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Offline SpiritGTMan

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My 81 Spirit GT
« on: March 08, 2012, 10:45:54 PM »
Here's my 81 Spirit GT







Here's the original 258 and 5-speed coming out



And the 4.0L and 5-speed going in



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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 11:34:35 PM »
Incredible!  Really nice ride man!
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 02:00:13 AM »
Wow...great looking car man. All the louvers look nice. Whenever you want you can give me those wheels btw!!!

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 02:13:35 AM »
absolutely gorgeous dude.
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 07:32:36 AM »
 :o 

Wow, that this is just about perfect.  Complete with sunroof, rally package, louvers..... just about every option in the book!  Me want.....
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 08:14:05 AM »
 :drool: Sweeeeeeet  :occasion14: . Did you go injection or leave it carbed when you did the 4.0 swap?
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 08:30:49 AM »
Jealous! The car looks immaculate and the engine is awesome!
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 09:00:04 AM »
Beautiful ride!  :o  Love the black on black with woodgrain trim!
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 09:05:30 AM »
Awesome



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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 03:56:28 PM »
Looks good!

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 08:13:21 PM »
Very, very NICE! I bet that black paint keeps you busy. :) What size are those BF Goodrich tires? I need a set of RWL tires on my Spirit AMX and it seems 14" tires are getting hard to find.
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 08:34:51 PM »
Thank you guys!

It is injected.  That was the whole point of the engine project.

I just added the foglights, as you can see, the boss approves!

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 09:37:14 PM »
Very, very NICE! I bet that black paint keeps you busy. :) What size are those BF Goodrich tires? I need a set of RWL tires on my Spirit AMX and it seems 14" tires are getting hard to find.
front:  P21560R14
back:  P24560R14
Gives it a little bit of a rake and helps the proportions of the car overall.

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 10:52:50 PM »
Wow, nice work! That's a great looking Spirit. I'm running 235/60-14's on those wheels for the Concord.

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 11:00:18 PM »
Man I want a set if those wheels really bad! There was a Concord just like that for sale on Ebay recently!

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 09:45:37 AM »
There was a Concord just like that for sale on Ebay recently!
Same one, wanna buy it?  ;)
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2012, 10:29:11 AM »
Nice looking Spirit and Concord Wagon Guy's! :occasion14:
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2012, 11:00:00 AM »
I didn't mean to hijack the thread. I posted the Concord since it has the correct reproduction lug nuts that I purchased from SpiritGTMan.
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2012, 11:03:49 AM »
Impressive!  A very nice survivor.  Was that an all AMC show you were at?
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2012, 11:37:14 AM »
I didn't mean to hijack the thread. I posted the Concord since it has the correct reproduction lug nuts that I purchased from SpiritGTMan.
OH RIGHT ON!!!  Thank you so much!  Your Concord AMX (?) sure does look awesome.  Quite a combination!

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2012, 11:42:56 AM »
Impressive!  A very nice survivor.  Was that an all AMC show you were at?
The picture of the Spirit next to a Jeep was at the Potomac Ramblers club fall gathering several years ago.  If you look up the Wikipedia of AMC Spirit you will find a very similar picture, someone took a picture of my car there and posted it to Wikipedia.
The last picture, right profile, is at the AMC Rambler Club nationals last summer in Annapolis.

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 01:36:45 PM »
So how does this thing drive with that FI and mMTX? I remember the Comanche PU with a 4.0HO and a MTX was a little screamer... SURRREE woudl be nioce to see a video of this GT getting down on the freeway a little bit... 1/4 mile wouldn't hurt either... it'd at least allow us to compare old vs. new (er).

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 02:25:56 AM »
Wow that car is just plain hot!!! That is one perfect example.
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 04:01:11 AM »
Wow that car is just plain hot!!! That is one perfect example.

 :occasion14: Agreed!!!

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 10:27:25 PM »
Thanks gang!  I'll see if I can do a video.

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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 11:00:48 PM »
A video would be awesome!
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Re: My 81 Spirit GT
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2012, 09:55:25 AM »
This is what I would really like as my summer car. I have pretty much decided against another new car. I sell cars, and they just bore me now. A Spirit GT would be very cool.
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