AMC owners?


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wrightz28
06-13-2006, 04:29 PM
Umm so ok, what happened to all the AMC owners out there? :sadwavey:

It's okay, you can come out now :lol:

Seriously,

Mr Wiggl3s
06-13-2006, 09:58 PM
Not even a javelin?

wrightz28
06-14-2006, 09:54 AM
No, but my Rambler's driveline is almost all Javelin :thumbsup:

biv343
06-15-2006, 06:21 PM
They all went away. I hadn't checked this in so long that I didn't realize it had changed.

I'll hold my hand up for all the other 69 Javelin owners out there....

wrightz28
06-16-2006, 09:16 AM
They all went away. ....

That stinks. I'm sure there's some still out there.

Anyway, I'm Dylan, Brookfield IL, 68 Rambler American.

max427
06-27-2006, 01:11 PM
future amc owner > i may be purchasing a 83' sx/4 eagle 6 banger with some extensive motor and tranny work. est. 280 horse @ wheels. things an animal

wrightz28
06-28-2006, 12:13 PM
nice :thumbsup:

biv343
07-03-2006, 10:57 AM
Its good to know there are at least three AMC's left in the world.

Maybe they don't break and that's why this forum is so dead.

Yeah, right.... :)

phil a
07-06-2006, 07:50 AM
The die hard AMCers are on the AMC Forum,, ep.com. ,,Nat'l AMCRC club,,
Eddie Stakes site, AMX-experience site..
Oh ......... FOR SALE in lousiville KY
1962 Rambler Classic 2 dr.. 401 & 727.. R4B. much details with
pics,, if interested,,extra parts too!. $7000
( engine & tranms valued at nearly $3000)

nokaoui13
07-06-2006, 02:30 PM
I just purchased a 83 amc spirit
59000 miles straight 6. The car has been in storage in the garage for 10 years. Last started around 4-5 years ago. Put in a new fuel pump and battery but can't get the car started. It does crank and it feels like it want to start but it doesn't.
The carburtor is dirty but its seems to be getting gas. Oh yea I belive gas was left in the car
any suggestions please :uhoh:

phil a
07-07-2006, 09:38 PM
Gas is too old,, disconnect fuel pump inlet ,, pour 2oz .gas and spray ether(starting fluid) into carb,, prop open butterfly with 5/16 rubber gas hose, attempt to start..

wrightz28
07-10-2006, 09:44 AM
pour 2oz .gas ..

holy jesus, that's a bit much.

phil a
07-10-2006, 10:28 AM
If he put a new fuel pump on old gas could mess it up,,
I guess he Viewed gas in the carb...?
I assume he did a test on the spark...?
I assume the choke will try to close on the first start up..
Thats why,,, a bit much...

phil a
07-10-2006, 10:30 AM
OH!!!!!!!! yes thats a bit much gas,,, sorry,, try the start fluid only..

biv343
07-10-2006, 10:33 AM
It might make a good light show though. I'd recommend draining the varnish (er, gas) from the tank and giving the rubber fuel lines a good once over also - no telling what condition the lines might be in after sitting for 10 years.

wrightz28
07-10-2006, 12:08 PM
Well, for what it's worth, went through the same ordeal yesterday after not starting the car for bit. Poured a little in, it started, ran off what was poured in, dies. Nothing from pump. So, pulled the feed line and got a nice little dousing of 87 octane and debris, viola, starts right up, and spent the rest of the day at my garage sale answering peoples questions as to what kind of aftershave I use :rolleyes:

Even worse, right after it started, put in reverse, start to drop the clutch in, the hinge pin on the lincage breaks :lol2:

All in a fun day.

chevyolds
07-13-2006, 12:29 AM
I got a 86 amc eagle wagon it was my winter beater this car has been in 2 wrecks and is still going.

wrightz28
07-13-2006, 09:05 AM
car has been in 2 wrecks and is still going.

