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« on: August 23, 2013, 05:04:07 AM »
Greetings and salutations to you, Fordophiles!

I suppose I should introduce myself. I've had a long stream of Fords since they sold my company American Motors. My father used to have a high-perf garage in Dallas where we worked on stock cars as well as drag cars and whatever came in the shop. Across the street was a GM dealership and we used to drive them crazy. The best 454 big blocks they could build were routinely stomped into the dirt by our 395 inch AMC engines. Lived for several years virtually at the drag strip. We ran 700 inch pro stock cars in the late eighties, my little brother drove. I got to play with Ford true Boss 302 and 351, and Mopar monsters 426 true Hemi and 440 among other varied V-8s from the sixties.

Ran a '74 Mustang II for a while till hail took it out, later got two Tempos, one Contour and two Focus cars, those five are all running fine. Got a 1980 Pinto wagon beater that I intend to get back running before I die. Lots of hotrod motorcycle work in there too. I've turned into a 4 cylinder man, and have never paid for car work of any type, all done by me.

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 08:53:41 AM »
WELCOME  amc49!
 
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 09:09:55 AM »
Welcome aboard.. Wish I still had these two cars..



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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 09:29:12 PM »
My best friend at the time had the medium blue Boss, before all said and done we had it running in the tens at 130. Those motors had a nasal sort of sound that even today I can recognize instantly, no other engine on earth sounded like that. Was walking back into the auto store about a year ago and heard it and turned around to find a '70 Mustang pulling up, as soon as guy got out I asked him if it was a true Boss and he showed me under the hood proudly, a fine resto there.

Being an AMC AMX two seater fan, I wasn't big on Mustangs but the years '69-'70 were beautiful cars. And that little motor put out some oats. To this day I have never seen the improvement on any other car match the one on a Boss 302 by adding a good set of equal length Hooker headers, it really wakes those suckers up.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 08:37:37 AM »
Yeah, they sure did have a unique sound to them, took the factory rev limiter and let er wind up it really hauled the mail, in fact my buddy with his 428CJ Fairlane couldn't pull me on the top end..

Never was an AMC fan but the AMX sure was a cool car, if I would have had the coin at the time I would have loved to put a Boss 302 in one, would have been interesting.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 03:42:11 PM »
My little brother had a street driven AMX 390 that ran in the high tens at 130 mph through the mufflers in the late '70s, those cars were seriously underrated too. Not that hot dead stock but anything you did you got more power than on a SBC.

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 05:48:28 PM »
That brings back memories, guy I worked with had one with a 390 his was low 11's if I remember right and he drove the crap out of it. SBC's are just torqless wonders,lol..
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