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ljfranssen 11-25-2010 08:32 PM

hi, got some amc questions
 
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hi just joined i'm currently putting a 65 rambler american 220 together, using a 360 4 brl for an engine and manual trans. now i bought a 73 gremlin x for parts but i'm curious what way to go with the rearend. would i be better off with the rearend out of the gremlin or to stay with the 220's original rearend and the funky driveshaft.

ljfranssen 11-25-2010 08:48 PM

65 rambler rearend question
 
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http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/atta...id=50341&stc=1 k doing a 65 rambler american 220 have a 360 4brl and manual trans. now i have a 73 gremilin x for parts rearend is the same width and would update the ramblers rearend to get rid of the goofy driveshaft deal. but i don't know what the rearend in the gremlin is as far a gear ratios and if it could be a posi. i had read that the 65 ramblers could be a 4 10 gears and be posi. and that would be cool. anyone have any info as to what i should do with this. thanks.

matt167 11-25-2010 09:29 PM

the Gremlin rear is an AMC 20, and it could be a suregrip, but it is unlikely.. you do NEED that rear, because the AMC 15 that is in the '65 will not take the power...

pretty neat car.. I had a '65 330 4dr. 196 OHV smoked bad, but it got me wherever I needed.

sqzbox 11-26-2010 12:45 AM

Check the gremlin rear end and see if it's a limited slip Dana. If it is, I would use that one. Their tough, I raced one for 2 1/2 yrs and never had a problem with it. I raced a 71 Javelin SST 360 in 1/4 mi and auto cross. It had the electric blue paint w/white stripes. How about a pic when your done with the paint? :D

ljfranssen 11-26-2010 10:38 AM

thanks, i really couldn't find what mechanical differences in a gremlin x to a gremlin if any. thought i might get lucky with the rearend. hard to find parts for amc cheap.

ljfranssen 11-26-2010 10:44 AM

thanks for the info and i will. had some trouble digging up info on the gremlin x and wasn't sure if it had better parts than a regular gremlin.

MARTINSR 11-26-2010 11:47 AM

Here is a GREAT AMC forum for you. http://theamcforum.com

Brian

sqzbox 11-26-2010 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ljfranssen
thanks for the info and i will. had some trouble digging up info on the gremlin x and wasn't sure if it had better parts than a regular gremlin.

If I remember correctly, the X model had 304 V-8's. A friend of mine had one that came with front and rear sway bar's and slapped my head on both sides of the car and I don't think it would be possible to roll it over!.

matt167 11-26-2010 04:47 PM

an X could have a 304 V8, but it did not designate it.. the X itself was a trim and option package

ljfranssen 11-27-2010 11:43 AM

ya i found that out this gremlin x came with a six 258 or something but got the complete car for 280 lot of good parts.

tomslik 11-27-2010 02:52 PM

or you could scrounge up a dart/duster/demon/etc 8 3/4" rear and bolt it in.

look for a 489 or 742 casting on the pumpkin (easier to get stuff for)

ljfranssen 11-28-2010 09:44 AM

thanks for info. i'm glad i joined this site. got a guy trying to buy the rambler last nite and wife said no. she wants me to sell the amx and keep the rambler she likes it better. should be a fun little hot rod.

tomslik 11-28-2010 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ljfranssen
thanks for info. i'm glad i joined this site. got a guy trying to buy the rambler last nite and wife said no. she wants me to sell the amx and keep the rambler she likes it better. should be a fun little hot rod.



what year amx?

matt167 11-28-2010 10:06 AM

Make an S/C Rambler type clone. it would draw lots of attn

ljfranssen 11-30-2010 09:13 AM

i thought about that


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