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  • #61
    Thanks but yes, the paint is hiding a lot of body work that was done in the 1980's. it still presents itself pretty well though. The key thing for me is that it is all there and unmolested.
    AMX360 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
    The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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    • #62
      Well it has been a while since I last posted up on this thread so I figured I would give a status report on the engine builds for the year.
      Updates:
      56. CD418Stroker: Done!
      97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop.
      98. VL390: Done!
      103. TE401: Done!
      104. Rozwell343: Done!
      Did a complete thread on this build for the masses. Interesting comments and questions.
      https://theamcforum.com/forum/basic-...pic111045.html
      105. xranger360: Done!
      106. PaulA360: Done!
      107. Comando360: For Javtwotone. Done!
      108. Marlin327Kit: Going to Germany. Still rounding up parts
      109. Mld911304: Done!
      110. AMX401: Need to prep the block.
      111. Alex401: Jeep Wagoneer slated for EFI
      112. Repsolroger390: '69 390 Eddy Heads. Ready to assemble
      113. Bricklin360: Basic Rebuild
      114. NEJoe360: Basic Rebuild
      115. Steve383. 360 Stroker for a Javelin
      I have turned down 10 rebuilds during 2021.
      The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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      • #63
        Retirement is coming! I am excited for you AND excited to see the stuff you work on during those days when you are retired!
        79 Cherokee Chief (SOLD, goodbye old buddy) https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/frown.png
        (Cherokee Build Thread)
        11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
        09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...tom/drivin.gif
        00 Baby Cherokee https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...es/redface.png

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        • #64
          Dude, I retired in 2018 from Monroe.
          Now I am trying to at least semi-retire from engine building.
          The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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          • #65
            Originally posted by SC/397
            Dude, I retired in 2018 from Monroe.
            Now I am trying to at least semi-retire from engine building.
            I think you retiring from engine building would be a great loss to the world.
            '72 J4500

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Crankyolman
              I think you retiring from engine building would be a great loss to the world.
              LOL! I highly doubt it. Regardless, the list is never ending so I will probably do it as long as I can as long as I can still play with some of my own toys along the way. Right now I have hired my 34 year old Nephew to help me out with... everything. I still have a unfinished 44x48 building that I need to finish.
              Last edited by SC/397; 03-09-2022, 05:58 PM.
              The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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              • #67
                Updates:
                97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop.
                108. Marlin327Kit: Going to Germany. Still rounding up parts
                110. AMX401: At the Machine shop.
                111. Alex401: Jeep Wagoneer slated for EFI
                112. Repsolroger390: '69 390 Eddy Heads. Ready to assemble
                113. Bricklin360: Done!
                114. NEJoe360: Basic Rebuild. Ready to assemble
                115. Steve383. 360 Stroker for a Javelin
                116. Javetwotone304: Budget refresh for a buddy.
                Making progress on the addition however, it is a disaster area in the mean time. This picture was taken in January. I had to cram everything together because I was still finishing the old part. Anyway... we now have the old part finished, the addition all wired, walls insulated and have the far wall in drywall. I am still trying to work on the Breedlove car and build engines but I have vowed to myself that I won't work on any of my vehicles until the shop is done. Oh and don't even get me started on the cost of materials now.
                IMG_5704 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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                • #68
                  UPDATES:
                  97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop
                  108. Marlin327Kit: Going to Germany. Still rounding up parts. Need Main Bearings.
                  110. Blue68AMX401: Ready to assemble
                  111. Cord360. 360 for a Concord.
                  112. Repsolroger390: '69 390. Ready to assemble
                  113. Bricklin360: Basic 268H rebuild. Done!
                  114. NEJoe360: Basic Rebuild. Assembling now.
                  115. Rebel401:

                  Meanwhile, I had a couple of buddys rebuild a dual quad Offy in to a 3 Deuce set up for a future Hudson Essex Hot Rod with a 401.
                  IMG_5870 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                  Offy3x2 2 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                  Offy3x2 1 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                  Offy3x2 3 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                  Last edited by SC/397; 04-05-2022, 06:05 AM.
                  The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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                  • #69
                    I love the look of 3 deuces
                    I was watching some guy on youtube casting custom intakes the other day and wondering if I could cast a 3 deuce for an AMC


                    I actually have a vintage Offenhouser 3 deuce that my dad had on a 55 Chevy back in the early 60's. He had installed a new engine with the intake then got in such a hurry to take it on a date with my mom that he forgot to put water in it, overheated it and ruined the engine. He had the engine apart when the car got towed. In the early 80's my brother sold the intake to someone but a few years later that family was having an auction and lo and behold there was my dad's intake, which I bought back for $15.



