- Color: Red
- Horsepower: 400
- Drivetrain: RWD
My wife Tina, bought this car in 1978, the year we were married for $165. It was hit in the rear and pretty rusty, but the top worked and the original 290 ran great. I put two junk yard quarters on it, painted it in the garage and had the interior redone. She drove it as a second daily driver for a couple of years. In 1995 we decided to do a better job, so the body work was redone to a higher standard and repainted in my friend's new clean garage. I found a set of 1967 Rogue bucket seats and AMC Eagle console and redid the interior with a new Mercedes black cloth top. We wanted to do the Hot Power Tour in 98, but wanted more power, so a 73 AMC 401 was found and rebuilt with 10-1 TRW forged pistons with the stock AMC forged crank and rods. Engine uses a Crower Cam and kit, Crower roller rockers, pocket ported heads and ported free-flow AMC manifolds. I couldn't resist a Offy intake at a swap meet. it's had a number of different carbs, Holley Street Demon carbs are on now and seem to run the cleanest. MSD billet dist with MSD-6 box. Trans is a GM 200R4 using a AdvanceAdapters adapter with a lock-up TQ and 3.55 gears 9" Ford. I built my own triangulated four link with Vari-shock coil overs and Ford Explorer disc. Front brakes are D52 GM calipers on steel billet homemade brackets. Car is a blast, fast, comfortable and a reliable driver. It's done the Florida Power Tour, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan, NC Goodguys, and more. Best $165 we ever spent! P.S. I guess because it's an AMC, they don't list the right engine, so I can't pick a lot of the parts I have below, like the MSD billet distributor.
Maybe EFI, but the two-fours look to cool.