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1973 AMC Matador Wagon

Discussion in 'All Other Makes and Models' started by madbutcher, September 5, 2017.

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      So i sold my 88F250 to get my hands on this Wagon..

      Going on a roadtrip on saterday to bring it home..

      It's a 1973 AMC Matador with the line 6 AMC 258 and a 3 speed 904 auto trans 21175851_1745433712163494_171432311_n.jpg 21175510_10156675560727178_857990949_n.jpg received_1745422302164635.jpeg received_1745422508831281.jpeg received_1745422415497957.jpeg
       
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      Classic, I remember those! Looks to be in very good shape.
       
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      I have just seen photos of the car,, so i hope it is as good:thumbsup::bounce:
       
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      Well it looks remarkably good for the age, especially the interior. I'm sure it will have its share of 'issues', though. Like getting parts, that won't be as easy as F250 parts!
       
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      Engine and brake parts are no problem, thanx to jeep.. and i find some stuff on ebay. Lets hope i don't need a new grille or fender :D
       
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      One of my friends in High School had a Matador sedan...
       
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      PM me if you need me to look in the junkyard for parts... slim chance of finding something, but maybe...​
       
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      Thanx
      I pick up the wagon on saterday.. don't konow if somthings broke or not yet..
      Know i need a intake from a 4.0l jeep, but that i can find here in Norway
       
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      Ok.. not the plan, but this is how it goes...

      Found a amc 360 for sale on cragslist... orderd it and got it shipped to Norway IMG_20170922_131550_627.jpg


      Got some windowseals on order mr39x.jpg

      Found an AMC full V8 size crossmember on ebay s-l1600.jpg

      So i will be building my first ever engine this winter:bounce::thumbsup:
       
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      I really want to see those wheels on it, but I am guessing that will happen next spring...
       
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      I want to see to.. but i don't have tires:D
       

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      How wide are those rims!? Maybe it's just the pic, but they look wiiide.
      Will the 360 bolt up to the current transmission?
       
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      10x15 and 7x15 are the wheels.
      And the 360 bolts to the 904 trans :thumbsup:
       
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      A 360 will look very nice in that engine bay. I'd love to get my hands on that 12 counterweight crank that is in the 258.
       
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      Guess a 4.2 is easy to find in the states?
       
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      Those rears wheels are pry at least twice as wide as the tires that my buddy had on his Matador. His were skinny. I have no idea on how he even drove in winter conditions.
       
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      Tools are needed.. got this home today
       
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      IMG_20171107_160357.jpg IMG_20171107_160435.jpg Screenshot_20171107-181946.jpg some updates, got my engine home
      and orderd a new timing chain kit and a new cam kit to give the old thing some new life:thumbsup::bounce::thumbsup::burnout:
       
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      The 360 i bought in New jersey had one 360 and one 304 head.. after hunting high and low on the www for a matching set of 360 heads to a fair price i found a complete engine for $350 + $100 in shipping to New jersey.. so looks like i import a second engine Picture_105.jpg Picture_106.jpg
       
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