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Offline MIPS

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #645 on: May 21, 2022, 06:28:00 PM »
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"the top of the line for American Motors in 1984"

>no roof rack
>no air conditioning
>no power windows
>no power locks
>no rear defroster
>no rear wiper
>No rear hatch light
>no power seats


>adds a lift kit

What a shyster.
Here I was thinking I had a base model wagon. This guy is so stripped down I'm sure the "Limited" badges are there for a whole different meaning LOL!
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #646 on: May 21, 2022, 09:33:59 PM »
Anyone catch the Eagle SX4 in Roadkill season 11 episode 130?

Offline Still Pat

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #647 on: June 14, 2022, 07:22:41 PM »
Saw this the other day & keep forgetting to post (no pic., sorry). An ad for (I THINK) something called 'credit karma'? Guy opens his garage & has a yellow Gremlin sitting there. Newer one with the indents vertical instead of horizontal.
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'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

Offline vangremlin

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1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
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1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
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Online Taylor

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #649 on: August 08, 2022, 05:45:05 PM »
It is a brief mention, but it is at the beginning of the article.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/americans-off-road-style-vehicles-automakers
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Offline vangremlin

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #650 on: August 24, 2022, 09:26:59 PM »
SX/4 saved from a junkyard. Didn’t watch much of it so I don’t know if they got it running

https://youtu.be/sLQL2P5KPC8
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1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
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Offline maddog

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #651 on: August 25, 2022, 01:10:58 AM »
Yeah they got it running on the varnish gas that was in it.
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Offline atmafox

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #652 on: August 25, 2022, 11:18:21 AM »
Yup, though they're running the Weber at rather higher pressure than it should be run at.  I commented on the video about that.
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- 2009 BMW 335i xDrive Coupe

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- 1986 Toyota Pickup

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- 1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac
- 1997 Toyota RAV4 2dr 4x4

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1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
1964 TBird 390 - sold

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #654 on: September 10, 2022, 07:51:49 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted before, there is a Pacer Wagon in the new version (2017) of Steven Kings IT.
2010 Toyota Rav4 Sometimes Commuter (better mileage and family beater)
1985 AMC Eagle Limited Wagon 🖖🏼🦅 Eats Audi quatros for breakfast😎 Official Member of the Land Rover recovery team.
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #655 on: September 10, 2022, 09:13:31 PM »
Another video about getting an Eagle running again

https://youtu.be/iAtbVVkHHjE
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
1964 TBird 390 - sold

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #656 on: September 25, 2022, 09:29:39 PM »
Not truly an AMC but nice article about the Hudson Hornet. The writer is probably in his 80s but continues to review cars for the Denver Post. He’s been doing it forever!

https://enewspaper.denverpost.com/?publink=1a1e7c76c_1348620
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #657 on: September 26, 2022, 08:54:42 AM »
Another good video from the "Rare Classic Cars & Automotive History" YouTube channel.  Kind of a high-level run-through of the Eagle's history, launch and evolution over its brief life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckxmx3DVHaA

I like these factual videos that actually delve into the histories of the decisions that drove these cars into (and out of) production, rather than the "car p0rn" first-start and rag-on videos that are typically all we see of Eagles now.  These latter types of videos negate the fact that there were plenty of people that actually cared about these cars when they were built, and the dumbed-down "oh, AMCs were just piles of other manufacturer's parts" drivel just gets old.  Monday-morning quarterbacking gets real easy with 40+ years of hindsight!


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Offline Still Pat

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #658 on: October 01, 2022, 02:59:24 PM »
Watching Brewster's Millions ("newer" version w/Richard Pryor, not the original), early in the movie - just after they cross the bridge from Joisey inta New Yawk, LOOKED LIKE a Hornet (hatchback), reddish goes past.
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

 

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