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1  Tech Talk / Engine Repair/Modifications / Re: Grafting Mopar Victor 383 to AMC RPM Air-Gap
 on: Yesterday at 06:39:22 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
Moving right along with my snailís pace.... Grin
At least the intake sits on the engine now! There was not a flat piece of aluminum on this when I gave it to the shop! Twisted all over the place. Not even the carb flange would take a straight edge.  :í(  Bolt holes donít even line up...well they kinda do but 3/4 of them are off .025Ē to .050Ē Iím guessing. But the runners line up to the head ports beautifully!  
Iít all straight now. Just need one more cut to compensate for the SCE .0625Ē intake gaskets. Then I can take it back to the porter and he can finish it up. Taking the family skiing and then Iíll get on a fast track towards assembling the engine.  
 



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2  Swap Meet / For Sale / Garage Sale #2
 on: Yesterday at 06:14:54 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
Ad 4% for PayPal transactions. Please call (602) 418-9797 if you have any questions. Thanks, Jeff
 
 
1) V-8 oil pan & pickup
Nothing pretty! Will sell for $45.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $25.00.  
 


 
2) RWB 1970 AMX rings & (1) 1968-1969 390 emblem
Excellent condition! One ring has all three studs intact. One ring has 2 1/2 studs intact. 390 emblem has both studs intact. Chrome is in very good condition.  
Will sell rings for $85.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $15.00. Will sell 390 emblem for $45.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $15.00.  
 



 
3)  Clutch forks & miscellaneous linkages
I think two of the clutch forks are NOS. Either NOS or used, none are worn out.  
Will sell for $125.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $15.00.  
 


 
4) AMC V-8 (360?) factory Flywheel - $100.00 plus actual shipping as itís a beast!  
 
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3  Swap Meet / For Sale / Garage Sale! Hooker, MSD, Speed-Pro, Emblems.....
 on: Yesterday at 06:08:05 
Started by SuperStockAMX | Post by SuperStockAMX
Ad 4% for PayPal transactions. Please call (602) 418-9797 if you have any questions.  
1) 1 5/8Ē Hooker Competition #7901. 1800* ceramic coating just applied. No road rash, hammer smash or any other abuse. Headers only in like new condition.  
Black paint versions sell for $265.00 while Ceramic Chrome sell for $465.00. Will sell for $295.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $50.00.  
Purchased parts from estate sale so everything I know is listed here.  
From Hookerís web site:
68-74 Javelin & AMX, Gremlin X & Hornet SC, 74-76 Matador: 290-401, 79 Spirit: 304, Tube Size 1.6250" x 30" O.D., Collector Size 3" O.D., Collector Length 8", Port Shape: Rectangle
Breaking in an engine with ceramic coated headers WILL result in damage to the coating and will VOID all warranties. Hooker recommends using cast iron exhaust manifolds or old headers  
during your engine break-in period to avoid damaging your coated damage. Please call Hooker tech service at 270-781-9741 for additional information regarding ceramic coated exhaust products.  
The use of header wraps can cause the header tubes to crack or rust due to excessive heat and moisture build-up. Hooker does not recommend the use of header wraps as this will void the warranty.  
Hooker long tube headers do not come with header reducers.
 




 
2) Speed-Pro Pistons 360 +.030Ē
This is what I have: (7) rods / pins / pistons. YesÖSEVEN. I see individual pistons on ebay for $20-$30 BIN.  
Speed-Pro #362NP .030 02907-01-B
Look like brand new except rods were installed. These sell new for about $225 per set of (8). Condition of rods & pins unknown.  
Will sell for $85.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $50.00.  
 


 
 
3) MSD Pro-Billet Distributor
MSD #8519. Fits 290, 304, 343, 360, 390, 401 engines. Must be used with an MSD 6, 7 or 8-series ignition. Looks like new or near new. These sell new for about $315.00.  
Will sell for $185.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $25.00.  



 
4) Alternator Brackets. One is NOS and the other has been modified. NOS bracket fits 1970 AMC V-8 and others. Your call if it fits your vehicle. The modified was for Delco 1-wire instal. I donít recall the alternator case size.  
Also have Bulltear alternator mount. Not the complete set. Use as needed.  
Will sell for $75.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $20.00.  
 



 
5) 1970 AMX Strut Rods and brackets - 4-speed
Reconditioned. This is 4-speed assembly. Automatic trans is different. Includes an extra set of new urethane bushings.
Will sell for $200.00 with max shipping & handling to Continental USA of $25.00.  
 


 
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4  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 01/17/17 at 00:57:34 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13
I started with the flux core on welding up the million holes, using water heater metal that we cut out with a hole saw to plug drain holes and suce, and a scrap of flattened copper pipe as a backer on the smaller holes.  




Steve finished the cage welding from last time, and started in on the front downtubes. Plan is to mount the upper shock mounts directly to the tubes, and triangulate to the factry inner fender points. The threaded collar from the spring adjusters will land there, and all the loads from the front suspension will go through the downtubes into the main cage structure.  









Rolled outside at general ride height. Plus or minus a couple of inches on either end....



 
And a gratuitous picture of the new gauge cluster. Hopefully I can make it work.  

