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Im starting an AMC Rambler SCRambler tribute car. Build thread. by hercimer01
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I bought a 1966 AMC Rambler Rogue. It's rough and rusted out beyond repair in the floor and frame rails. Plus no title.
I plan to take the 66 Rogue and put all the parts from it on the 69 Rambler which is also a Rogue. Rogues are 2 door hard tops with no B pillar just like the 69 SCRambler. A 2 door Sedan has a B pillar between the front and rear side windows.











So I bought a donor body for sheet metal.



After much grief trying to figure the title problem out I just went ahead and bought an Arizona body with a title. Definetly overpaid but worth it.









Then I picked up a T56 with a 97 Z28 rear end with all the goodies at the Las Vegas Fiero Club from Rich.



I struck gold with a honey hole here in Rockford IL. for parts. I scored some doors and whole ton of other parts.



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Project Genisis Lo Budget 3800SC swap SOLD
12.840@104.8 MPH Intense-Racing 1.9 rockers, 3" exhaust, 3.4 pulley, ZZP tune and 18 year old tires.

88 Coupe under construction SOLD

88 formula 3.4L 4t60 swap SOLD

88GT resurrection in progress.

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Some engine pics. My fresh 383 stroker 4 bolt main.







I picked an engine color finally. AMC Lancelot Turquoise. It's an OEM engine color.



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This is the PPG formula. Its acrylic enamel. It sprays really well with Preval sprayer with a little reducer.
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Got some cutting to do.

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Had to move the frame rails for the 11" tires.




Making my own pockets for Calvert springs and Caltracs. Had to move the springs in too.














1/4" X 3" reinforcement.










Boxing the frame rails.

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Regarding the engine: The textured black on the intake and accessories really sets it off. If the rest of the car looks as good as the engine, it's going to be fantastic!
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I agree that the engine looks great. My good friend was an AMC enthusiast....Built up a 1971 Javelin using Mark Donohue's "The Unfair Advantage" book about Trans Am racing....Built up an AMC (401) V8 with slightly milder cam but it could rev to over 7000 and produced approx' 500 hp. Set up the suspension really well also. He was driving up into the Sierra foothills with a Ferrari Testarossa trying to keep up....Another time he came off the Bay Bridge following a 911 Turbo and then passed him on a curve doing over 100- the Porsche could not catch him.

At one point he had his main Javelin, another similar one, a '69 AMX and a Gremlin....We started referring to his house as "Brian's used Rambler emporium"

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I called Calvert racing today, They said the spring pockets need to be 3" wide for Caltracs. I guessed correctly.
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Regarding the engine: The textured black on the intake and accessories really sets it off. If the rest of the car looks as good as the engine, it's going to be fantastic!


 
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I agree that the engine looks great. My good friend was an AMC enthusiast....Built up a 1971 Javelin using Mark Donohue's "The Unfair Advantage" book about Trans Am racing....Built up an AMC (401) V8 with slightly milder cam but it could rev to over 7000 and produced approx' 500 hp. Set up the suspension really well also. He was driving up into the Sierra foothills with a Ferrari Testarossa trying to keep up....Another time he came off the Bay Bridge following a 911 Turbo and then passed him on a curve doing over 100- the Porsche could not catch him.

At one point he had his main Javelin, another similar one, a '69 AMX and a Gremlin....We started referring to his house as "Brian's used Rambler emporium"





Thanks guys.
I plan to keep in line with the original 66 Rogue.
I want to use House of Kolor Tangelo for a base coat with heavy HOK Root Beer over it and a Pearl White roof.
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Got some more work done on the frame rails tonight.




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Starting to weld them back in.



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I got mt axles friday.



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Driver side ready to weld.










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It's starting to come together.




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Got the front spring hanger boxes bolted in and gas tank in. Next is cutting the rear end down to size.








I had to move the gas tanks to center it.
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I still have mental block trying to envision the difference in setup for a stock width 78 Bronco axle 65.25" (the dark tall ones 31.75" each) and the new ones cut for a 50" wide centered pinion axle. The new ones are LH 22.312" and RH 26.562" from 31 spline Dutchman axles.
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The rear end.























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Starting on the tubs.






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He's a little update. Got the minitubs done.






















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Getting the motor and trans in.














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Evidently the 8 quart oil pan won't fit.


Had to go back to OEM. Not as easy as it looks! The pickup tub had to be changed too. This is also when I found the 400 crank hit the pan where the block was clearanced. Ugh.


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Now that there is something for everything to sit on I figured I would put the motor and tranny together and in. It rained so it was perfect for cleaning up the trans in the driveway with Purple Power during the rain.












So the guide pin for the throw out bearing was hitting the fingers on the pressure plate. The instructions say "may need to be cut to fit" I hope this clutch performs better than the customer service. They sent it to me drop shipped from Korea with the pressure plate unpainted. As much as I paid for this thing I expected it to be as advertised. After much ado, they finally agreed to paint it like it is seen as advertised on their website.










I have a friend who is a professional welder. He said he would weld the motor mounts for me.

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What brand clutch is it?
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I love classic cars.
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What brand clutch is it?


RAM HD Push conversion
https://ramclutches.com/product/90-0850N/
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I'm going to make the front top radiator support removable so I can get the engine in and out easier.
I had to replace the battery side wall first. The PO hacked it out just to sell it. A few choice words.
I'm also working on mounting the radiator.








The engine is also going together.

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Looks great, keep up the good work, love AMC's.
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