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Thanks! The cars in the pictures are actually AMX's - a 2 seater sports car. They made 19,000 of them in 3 years. They made a lot more Javelins. Here is a picture of the one that I build for my Daughter but of course I drive it more than she does. It is a drive anywhere car with a 304 and a AW4 transmission. Her Javelin actually has a AMX grille in it.


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nice photos Rick.
thanx for sharing.

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102. Fury5 360: It runs! Now I have to re-torque head bolts, change oil, and install his pretty pair of rocker arm covers.

Here are a couple of videos.


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25 plus psi of oil pressure at 1000 rpm and 170 degrees of coolant temp. What oil is that? Baldwin B8 oil filter?
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:22 AM
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Now that is how I like one to idle,...

thanx for walking out each time and letting us hear the exhaust notes...

I kick myself each time I see and hear one of your engines,....

and call myself an,....."idiot"

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25 plus psi of oil pressure at 1000 rpm and 170 degrees of coolant temp. What oil is that? Baldwin B8 oil filter?


15w40 Rotella with Lucas Zinc additive. This one is a '91 with the metric oil filter and I didn't have one so I had to use a NAPA brand for start up. Now have a Baldwin to put on it for the first oil change.

1966-1989 on the left, 1990-1991 on the right
IMG_3919 by Rick Jones, on Flickr


And by the way... If you don't know any better, the early filter will thread right on to the metric thread and and will be snug until you crank the engine up to about 2500 rpm to break the cam in. Then, it the filter will blow off like a shot gun and spew about a gallon of oil all over your shop before you realize it and can shut the engine off. Ask me how I know..

The moral of the story is, don't trust a retired AMC Engineer or his "new" parts when rebuilding his engine..
I was actually building a engine for this fellow (Al Larry). For some reason I assumed that he would have the correct parts. LOL!
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:05 AM
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dang,...

good story on the filter !!!

I want to buy some Baldwin filters

for my 88 wag-360. and the 76 j10-360

even tho filters are in photos

please post up Baldwin part numbers for early and late 360

so I wil not make a mistake.

thanx rick,...dave

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B9 is the full quart size for the V8 that fits the full size Jeeps and AMC cars 1966-1989
B39 is the shorter one that fits all V8 Jeeps and small AMC cars 1966-1989.
B141 fits the V8 with the metric thread 1990-1991
They all have the anti-drain back feature in them.
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big thank you.
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Been away for a few days and just seeing these videos now. SA-WEET!! Love the sound of that idle. Many thanks, Rick!
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Yea that cam makes a nice stockish but healthy sound. I can take you off of the list now!

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56. CD418Stroker: For a Hornet Hatch race car to run on E85. The hope is to be in the 9's. Assembling now.
Cam degreed, all pistons installed. Found a incorrect valve keeper in his multi-thousand dollar heads that could have resulted in disaster.
97. SC397: 360 bored and stroked to 397. At the Machine Shop. I am in no rush
98. VL390: 1970 Javelin street car. Assembling nowl
103. TE401: 401 with Eddy heads for a Spirit. At the Machine Shop
104. Rozwell343: Cam bearing issue rebuild.
105. xranger360: Another tired Wagoneer rebuild TH400. Assembling nowl
106. PaulA360: Jeep Pickup 6 cyl replacement TH400. Need to prep a block
107. Comando360: For Javtwotone. Need to prep his block
108. NEJoe360; For his '70 AMX. Need to disassemble.
109. Mld911304: A hot 304 for a CJ5. Ready to Assemble
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I found it again in the back of my shop a couple years ago. LOL!
She is rough as a cob and borderline restorable at this point. It had a merciless 156,000 miles on it when I parked it in 1980something.

I pulled her out of my shop with my Mighty Mite so that I could add on.
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so is that the red car in the graduation photo ?

I was hoping you still had the car,....

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I dont know man... sounds like a pretty great retirement project. Closes the loop!
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Same car.
Blizzard of '78.
IMG_0130 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
1980 one of the last years that I drove it.
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...She is rough as a cob and borderline restorable at this point. It had a merciless 156,000 miles on it when I parked it in 1980something...

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Your description does not match your picture!!! I see a well used but VERY restorable AMX!!

Where did the side pipes and Cragars go?
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The AMX is a 1969 290 4 speed car with the "Light Group" being the only option. They made 619 AMX's with the 290, 4spd in 1969.
Side pipes were scrapped and the tires and wheels went on my Brother's '67 Rebel. He eventually sold the Rebel.


This one is actually more rare. It is a 1968 343 4spd AMX. They only made 415 of these.

My1968AMX by Rick Jones, on Flickr
Unfortunatly, it got hit in the front. It is on the list to fix as well..
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the 68 AMX rims are really nice
those colors
the black silver etc etc
real nice looking car.

and as you said,....ULTRA RARE.

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105. xranger360: Another tired Wagoneer rebuild TH400. Ready for lifters, push rods, rocker arms, and intake.
98. VL390: 1970 Javelin street car. Waiting for Roller Rocker Arms.
That engine color never gets old for me.
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You have got to do the red AMX. I f you don't I will drive up there myself and disassemble it, so you'll HAVE to put it back together.

Keep on truckin' Rick!

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