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rollen dean montoya
06-21-2004, 10:50 PM
i figured i better start this out. you can talk about your amc's here.
tell about some of your experiences and such. enjoy and welcome :mrgreen:
later,rollen :lo1l:

06-22-2004, 07:37 AM
My first AMc car was a renault......you know one of those french style AMC cars.......dang those french they caused the final blow to AMC. Since then I have owned 2 javelins and 2 AMX's one I still have its a 1974 Mutt :mrgreen: A fun car I hope to start restoring this year

rollen dean montoya
06-22-2004, 03:22 PM
what engines under the hood?dad just did a tune up on aunt phyllis's
73 401 jav she bought new. the thing still hauls ass :lo1l:
later, rollen :lo1l:

06-22-2004, 03:29 PM
ah, some 304's AMC has a smoking (literally) 401 under the hood, getting a turbo soon

rollen dean montoya
06-22-2004, 06:43 PM
turbo is good :lo1l: helps engine get lots of air! nothing like force feeding
cool air into engine :mrgreen:

10-25-2004, 05:09 PM
Hi...I just signed up today....this group does not seem to be to active....

Anyway....AMC cars....first.... new 1968 Rogue 290/4spd..wife left it parked with keys in it and it went bye..bye...I have had several more but at present... 74 Gremlin race car....mildly built 360...runs low 13's at 5000ft....69 AMX getting put back together this winter with a mild 360 so I can run cheap pump gas.....81 Spirit (87 258/auto shaved head Clifford intake and header...Holley 390 carb)....73 Jeep J4000 360/T400 PT...
66 Rambler Convt. needs work and 90 Jeep GW/AMC 360.....

regards, Jim

10-25-2004, 06:43 PM
Hey Jim

You have a nice little collection! I am too trustworthy as well sometimes leaving my keys in the jeep... #-o

ol' school power
10-25-2004, 07:36 PM
I actually started into AMC's with a 74 Wagoneer. Couldn't leave it alone. In no time, it had headers, Crane Fireball cam and a 750 Carter AFB.
Afterwards, I switched to Eagles. Couldn't leave them alone either. Bored the 6, tossed in 290 pistons, ported the head, Crane cam, header, Offy competition intake and a 550 Holley. For the ignition I ran an MSD with a programmable timing computer.
When the 90's came in, I switched to an 89 Xj, stroked and bored, custom grind Comp cam, a 1 of a kind 67mm throttle body with a Mopar Perf controller. Basically, I turned it into a 15 second "street Jeep" taking it into the semi-finals in the AMC National's.
My current rolling unfinished project in a 13 second Ambassador 4 door.

Hi Jim
Any of this sound familiar under another name?

10-25-2004, 08:50 PM
ya it does..........The Gremlin was my first real modified AMC....I am however thinking about putting together a stroker to go in our 67 Rambler or in the 81 Spirit for a sportsman race car( 14 sec and slower local) ....my stock 360 in the Gremlin ran in the low 14's I think a stroker could get there too!!!!!!!! I bought the Spirit as it is now....it runs in the mid to upper 16's.....but putting something in an older body would be better...........

After we lost the new 68 I found a used 68 290/4spd with 4.44 gears in the rear...ran it real hard for two years and then went to a 69 390 Javelin....for a year or so and then out of AMC's for a few years.........

regards, Jim

ol' school power
10-25-2004, 09:21 PM
THose are good numbers too when you consider that the altitude has you at about a 10~15% power loss.

10-25-2004, 11:09 PM
seems as tho we are both newbie's here........

much less cluttered than the other two...........Jim


rollen dean montoya
10-26-2004, 03:05 PM
idrambler, where is nampa and how far is it from rathdrum? will be going
to rathdrum id for christmas this year.

10-26-2004, 03:21 PM

From where?????

About 400 miles south...Rathdrum is a few miles north of Coeur D Alene and Nampa is 20 miles or so west of Boise....


rollen dean montoya
10-26-2004, 03:49 PM
i live in apple valley ca. its 140 miles northeast of los angeles located off
of I-15east of victorville.

10-26-2004, 04:37 PM
Boy...that is a long haul for xmas....mother nature could play a big part in a trip up this way that time of year......If it were me I would fly to Spokane and get picked up there or drive to Idaho from there..........

I made several trips from San Diego to Northeast Oregon (La Grande)
but only a couple in the winter time....most were in the summer....still a pretty long haul 18 to 24 hours of drive time.......


rollen dean montoya
10-26-2004, 06:50 PM
shouldn't have any problems. got an eagle 4x4 with liberator allterrain
tires, 258, and a good heater. should have a new np-229 t-case in
by thanksgiving.

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