My 1978 Pacer (black one) with a built AMC 401 and 5-speed manual transmission versus a 1976 Pacer with a Mopar 440 with a 3-speed auto at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, TN on June, 12 2009 as part of the 2009 Hot Rod Power Tour. My dad was driving in this run, and unfortunately could not get the rear tires to hook up. The Red White and Blue Pacer hooked up, and thus the result. Winner: Red White and Blue Pacer with a firstname.lastname@example.org followed by our car with a email@example.com. Well work on the car, find a way to get her to hook up, and well be back again. 13s shouldnt be a problem and itll give us something to aspire to. Also, please excuse the sub-fanatics level of camera work...this was me behind the camera as Dan did not come with me on the Power Tour.
455 Pontiac-Powered AMC Pacer Wheelie
Please visit www.Mopacer.com to see my Purple Pacer X that is in Hot Rod
Magazine, http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/index.html . My Dad built
this Drag Pacer back in 1987. It ran a footbraked best of 10.85 @ 125
w/1.44 60 ft. The new owner painted it black and lives in Kenosha. New
video of this run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ3PUqFM8c8
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.
Javelin Turbo 400 Install and an AMC 401 Update
The GM turbo Hydra-Matic 400
transmission has been installed in the 1968 Javelin. The modifications
needed for this are looked at. Depending on which th400 case you have your
trans may sit at a 4 degree angle as this one does. The tear down and
inspection of the AMC 401 is also briefly looked at.
PRO STREET AMC EAGLE SX4 * INSANE WHEELIE * HOLY SH*T WHEELSTANDER * 9.78@137MPH * "FREAKINEAGLE"
Awesome wheelstand at Richmond Dragway. '81 AMC Eagle SX-4. Stock bore 454
with tunnel ram with 2-4's. This weekend it ran 6.16 @ 112 in 1/8th and
9.78 @ 137 in 1/4!! All motor! No juice, blower,or turbo charger, just Big Block Chevy power. The
next run the FreakinEagle stood straight up on the back bumper and almost
flipped backwards. Our day was done. What a show. The Dragway told us not
to come back until we had whleeie Bars! Ha, Ha.! Most people think it is a
Pinto on steroids. The short time (60' time) is less than 1.39. Not too
shabby for a stock leaf spring with SSM slapper bars and a stock Nova
12-bolt rear with 4.10 gears! Hard to beat that "bullet proof" Genuine GM
LS-7 Big Block Power! Basically a stock GM LS-7 BBC Engine with cam and
2-4's. "NUFF SAID"! HOTROD. No, that is not a photo shopped picture. People
just do not care for AMC Cars. Go figure. I guess it is because it has an
awesome GM motor in it. Well how many AMC's do you see drive into the
Dragstrip and run a 9,78 @ 137
mph???????????????????????????????????????????? Well By God this one did
and it is still sitting in my driveway.
1978 AMX Sport Compact Car
The AMC Concord is a compact and economical car by 1970s US standards,
produced by the American Motors Corporation for the 1978 through 1983 model
years. The Concord replaced the AMC Hornet and to some extent the mid-size
AMC Matador, discontinued after 1978 in a market moving to downsized
automobiles. Offered in four-door sedan, two-door coupé (through 1982),
three-door hatchback (through 1979) and four-door station wagon forms, AMC
sought to give its, by this time venerable, compact car an image of luxury,
class, and value. The Concord was AMC's volume seller from the time it
The car was available as a sports-oriented two-door hatchback AMX model
without any "Concord" badges or identification for the 1978 model year, as
well as the Concord Sundancer convertible during 1981 and 1982, an
authorized conversion sold through AMC dealers.
Little AMC Pacer.
Great little car
Anna Beth's 1976 AMC Pacer X, 'MoPacer'
This is the first video of this 1976 AMC Pacer X, the MoPacer.
After sitting outside for 18 years, it took two years to restore this
little car, with modern 4.5L H.O. Jeep EFI power, GM overdrive, A/C, cruise
control, XM radio, alarm, intermittent wipers, keyless entry/alarm/remote
start, and 17 inch KMC 'Hot Wheels'.
It also took nearly 4 years of searching to amass enough NOS parts to
perform a show-worthy restoration including all new suspension, A/C and
interior components, and more. It also gets 27 MPG! Designed and built by
Harrel and Anna Beth Lamkin completed 5-2007. The show quality paint was
sprayed by Robert Stachowicz at Delaney Auto Design. It was featured in a
6-page article in Hot Rod magazine, Nov 07.
Visit Anna Beth's web site: www.MoPacer.com
After the Mopacer appeared in Hot Rod magazine, someone in Illinois with a
purple Pacer, copied the white stripe of the MoPacer, and got published in
Car and Driver magazine. From a distance (and in images), it is sometimes
mistaken for this multiple show-winning 1976 AMC Pacer X, 'MoPacer'.
Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Issue Featuring the MoPacer:
Car Domain picks the MoPacer out of 647,000 cars for their Top Ten of the
My Classic Car (brief intro appearance) The MoPacer won 'Most Interesting
Car' out of 2500 entrants.
New York Times picked the Mopacer as Collectable Car Contest Finalist
Image of Hot Rod Magazine editor taking photo of Mopacer for magazine
Original Video (Higher Quality w/first choice of music)
My Classic Car Season 4 Episode 5 - American Motors Convention
On this episode of My Classic Car, travel along with Dennis Gage to St.
Louis, Missouri for the annual international convention of American Motors
Owners Convention. We take a look at some of the best vehicles ever
produced by AMC. Dennis visits Bob Perkins to see a few of his first
generation Mustangs. Sam
and Dennis offer advice on preparing your car for storage.
Visit http://www.myclassiccar.com for more information
1977 AMC Pacer Stationwagon Beige
AMC was very inventive...this is the new stationwagon added this year to
the Pacer hatchback. Standard engine was the 232 c.i. ohv six, optional,
the 258 c.i. six.
The stationwagon added even more cargo carrying capacity to the Pacer. It
was certainly not like any other car on the road!
AMC Pacer first drive
This '78 AMC Pacer Staion Wagon went through a 4-year down-to-the bare
metal restauration. At this point looking for a new home- more pictures