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  • #31
    Yea that cam makes a nice stockish but healthy sound. I can take you off of the list now!

    Updates:
    56. CD418Stroker: For a Hornet Hatch race car to run on E85. The hope is to be in the 9's. Assembling now.
    Cam degreed, all pistons installed. Found a incorrect valve keeper in his multi-thousand dollar heads that could have resulted in disaster.
    97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop. I am in no rush
    98. VL390: 1970 Javelin street car. Assembling nowl
    103. TE401: 401 with Eddy heads for a Spirit. At the Machine Shop
    104. Rozwell343: Cam bearing issue rebuild.
    105. xranger360: Another tired Wagoneer rebuild TH400. Assembling nowl
    106. PaulA360: Jeep Pickup 6 cyl replacement TH400. Need to prep a block
    107. Comando360: For Javtwotone. Need to prep his block
    108. NEJoe360; For his '70 AMX. Need to disassemble.
    109. Mld911304: A hot 304 for a CJ5. Ready to Assemble
    110. SteveC343: Rebuild for a Buddy's 69 AMX. Last one for this year.
    Last edited by SC/397; 02-15-2021, 03:41 PM.
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    • #32
      I found it again in the back of my shop a couple years ago. LOL!
      She is rough as a cob and borderline restorable at this point. It had a merciless 156,000 miles on it when I parked it in 1980something.

      I pulled her out of my shop with my Mighty Mite so that I could add on.
      IMG950167 by Rick Jones, on Flick
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      • #33
        so is that the red car in the graduation photo ?

        I was hoping you still had the car,....

        dave in NC
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        1982 J-10 Fleetside
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        2004 RUBICON jeep
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        • #34
          I dont know man... sounds like a pretty great retirement project. Closes the loop!
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          • #35
            Same car.
            Blizzard of '78.
            IMG_0130 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
            1980 one of the last years that I drove it.
            IMG_0133 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
            Now
            IMG950168 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
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            • #36
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SC/397
              ...She is rough as a cob and borderline restorable at this point. It had a merciless 156,000 miles on it when I parked it in 1980something...

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SC/397
              Now
              IMG950168 by Rick Jones, on Flickr


              Your description does not match your picture!!! I see a well used but VERY restorable AMX!!

              Where did the side pipes and Cragars go?
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              • #37
                The AMX is a 1969 290 4 speed car with the "Light Group" being the only option. They made 619 AMX's with the 290, 4spd in 1969.
                Side pipes were scrapped and the tires and wheels went on my Brother's '67 Rebel. He eventually sold the Rebel.


                This one is actually more rare. It is a 1968 343 4spd AMX. They only made 415 of these.

                My1968AMX by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                Unfortunatly, it got hit in the front. It is on the list to fix as well..
                464 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                Last edited by SC/397; 02-11-2021, 09:02 AM.
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                • #38
                  the 68 AMX rims are really nice
                  those colors
                  the black silver etc etc
                  real nice looking car.

                  and as you said,....ULTRA RARE.

                  dave in NC
                  SOLSAKS - dave
                  1976 J-10 HONCHO Fleetside
                  1982 J-10 Fleetside
                  1988 grand wagoneer
                  2004 RUBICON jeep
                  Benson, NC

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                  • #39
                    105. xranger360: Another tired Wagoneer rebuild TH400. Ready for lifters, push rods, rocker arms, and intake.
                    98. VL390: 1970 Javelin street car. Waiting for Roller Rocker Arms.
                    That engine color never gets old for me.
                    IMG_4394 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
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                    • #40
                      You have got to do the red AMX. I f you don't I will drive up there myself and disassemble it, so you'll HAVE to put it back together.

                      Keep on truckin' Rick!

                      be well

                      Fleet Fox

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                      • #41
                        IMG_4415 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                        106. PaulA360: Jeep Pickup 6 cyl replacement TH400. Done!
                        98. VL390: 1970 Javelin street car. Done!
                        56. CD418Stroker: Done! Lots of nice parts in this one..
                        IMG_4424 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                        97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop. I am in no rush
                        103. TE401: 401 with Eddy heads for a Spirit. Ready to assemble
                        104. Rozwell343: Cam bearing issue rebuild.
                        105. xranger360: On Hold
                        107. Comando360: For Javtwotone. Need to prep his block
                        108. NEJoe360; For his '70 AMX. Need to disassemble.
                        109. Mld911304: A hot 304 for a CJ5. Ready for EFI intake
                        110. SteveC343: Rebuild for a Buddy's 69 AMX. Last one for this year.
                        Last edited by SC/397; 04-25-2021, 08:24 AM.
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                        • #42
                          that is a site to behold

                          even if you don't like vehicles

                          that is impressive.

                          dave in nc
                          SOLSAKS - dave
                          1976 J-10 HONCHO Fleetside
                          1982 J-10 Fleetside
                          1988 grand wagoneer
                          2004 RUBICON jeep
                          Benson, NC

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                          • #43
                            Here is the latest version of my waste oil burner. I had made a wood stove conversion that worked OK but I couldn't trust it. If I could sit there and watch it and adjust the oil flow and air flow every 10 min or so it was fine. It was either an inferno or the fire would go out. If the fire went out, the pot filled with oil and then I had to bail it out. It would get so hot that it warped the inside of the stove. The stove had seen better days anyway so now it is scrap metal.
                            Enter the Siegler.. I bought this one of of CL a few years ago. It is exactly like the one that my Grandpa had. I cleaned out the carburetor, re-plumbed it with a secondary filter, and put a new blower in it. The plan is to start it on Kerosene and once it is going switch it to my waste oil blend. The first batch was a 50/50 mix of used 10w40 brake-in oil and #2 fuel oil. I know the key to burning this stuff is to get all of the particles out that I can. The carburetor jet is small it it won't take much to plug it. I poured the mixture through a paint strainer before I put it in my tank.

                            IMG_4422 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                            IMG_4453 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                            Wide open on Kerosene>
                            IMG_4458 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                            Wide open on waste oil/fuel oil blend>
                            IMG_4460 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
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                            • #44
                              Road trip last week wend to dyno a engine and pick up the 2nd convertible parts car.
                              56. CD418Stroker: Full ported Indy Heads, 12.8:1, E85, 267/275 @.050, 108LSA, ,704" lift solid roller cam, Torker intake, 950 carb, Jim Landis Headers.

                              It actually made 10 more HP with a "Vac Pump" on it. LOL!

                              The Video
                              IMG_1989.MOV by Rick Jones, on Flickr


                              The Parts car. They made a total of 921 Rambler American Convertibles in 1967. I have 3 to restore one out of.

                              IMG_4501 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                              Last edited by SC/397; 04-05-2021, 07:53 AM.
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                              • #45
                                The way that dyno chart is charted makes that engine look peaky but it's got >500hp and >575ft/# at 4500RPM. Wow! That would be sooo fun to drive!

                                I notice the oil filter faces the front of the car. How is that? Do you know what car this engine is going in?

                                I have to be honest, I always get super stoked to see updates here but each time you post an update, I know your retirement is rolling closer and I am a little sad, too.
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