Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Rambler American engine conversion #2
View Single Post
  #88 (permalink)  
Old 05-31-2009, 06:25 AM
farna's Avatar
farna farna is offline
Last wiki edit: AMC V-8s Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Age: 55
Posts: 1,716
Wiki Edits: 14

Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Yep, you're gonna have to start another thread for that one! 65 was the first year a 232 could be ordered, but most still had a 196.

Interesting tid-bit on the 65 American: you couldn't order the 232 with air conditioning. If the dealer tried to order both (seems like a natural!) AC won and the engine was bumped down to a 196/2V. There wasn't enough room under the hood lengthwise to fit the AC condensor and the much longer (than the 196) engine. To fit the 232 in the radiator had top be moved forward 1.5"-2.0" and a special short shaft water pump made.

If it had a 232 one of those little blowers or a turbo would be nice under the hood, but you already mentioned this one was gonna be something special, so I bet it's a V-8. But I can wait for another time and thread!
Reply With Quote