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71 gremlin
07/21/10 at 03:21:58
 
the day i got it  


 
removed the sbc 350 and turbo 350




 
remove the 10 bolt chevy


 
put in the rebuilt model 20


 
 
 
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Reply #1 - 07/21/10 at 03:34:40
 
rebuilt the 727 and put a bm shift kit in it



 
cleaned the engine bay a bit and switch out the 6cyl wiring harness for the 8cyl harness and crossmember


 
rebuilt the 360 with 390 "machine" heads, intake, and exhaust manifolds, cam with 288 duration@ .500 lift, hei distributor, holley 600 and put it in the car









 not bad for a 16 year old on a tight budget and some help from his dad
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Reply #2 - 07/21/10 at 03:59:49
 
That's awesome! The car looks great! Should go pretty good, too!
 
Congrats!
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Reply #3 - 07/21/10 at 06:52:33
 
thanks it took a lot of work and money Grin
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Reply #4 - 07/21/10 at 15:48:21
 
Good job...especially the part where you ditched the chebby engine!  I've never had the guts to tackle an auto tranny, did you do it all yourself?
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Reply #5 - 07/21/10 at 16:33:38
 
That's a slick car! Nice job.
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Reply #6 - 07/21/10 at 17:46:11
 
[quote author=AMX401 link=1279682518/0#4 date=1279727301]Good job...especially the part where you ditched the chebby engine! I've never had the guts to tackle an auto tranny, did you do it all yourself?[/quote]
thanks and i had some help with the tranny
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Reply #7 - 07/21/10 at 17:54:44
 
heres a video of it being started up for the first time
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Reply #8 - 07/21/10 at 20:22:39
 
I'm glad to see you yanked out that Chevy motor and put an AMC in it . When you have some money , you should get a set of Moser axles .
 
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Reply #9 - 07/21/10 at 23:32:40
 
All hail the DIYers!!!! Awesome work man!!!! Smiley Congrats on having the stones to open up that tranny yourself!!!! Smiley Cool Great work!! Enjoy!!!
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Reply #10 - 07/22/10 at 00:06:46
 
Love the early Grems man, looks and sounds great so far...you gotta lose the orange Fram grenade though. Roll Eyes Keep up the good work buddy.
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Reply #11 - 07/22/10 at 00:16:05
 
Quote from purpleheart on 07/21/10 at 20:22:39:
I'm glad to see you yanked out that Chevy motor and put an AMC in it . When you have some money , you should get a set of Moser axles .

Paul

thats the next upgrade and a detroit locker
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Reply #12 - 07/22/10 at 01:43:16
 
I have a Detroit Locker in my 71 AMX and I'm really happy with it . As mentioned before about the Fram oil filter , you should change that . I saw a 360 Gremlin at the cruisenight tonight that had a Fram filter on it and told him the same thing . I use a Delco PF-24 on my 401 .
 
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Reply #13 - 07/22/10 at 02:47:04
 
yeah ill change it out for a wix but only got the fram to put oil in the motor to prime it
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Reply #14 - 07/22/10 at 04:15:10
 
Love to get myself a gremmie but had to beg and make many unkept promises to my wife just to get my AMX!  Ya, Wix 51258 is the way to go!
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