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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
I don’t paint, because I have absolutely no expertise in this area. I am of the opinion the wheel color is supposed to match the blue in the stripes on SC/Ramblers. AMC cars were originally painted with acrylic enamel. I would expect any original paint cars to be heavily faded or completely chalked out by now. The vinyl stripes should have faded out to the black vinyl they were made on. Most current paints are a base color with a clear coat, because of its durability. The body color on my SC/Rambler is a recent Corvette Linen White color. I believe GM also painted this color on trucks. I like the color on my SC/Rambler and its easy to get a color match for more paint.
I have very good results with the paint the local distributor supplies the paint shop I use use. There is one locally that can convert the original AMC paint codes to a current paint color thats widely available. They have been in business for 52 years and have old car color charts for the old paint codes. At least for the AMC cars I have have had painted. I painted a Frost White AMX, the three colors on my SC/Rambler and an Alamosa Aqua Rogue with a Frost White top in the last ten years. The paint matched the paint in the trunk and inside the doors on the AMX and the Rogue. The SC/Rambler was a rotisserie job. Most of the better paint distributors have a machine for color match if they don’t have a conversion for 45 year old AMC paint codes, I believe the machine does a very good job at matching colors. I have not had any experience with spot in jobs on my AMC cars, because I haven’t done any of those. I am very pleased with the paint color match on my AMX and Rogue sitting side by side even though they were painted seven years apart. Its possible to get very close to the original SC/Rambler paint colors if you want to. Regards, Jim
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I could not find how the wiper motor drive pieces are assembled on the wiper
motor drive arm in the Technical Service Manual, so I did this little drawing.
If I don’t remember the stack up between using the parts in AMC repair parts
kit 812 2354, I am sure there are some other people it would help. Its attached
below. Regards, Jim
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Sc/Rambler On Ebay . Mike Lewis's Rare Mostly Original Car For Sale ! Rare Opportunity to buy one like this !!
Rare 98% Original Sc/Rambler On Ebay
Would really like to own this example of a very complete Scrambler . With many rare goodies .
Good luck Mike , looking forward to this car making history !
Luck to all the serious bidders !!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hi Bob... My friend David Bass restores SC/Rambler and AMX wiper motors. Here is the link to his web site... www.amxwipermotors.com Dave is a former SC/Rambler owner and is currently restoring an AMX. I've seen David's work first hand and he does a fantastic job. I mean his wiper motors are perfect. Please give his web site a look and please note the before and after pictures.
any comments or blog posts about David's service would be appreciated.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I have a posting request. Take a look at my combined photos of the charcoal painting on the doors. Left vs. Right.
I am interested in getting other original paint Scramblers photos like this to help decide how common this was on Scramblers. I have to decide how I want to restore the doors - Both like the right, or 100% "factory". Let's try to solicit photos from others involved on the blog.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Hi Bob, In the SC/Rambler Q & A section of the blog, someone asked
if heater control valves had numbers stamped in them. The part number
in the AMC Parts Catalog 1967 thru 1972 for the valves is in Group
13.035 and is part number 319 0162. The correct NOS heater control
valves and my original heater control valve have "69" stamped
underneath the control lever in addition to "on" and "off". The
control lever covers the numbers up in the off position. They are
only visible when the lever is past the halfway open position. Ranco
made the valves up until about 1998 when they went out of business. I
believe only the valves supplied by Ranco to AMC had the numbers
stamped in them. The last time I saw one for sale was at the last
Kenosha Historical Society Show there was one correct valve in the
original unopened AMC packaging with the punch card of the purchasing
dealer in 1969 wrapped around the box offered for $400.00.
Thought you might like to spread the word. Maybe we can all watch another increase in the value of our cars take place this year.
(2) SC's will go up at Barret Jackson on Wednesday Night:
Lot 499.1 - A Scheme car
Lot 500 - Matt Wilson's old B scheme car - "Johnny Lightning" version
>From the looks of it, they should cross the block in the later hours of coverage on Wednesday night.
Should be a good way to spend a cold winters night in the northeast!