nhra326 Member Since: 01/10/2009

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My 1970 AMC AMX

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Stanton, MI
[track thumbnail] Kenosha County Fair Speedway
Kenosha, WI
[track thumbnail] Route 66 Raceway
Joliet, IL
[track thumbnail] Knoll Gas Motorsports Park
Martin, MI
[track thumbnail] Beech Bend Raceway Park
Bowling Green, KY
[track thumbnail] Heartland Park Topeka
Topeka, KS
[track thumbnail] Cedar Falls Raceway
Cedar Falls, IA

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Drag Racing :: Super Street
Color: Black
Year: 1970
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nhra326 Put my 1970 AMC AMX up for sale, had it 35 years, Love the car but I'd like to try something different afrer all these years~!!

About Me -

Member for: 8 years, 9 months, 12 days

I had a love for cars since I could remember. After high school, class of 1972 I had a 1967 Dodge Coronet 500 `318` auto which was my first car down the drag strip 17.78. Having a love and fascination with engines I always tried getting as much power out of the street cars I owned. Taking my AMX off the street in 1976 became my main focus of not only the engine but getting the chassis to work. This didn't happen over night, step by step plus mistake by mistake taught me how to get the right combo to get the horse power to the ground.

I worked a season as crew member for a Sportsman circle track car. The first time out Neil ran his first time run. As he drove to the pit area I could hear the rocker clattering away. I asked if I could set up the engine and adjusted valve lash, timing, jets and carb. Just from doing the basic simple things his next qualifying run the car ran 1 second quicker than is prior qualifying run. His lap time put the car into 5th place in the main feature.

So, just because I race a AMX doesn't mean I my only have a passion for AMC's, I am a racer first. I love and respect all cool racing or mussel cars.

I worked on many brands of cars, from building Chevy BB racing engines for the rear engine dragster to Mitsubishi 2.6 Turbo street car engine. Many of my engines I tuned racing engine my engine set up's always seem to have their own sharp crisp sound to them.(I know we all have our own engine tuning recipe!)

Owning and racing an AMC gave me a challenge and education. Years back no one really made many engine parts or those trick options the Chevy and Ford racers had. Even if there was a AMC tricked out part they were big bucks. I learned how to port head and intakes to make horse power. Porting my own heads and intakes I gained great power. I truly believe I have been given a Gift From God, it's like I could look at something and imagine how to make the fuel in a head move quicker or trying different ways as I looking at things to make my car more competitive... very hard to explain!

I was at a race and the owner of the dragster I worked on had a friend who just started out in a Super Comp dragster. He couldn't get his car no quicker than 9.0's. I was asked if I would come over and assess what he had and advise him. After looking at what he had I gave my opinion. As he took my idea's into play the car went 8.80 on the run after the changes.

As it may sound like I'm bragging, maybe it is. I guess I am more proud that I have this gift and I am always was willing to share it with others. I feel it's only right to share one's Gift From God!!!

I have been mentoring 2 boys for the past 9 years, the oldest, Matt learned to drive my AMX. In first competition driving my car he won the race, he has Great reaction times!
Mike, the younger is just got his license and we are building a 1979 AMC Spirit AMX which we are setting it up for drag racing and get it to handle to see if it can handle good on road coarse. Turning left and right is fun too!

I feel one should always take advice and respect learning from our elders. From their past what you can learn can be shared with our youth. I do find younger dudes seem to know more than they think they know. Learn to understand that, we were that way at one time in our lives!

Sharing what we learn not only in your skills but any life experience will help make what we did in life better for others... I this this is the one way we will make our mark in our life time and better for the next generation to do the same....

"What you hide in your mind goes with you when you leave this time of our life. Share what you know before you go!"


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More about nhra326

Location:Kenosha, WI
Favorite Car:AMC~ MOPAR~Chevy
Buyer or Seller:Both
Years Racing: 45 years
Membership Level:Basic
Member for:8 years, 9 months, 12 days

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Date Posted: 2014-11-13 00:06:28
Thanks for the add!!! Great collection of rides you have raced and worked on!!! Hope once you move on from the AMC it doesn't become the one that got away!!! If you live to be old enough we all have one!!! Take care and stop by and check out my rides and toys and say hello when you have a few minutes!!!
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Date Posted: 2014-02-19 04:44:12
Tks for the add! Nice cars and nicer profile. We are the same way, liking all different types of cars but focusing on mopars here lately. We have owned everything, even studebakers and an International pickup! Currently racing a Dakota with a stroker and efi, a challenge for an old carburetor tuner. Tks again and God bless!
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Date Posted: 2012-12-23 19:26:22
Thanks for the add.
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Date Posted: 2012-11-17 21:59:24
Thanks for the request my friend. Wasn't it fun Bill? Love the AMX!
Thanks again,
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Date Posted: 2012-10-24 20:27:35
thanks for the add.cool toys
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