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post #1 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Update on Boy Scout Project

We did it. My Boy Scout Varsity Team came over the past few Tues nights and we got the motor in the jeep and it is now running. It was loud with the open collectors before I got the mufflers on.
Here is a shot of the AMC 360 in original AMC blue bored .060 over ready to go in.

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Here are some shots in the vehicle, I still have some tidying up to do with the wiring.

So thanks to Dons Auto Parts in Kenosha WI for doing the rebuild, Dave Furlin who is the AMC expert that can feel disturbances in the force with that motor, and you guys who have always answered my questions. I have more projects but its been two years and many $s now I have at least a DD to mess with.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 07:42 PM
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Man that's awesome! I wish my old Boyscout troop would have been into that kind of stuff.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 09:46 PM
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God, you can't beat that wonderful metallic blue that AMC motors came stock with, it is such a pretty color most of them are so dirty you can't tell, my Jeep is a perfect example, if I got the motor detailed it might look nicer. Ford motors are Ford blue, Chevy motors are orange/red color, but the AMC metallic blue is my favorite engine color!
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Yeah, the AMC metallic blue looks sweet especially once I painted the engine bay black (instead of the rust and crappy color the PO had it). I almost want to take the tranny and Tcase out just to paint it that color. The motor runs really nice too, no leaks, quick snappy starts. The guys at Dons did a great job, much better than I could have ever done. They also ran an internal oil line to improve lubrication which is pretty cool.
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Do you have a right-up of the parts you used to reassemble the 360? My engine is coming out this winter and I have to repair and upgrade parts to make it run better. Thanks

BTW - that's cool you had the boys scout involved.

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I dont have a write-up, I didnt do the rebuild. The shop purchased rebuild kits that they use for all the gaskets, springs, crank, bearings, cam, rods, lifters, timing kit, oil pump kit etc. I did have it line bored, cylinders bored and honed etc. I did the disassembly at home to do some inspection of parts but they did everything with rebuild and assembly. If you are going to rebuild an AMC V8 I would install an internal oil line, evidently they are notorious for being underlubricated. I am not sure how they did it but the shop guys recommend it for all V8 AMCs they do, I believe I have seen it discussed here too.
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