ditto, the whole back end was wiped out on this one, looked like the '80's Caddy Seville from what I hear.

chevyolds
07-13-2006, 04:31 PM
I liked this eagle but it needs to much tlc to keep it going and plus now that i have a 99 jimmy i donèt need a winter beater.

chevyolds
07-13-2006, 04:36 PM
I just purchased a 83 amc spirit
59000 miles straight 6. The car has been in storage in the garage for 10 years. Last started around 4-5 years ago. Put in a new fuel pump and battery but can't get the car started. It does crank and it feels like it want to start but it doesn't.
The carburtor is dirty but its seems to be getting gas. Oh yea I belive gas was left in the car
any suggestions please :uhoh:

If you want to know anything about amcès go to this site. it is the best amc site you could ever find
http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php

nokaoui13
07-15-2006, 07:30 PM
I have a 83 AMC Spirit with in-line 6 258 4.2.l. Just sufering ebay and I notice tons of engine parts for my size engine alot of the engine parts starts out with AMC/JEEP 6 cylinder 258 from 79 to 87 (for example) does anyone knows if those parts would fit my cars engine and if not is there anywhere or any way of finding out for sure.
If there is anyone who can furnish this info please reply
thank you

nokaoui13
07-20-2006, 09:03 AM
I need your help again, concerning the 83 spirit with the 258 w/automatic trans. On Ebay they are selling chrome valve covers for the 258 but the year range they are showing is from 64-80 short and baffled. Does anyone know for sure if this will fit the 83.
Please response the bidding is ending in a few day
thanx again

james6733
08-21-2006, 10:10 PM
New to the whole forum, I've got a 63 AMC Rambler 660 Classic wagon. Straight six, three on the tree with air.

Hottmonkey
08-30-2006, 07:27 PM
dont have anything popular like an AMX or javelin but i do have a 73 Matador Fastback, which I got last november and i love to drive.

TheSilentChamber
09-24-2006, 06:09 PM
77 gremlin X, big bad orange.... sitting on blocks, has been for a few years.

Vatchy
10-04-2006, 12:56 PM
1974 AMX with a 360 and a 4-speed with a Hurst shifter.

RamblerClassic770
10-06-2006, 02:08 PM
There is another AMC left that still run. i am drivin a 65 Rambler Classic 770 with the origanal motor transmision basically the whole drive train and it all only has 83700 origanal miles.

wrightz28
10-06-2006, 02:27 PM
Wow! Welcome to the madness :thumbsup:

PWMAN
10-08-2006, 07:32 AM
I have an 87' Eagle wagon, so far only mods are HEI ignition, 8mm wires, and 2'' exhaust with no cat and a glasspack. Oh yeah and I think fixing all the vacuum leaks counts as a mod because it runs 200% better now, had about 5-6 open hoses....you know it's bad when the idle screw is all the way out and it's still idling at 1000 RPM! Soon a holley 350 2 bbl is going on to replace the crappy carter that only flows 200 CFM.

herbravada
01-11-2007, 11:12 PM
I have a 68 AMX, have had it since 72. It is currently in storage waiting for my son to restore it. Doesn't need much - some body damage from storage, reseal the engine, tires and whatever else being stored for 22 years has brought.

It is the earliest AMX I have ever come across - has a very low three digit series number on the dash (so early the dash number plaque is on the glove box - where the were too easy to steal - very soon after they were moved to the center of the dash to make it harder). It also had loop carpet rather than the cut pile in the later 68's.

It has the 390 go package 4sp and no other factory options. Has the dealer option am radio, dealer chrome "rally" wheels, and that is it.

It has some history - was purchased new by a kid who did not make it home from Viet Nam, purchased by his best friend who drove it about two years and sold it to me. I have told my son he cannot have it 'til he is done being deployed to war zones by the Marines.

wrightz28
01-12-2007, 10:52 AM
Nice! :thumbsup:

Too bad that the way to score a good deal on a good car then.

