The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a
great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog
company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's
"Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something
a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a
small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had
never seen anything like it.
This in-depth documentary tells the true story of the Pacer. Unbeknownst
to many, the car persevered through manufacturing setbacks, government
regulations, and many other troubles. Featuring a ton of old car
advertisements and rare footage of AMC's factory, the film helps paint a
picture of the Pacer's world. Director Joe Ligo sits down with AMC stylist
Vincent Geraci, author Patrick Foster, and television personalities John
Davis and Pat Goss from PBS's MotorWeek.
Mark Donohue Javelin SST 1970 Stored in Trailer for over 20 years rescued unloaded forklifted
This is a video capturing the unloading of a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST
that was stored in a trailer for over 20 years. I was a little scared
filming this as I did not want to be posting a video of the destruction of
a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST, personally I would have cut the roof off
the trailer and taken the car out with a helicopter, not to worry though as
there were 2 guys inside the trailer ready to catch the car if it fell or
tipped over ...but alas, as risky as it was, a success!!!! 2 other cars
were stored in the trailer as well, a super low mile Gremlin and I think it
was a 1979 AMX, but this was the treasure we were digging for!!!!!! On the
spoiler you will notice "401", this was originally a 390 and if I remember
right it is a Big Bad Orange, Orange or Green, it was not a bad re-paint
but the inside of the door jam reveals the original color, a nice find!!!
The car is in fantastic condition! This was not accomplished on the first
attempt, a few mis-fires happened but it all was okay in the end!
1977 chevy small block 400 blown up
this is a 1977 chevy small block 400 that came out of a blazer chalet. this
was the original motor to the vehicle and threw a rod at 100,000 miles. the
motor has been replaced with a 350 HO vortec chevy which has been a great
improvement. will make a video of the 350 soon
American Muscle Car - S02E09 - AMC AMX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
On "My Car Story" we're in Genoa IL at Crusin into Genoa on 8-16-14.
We're looking at a 1973 American Motors AMC AMX Javelin 401
The car's Owner is Audrey Taylor Baenziger. She’s had the car since her
birth. Yep, her Dad had a AMC Dealership and this car has been in her
family since new.
377 SBC Dyno
400 sbc destroked to a 377 on the Dyno. SRP 9cc pistons, canfield
220cc heads, 12.45:1 compression, Keith Dorton intake, Holley 750sp carb,
Trick 114 fuel.
It will be going into a 1988 s10 for drag racing.
*NOTE*-It was discovered I was having valve float and the valves were not
sealing all the way. New springs and valve job, along with head porting and
a compression of 12.9:1 have followed. Dyno coming soon, expecting a
better gain in power.
My 87 s10 With 400 sbc destroked to a 377
Its a 4 bolt 400sbc destroked to a 377 with a 350 crank,timing gear setup,
6 inch Pauter X beam rods, Wiseco Pistons at .40 over, 462 camel hump
heads, double valve springs, solid lifter 540 lift comp cam, Edelbrock
performer intake, Holley 600 carb. Shorty headers, thrush mufflers. Th350
2500 stall, B&M shifter, 10 bolt rear with 4.56 gears.