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AMX 3 steering
Jun 30th, 2007 at 8:47pm
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After going over your ideas on stuff to use building you cars, I have another idea. Good luck finding 70 style Javelin and AMX steering shafts. I would sugest the GM based Idiot brand replacement shafts. These have been around for years in the streetrod market and would connect to a Painless style wiring Harness easiely. They also have the GM/AMC splines since Saginaw steering supplied both manufactures with their shafts. Most of the aftermarket units use a shorter shaft that would require a U joint to connect it to the steering box, but all those parts are readiely available in the street rod market also. I would also use a rack for better steering and less weight.
  

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Reply #1 - Nov 17th, 2008 at 5:08am
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I think the idea is to collect information on how to make a new AMX/3 as close as possible to the original, otherwise there is not much purpose to do an AMX/3 replica when there are so many other kit cars out there. I disagree, AMC parts are not too difficult to obtain once one discovers the right vendors. There are junkyards and vendors who own all AMC junkyards with plenty of parts to be had. Galivin's AMC and Rambler Parts, Planethoustonamx, see also "AMC Junkyard List" on Internet for a junkyard in your region. As AMC switched to a GM type steering column in '70, I think it's nearly the same column for '70-'72 Hornet/Gremlin/Jav/AMX. -Seems a Matador or Ambassador column could be cut down. I think the idea here is to compile a sorting of AMC parts to make an AMX/3 kit.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 17th, 2008 at 2:05pm
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There is nothing AMC about the chassis, brakes or many other parts. There is really no reason to go backwards in technology when there are much better parts out there. This is not a restoration by any means since the body was a prototype pushmobile. That original body is being put back together in it's original pushmobile format. As long as the copies retain the look and AMC power, I think the goals will be met. Trying to copy an original AMX III with junkyard parts just wouldn't be the same and you would have a tough time selling a mix and match vehicle where replacement parts depend on finding the correct used parts from many different models. If I was to build one I personally would have modified an existing kit car chassis but so far the first one will be a one off. My Javelin is a modern version with a classic body skin so I can actually drive it.
  

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Re: AMX 3 steering
Reply #3 - Nov 18th, 2008 at 12:12am
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Richard,
Thanks for posting, I just reviewed the pictures of your Hemi Javelin, WOW, such a custom car , in so many ways. I am egar to see it when it is painted and running. You are correct about the AMX/3, I intend to update and take certain liberties with the reproductions. An exact replica would not perform as well, would cost more and frankly, few people know what an original Bizzarrini AMX/3 is really like in detail. As you stated, with the same shape, and AMC engine and some other details, like the AMC steering column, we should be in good shape. I am hopeful that some day, when your current project is completed, that I can interest you in joining us in the land of AMX/3's.
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Tom Dulaney
  
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Re: AMX 3 steering
Reply #4 - Nov 18th, 2008 at 2:17am
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The new Ididit and other steering columns are already modeled after the GM column that AMC also used so there is really no reason not to look into those. They now offer one with a key switch. My car is still at the painters so progress has been slow on my end. I had no idea it would take 3 months to paint a car that was already preped. It actually has the color applied but lacks the clear coat. I have probably solved my steering issue with the new rack but need the car back to confirm it. I plan to debut the car at the Mopar's at the Strip at the end of March. I hope to be finished by then since all I need is some wheels, tires, A/c charge and some interior work to finish. I've already gotten a stupid offer to buy it while it was still in primer but I would still like to finish the car for myself. I am also looking into building a workshop so my next project will have more room to work with. My current garage is just too small so painting the car here was not an option but it sure has taken a money hit farming it out. It better be show quality for the money I dumped into it so far.
  

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