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Old 08-13-2012, 06:49 AM
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The real question is WHY?? The 63+ Rambler suspension is basically the same as the Mustang II. It does have upper trunnion joints instead of ball joints (lower arm has a ball joint), but that isn't a problem. The upper trunnion rarely gives problems and it's easy to replace if it does. There are easily affordable disc brake options. Scarebird (Scarebird Classic Brakes LLC) makes one that will run about $400 with everything. The thing to remember is that ANY AMC kit will fit Ramblers back to 1950, all Nash/AMC back to 1952. There might be some minor mods, like a little grinding or spacing for clearance, but most need nothing. Aerospace Components makes a really nice four piston brake setup if you want to go show. Again, it's listed for AMX and Javelin, but I can guarantee you it fits the older Ramblers like yours. On the big Ramblers the spring towers don't get in the way of a V-8 installation (nor the 64+ smaller American, just 63 and earlier). They were made to mount the AMC GEN-1 V-8, which is close to the same size of a 396 Chevy or FE Ford. A big block will fit, though it will be a little tight. A small block has all kinds of room -- the AMC GEN-1 is sort of between the two in external size. The 64+ American won't take a big block, but will take any small block.
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