Lap1973Javelin
04-08-2007, 10:38 PM
1973 Javelin V8 360:naughty: It's preeety.

Route 66 Rambler
10-29-2007, 09:56 PM
I drive a 1974 Gremlin, Molly Blue, every day, around 100 miles in Phoenix traffic... got a couple other Ramblers too.
mike

68javelin
11-02-2007, 08:15 PM
yar

AMCMDJAVELIN
12-18-2007, 09:50 PM
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk273/mdjavelin/MD1970JAVELIN.jpgI have a 1970 Mark Donahue 390 Big Bad Orange Javelin.I have had the car over 20 years.

pianoman2
01-29-2008, 09:08 PM
I have a 1976 AMC Pacer, automatic, 258 six cylinder. Still runs. Have had this car since 1978. (Kept coming back home so decided I might as well keep it.)

Plan to put it back on the road next month.:icon16:

luxeryvic
02-07-2008, 12:40 PM
ive got an amc question.

ive have a 65 amc rambler and i havent had it on a hoist yet, ive heard that they are a uni-body, is this true?

and what happened to amc? did they go bankrupt

wrightz28
02-07-2008, 01:27 PM
Not sure on the 65, but on my 68 it's a yes and no answer to a unibody. It has front and rear rails, but the center is integrated with the body chassis.

As for AMC, the cooperation between the "big 3" (GM/Ford/Chrysler) desolved, then it becamse AMC/Jeep/Eagle.

phil a
02-07-2008, 02:57 PM
I know this is a old post,,
AMC had unibodys on all models starting from 1954 when Company was formed in May . the line was a carry over from Nash 1949 -53 unibody too.
Ambassadors ( nash) had frames whereas the Nash 600/ Statesman were unibody.
AMC closed out in Aug 1997 to Chrylser.. stock holder % agreed..

stickysilvertbird
03-03-2008, 12:05 AM
and yet 2 more AMC's still runnin 76' pacer deluxe with the 232 i-6 and rally package. also a 78' pacer with the 304 also with the rally package:grinyes: :grinyes: :grinyes:

'97ventureowner
03-03-2008, 01:02 AM
I've had some fun this past week with my new scanner, scanning in hundreds of slides my father had taken in 50 years. I came across this one of my brother showing off his new 1980 AMC Eagle. He was living in Mass. but was transferred to Colorado that year on his job, and bought this car before he moved. He still owns this car today, 27 years after he purchased it. He says it does great on the Colorado roads.
http://i28.tinypic.com/ojp6jb.jpg

ramblage
04-16-2008, 02:45 AM
just registered in the automotive forum yesterday. I own two ramblers, 1960 super six and a 1959 rambler. purchased the 1959 last week and man i have to say both these carse are awesome, i dont care what other people say about them, to me they are nice as hell so hell yea.:iceslolan

D-Menace
05-21-2008, 02:07 PM
I'm new here, but I have several AMC's.

2-68 AMX's
2-69 AMX's
1-70 AMX
1-70 Javelin

:sunglasse

ramblage
05-22-2008, 08:55 AM
You guys got to check out theamcforum.com, they have alot of info about amc's and lots of amc car owners too.

D-Menace
05-23-2008, 08:16 PM
ramblage is 100% correct!!! It is great forum for all of us AMC addicts!!! :ylsuper:

jay510
06-13-2008, 07:27 PM
i have a 1970 AMC hornet, i am rebuilding it it only has 32,000 miles on it and its running strong....looking at the recent comments about the car not running.... i had the same situation, but all i did was remove the carburater clean it with a tooth brush and "brake cleaner" that stuff works like magic. and set it to where the choke is somewhat opened, added a new fuel filter added a new elderbrook, or how ever you spell it, filter and now my hornet is beasty like runs like a champ

wafrederick
06-20-2008, 08:01 PM
Country singer Conway Twitty whom passed away in 1993 owned an AMC Pacer.It was his favorite car calling it his "fishbowl" and did not get reconized in it.I know the guy that has it with proof,Picture of Conway sitting on it and I have seen it.It is in Muskegon,Mi and I know the guy who has it in his car collection.

