1970 AMC Hornet, Chevy 305cid + TH350 transmission. Engine has Edelbrock Accu-Drive timing gear set (hence the whine) and Edelbrock Air Gap RPM + 1405 carburettor (hence the raised hood).
No road driving with this one yet, just got the brakes upgraded to 10" drums in the front and making simple tests driving around the building.
1974 Hornet Hatchback by AMC
Hi fellow youtubers! So there is a bit of a story here regarding this nice example of a 1974 AMC Hornet. I used to own this car from 2002-2007. Then, I sold it. I regretted doing that and so this year, I decided I was going to ask the person I sold it to in 2007 if I could buy it back. I had asked that person to contact me if they ever decided to sell it to offer me the first right of refusal to buy it back. I even called this person every year since 2007 to touch base with them, see how they were doing and if they were enjoying the car. I found out in Oct 2011, when I made my call to this person to inquire about buying it back, that they had sold it in JUNE of 2011!! They had never even contacted me to tell me that they were going to sell it. (Even though I had provided them with all of my still valid contact info that was still with all the paperwork when I bought the car back!) I was certainly "bummed" (that's me being "nice") to say the least, but I tracked down the car from the June sale and then found out it had been sold yet again in only a six month timeframe! Out of desperation, I put an add out on craigslist with a photo of the car and a nice gentleman called me back who knew the new current owner! (That's like winning the LOTTERY!! WOW!) So, true to his word, the nice gentleman who called me in response to my craigslist add, contacted the current owner and gave them my number. The current owner actually called me back and I explained to them that I used to own this car and would love the chance to buy it back. They thought about it for a day and decided they would sell it back to me. I was elated!! I felt so lucky to have been able to just find it again, let alone buy it back! To learn that it was still in great shape after five years of not owning it was just MORE icing on the cake!! So, I hopped on a flight to Ohio and drove this car all the way back to Palm Springs, CA where I live! (I had it gone through thoroughly by a mechanic first!) Even so, the trip was not without incident (I broke down in Stroud, OK,). Again, lady luck was on my side and I was able to get it repaired and made it the rest of the way home without incident! That is why I mention in the video about being glad to get it back and what I'm referencing when I say "what I went through to get it back!"
This car was originally an Arizona car and although it is not a Hornet X, it is a very well optioned out Hornet. It's original factory color was Sienna Orange as evidenced under the hood. Before I bought it (the first time) in 2002, it had already been re-painted to it's current Grasshopper Green (paint code C-8) color. I think the color suits the car nicely, (and it's great to say I have a "Green Hornet"), but I would love to re-paint the under hood area to match the rest of the car. Even though this car only shows about 47,000 miles on the clock, I would like to slowly restore it and have all the systems of the car gone through since she is 38 years old. Other than the re-paint and new belts, hoses and tires, etc, the rest is pretty much all stock and original. I think the design and body lines of this car have withstood the test of time well. She certainly draws lots of attention and thumbs up from folks everywhere. I had a lady once follow me for ten miles just to ask me what kind of car it was! It's fun to take her out and enjoy the nostalgia that it brings out in people. People tell me all the time that they used to own one,or that they learned to drive in one, or even that theirs was a POS or that it was the worst car they ever owned!! LOL. It's all good!
My Mom had a four door Hornet that we tooled around in when I was a small kid, so for me, I love the good memories that it brings back to me of that period of time in my life. The music was fun and times were simpler. This little two door hatchback, with it's V-8 and A/C, bucket seats, "hidden compartment" and two rear view mirrors and optional alloy wheels makes this a very well optioned Hornet! The fact that it is also in very well maintained shape and it isn't a rust bucket and that it has NOT been abused makes it now even MORE rare! Before I bought it back, I looked long and hard for another Hornet hatchback and there were REAL SLIM pickings out there! Most were the in-line sixes (still an awesomely rugged and stout engine!), without A/C and most had bench seats. I can tell you that in the last five years, a LOT of these have been crushed or sold for scrap. So, maybe I didn't win the "mega-millons" lottery, but I sure feel like I "buzzed" in on the amazing chance to get her back! Thanks for your interest in my video and for reading my small book if you made it this far!
Please feel free to leave a comment if you can behave and write something nice or meaningful. Peace and take care everyone!
