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12-09-2012 07:22 AM
timothale
Jag rear ?

Farna, do you still have the one you put a jaguar rear end under ?
12-11-2010 11:58 AM
farna Unless you plan on racing the car or driving it real hard (lots of burn-outs?) the AMC 15 rear axle will hold up well behind the 360. It's a lot stronger than people give it credit for. It's basically the same as the Dana 35 used in Cherokees with the 190 hp 4.0L. A stock 360/4V for 74 only put out a little more power than the 4.0L does. The 360 does, however, have the potential to make a lot more whereas the 4.0L is very near its limit. The AMC 15 has a 7-9/16" ring gear and is comparable to a Ford 8". Plenty of 351 Mustangs run the 8" hard.

The Gremlin six used an AMC 15. I'd still use the Gremlin axle to get rid of the "big nut" driveshaft. The shaft is fine, just a little troublesome even if you know exactly how to set the big nut shaft up. Most take the u-joint apart without loosening the big nut because it has to be torqued to 200 ft/lbs and positioned right. Unless you really need/want the gear ratio it has spring for the Gremlin axle. 73 Gremlin had a 2.73:1 rear axle stock, 3.08 or 3.31 were optional. The "X" model should have one of the optional ratios, so you should be okay there.

The 73 axle code is stamped on the rear of the right rear of the differential on the right (passenger side) near the hole in the housing where the tube is plug welded in. It may be hard to find. F = 3.08, G = 3.31, H = 2.73. The 65 axle ratio is on a tag held on by one of the rear cover bolts, and may be missing. The tag will have the number of pinion/ring gear teeth. Divide the big number by the small to get the ratio. Ratios were the same as Gremlin for the OHV 196. 2.73 stock for man/auto trans unless it had OD -- those used 3.08 or if a Twin-Stick 3.78. If it had a 232 3.31 was stock. Apparently all the 232 models had an auto trans, as no other axle ratios or trannys are listed for the 65 American with 232.
12-10-2010 08:45 AM
ljfranssen
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Originally Posted by tomslik
what year amx?
73 amx go pack 401 auto trans
11-30-2010 08:14 AM
ljfranssen 73 go package 401 auto trans
11-30-2010 08:13 AM
ljfranssen i thought about that
11-28-2010 09:06 AM
matt167 Make an S/C Rambler type clone. it would draw lots of attn
11-28-2010 09:04 AM
tomslik
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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?
11-28-2010 08:44 AM
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.
11-27-2010 01:52 PM
tomslik 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)
11-27-2010 10:43 AM
ljfranssen 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.
11-26-2010 03:47 PM
matt167 an X could have a 304 V8, but it did not designate it.. the X itself was a trim and option package
11-26-2010 10:54 AM
sqzbox
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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!.
11-26-2010 10:47 AM
MARTINSR Here is a GREAT AMC forum for you. http://theamcforum.com

Brian
11-26-2010 09:44 AM
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.
11-26-2010 09:38 AM
ljfranssen 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.
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