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Old 06-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #11
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Yup, I just checked, it'* a 258. Has decent power, but goes through gas like you wouldn't believe.
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Nice shape, even here in Okla, they rusted terribly around the wheels. Havent seen one like that since I was a kid.
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Yeah, last time I saw one was when I hit one with my S10 back in 94. Man, I could have had that Ranger too if it wasn't for that darn Eagle in the way...
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The straight-six'* were never known to be fuel efficient, even with the Carter 1-barrel carb. They aren't all that as far as horsepower goes either. I think they put out 140 hp if memory serves. But they put out GOBS of torque, which is why those motors are more at home in the Jeeps than under the hood of AMC cars.

I have seen kits that will refit the 232-258 engines to fuel injection, and it does alot for them, including better fuel mileage.
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Hmm...if it was mine i would look into that. The torque you can definitely. Wouldn't mind keeping it and using it to tow a small boat now that I am getting tint fishing.
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I've never seen one and if I have I don't remember... You'd never believe that car is in that good of shape if there weren't pics to go with the words. Amazed.
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Oh wow...I havent seen one of those since I was probably 5 years old lol. Looks to be in awesome shape though!
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I've never seen one and if I have I don't remember... You'd never believe that car is in that good of shape if there weren't pics to go with the words. Amazed.
Based on what I saw of the meet pics, I would have to say we are roughly the same age. That said, most of our generation have absolutely NO idea what AMC was, let alone what the letters stood for. I know the all too well because my dad brought me up on them. He owned 2 Concords, both 1980 models. One was a 4-door, the other a 2-door DL that was nicely optioned. In fact, that was the car I first learned to drive on. The 4-door I think got wrecked, the 2-door lost it'* trans. So then he buys a '79 Concord wagon, which I drove until I totaled it.

Nowadays, the only place you will find them is in the junkyard. Sad really. AMC never really got the break it needed to succeed (though it was very stupid on their part teaming up with Renault).
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I tell you, it drives like a boat and rides like a truck, but I kinda really like it.
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AMC made some durable cars. I cna't recall every having a problem with any of my Javelins or AMX'*. They all went over 120K without ever needing a rebuild and if you were easy on it, the tranny held very up well too.

IMO, AMC lost out because of poor styling choices... but wow did they make some ugly cars! Renault was just a last ditch effort to revive the dead horse.
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