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1  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: FYI - AMC Delco alternator & MSD HVC coil moun
 on: Today at 05:13:19 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
Spoke to a tech at PowerMasters today. He steered me to summit # PM1133 for the alternator pulley which will accept the 4L and fits the Delco shaft. He refers to what I describe as "4L" as a 1/2" wide belt while he refers to my "3L" as a 3/8" wide belt. He also said nobody runs the fatter belt on a v-groove since they had generators (not alternators) on cars. So it sounds like I built everything around this Moroso balancer pulley which I believe I bought in the late '90's or so. But no big deal as $29 gets me the new alternator pulley and all should be good.  
FYI - I did find a place that sells cog belt pulleys and look cooler and cheaper than MARCH in my opinion. See http://www.blackmountainprecision.com/bb4.htm
I'm sure one could get this to work on an AMC. Just pick up the phone and discuss it with them.
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2  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Any Lunati VooDoo cams out there? Opinions, pl
 on: Today at 04:50:01 
Started by Greyhounds_AMX | Post by The Anti-Chrysler
I have one in my Rebel. Runs just fine, but hates the '70 heads I put on it, too much dynamic compression. Excellent cams for low compression motors.
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3  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: 70 Javelin 360 - Oil Leak
 on: Today at 04:47:43 
Started by javsst | Post by The Anti-Chrysler
I glue my cork gaskets on with rubber cement. Trick I learned from a friend who has been building motors since the late '60s.
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4  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Harmonic Balancer help...
 on: Today at 04:33:42 
Started by Hawaii-Javelin | Post by The Anti-Chrysler
Quote from RamblinMan on Yesterday at 16:10:34:
Quote from The Anti-Chrysler on Yesterday at 15:57:29:


What does that have to do with ANYTHING in this discussion???

I have been heavily involved with Oldsmobiles, Fords, Chevys, Buicks, and now AMCs. The unwillingness to pay $600+ for a balancer is NOT "Rambler Mentality." That price is aiming at pretty hardcore racer budgets. Frankly, the Chevy guys get off so cheap in most areas, that they tend to be tighter than AMC guys. On my 496 stroker BB Olds, I paid $500 for an ATI fully optioned out, and didn't squeal about it, so I'm a little taken aback by the price of the BJH unit, especially since they don't even use the native AMC bolt pattern.






 
When you are working with AMC, you either learn to make other brand stuff work, or pay the $$ to someone who has engineered something that fits without modification. When you are talking about 500+hp, $5K+ motors, it just boggles my mind that a couple of hundred bucks one way or the other is an issue.  
It's like the guys who will spend untold thousands of dollars to build the best possible motor, no expense spared, but then they want to run it on the cheapest nuts fuel they can find.
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5  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Harmonic Balancer help...
 on: Yesterday at 17:55:31 
Started by Hawaii-Javelin | Post by Hurst390
Actually that 3rd pic of an adapter was used with a 3 bolt bhj I ran many years ago instead of a stock dampner...
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6  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Harmonic Balancer help...
 on: Yesterday at 17:52:56 
Started by Hawaii-Javelin | Post by Hurst390
Here are some pics of how I've used chevy pulleys over the years with an ati...flat pulleys requires a spacer, pulleys with a snout only need to be turned back at the flange to align.And I believe the last pic is an adapter I made to use a chevy pulley with an oem amc balancer...
The very last pic is using chevy upper and lower pulleys with an ati...




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7  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Harmonic Balancer help...
 on: Yesterday at 17:36:40 
Started by Hawaii-Javelin | Post by Hurst390
Today I ordered another internal ati dampner fron jegs...334.50 my cost with an nhra license discount. Thats the best dampner out there...
 BHJ isnt a dampner..its a balancer...it has nothing to dampen harmonics...ok I guess it has a wave ring in the rear of it Huh ATI uses o-rings internally in it's construction to dampen harmonics...
 Adapting an ati to an amc is easy...get a flat chevy pulley and have a spacer made to get it at the depth as your other amc pulleys...if you dont have the means for that I'm sure there are plenty of people that are able to make one for you including myself...
 Look at any high end race engine..they all use ati...
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8  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Harmonic Balancer help...
 on: Yesterday at 16:10:34 
Started by Hawaii-Javelin | Post by RamblinMan
Quote from The Anti-Chrysler on Yesterday at 15:57:29:

 
What does that have to do with ANYTHING in this discussion???  
 
I have been heavily involved with Oldsmobiles, Fords, Chevys, Buicks, and now AMCs. The unwillingness to pay $600+ for a balancer is NOT "Rambler Mentality." That price is aiming at pretty hardcore racer budgets. Frankly, the Chevy guys get off so cheap in most areas, that they tend to be tighter than AMC guys. On my 496 stroker BB Olds, I paid $500 for an ATI fully optioned out, and didn't squeal about it, so I'm a little taken aback by the price of the BJH unit, especially since they don't even use the native AMC bolt pattern.
 
 
 
 
 
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9  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Harmonic Balancer help...
 on: Yesterday at 15:57:29 
Started by Hawaii-Javelin | Post by The Anti-Chrysler
http://wiki.amcevolution.com/index.php/Rambler_Mentality
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10  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: 70 Hornet "SC401" Build
 on: Yesterday at 01:33:20 
Started by KyleCim | Post by SuperStockAMX
I had a Charlies Oil pan on mine, about the same depth, and never hit it. But you MUST have good front shocks, preferably double adjustable, so you can crank in more bump while having a loose rebound for weight transfer. I have BNC valved AFCO's. BNC is "Bull Nose Compression" and it allows for a very firm immediate reaction which softens up along the way for a smooth landing. I'm very happy with them. However, I will say if I were doing it all again, I'd order Santhuff's all around. More money, even better shock.  
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