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Old 08-06-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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1979 AMC Spirit. 5.3. Has been 10:49 NA. 2280 Lbs W Driver
Got the E Bay headers and turbos, adaptors for around $500.
Just looking to run 8 Lbs of boost.
Thought I would share.

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Clean and simple. Damn. Good job and keep us posted.
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Very nice setup, any pics of the car?
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Awesome! In for pics too. I love unusual builds and you certainly have one.
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Pics of whole car? 2300 seems crazy light! Are you one of those 4 foot 90lb horse jockey dudes?
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:13 AM   #6
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I am certainly no Jockey..LOL
250 lbs !
Car started with a Turbo 4.0 jeep engine and ran 10.70
Then had a NA 383 LS and ran 9.35
Then this cam only 5.3 and has been 10.49
Now adding boost.


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Why didn't you boost the 383? Just wondering.

Sweet car. It can already scoot, and with boost it's going to haul some serious @$$.
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Why didn't you boost the 383? Just wondering.

Sweet car. It can already scoot, and with boost it's going to haul some serious @$$.
383 was a loner deal. Engine went back to owner.
It was a fantastic engine and I miss it.
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I've always had a boy-crush on the 383, since I was, well, a boy.

I really want to get a first generation CTS-V, with the LS6, and make it a 383 by stuffing the crank and rods from a LS7 in it with some custom 12:1 pistons. Keep it naturally aspirated, with a big custom solid roller cam, and some individual throttle bodies.
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Very cool! Is it a full tube chassis? I thought I’d be at a similar weight with my old 79 back-halved Mazda. Pretty surprised when I hit the scales it was 2950! (200lb driver) I’ve had to add more cage and safety crap since then so it’s over 3000lbs. I’d kill for a 2200lb race weight! I was trapping 159 with my single 76mm SBE 5.3. You’ve got an easy 160-170 trap car on your hands if you turn it up! Gotta run at least 15 to make it interesting!
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Very cool! Is it a full tube chassis? I thought I’d be at a similar weight with my old 79 back-halved Mazda. Pretty surprised when I hit the scales it was 2950! (200lb driver) I’ve had to add more cage and safety crap since then so it’s over 3000lbs. I’d kill for a 2200lb race weight! I was trapping 159 with my single 76mm SBE 5.3. You’ve got an easy 160-170 trap car on your hands if you turn it up! Gotta run at least 15 to make it interesting!
No tube chassis. Just a mild steel 8.50 cert cage. I worked VERY hard when building the car to make it light. Made my own front suspension. The front end will be getting struts, spindle mounts and finally front brakes. That will put me over 2300 but plans are to make it street legal.

It used to weigh less but had to add weight to get the rear percentage up.
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No tube chassis. Just a mild steel 8.50 cert cage. I worked VERY hard when building the car to make it light. Made my own front suspension. The front end will be getting struts, spindle mounts and finally front brakes. That will put me over 2300 but plans are to make it street legal.

It used to weigh less but had to add weight to get the rear percentage up.
I noticed those tricked-out, custom looking front suspension components, looks like they're made out of aluminum. Pretty awesome!

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That's a great looking car, if you make it street legal it'll be a murderer on the streets
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Thanks for the compliments.
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Great looking AMC! Love the bus as well! You and 15 of your closest friends can go to the track. hahaha!
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Great looking AMC! Love the bus as well! You and 15 of your closest friends can go to the track. hahaha!
Bus is converted to a poor mans Class B+
99 with 20,000 miles
Has TV, shower and pooper plus solar panels on the roof with an inverter.
The wheel chair lift works great for moving engines and doubles as a Patio !
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Bus is converted to a poor mans Class B+
99 with 20,000 miles
Has TV, shower and pooper plus solar panels on the roof with an inverter.
The wheel chair lift works great for moving engines and doubles as a Patio !

That right there is economical-ingenuity! Probably pulls that flyweight AMC around like it's not even there too.
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I dig it! post up some pics of the camper!
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I dig it! post up some pics of the camper!
I will get some pictures up soon.
out of town picking up a tig welder from Davis Technologies.
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Love that steering wheel, any info on it?
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