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Offline DownwardFlame

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Look what I found!
« on: October 28, 2014, 08:24:54 PM »
I was on a test drive at work today and by accident went down a street I don't normally take. And there on my left was a 77 Hornet AMX. The sign says $1850, but I bet he would take less and that its a 258 with a 5 speed.




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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 10:04:14 PM »
Groovy Car! I always liked those 77 AMX's!

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 11:10:02 PM »
Quite the find.  I'd be reallyyyyyy tempted to snatch that up.

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 12:12:53 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 12:59:12 AM »
That is extremely tempting but I still have my Eagle all apart. I can't concern myself with this and my car since both would become projects. That Hornet would be really nice with an injected 226/232. :occasion14:
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 10:51:56 AM »
Quite the find.  I'd be reallyyyyyy tempted to snatch that up.
Yeah, no kidding... I'm already in some hot water over how many cars I have though. Another one would NOT go over well   :-\
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 02:50:05 PM »
Where is it at?
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 06:56:40 PM »
What's up the with wheel wells? Just the lack of fender flares?
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 09:42:59 PM »
Looks like the flares are black

The 77's just had the peices on each side of the wheel well, did t go across the top
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 12:27:42 AM »
Oh I see now. I thought the black part was actually the fenders cut out
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 10:52:02 AM »
It's in Grand Coulee, WA. It looked like the all of the black on the car (except for the AMX logo) was a fresh rattle can job.
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2014, 11:47:07 AM »
Yeah the black flares don't go to well. Like the racing stripes, but the flares need to be body color.
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 03:35:50 PM »
The louvers used to be white as well. I think they look better black. I was talking to one of the guys I work with and found out this is the second time the guys tried to sell it. I guess the first time the transmission went out and the buyer brought it back. I haven't talked to the seller to find out if it still has any issues though.
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2014, 03:09:16 PM »
I stopped and talked to the owner on Friday and took some more pics. I was looking them over and had a question.

Is it just me, or is the fuel filter installed backwards? ???
The guy told me it runs good, but it doesn't idle well. I'm going back up there after work to see if he will consider taking my F150 for trade.
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2014, 06:41:01 PM »
Fuel filter is almost correct but the return line should be in the 12 o'clock position.
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2014, 07:20:38 PM »
My bad, I was thinking the two pronged side went towards the pump for some reason.
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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2015, 06:19:42 PM »
This car is still sitting for sale, I drive by it every once in awhile. I don't think he has it advertised anywhere. I went out and test drove it awhile back and it drives nice, but has a sr4 and not a 5spd as advertised. He also raised his price to $2000. The only way I could justify buying it was to use it as a commuter... But I have too many projects and no spare cash.
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