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As If I Needed Another Project.... 68 Amx Pro Touring/track Car

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Norcal69, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2022
    bigjohn

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    That is some pretty trick stuff there fella. Very cool dude, look forward to seeing how that works out.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2022
    Norcal69

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    Next up..... Serpentine accessory drive system.
    With this setup we get some automatic upgrades
    Alternator to a 140 amp
    Power steering pump is upgraded to a GM type 2 with remote reservoir
    Sanden 7B10 AC compressor for the eventual AC install

    I felt that the satin black anodized system was the cleanest looking...... But the old man wants shiny so we went with clear ceramic coated polished aluminum for long lasting shine.


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  3. Jan 15, 2022
    bigjohn

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    I agree with the ole man. I like shiny things. Hopefully this isn’t cvs stuff though.
     
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  4. Jan 15, 2022
    Norcal69

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    CVS stuff?
     
  5. Jan 15, 2022
    bigjohn

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    Dang daddy sodas, meant CVF. That’s what we used on the Falcon and damn little of that kit actually worked…
     
  6. Jan 15, 2022
    Norcal69

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    Hopefully it works….. I bought their recommended water pump. Apparently everything indexes off of that. The alternator, power steering pump, ac compressor all come with the kit. Everything mounts to the flat plate. It better work or I’m gonna send it back!!
     
  7. Jan 15, 2022
    bigjohn

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    Ya we probably should have. We just did the pulley and bracket kit, not the serpentine. But the alternator pulley didn’t fit either the stocker or the 10si alternator I put on the f100. The alternator spacer was off, and the power steering setup wasn’t for a stock setup but rather the Canned ham gm style pump.:banghead:
     
  8. Jan 15, 2022
    bigjohn

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    The March serpentine set up the in-laws put on their Torino 429 is an absolute work of art. I really like their stuff.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2022
    Norcal69

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    That sounds like a nightmare!
    Unfortunately for AMC engines the CVF kit is the only offering.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2022
    Norcal69

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    One Piece axles are on the way to eliminate the troublesome 2 piece AMC shafts.

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  11. Jan 19, 2022
    Norcal69

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    Just pulled the trigger on the front suspension.
    Control Freak complete front clip. Power rack and pinion, Viking coilovers, Wilwood Pro spindles and provisions for Wilwood brakes.
    This is going to be good. :D

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  12. Jan 20, 2022
    Norcal69

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    Today we ironed out the rear suspension. We went with the Control Freak rear Parallel 4 bar with coilovers and panhard bar. This car is going to be on rails!

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    To stop this thing we have made a decision on the brakes as well. 13" rotors up front with 6 piston calipers, 12" rotors out back with 4 piston calipers and integrated parking brake. Wilwood
    master cylinder and proportioning valve to smooth it all out. We are looking at 17" wheels now....


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  13. Jan 20, 2022
    bigjohn

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    Dude this thing is going to be trick!!!
     
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  14. Jan 21, 2022
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    This one sub-assembly is higher tech and more complex than an entire CJ-5!
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2022
    Norcal69

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    I think we have made a decision on wheels and tire size!
    Front 17x8 with 245/45/17
    Rear 17x9.5 with 285/40/17
    Should be lots of grip!
    Wheels will be vintage style 60's Trans am racing replicas.

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  16. Feb 1, 2022
    bigjohn

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    Kyle did you watch the new episode of hot rod garage on motor trend? They just installed a bunch of this stuff on their AMX. Looked like very Impressive products!
     
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  17. Feb 2, 2022
    Norcal69

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    I'll have to find it!
     
  18. Feb 2, 2022
    Norcal69

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    There's a whole lotta parts finally showing up!

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  19. Feb 2, 2022
    bigjohn

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    Looks like about party time dude!
     
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  20. Feb 2, 2022
    Norcal69

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    Transmission project starts Monday! :D
     
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