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1  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Edelbrock Performer installation help!!
 on: Today at 15:53:12 
Started by FrankT | Post by tufcj
PCV has nothing to do with engine vacuum or brake booster.  
 
First thing I'd do is attach a vacuum gauge and see what kind of manifold vacuum you're pulling.  It could be low vacuum, a bad booster, a bad valve at the booster, or a collapsing vacuum line between the manifold and the booster.
 
Bob
tufcj
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2  The Lounge / Pictures/Video / Early 1970's Drag racing video with AMC's
 on: Today at 15:15:23 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
There's a converted 1970 AMX Super Stock, Pete's Patriot and a SC/Rambler shown here.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhaFgZbftk4&feature=youtu.be
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3  Swap Meet / Wanted / Anyone know of 56-57 Nash Rambler for sale?
 on: Today at 13:36:19 
Started by pacer8 | Post by pacer8
Seeking a 56-57 Nash Rambler ( 108" wb)  in KY, OH, IN. ILL, TN  or 3 to 4 hour drive to  view.
 Also consider  52-57 Amb or Statesman  
502-964-4328
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4  Swap Meet / For Sale / Re: Edelbrock Torker $120
 on: Yesterday at 20:14:37 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by amx390ssc
Sold...
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5  The Lounge / General Chat / Re: Caught on film! AMC AMX and the owners that st
 on: Yesterday at 19:03:15 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by 70 Donohue 390
Thanks for sharing. Brings back memories from 40+ yrs ago. Caught a quick glimpse of a Humpster and a Gremmy  Cool  Still can't believe they destroyed a 70?71 Trans-am  Angry   but I suspect it wasn't an original? I don't remember gold as a 70/71 color choice?
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6  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Edelbrock Performer installation help!!
 on: Yesterday at 17:42:34 
Started by FrankT | Post by 70 Donohue 390
Quote from tufcj on 11/12/14 at 09:18:45:
 Be sure to get the correct PCV valve for your engine.  Different valves open/close at different vacuums. Bob tufcj

 
Would the wrong valve effect the brake booster causing a stiff pedal? What would be the correct part # valve for a 70 390 AMX Auto?
 
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7  Swap Meet / For Sale / Re: Edelbrock Torker $120
 on: Yesterday at 12:36:32 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by amx390ssc
this is a used manifiold
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8  Swap Meet / For Sale / Edelbrock Torker $120
 on: Yesterday at 12:35:25 
Started by amx390ssc | Post by amx390ssc
70 and  up manifold
 
$120
 
Aris 610 837 8309
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9  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: 1970 304 engine advice......
 on: 12/19/14 at 19:17:37 
Started by clanofwolves | Post by SuperStockAMX
Reminds me of my high school '71 Challenger with a 95,000 318 2 bbl. Compression was good so I put an aluminum intake and 600 Holley and headers on it along with a new timing chain (which was in horrible condition). There was so much sludge in the valley I thought the engine was ruined. Spent hours cleaning sludge and put it all back together. Rand low 16's in the quarter and never failed me as I eventually replaced it with a 340.  
I'd suggest all the same for your 304 and have fun.
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10  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: The quest for Roller lifters
 on: 12/19/14 at 19:11:30 
Started by needafasterAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
You say you work hard for your money so you are not "giving it away?" So are you saving money with cheap parts or are you potentially losing money with cheap parts? I guess that is the question. Why do you think one lifter set is $800 and another is $400? Are they the same quality? Will performance be the same and longevity be equal? What are the rockwell numbers of the expensive vs. the value brand?  
I really don't know that the value brands you are looking at are inferior (or not). But these are things one must consider.  
I have lost engines due to failed (mellings) oil pump pressure relief spring (chineese part takes out all bearings and breaks rods when the 50 cent part fails) and really expensive lifters (when a lifter breaks it will break the cam into pieces and also the adjacent connecting rods and pistons.  
Tread lightly and good luck!
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