MD Racer | Post by MD Racer
Check it out. <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tn0OOSQPXT8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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5  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Omix-Ada timing cover blues
 on: Yesterday at 19:26:13 
Started by AMCFun | Post by AMCFun
mramc!  Thank you, you just reminded me that I did contact Pierre back in Feb ’14.  I had completely forgotten about emailing him.  I asked him, “In the past, I've had low oil pressure at idle with turbos and AMC engines.  I was told that you used to sell a high volume oil pump for the AMC V-8.  Do you still have any in stock?” This was his response:
 
From: amracing@hotmail.ca
We don't have....
If the engine get 40 psi, this should be good..
Something wrong Inside the motor some-where if is delow 40...... at hot.
To help the flow, used a super long filter for now...
You sure your gauge are right? most of the time is Not !
 
 
 
Well, from his response, I am guessing that he no longer has any kits.  In my email, I did also ask if he knew of anyone that also sold a kit like that.  I don’t think he gave me a response on that.  I do like how quick he was to answer and that he took the time to give useful information.  ... Just not exactly 100% relevant.  the issue is idle pressure, I think he was referring to peak pressure as, I don't have or have even seen any cars, that I noticed, that had 40+psi at idle hot.
 
I’ll send another email and see if he had a part supplier and if I can get specs of the ones that he used to sell.
 
I have seen Buick timing covers in junk yards and they do have a few distinct resemblances to AMC.  I’ll do a little research on gear height, diameter, and shaft length of the Buick oil pump parts.  If they are similar diameters, I’ll also dig around and see if I can find any Buick housing extension kits.
 
 
 
Anyone else know of a kit for AMC??
 
 
 
On a couple non-AMC engines that I adapted a turbo to that had weak oil systems, I used an oil pressure sensor, a 12v 50psi pump from Harbor Freight, and a check valve.  When the oil pressure gets low enough, the pump kicks in and pulls oil from the pan and pressurizes the galley going to the oil filter.  That worked well and also doubled as a turbo lubing system with a turbo timer; the pump runs for 120 seconds after you turn off the key, not the engine.  Furthermore, it works as a pre-lubing system before cranking the engine over.  H.F. sells a couple different size pumps.  I use the larger one.  If someone wants more detail, let me know.
 
On this AMC build, I’d rather not go with the electric pump, due to complication.  I’d rather have the oil system be a basic mechanical system.
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6  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Omix-Ada timing cover blues
 on: Yesterday at 17:01:43 
Started by AMCFun | Post by mramc
So, other thoughts on this timing cover issue,  does anyone know of a kit that comes with taller oil pump gears and an extension housing?   That would conclude my quest for pump volume and the chamfer wouldn't hardly matter to me at that point.  Thinking about it,  I'd probably install a kit like that on all of my AMC v8s.  No more low pressure on tired engines!  
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Ok, If I recall correctly some of Buick racers use an extension housing set up since the Buick engine set up for oiling is similar if no the same as AMC V-8s.  
 
Pierre BOCHAMP ( and spelled that phonemically) in Canada USE to sell an extension housing setup for AMCs for the V-8s. No idea how it worked on either the AMCs or the Buick V-8s. AND BOCHAMP 's  web site went off line a couple years ago an he seems to fallen of the face of earth.  You may want to look at the Buick setup. It MAY fit an AMC. I have no idea where Bochamp got his setup. He did seem to make a few AMC items. But the fact he only spoke French did not help his business at all.
 
AMC never tried to beat Ford or Chevy in sales or even Plymouth there motto was bBeat Buick right across lake Michigan from Kenosha, in Flint. It was reasonable goal and one on more then one occasion AMC did out sell Buick. So, AMC and Nash before it always looked at Buick as a major rival. Not hurt by Charles Nash having been a former president of Buick. LRDaum
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7  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Omix-Ada timing cover blues
 on: Yesterday at 09:06:41 
Started by AMCFun | Post by AMCFun
Rebel Machine - Ya, my first thought was, who gave the monkey a grinder!?  I'll give Bulltear a call.  If the one they sell doesn't have this same downfall,  I may get one of theirs and use this crappy one on a less critical engine,  like the 304 I'm wedging into my Rambler.
 
needafasterAMX - The thin area you're referring to can be seen in the picture above,  out of focus though.  I noticed that too.  However,  theoretically,  the pressure should be close to the same on both sides of the thin spot.  So, I hope that there isn't enough pressure differential to make the gasket grumpy.  
 
Mine came with an o-ring too.  I haven't started measuring yet to see if the distributor gears are going to line up right. I really like the snap ring idea!   I may borrow that from you.  Grin   I could see it possibly needing a small amount of sealer on the snap rings, above the distributor gasket. Otherwise,  it could weep a little oil.
 
 
Quote from needafasterAMX on Yesterday at 02:23:23:
opensuse here,  what flavor are you using.

I still occasionally dust off my old Iris Indigo, and a couple different RS/6000 boxes.  I ran Clusterknoppix, and generally used openMosix for a very long time, until recently.  Cheap computers are finally getting fast enough that I don't need to cluster them.  Mostly these days,  however,  I use 80% Windows and 20% Fedora, Tails, Kali, and OS X.
 
 
 
 
 
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So, other thoughts on this timing cover issue,  does anyone know of a kit that comes with taller oil pump gears and an extension housing?   That would conclude my quest for pump volume and the chamfer wouldn't hardly matter to me at that point.  Thinking about it,  I'd probably install a kit like that on all of my AMC v8s.  No more low pressure on tired engines!
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8  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Omix-Ada timing cover blues
 on: Yesterday at 02:23:23 
Started by AMCFun | Post by needafasterAMX
I am running one. My frist impression was , it is a nice piece.
after looking it over ,After I checked it out with my old one , there were a couple of minor things
 well it works I wish they would not chaffer the pump cavity.
 
They are heavy handed on the chaffer in the pump cavity.
I was a little concerned of the thin spot between the pump cavity and where the oil leaves the housing.
 
Also mine came with a Oring to make up the big gap where the dizy seats on the housing.
I don't no if it was a mistake on the run of covers that mine came from or if they are all like that.  
 
Don't be conserned , the chaffer did not change my oil pressure one way or the other.
I did run with the Oring for the frist thousand or so miles.
 
I kicked it to the trash when I put a new dizy in, I used outer snap rings 1 1/8 I think around the dizy the thickness that was needed.
It has been Ok  for now.
 
opensuse here,  what flavor are you using.
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9  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Omix-Ada timing cover blues
 on: Yesterday at 01:17:41 
Started by AMCFun | Post by Rebel Machine
Wow, that was pretty dumb of the manufacturer. Looks like two big pressure leaks.
 
I'd return it and get one from Bulltear.
 
-Steve-
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10  Swap Meet / For Sale / Re: Parting out a 73 javelin
 on: Yesterday at 01:11:24 
Started by mstrcrftr | Post by Jaykams
I believe the door handles the same as the gremlins correct? If it is do you have the outside drivers side door handle?
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