ginge61
08-11-2008, 09:21 AM
hi just found this i have a 68 javlin being restored and its a right hand grive sst i live in north wales uk

craig34
08-11-2008, 09:42 AM
Glad to see some people working on their AMC's. My uncle just gave up on restoring his.

gearhead58
11-23-2008, 09:04 AM
Newbie to the forum and desparate to find others! Hopefully someone can help me with my 88 Eagle Wagon dilemma! I'm the guy with the locking front wheels when it gets cold outside...but not in warm weather! When it gets cold you can litterally burn rubber from the back wheels but ut will noyt move the car. Makes me NUTS and the usual mechanic has had it in to look at it so many times (nice cash if you can make it) but never finds the problem! As soon as he pulls it into the garage and it warms up, it is fine and everything works again! Does it seem to anyone else this thing took on water and is somehow freezing and causing this?:runaround:

BajaScout
12-06-2008, 07:16 PM
I have a 65 Marlin and love AMC's. Wouldn't mind having a Gremlin or a Pacer.

xracer390
12-23-2008, 09:50 PM
Newbie to the forum and desparate to find others! Hopefully someone can help me with my 88 Eagle Wagon dilemma! I'm the guy with the locking front wheels when it gets cold outside...but not in warm weather! When it gets cold you can litterally burn rubber from the back wheels but ut will noyt move the car. Makes me NUTS and the usual mechanic has had it in to look at it so many times (nice cash if you can make it) but never finds the problem! As soon as he pulls it into the garage and it warms up, it is fine and everything works again! Does it seem to anyone else this thing took on water and is somehow freezing and causing this?:runaround:

I would try bleeding out the brake system completly.........its the only thing that makes sence.

underdog1
07-18-2009, 06:28 PM
'77 AMC Gremlin, still going strong.
Of all my vehicles, this is my favorite! :screwy:

big white bufflo
07-27-2009, 08:18 PM
65 rambler 220 401 under hood running 10s on the street love my rambler owned since 1982

1966 Marlin
08-29-2009, 06:54 PM
I have bought a 1966 AMC Marlin with a 327 auto with air interior rough but body is all good very little rust need a few parts

BajaScout
08-31-2009, 07:46 PM
Enjoy the Marlin project. I really enjoyed working on mine. I take it our on weekends and do some cruising. Keep us posted on your progress. Here are a few pictures on my Marlin http://theamcforum.com/forum/topic4689.html.

nrlanni
12-09-2009, 08:33 AM
I have two AMX/Javelins

A 1973 - White ext, blk int. It runs but needs a lower end rebuild due to a knocking rod sound.

A 1974 - on blocks waiting for a complete frame-off style restoration.

During high school I owned two '69 AMXs but to my regret were sold many years ago before they started to climb in value. Back in those days, the chevs, fords, mopars were all jumping value but the AMCs were at a standstill. I gave up.:shakehead

MSchultz
12-23-2009, 07:24 AM
Have a 69 AMX 390 Auto that I am in the process of restoring. Finally got one after nearly 40 years of waiting.

doughboy1972
01-23-2010, 03:06 AM
I have a 70 javelin; 360, shift command and twin grip 4:10 rear.
This was my very first car that I ever owned. I had made the mistake in high school to totally dismantle the car so I could make a drag car out of it. I lost interest and sold it.
About 12 years later, my wife and brother found that same car and bought it back for me. (Still in pieces; STUPID ME):loser:
Now the jav is sitting in my garage waiting for me to find the parts and put it back together.

MagicRat
01-23-2010, 11:32 PM
Sounds like a cool project Any pics?

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