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Unread 04-07-2014, 04:17 PM   #61
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just pm'd you sir... just checking to see if you could post up a picture of your rear rims with and without the hubcap... I'm trying to find some for my 66 waggy but just want to make sure I got the correct ones.. what size are they and any other info that can help... great thread I'm subscribed ;-)

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Unread 04-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #62
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just pm'd you sir... just checking to see if you could post up a picture of your rear rims with and without the hubcap... I'm trying to find some for my 66 waggy but just want to make sure I got the correct ones.. what size are they and any other info that can help... great thread I'm subscribed ;-)
Sorry for the delay, had quite the hectic week... Thanks though, hopefully there will be a lot of work done over the summer. But as for your quandry:



The rim has 4 protrusions that the 'dog dish' snaps onto.


The Dog Dish itself is around a 10-1/2" diameter.


Hopefully that helps and the response isn't to late for you.


In other news though, I finished the fuel tank install, of which I have just one picture, as I'm not 100% happy with my front tank mount, so I'm going to save face and post that picture after the rework when things look much prettier.

Fuel tank prepped for installation.


I also plumbed in a Holley 'Blue" fuel pump, which is much louder than I had hoped, I'm going to get some rubber isolators and see it it's just some vibration traveling through the mounting hardware. But if not I may go back to the mechanical pump on the block. But I was able to drive the Waggy to my parent's for diner last night, so that's happy news anyways. The battery still even has a charge, which is really just uncalled for after sitting all winter!!

I also have a timing set coming my way, as I learned that AMC 327's not only are interference engines, something I NEVER would have guessed, but they also used a plastic cam gear which disintegrates after 'X' number of miles because it's a plastic cam gear. AMC never ceases to amaze me. So this weekend's projects moved from starter installation to preventing the engine from self-destructing.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 09:51 AM   #63
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nick, thanks for the pics it has helped out... I did go ebay crazy and bought a total of 9 dog dish hubcaps, 5 have arrived and 4 more on the way... and they all fit :-)... I will repaint the logos and post up a pic soon... whats awesome is that you drove your waggy to your parents , mine has only gone around the block twice so far.. as for the plastic cam if you can please let me know what you order so I can look into replacing mine also, it would suck to mess up the engine because of that.. good luck on your venture...

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Unread 04-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #64
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I found all the pieces-parts for the timing set through a company called Kanter. I've never dealt with them before, but will post pictures and what-not once I get the parts in.

Funny the only way I learned the AMC-327 is an interference engine is that my Uncle happened to remember the guy who this Jeep is named after (George Fett) had his mid-60's Wagoneer's engine die after the cam gear disintegrated. I'm very happy he remembered that!
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Unread 05-22-2014, 06:14 PM   #65
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Well, you never know what's going to happen in a month... Sorry for the lack of progress, but I've had to move into an apartment, and that has "cramped my fabricating style" but this weekend I will be taking the Waggy to my parent's and beginning an axle swap. So there will be updates, however you'll have to wait until after I catch the Monaco Grand Prix on Monday for the full weekend's updates! One has to have priorities.
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