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  1. AMC wagons

    Hot Rod Art
    Here's a combined post of two AMC wagons in 2-door versions. '66 AMC American '58 AMC Rambler "What if.." Thanks for looking! ;)
  2. Newbie, well almost...

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi ya'll, I will be purchasing my first Rambler as soon as the title come back, hopefully within a couple of weeks. 1965 Rambler American 440H twin stick. I almost bought a 64 Ambassador as my first car in high school, but opted for the 74 Nova instead, good times... Anywho.. am starting the...
  3. 1970 rambler engine change?

    Engine
    Hi I just brought a 1970 rebel rambler. It had no motor, I have been told I can put a 250 ford 6 in it. I was just wondering if I hAve to change anything to make it fit? I'm also curious. What diff do they run? Some ppl are saying ford is that true? I would really appreciate it if someone...
  4. 61 Rambler Classic Engine Swap

    Engine
    Hello, Just starting an engine swap in a 1961 Rambler Classic. I purchased a 1965 232 engine with an automatic. What I could use help on is guidance on securing the engine since the 232 is longer than the original 196 (cast iron). Here are my questions: Should I attempt to build an...
  5. 8 cylinder engines

    Hotrodding Basics
    Is there any 8 cylinder egines that doesn't waste a lot of fuel? I have a 65 rambler 440 and want to do a egine swap.
  6. Going faster

    Hotrodding Basics
    High everyone I have a 1965 rambler 440 with the egine a 6 cylinder 196c.i.,125 hp and 180 ft. Lbs. of torque and I'm wondering is there anything I can buy to make it go faster because I go 30 mph up a will maximum if you could help I would really appreciate it thanks.
  7. Howdy!!! Just got 59 rambler super cross country wagon

    Introduce Yourself
    Howdy everyone!:welcome: I stumbled across this forum as I was looking for more info on my 1959 Rambler 6 Super Cross Country Wagon hows that for a car title??? anyway I just traded a S&W 357 Magnum revolver for this car and it runs and drives!!! I have a lot of rotted floor to deal with...
  8. 63 American

    63 American

    This is a pic of my old Rambler American. Mild custom, warmed over 195.6 OHV engine, about 170 hp. Can't do much with the old long stroke six! I sold it in 98 to a fellow that drove it from Georgia to Oregon. He took this pic. The mirrors on the fenders came from Japan (I was stationed at Okinawa, J
  9. Wreck!

    Wreck!

    Heres a photo of the wrecked car. A 9x Nissan Exterra slammed into it at about 45 mph. ***** "didn't see it". 7:30 am, no other car for 1/4 mile, and it's bright freaking blue!! Not looking, obviously. Insurance paid off $9,000 after I complained to the state insurance commision. They firs
  10. The one before flames..

    The one before flames..

    This is the car I built in 1998. I put a 4.0L in first, then built a 4.6L a year later. Car was wrecked in summer of 2002 (next photo). This is the same car as the flamed one, same body type anyway, but everyone says flamed one is 100% better. Only outward difference is the flames and wheels. These
  11. Finished Rear View

    Finished Rear View

    Here's a rear view of the finished car. This car had no backup lights, just snap in covers in the bumper. I put a spare set of front turn signals in and wired them as rear turn signals. Front and rear bumpers are the same stamping, just different bolt hole locations (so they can't be easily swapped)
  12. Finished car

    Finished car

    The finished car. The flames really set it off! The Weld Draglite wheels were a necessity -- the only ones I could get with enough offset for the Jag axle -- 5" offset on 7" wheels. Didn't have to narrow the Jag, and the wheel pattern is both 5x4.5 and 5x4.75 on the wheels. AMC uses 5x4.5,
  13. Engine

    Engine

    This is the 4.6L in-line six. This photo is from my previous car, new car has same engine but compartment is correctly (for AMCs) painted body color, not black. Basically it is a 1989 Jeep 4.0L with a 1974 258 (4.2L) crankshaft and rods. The 4.0 has a larger bore than a 258, the 258 a longer stroke
  14. Jag axle in car

    Jag axle in car

    Here's the axle in the car. Man does it look (and ride and handle) good!! Just like it belongs. I had to raise the tranny mount to get the driveshaft angle right.
  15. Jag axle ready to install

    Jag axle ready to install

    Did I mention the Jaguar rear axle? It came from an 86 XJ6. Got the core for $100, needed new bearing in the outer housing on one side, so replaced bearings in both sides. Also replaced all seals, brake rotors, and one caliper (other received a kit). Then I had to replace the gears -- standard was 2
  16. What I started with..

    What I started with..

    This is the car as it was when I first got it. Pretty solid, just a "little" surface rust and a couple small places in the underhood area that all AMCs suffer from. The tailgate had enough leaves and crap in it from a rotted rear window seal that the bottom of it was rusted out, but the do
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