 
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5  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 01/17/17 at 00:55:54 
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)  
2x2 angle iron, tractor supply 12.05  
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.  
$5 grant wheel and hub (smaller diameter wheel gives more feedback. Well see if it stays.  
BOOM TUBES!!!! ($25, with brackets)  
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 10  
Solid steel lowering blocks, with the holes drilled to offset the rear axle rearwards. $5  
1/4 plate, scrap metal yard: 7.50  
Mustang convertible mounts 22  
Bending plate cost 25
Swedged tubing, ebay: 31.90  
Threaded adjusters and 650lb springs, SRI performance: 65
4 used billstein shocks, pull-a-part: 28
Cage materials: 271.40
Spool welding wire: 33
Leaf spring sliders: 40
Gauge cluster: 32 ebay
 
New challenge budget total: 1410.85
 
SHORT VERSION: Where we got to this time is all 8 points on the cage, most holes filled, rust repaired, and front suspension figured out. Also, insanely low ride height.  
LONG VERSION:
Friday night, dallas and I got a late start. Between work, etc, it just didnt happen.  
But our goal was to get the suspension mostly sorted out. On the rear, we decided that we are staying leaves for simplicity and cost. We looked at truck arms, 3 link, and all the other options. But leaves won out for out purpose. So, we picked up a set of leaf spring sliders that were briefly used on a street car, but were deemed too noisy. These serve to free up the rear suspension movement, make the rear susupension more consistent, replace the rotted and bent shackles, and lower it. We also finally put in the $5 lowering blocks from the autofair. Found that the car already had 1 inch blocks in it, and that the isoclamp system was fully intact. To eliminate the isoclamp is going to take some light fab work, and bring the back of the car up about 1/2 inch. We haven't done that yet. We also need to get new u-bolts, as the free used ones had one strip out on me. Dammit. I'm also debating rear shocks. The unknown blue ones on the back seem good enough at this point, and fit. The suburban bilstein shocks I have will require fab work. Well see what we think when it gets tested.  




We then moved on to the front. Using the coils and adjusters, along with the 1/4 inch plate and 4x4 suburban bilstein shocks, we came up with a good solution. Should give us the ability to corner weight, readily available circle track springs (650in/lb to start), and a readily available shock design all while reducing weight. At least in theory. Still have some welding to do, and a few little parts to get, but rolling right along.  




So, Saturday morning saw me and dallas back at it, making firewall hole plugs, welding up holes in the floorpan and sheetmetal, etc. Steve joined us after lunch, and got cracking on finishing the cage after swapping out the welder spool. We have officially used 10lbs of wire on this thing.  
So, dallas got the water heater metal from behind the building, some CAD supplies, and went to work.  

I started w
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6  The Lounge / Events: Shows/Drags/Swap Meets / Re: 2017 AMC Nationals/NAMDRA/Cordova
 on: 01/05/17 at 16:13:43 
Started by AMC instigator | Post by AMC instigator
Host motels- will be the same 2 as in other years:
Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview
902 Mississippi View Court
Le Claire,IA 52753
Ph#- 563-289-4747
 
Other host motel in adjoining building with shared parking lot
Super 8
Le Claire, IA
Ph#- 563-289-5888
 
Extra hotels nearby: Across highway from host motel
Holiday Inn Express
Le Claire, IA  
Ph #- 563-289-9978
 
Quality Inn
Davenport,IA
Ph #- 563-386-8336
 
Super 8
Clinton,IA
Ph #- 563-242-9970
 
There are many others around in the Quad Cities area.
 
Track address:
Cordova Int'l Raceway
19425 ILL Route 84 North
Cordova,ILL 61242
Ph #- 309-654-2110
 
Camping will be allowed at the track.
 
More details to follow soon-
 
Any questions contact:  
Jock Jocewicz-Ph #- (224)-430-8763  
 
Shannon Halverson: Can call or text
Ph #- (218)-282-6625
 
Hope to see you there!
NAMDRA Vice President-
NAMDRA-#2398
AMO-#8370
Northstar AMC Club-#9  
 
 

 
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7  The Lounge / Events: Shows/Drags/Swap Meets / 2017 AMC Nationals/NAMDRA/Cordova
 on: 01/05/17 at 16:12:23 
Started by AMC instigator | Post by AMC instigator
Hello Everyone,
I have selected the dates for the 2017 AMC Nationals. It will be held at Cordova Int'l Raceway on the weekend of Sept 8th-Sept 10th 2017.  
 
Host motels will be the same as previous years. I will repost list from 2016.
 
Contact info also same for myself.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Shannon, Bobbi, & Stephan Halverson
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8  Racing/Off-Roading / High Performance / Re: Anybody know about, hear about Keisler trans?
 on: 01/04/17 at 18:33:22 
Started by old_and_rusty - Ex Member | Post by mramc
Keisler went under, bankrupt , gone. They made the kits, and were right next to Tremec. Keisler never made the transmissions , just the kit to install the transmissions.
Tremec is still in business and makes the transmissions . My understanding is Silver Sport Transmissions is owned by Tremec. In other words they cut out the middle man. The Keisler link about takes you to SST . No idea beyond that , god, bad, or ugly. But they do list a kit for AMCs are being available. LRDaum
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9  Racing/Off-Roading / High Performance / Re: Anybody know about, hear about Keisler trans?
 on: 01/03/17 at 21:19:22 
Started by old_and_rusty - Ex Member | Post by fastrogue
I know this is an old post, with some new developments. In an email at the end of this year from Jack Kaufman, Sales Manager at Silver Sport Transmissions. "The folks at Legend Gear, makers of the LGT 700 transmissions, were evicted from their facility a year ago and they are † involved in a fraud lawsuit. The LGT 700 is dead from our perspective." Some verbage in the email has been eliminated for the sake of brevity.
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10  Tech Talk / Restoration Corner & Member's Projects / Re: pictures of the GRM challenge spirit project
 on: 01/03/17 at 02:12:02 
Started by dusterbd13 | Post by dusterbd13












 
I stopped taking pictures around here, because it was just more welding. But heres a picture of the third sweeping of the night.  

 
We cleaned shop, and called it a year.  
 
Heres where we left off in the wee hours of 2017.  
 









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