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Old 02-10-2019, 07:51 AM
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No. Even the most expensive timing gear needs re-worked to make right. Every now and then the oil passage does line up with the oil feed hole in the cam but it is rare.

That's sad. I guess things have changed since I built my engine somewhere around 2004-2005. If I remember correctly, I used a rollmaster billet timing set and did not have to do anything to it. Been running great for around 15 years.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:22 AM
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Rik!
Again great work!
One Engine more from you in Europe! (By the way, my one is running like champ!)

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Old 02-14-2019, 11:22 AM
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Thank You Markus!
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:43 PM
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That's sad. I guess things have changed since I built my engine somewhere around 2004-2005. If I remember correctly, I used a rollmaster billet timing set and did not have to do anything to it. Been running great for around 15 years.


15 years is a long time in the after market world. Even the Rollmaster product has changed companies and has changed in design. Again, you have to check them all.
http://theamcforum.com/forum/rollmas...945_page1.html
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:49 PM
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I just have to mock up the York Compressor Kit and she is ready to crate!
I like the look of the cast aluminum powder coated intake and rocker arm covers. Has a serious look to it.

IMG_1317 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:45 PM
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:56 PM
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I just have to mock up the York Compressor Kit and she is ready to crate!
I like the look of the cast aluminum powder coated intake and rocker arm covers. Has a serious look to it.

IMG_1317 by Rick Jones, on Flickr

Very nice clean work. I always appreciate simplicity, even when it's quite complicated.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:53 AM
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Hi Rick,


Great job! I was already fascinated by your first "budget" build.



Now I am getting closer to my own build. I could get a core 360 with the right heads to use the 343 pistons.



Some questions I have, just to know what I need to order:


- Have you used new bolts on the rebuild or did you re-use the old ones?
- Same with the valve springs. New or used dones?
- what is the difference between the cam in this build compared to your preferred 268H? This one has better torque at lower RPM, but less HP at the high end?


I am not looking to build a race monster, I just want the engine to perform according to its possibilities.


Other parts I will be using as I have them on my engine:


-Edelbrock Performer intake
-Holley 4 barrel 600CFM
-IMPCO 300 Propane system

-Standard headers, but Smog "humps" are cleaned
-2,5" dual exhaust
-MSD 8523 Ignition


Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:31 AM
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- Have you used new bolts on the rebuild or did you re-use the old ones?
I use the old stock main bearing cap screws and head bolts after inspecting and cleaning. I replace all of the rest of the bolts with new grade 8 or stainless. - With the exception of the stud/bolt that the power steering pump bracket mounts to.



- Same with the valve springs. New or used dones?
Most of the time I replace the valve springs to match up with the cam. I might use the original ones on a stocker if they look good and check ok on a spring tester.


- what is the difference between the cam in this build compared to your preferred 268H? This one has better torque at lower RPM, but less HP at the high end?
Most of the time it is personal preference. According to the specifications the 268H is geared toward more mid range but I have found it to work well at the entire rpm range. In this build, the cam came as part of the kit so there was no other option. It is the same as the Edelbrock Performer cam. The Performer cam sounds like a stock cam with no lope at all. The 268H has a nice little lopedy lope at idle. The is my little cheat sheet for cams.

AMCcamList1 by Rick Jones, on Flickr

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Old 05-21-2019, 02:32 PM
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Do you have an approximate hp/TQ figure for this style build?
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:50 PM
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It is very similar to the first one in this Dyno Test thread. I would put it close to 300 hp and 370 #/ft of torque.
http://rebsamcandjeep.proboards.com/...no-time?page=1
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:36 PM
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Nice to have some kind words and nice to see the finished product!


Hi Rick,
Great Engine!
Since 2 weeks the AMC 360 is installed.
And every time I'm starting the engine I've a big smile in my face.
Thank you for building such a great engine. Attached some pictures.
Regards, Ron Schelling
IMG_20190606_081855 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
IMG_20190606_081720 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
IMG_20190607_192520 by Rick Jones, on Flickr

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Old 06-24-2019, 05:36 PM
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:59 AM
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GREAT build thread, thank you for posting

... I should send you my 360..
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:09 AM
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... I should send you my 360..
Yes. Yes you should. Please do. We all want to see it built...
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:07 AM
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Budget Build with 3220502-2 heads?

Hi Guys,


I have started to do this build myself...


For that I bought a core block and crank. All parts have now arrived, block and crank are back from the shop and I have started to tear down the engine in the jeep.



Now the first issue already: My heads are 3220502-2.


Copying all data for the compression rate calculator and changing the volume of the heads from 63 to 58, I get a comp ratio of 1:10,57


Not too worried about fuel, in Germany I get high octane and I am running on LPG anyway.


However, do I need to consider anything special? Is there any other difference besides the volume on the 322502-2 heads compared to the 63cc heads?


Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:01 AM
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The 502-2 heads are rated at 58cc so your compression ratio will be higher. Other than that, no real differences.
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