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.
This 1974 Gremlin X @ Cayuga test & tune. As you can see there is still tons of throttle left at a 10.47!!!! All eyes were on this Super Fast Gremmy!!! Come see this little beast and the Gremlin X Racing crew at Cayuga,(Toronto Motorsports Park) in the 2010 season!!!
AMC AMX vs AMC Spirit
Bracket race between an AMC Spirit 401 V8 automatic transmission and a red 68 AMX 343 4 speed manual transmission. The AMX was driven by Sam Eppley for his father Lyman Eppley who is the owner. This car is fully lubricated by AMSOIL and won this race.
1980 AMC Eagle drive
A drive along King Road going to the dog run with Sara. On the gravel lot I show a little of the 4-wheel drive system on the car. I hope to bring more and better acts of the car showing its capacities later on. No, it is not good in mud, these tires are useless in such, but aired down, the car goes very well in sand. Climbing hills is no difficulty either. It has a non-stock 2-speed New Process 229 full-time 4-wheel drive transfer case from a full size Jeep of 1987. This allows the car to present a few surprises to unsuspecting folks.
77 AMX introduction
To complement Collectible Automobile Magazine's article on the 1977-78 AMX, Torq-O mined another gem from the Torq-O Media Archive.
Here's a segment from the 1977 AMC Dealer Introduction Show featuring the introduction of the Hornet AMX.
Back in those days, dealer announcement shows were Broadway-style productions with Broadway actors. The Fonz-like character is a direct "adaptation" from the Happy Days TV show complete with non-1950's hair (just like Chachi's!).
POS WANNA BEE 7 15 2009
Driving by Matt, this was the 1st time trial that evening. i didnt video the 2nd one that the went a new best of 10.39 @ 129.65