This car was made to be driven hard and rest assured I drive as it was intended to be.--Raymond Hatcher
'70 AMC AMX
Raymond Hatcher, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Engine: While not exactly a B- or RB-engine, since AMC was adopted by Chrysler, we'll give the little 390 some love. It was given to Jack's Machine Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, and bored .060-inch over which now makes it 400-inches--maybe it could be a B-block? The crankshaft and connecting rods are stock, steel AMC, while the pistons are Forged Ross pieces. The camstick is an Elgin piece with .520-inch lift, and 234-degrees of duration. It's relatively mild, but it gets the job done. The heads are stock with a good valve job. Up top is an Edelbrock intake with an E-brock 800 cfm carburetor. Finishing it off are a set of Hedman Hedders, and an MSD ignition.
- Transmission: This rocket came with a row-your-own, Borg-Warner T-10 box.
- Rear: In the AMC world, an 8-7/8 inch axle is the unit of choice, and this is filled with 3.53 gears.
- Suspension: Stock rebuilt
- Brakes: Power front discs and rear drums.
- Wheels/Tires: 14-inch Torque Thrust wheels are wrapped in 225/70-14 BFG radial TA's.
- Paint/Body: The bodywork and application of the Sonic Silver and Black Shadow Mask paint was handled by V&S Autobody in Long Beach, California.
- Interior: The interior was restored to stock specs with the exception of removing the front seat's center arm rest as Raymond likes the car without it. Tunes are handled by an AM/8-track radio.