Bill Ketchum AMC Spirit AMX

1st 9 sec. pass 1994 morrocco Indiana

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AMC Spirit 1980 model powered by Chevrolet
I bought this 1980 spirit from a car lot in 1986 for 100 dollars and the 4 cylinder it had smoked and knocked and I couldnt believe my ears when the guy said 100 dollars,,these cars are smaller than a Mustang and have the same front ends the big amc's have so all you have to do is put v-8 springs and its ready for a V-8,,I dropped in a chevy 350 bored 40 over with double hump 300 hp heads,,big Crane cam and aluminum intake,,650 cfm quad and muncie 4 speed,,mallory ignition with chrome valves and amc 12 bolt rear end with 373 gears,,its truly like driving a big bike and will go faster than you can shift the gears,,hope you like it and its a poor boys hotrod for sure but will run with the big boys.





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RARE 4-SPEED V8 AMX SPIRIT JUNKED!!!
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AMC Spirit AMX 1980 Apple Creek
This is a video of my much loved 1980 Spirit AMX that I originally rescued from marshal town Iowa in 2005/2006? I was told the car was originally a show room car from AMC Braga Motor Company, which I would believe because its received all the AMX upgrades they had in the final years and a unique serpentine belt system which I've been told is pretty rare(Since I've converted to a jeep V-Belt system). Before I managed to bring it back to Ohio through the Worst snow storm Iowa's had in a decade or so the prior owner told me the AMX hadn't run in the last 10 or 12 years. So I put allot of work into throughout High School, and I always had the dream of fully restoring it. But it seams like everything else that I left behind when I joined the Corps, it too fell far behind on my hopes. The Main reason the project halted is because part of the Frame was becoming unsafe, and I'm only a mediocre welder at best and I didn't have enough money or time to find a good one to do it. I hope one day it will find the care and concern it needs and deserves. -It has a 258 CI inline six that has been bored .60 over -Borg/Warner T4 Manual Transmission -Offenhouser 4 barrel air intake -4 Barrel Edlebrock 500 CFM Carb -Performance Exhaust headers -dual performance Exhaust mufflers exiting off both sides -Jeep aftermarket heavy duty valve cover and a whole lot of new parts, sweat, blood, and elbow grease in it. Like; -Clutch Fan -Alternator -Starter -switches -radiator -Hoses -distributor and wires -sensors Etc...




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