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Old 08-09-2004, 12:45 AM
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Ive decided to turn my gremlin into a racer, or as close to one as I can. Any advice on what kind of motor to use to get it into racing shape would be apreciated.

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Old 08-09-2004, 01:25 AM
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HemmiGremmi, you wanna handle this one?

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Just about anything can be used for a motor. Here in southern Michigan there are several SBC powered Gremlins and a few Ford powered. I built a 360 Mopar for one.. One of the locals has a Tunnel rammed, 2-4bbl, 460 Ford in his street car Gremlin. Most guys use a 9" Ford rear.
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A GREMLIN! Did you say Gremlin???
Im probably going to use a 350 in mine for the time. Bout anything will work for it. Just have to watch what kind of heafers you use. If yer gonna hit any AMC shows, you better stick with an AMC engine. Post pics. HG
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Old 08-24-2004, 04:51 AM
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The AMC 360 would be a perfect choice for the Gremlin. Factory components are available to make it a bolt in job. AMC 360s came with Chrysler 727 trannys, no problem there. Sixes came with a 904, and 304 V-8s came with a 998 (as did the six in a 4x4 Eagle). Although they are Chrysler trannys, they have an AMC specific case. All internals after the bell housing are the same as any Chrysler though, so parts are easy once you have a case. Built 904s and 998s run behind high HP engines. You can get an AMC six tranny (1972 or later, before 72 the six used a smaller bell trans, 72 and later use the same bell as the V-8) and have it built for the V-8.

You have fewer parts choices for the AMC, but that actually makes building easier. The parts available are the popular parts -- they are popular because they are known to work well. There have been a good many new parts introduced lately too -- Edelbrock just came out with Performer aluminum heads. They are a little better (once cleaned up) than stock heads, but stock AMC heads are as good as Chevy LT-1 parts. Chrysler used the AMC design as the basis for their Magnum V-8 heads!
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