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AMC Hornet SST 1970 first testdrive/burnout for 2010

Just a video my wife shot of my Hornet on it's first testdrive this year. The car is 1970 AMC Hornet SST 2 door with AMC 360cid/A727 and AMC-20 rear with 2.78 gears. New updates include Proform HEI distributor, Edelbrock performer intake+carb, all new water/oil/gas hoses, etc. It's got more pickup than ever and it's running like a dream now, small adjustments still ahead of courseHopefully getting it back on the road after some electrics details next week.


 


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1976 AMC Hornet X for sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. Louis, MO showroom
Stock #5619-STL For sale is a 1976 AMC Hornet X. The Hornet X was AMC's sports coupe and they are getting harder and harder to find. Development of the Hornet model took AMC three years, a million man-hours, and $40 million. The Hornet was an all-new design sharing no major body components, but utilizing some of the Rambler American's chassis and drivetrain. An all-new front suspension with anti-brake dive was developed for AMC's large-sized "senior" 1970 models, and instead of developing lighter components for the new compact-size platform, the same parts were incorporated into the Hornet. This '76 is painted gloss black with white stripes running the length of the car. The interior is comprised of black vinyl. Under the hood you will find the numbers matching 4.0L inline six cylinder engine and an automatic transmission both of which have 20,000 miles since rebuild. The 4.0L engine is similar to the engine used by Jeep and is known for its durability and lifespan. Other options include: A/C, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Hatchback Tent, Power Steering, Seat Belts, and Aluminum/Alloy Wheels. To view this car please visit www.gate-wayclassiccars.com or our St. Louis showroom. For more information please call 618-271-3000. http://gatewayclassiccars.com/saint-louis/1976/amc/hornet-S5619.html Want to connect with us? Heres how: Website: http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GatewayClassicCars Google+: https://plus.google.com/117279883240095539866/posts Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gatewayclassics/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gatewayclassics YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/GatewayClassicCars Don't forget to subscribe to our channel to see more videos of some of the greatest classic, collectible, and exotic cars the world has to offer.





Hornet Pass 2
Second attempt at the track





1973 AMC HORNET HATCHBACK COUPE -- NOTICEABLE CHANGES
AMC's compact Hornet earned noticeable appearance changes for 1973. One change of note was the windshield moving forward. All hornets were six and half longer this year but still on the 108 inch wheelbase as before. The new recoverable bumper system was AMC's way to meet the federal regulation which required font bumpers to withstand a 5 mph impact. The Hornet came in four body styles: 2 & 4 door sedans, the Sportabout wagon and the hatchback coupe like this one shown. Engines: 232 cid 6 cylinder with 100 bhp., or a 6, 258 cid with 110 bhp., V8's, 304 cid with 150 bhp., or the 360 cid with 175 bhp. This hatchback coupe is the first year model from AMC and has the sporty " X " option package with it's distinct roofline, hinged floor panel and ample load space. This hatchback coupe cost $2,587 at the dealer. Thanks very much for viewing this AMC Hornet Hatchback Coupe.





Drive Test 1971 AMC SC/360 Hornet Eddie Stakes
Memorial Day 2012. Zero miles on 1971 AMC SC/360 Hornet. Brought the car out for Memorial Day to honor our veterans who have proudly served this great country & nothing gets stares, cell phone photos, waves & thumbs up like a red, white and blue AMERICAN Motors car. I still need to put in sill plates, the radio, detail engine bay, and install the ram air pieces taken off several years ago to reproduce of which only the flapper door was made. Also found out the small gas tube filler hose has crack, so while putting 93 octane at Exxon at Wilcrest & I-10 gas was dripping out and found this out, so will have to change this quickly. Has several nice comments at the Exxon from fellow Houston motorists including the clerk who came out for a look at this busy store. While driving off a guy in Uncle Sam getup for the Big Tree place at Wycliffe @ I-10 put down his large sign to give son Noah & me two thumbs up when we passed! The short film was taken at Brittmoore & I-10 at the old Roomstore, now Doomstore (it's last 2 days this week). I will have to slightly adjust the timing and Holley 750 on this also as noticed it bogged slightly in 3rd. The car is original 360cid/280hp, Hurst 4 speed, electric wipers, power steering, and 3:91 Twin Grip. It is the ONLY known Medium Blue Metallic 71 SC/360 know to exist out of 112 I have documented with the SC/360 Registry in 12 years. http://www.planethoustonamx.com/sc360/sc_registry.htm Total production for AMC's rarest muscle car was 784 units, a 1/3rd of production of the Rebel Machine and 1/2 of production of SC/Rambler. Fun car to drive, very light, about 3000 lbs.





AMC 401 Hornet Australia
My 1972 hornet project. Song used:Offspring - Million Miles Away. Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5f-2u1gX6Y





1969 AMERICAN MOTORS SC/RAMBLER Only 124 are known to exist
The Hurst SC/Rambler was created in the spring of 1969. This was a collaboration of American Motors and Hurst Performance. There were 1,512 Hurst SC/Ramblers produced with an original selling price of $2,998. One of 1,512 ever built and one 1,188 in the "A" paint scheme. Only 124 are known to exist based on the Hurst SC/Rambler registry. This is a 390, 4-speed and twin grip. Full restoration. The car has its original engine and many NOS parts were used in the restoration process. Options included with the car: AMC 390/315hp, unique red/white/blue exterior pain and headrests, functional Ram Air with hood scoop, 4-speed transmission with Hurst shifter, HD suspension with sway bar, torque links, and staggered shocks, HD cooling, power disc brakes and sun tachometer. Barrett Jackson CoolCoolCars.Com GotCoolCars.Com GotCoolTrucks.Com





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.





1974 AMC Hornet Sportabout wagon for sale drive test Eddie Stakes
Summer 2011.. I have too many AMC station wagons, this is my impromptu 'drive test' for a 1974 AMC Hornet Sportabout station wagon up for sale. You can see some big high resolution still photos of this car on front page of my website at www.planethoustonamx.com under MY AMCS FOR SALE file or use this direct link: http://www.planethoustonamx.com/my-amcs-for-sale.htm





1972 AMC Hornet
First time starting the new engine. Luke's Automotive, Redmond, Wa.





1962 AMC Rambler American
I thought you might like a look at this really clean little 1962 AMC Rambler American. It's still powered by the original flathead straight six, with only 78,xxx original miles. The paint is slick and the interior has been completely redone. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!





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Interview With Nash Motors and American Motors Engineer Howard Turtle part 1
Author Patrick Foster interviews Nash and American Motors engineer Howard Turtle for the Nash Heritage Preservation Project. Mr. Turtle tested Nash engines and did crash tests for Nash Motors back in the 1950s and later. Very interesting part of automotive history.





MotorWeek | Retro Review: '81 AMC Jeep CJ-7
Ahhh, The CJ-7, either you've owned at least one or known someone who has. This week's Throwback is a tribute to an increasingly rare icon of my childhood. enjoy.





1970 AMC Hornet SST
My 1970 AMC Hornet SST. Only paid $700. It has had a few upgrades done to it by previous owners. The engine is now a 232 from a 78 Concord. It had a Carter BBD 2 BBL from a 258. The transmission is now a Torque-Command from a 72 Gremlin. The front disk brakes and rear end are from a 80 Spirit. The 100MPH speedo gauge is from a Gremlin and the Fuel Economy Meter is from a 75/77 Hornet/Gremlin. It may not be a matching number car anymore but its still a great ride and still all AMC.





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