straight 6 performance

02-06-2008, 11:44 AM
wat are some cheap mods i can do to the 232 in my 65 rambler?

im thinking maybe dual exhaust and 4bbl carb

where is a good place to get amc L6 parts?

02-06-2008, 01:01 PM
I think Summit had the best price on the 4 bbl Offenhauser intake.

As for exhaust, I've been toying with looking at Jeep parts for mine, But look like some modifying may be required.

02-06-2008, 05:09 PM
summit also has a 2bbl to 4bbl adapter for $15, this is more what i was thinking, where could i get a daul exhaust header?

would it be worth it to replace the cam with a performance one?
or just bore it out

which one would i gain more power from?

02-07-2008, 08:14 AM
I don't think the 'adapter' provides the gain you would have in mind as the intake ports will still be the same size for the 2bbl. Additionlly I think it woul dmake setting the ignition up to work with the extra fuel a bit more tricky :dunno:

As for the exhaust, the only way I've come up with a "dual" set up thus far is a dual exit muffler. Then pipe it around the tank as close to the axle as possible. However since the trunk floor of mine has some rott to it, I plan on freeing up some extra room for this with a cell hung inbetween the frame rails to help aide in the heat issue from the close exhaust.

Truely, going with the 4 barrel intake, and a 2.75-3" exhaust, a good amount of "grunt" can be achieved. Certainly adding a cam to the mix would help. As for the selection, i would think that since a I6 is good on torque, i would search out acam with a bit more lift to benefit the improved intake and exhaust which would net a higher power band and up the top end hp out. :dunno: One thing with that tho, are you running a auto or manual trans?

02-07-2008, 09:15 AM
its an auto tranny

would boring it help me any?

02-07-2008, 09:35 AM
If you go with a different cam, you may need to match the torque converter to the cam specs, that's if you do a really dramatic cam change tho, which shouldn't be neccessary.

As for boring, I wouldn't only because we're talking about 40+ year old cars here, of a rarer breed. With mine I don't want to do anything that would prevent returning it back to a 'stock' nature. Plus, for shows, alot of folks dig the nostalgia effect. And, there was a '68 Rogue in Hot Rod a few years back with nearly the same setup I'm running with and the numbers were pretty decent. i'll have to look for it and post em up.

02-07-2008, 11:30 AM
good point

wat are you doing about the exaust?

i was thinkin either runnin a 3'' pipe from the stock manifold through a cherry bomb or gettin a header with the dual exhaustpipe

which would be better? and where could i get a header, i know they make them but where could i find one?

02-07-2008, 12:29 PM
As stated, I wouldn't bother with the header, it would be much easier to go with a dual exit muffler. :thumbsup:

02-12-2008, 08:40 PM
Try Clifford Performance on line to find excellent AMC 6 cyl parts.

04-15-2008, 03:06 AM
you can buy a high performance camshaft from they have several performance camshafts for that engine.

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