getting ready for a ride
just started the car for a little ride threw the country
AMC 1980 AMX Spirit restoration
This is my 1980 AMC Spirit AMX. I finished restoring this car in July of 2002. This car has new paint,interior,transmission,3:73 rear and a built up 360 AMC engine producing close to 400 hp. I sold this car to finish my 86 Corvette. I miss it very much. This car had the Exhaust turned down towards the ground. It sounded real bassy like rolling thunder. This car was super fast. I took it to the 100th Rambler anniversary in Kenosha, WI in July 2002. With Group 19 AMC club. We also took it to Long Island, New York one summer, and I cruised my old neighborhood. Its sad to say that I sold it to a young man and the car is getting abused. I saw some chips and scratches on it. AMC made awesome engines.
AMC Spirit AMX 1980
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...
RARE 4-SPEED V8 AMX SPIRIT JUNKED!!!
1979 AMC SPIRIT AMX V-8, 4 SPEED, 4 BARREL, 6 POINT ROLL BAR LOADED! LAST OF THE GO FAST AMX