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Matt Daniel commented on Gearhead's group AMCs
"I say go for it, don't go above your skill level but if you can handle tackling a wiring job then go for it. As AMC owner said good cars are disappearing so if you like it grab it now."
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Well progress has been slow. Having a few issues, the motor runs fine and everything is good except I am having some issues with the trans. I replaced the kickdown cable and when I put it back togeth…

Well progress has been slow. Having a few issues, the motor runs fine and everything is good except I am having some issues with the trans. I replaced the kickdown cable and when I put it back together I put the cam it is attached to in the wrong position and lost park, now I am looking for some time and a break in the heat to get out and get that fixed.See More
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New on the Block

Well I am new here, working on my first project car, a 66 AMC American. Not your typical project, but I like the body lines and I am enjoying the challenge of working on something a little less mainstream. Currently I am in the process of replacing the tired inline 6 with another inline 6, not real glamorous, but a good way to get my feet wet. I am hoping to fire it off in the next few weeks, we'll see how it goes.
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Well progress has been slow. Having a few issues, the motor runs fine and everything is good except I am having some issues with the trans. I replaced the kickdown cable and when I put it back togeth…

Well progress has been slow. Having a few issues, the motor runs fine and everything is good except I am having some issues with the trans. I replaced the kickdown cable and when I put it back together I put the cam it is attached to in the wrong position and lost park, now I am looking for some time and a break in the heat to get out and get that fixed. Continue

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 12:34pm

New on the Block

Well I am new here, working on my first project car, a 66 AMC American. Not your typical project, but I like the body lines and I am enjoying the challenge of working on something a little less mainstream. Currently I am in the process of replacing the tired inline 6 with another inline 6, not real glamorous, but a good way to get my feet wet. I am hoping to fire it off in the next few weeks, we'll see how it goes.

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 12:07pm

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At 7:35am on May 5, 2009, Rick Sipole said…
If you think hearing it run felt awesome, just wait until you drive it for the first time.

I've had my Gremlin since 1985 and it was years before I finally had an engine in it. The first time I tried to give it a start, it startled me because it fired up so quickly. My wife wasn't even home at the time, but when she returned she could see the obvious grin on my face.

I drove it through the neighborhood within the next few days to give it a "little" shake down. It didn't have complete floor pans or window glass, the fuel was in a one gallon plastic fuel container zip tied under the hood and the exhaust was temporary with small glass packs. There were no exhaust pipes. Although it was VERY loud, it was music to my ears. That was over three years ago.

Would you believe that in all the years I've had the car, she has only asked me once how the car was coming along. It really caught me by suprise.
At 6:32pm on May 4, 2009, Rick Sipole said…
Glad to hear she is running. I have a good idea how you must have felt when the engine finally started. I bet you had a big grin on your face and a sparkle in your eyes along with the goose bumps............
At 1:36pm on April 30, 2009, Rick Sipole said…
Well........did you get that baby running yet?
At 10:15am on April 18, 2009, Rick Sipole said…
The humidity up there can't be any worse than down here in Southeast Texas. There are many days when humidity is above 90%. The mud on the underside of your Rambler probably sealed everything from the moister.

The Cragars looks good on the Rambler too. They've always been a favorite of mine. I had to have the rear set widened 4 inches for the tires to fit.

Let me know when you get yours running........
At 1:30pm on April 16, 2009, Rick Sipole said…
You found it in a field? Since it's so clean, that field must be in an area with LOW humidity.

If I had more room, mine probably would have been finished a long time ago. There were many times I wanted to work on the Gremlin, but just didn't feel like moving everything to get to it. I wish I had a separate shop (or at least a bigger garage) so I didn't have to mess with picking everything up and pushing the car off so the wife could get her car inside.

Was the six cylinder so worn it couldn't be rebuilt?
At 11:00pm on April 15, 2009, Rick Sipole said…
Matt,

I was admiring the photos on your page when I noticed you had left a comment on one of my photos. Thanks for the compliment. It looks like there's nothing typical or mainstream about those of us choosing to own a Rambler/American Motor vehicle.

How long have you had the '66? Considering it's age, it's in great shape and seems like a good project to start with. Good luck.
 
 
 

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