                    If I had anything with an SBC it would certainly have 3 deuces
                    '72 J4500

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                    • #70
                      UPDATES:
                      97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop
                      108. Marlin327Kit: Going to Germany. Need Main Bearings.
                      110. Blue68AMX401: Done!
                      111. Cord360. 360 for a Concord: Done!
                      112. Repsolroger390 Hydraulic Roller Cam: '69 390. Done!
                      Here is the build details: https://theamcforum.com/forum/amc390...pic114993.html
                      113. Bricklin360: Basic 268H rebuild. Done!
                      114. NEJoe360: Basic Rebuild. Done!
                      115. Rebel401. Assembling now..
                      117. MB390. Stock rebuild: Due at the AMC races 2023
                      118. PureStockish360. for my SC/360. Rods ordered.
                      119. SonicSilver360. Fixing a mess...
                      120. Jims343. Ambo 4 speed car using oil - Next year project.
                      Breedlove AMX: Done!

                      Light at the end of the tunnel... I want to get my 1971 Hornet SC360 done by next summer. They only made 784 of these total. The hope is to run it in the Pure Stock Drags for fun.
                      This is what it looks like right now.
                      IMG_5784 by Rick Jones, on Flickr

                      I am actually in the process of buying a second Hornet SC360. This is one of 19 made with a 360 2bbl and 3 speed stick shift on the floor. It is an ugly duckling right now but I have big plans for it. This one will have a color change and sport my 397 stroker in front of a 5 speed stick. Fun Fun!
                      sch2 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                      The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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                      • #71
                        nice hornets !!!
                        SOLSAKS - dave
                        1976 J-10 HONCHO Fleetside
                        1982 J-10 Fleetside
                        1988 grand wagoneer
                        2004 RUBICON jeep
                        Benson, NC

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                        • #72
                          Hey

                          Hey Rick ever thought of doing a video of a basic rebuild it would get so many views it would pay off eventually. Also my J10 sounds so good its the coolest truck in town. Thanks and enjoy the retirement

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by SC/397
                            ...It is an ugly duckling right now but I have big plans for it. ...
                            I kinda like it like that (other than the windsheild covering ). Looks very survivor.
                            79 Cherokee Chief (SOLD, goodbye old buddy) https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/frown.png
                            (Cherokee Build Thread)
                            11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
                            09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...tom/drivin.gif
                            00 Baby Cherokee https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...es/redface.png

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by DBX11
                              Hey Rick ever thought of doing a video of a basic rebuild it would get so many views it would pay off eventually. Also my J10 sounds so good its the coolest truck in town. Thanks and enjoy the retirement
                              You have seen me - not photogenic at all.. LOL!
                              I did post up a basic rebuild over here.
                              https://theamcforum.com/forum/basic-...pic111045.html
                              A guy could copy all of this and make it into a book but there are a few AMC engine books out there already.
                              The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by rang-a-stang
                                I kinda like it like that (other than the windsheild covering ). Looks very survivor.
                                Pulled the "mid-engine" out of the front seat. I see how the dent in the side got there now.
                                IMG_6136 by Rick Jones, on Flickr

                                Well no one said that I couldn't polish a turd.
                                IMG_6151 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                                Here is a little video of it.
                                IMG_6150 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
                                I actually have the engine half put together. Another experiment of course. A bored and stroked 360 out to 397 cubes including slightly used NASCAR connecting rods.
                                Last edited by SC/397; 12-09-2022, 11:50 AM.
                                The Squeaky Wheel gets replaced in my world

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