West Coast All AMC Show with AMX III
Lance Lambert travels to Irwindale, CA to an AMC show and an in-depth look at the AMX III. This short excerpt from a longer program shows some of the cars and the AMX 3. Music by Susan and the Surftones. More info at vintagevehicletv.com
AMC Hornet 232 flowmaster 44.mp4
I bought a pair of Flowmaster 44 mufflers for the V8 which is still in the engine stand. I thought the AMC inline six would sound nice with one of these so I tried it out, works well I think!
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.
1977 AMX Hornet
1977 AMX Hornet For Sale. Call or text Chris at 913-645-5197
preview of my car
a little preview of my car that ive been working on for the past year and a half. i had a sound system (wans't the best) that i hooked up when i first got the car. its a 1973 AMC Hornet. Inline 6,single barrow carb with 12 inch shackles, air shocks,and a new 18 gallon gas tank. going to be installing my battery isolator and my RPM gauge.
1973 Stepside shortbox Chevy Pickup
73 Chevy Stepside short box
355 cid engine
202 (Intake Valves) heads Ported and Polished (track two heads)
292 Lunati roller cam
Roller rockers (comp magnum rockers)
Gear drive (Pete Jackson)
10 ½: 1 forged pistons
Forged Scat crank
Victor Jr. Intake ported and polished
Edlebrock Valve covers
670 cfm Holley avenger Carb
turbo 350 3 speeds with 3500 TCI Stall w/ anti ballooning plate
Kolene frictions and steels, Transco stage 2 shift kit
Rear end Eaton Posi w/ 4:56 gears
Hardened Yukon Axles
Aluminum Radiator 4 core
Billet HEI Distributor Summit
Headers Ceramic coated (brand?
Flowmaster mufflers series 44"
2 ½ Exhaust
Weld Rims w/ BF Goodrich front p245/60R15 rear 295/50R15 tires
Cowl fiberglass hood 4"
5" Moster Tack
After market Autometer Gauges Water,alternator, oil, vacuum
After market chrome grill
Belltech spindles and springs
C-notched in the rear
COMPLETE New brakes all the way around, new bearings, drums, calipers, shoes, pads, wheel cylinders
Paint 9 years old, CHEVY Hugger Orange
1974 GMC Pro Street Truck STK 1300
This 1974 GMC started out as a stock truck now it has 1977 Chevrolet Silverado body work on the front end. Painted in Viper blue throughout this truck is bad to the bone. Now Pro Street with 15x6.5 inch wheels on the front and 15x15 inch wheels with Mickey Thompson 33x15x19.50 tires on the rear. A Chassisworks four link rear suspension plants these huge tires to the ground. Power steering and power front disc brakes make this beast easy to drive. Under Harwood fiberglass hood is the heart of this truck. A 468ci V8 big block fitted with many goodies. A 10:1 compression ratio makes it a pump gas friendly motor, Comp Cam 650 lift and 308 duration mechanical roller, 2 Edlebrock 600cfm 1406 series carburetors, MSD 6AL ignition, MSD RPM Module selector, MSD billet distributor, MSD Blaster coil, Weiand tunnel ram intakes, coated headers, 3 inch Exhaust with Flowmasters, 4130 Eagle billet steel crank, Crower rods and JE pistons. Setup like should be good for 600 horse. Backing up the motor is a Cook built modified TH350 transmission with a TCI 3500 stall converter. A Hurst V-Matic ratchet shifter controls gear selection. Out back is a Ford 9 inch rear end with a Detroit locker and 4.86 rear gear. Electric fans, electric fuel pump and electric water pump keep this motor well fed and cool. Several auxiliary gauges allow the driver to keep tabs on the engine. In the name of safety and fuel cell and 6 point roll cage keeps its occupants safe.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
Drag Race Wild Postal Jeep
My 1973 Postal delivery Jeep - converted into a V-8 powered drag racer with a 355 s/b Chevy, (Double-Hump)2.02/1.60 heads, Powerglide Trans, 9.0:1 C/R, original Dana-44 rear end with 3.73 gears & Mini-spool. 8 x 26 M/T ET Streets. Engine was Built by Bell Performance Engines of Valley Center KS, Owner/Driver - Scott "BiGBoY" Smith. Dragstrip - Wichita International Raceway, Wichita Kansas.
Best 1/4 mile ET. 12.04 @ 109mph.
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: