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Stitcherbob

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Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2010, 09:37:42 PM »


Quote from: dana44
That's one smokin' Gremlin...sounds good!

yeah, Snotty's had a lot of work in it to de-tune it a little to keep it stable.....

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2010, 03:27:11 AM »

Gremlins are cool... always wanted one. Thats a pretty engine! I like
the 258 6 banger too, it's pretty torquey and go forever. 

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2010, 08:40:50 AM »

Quote from: dana44
That's one smokin' Gremlin...sounds good!

HA HA!  And literally so!
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2010, 08:41:53 AM »

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Can you beleive this guy LOST the competition???
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2010, 08:44:32 AM »

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Gremlins are cool... always wanted one. Thats a pretty engine! I like the 258 6 banger too, it's pretty torquey and go forever. 





 
The car was originally that motor, but it was shot and so was the transmission.  I offered the motor on GremlinX.com for free with no takers.  One day in a conversation with the man that did the machine work on the 401 he mentioned he liked building the 258 for Jeeps.  Guess who has it now? 
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2010, 09:49:23 AM »


Quote from: Snotty
 


Gee Ya think?

BTW Snotty. . .  "Beleive" is spelled BelIEve.  I before E except after C.  In most cases.

Touche'


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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2010, 10:16:01 AM »

My hubby loves this thread. Thanks a lot. Now he wants one. :P
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2010, 08:19:23 PM »


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Ah ha!  You are correct.  However, the link of the Grem doing a wheelie was from a Wheelie Competition! 
 
Back at you big boy!
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2010, 08:19:56 PM »

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My hubby loves this thread. Thanks a lot. Now he wants one. :P



 
Tell him to get one while they're still cheap!
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2010, 05:23:52 PM »

Some frustration today.  Jerry and I bought an electric fan and shroud.  Had to have an inch cut off the side of the shroud to fit the radiator.  All was well.  But, when we attached the fan to the shround...it hit the water pump!




 
Before that I was working on the seats to raise them.  My very dull drill bits would not cut through the C Channel we bought.  A friend came over and said he would sharpen them for me.  He came back with four from his set and said he would be back.  His were dull and it's 7:15 now - he has not returned!
 
All was not lost.  Jerry installed some better-condition tail light assmeblies we had.  They look great and work well.  I realized we had not checked to see if the brake lights work - I swapped the prop-valve when I converted the car to disks.  We have good parking and brake lights on both sides!
 
Finally, I picked up the throttle bracket that I had cut and welded with a 1.25" longer reach.  Fits and works perfectly!  We have full throttle travel too!
 
My Buddy Lloyd Hinds called and asked how things were going.  When I told him I was down about the fan and the seats, he said he'd come over tomorrow with a good set of bits.  We'll get the seats in right tomorrow!
 
So, some depressing things, but some good happenings and friends too!
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2010, 07:09:32 PM »

Why do the seats need raising Snotts? Aren't they the stockers?

On the water pump.....does AMC have long and short snout water pumps for A/C vs no A/C? Shorty might fit yer fan better.....


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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2010, 07:56:05 PM »

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They were before Snotty sat in them
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2010, 08:06:14 AM »

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They were before Snotty sat in them [/QUOTE]


 
Cute!
 
Bob, the seats in the car were of two different types, one a Gremlin the other ????  We wanted to go with white seats with the green interior and get some after-market seats.  I do believe Jesus will retuirn first than to find white!  Jerry changed his mind and decided to go black on green.  It struck me one day that Dakota seats would it the bill well.  So we got a set, but after swapping the AMC brackets onto them they sit too low.  Jerry can't see over the dash and they rub the trans tunnel.  Big Chris suggested getting C Channel and raising them.  That's what we're doing right now.
 
As for the pump, I will check into what you're suggesting.  If that is the case it would be great! 
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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2010, 08:42:06 AM »

Good work,Snotty.
Don't forget to install the required 70's side pipes and Dingo balls around the top of the windows.LOL!!
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2010, 05:47:17 PM »

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Good work,Snotty.

HA!    No, we'll do without those!
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