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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 02:35 PM
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AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Alright, I need some advice for a AMC 360 rebuild. This will be my first engine rebuild. Other than my chiltons manual, it will be trial and error. I'm planning on putting a edelbrock cam kit and manifold with a 600 CFM carb. Any thing I should look out for or suggestion that you can think of please let me know.. Thanks Pete
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Research the carb selection. Many of the performance carbs don't do well off road.

Do the TR upgrade when you do the ignition.

Do the "oil trick" to help lube the firewall end of the camshaft.

I know this isn't much help, but it'll at least tell you what to search for! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Your on the right track with the Edelbrock performer package, That combo make`s good power in a 360. Canis is right about the carb issue off-road. I found that the off-road needle and seat set from Edelbrock helped out that problem some-what, But the best thing is injection, Whether its TBI or MPI is personal preferrence. The oiling modification Canis referred to is also a good idea except it`s purpose isn`t to oil the rear portion of the cam, It`s to get extra oil to the rear,(#5) main bearing. If you were to look at a picture of the AMC oiling system, You would see that the #5 main is the last thing to be oiled, and under hard excelleration this area can be starved for oil. There is another oiling mod common to AMC motor`s that has to do with getting extra oil to the distributer and cam gear`s also. This mod is not needed if you pay careful attention to re-assembly of the cam timing gear. There`s a hole in the cam that corrospond`s to a small recess in the timing gear that sling`s oil to all the item`s under the timing cover. If you want the best AMC info possible, Go to www.ezboard.com . Click on forum find, Then go to the AMC forum. The people there are very friendly and helpful. They have all the info you need to do your rebuild, Check them out. Good Luck.
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Thanks guys, but what is the TR upgrade? I'll check out the AMC forum here today.. Thanks
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Here is a link that will take you directly to the AMC forum:

http://pub8.ezboard.com/bamcforum
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

TR upgrade = stronger spark, better gas mileage, more power
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Here is a link to a write up on the team rush upgrade.

Here is a write up to the GM HEI upgrade.

There is lots of posts on the board about these upgrades.
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Make sure your machinist realizes that the AMC's use different clearances than the big 3 do. They are smaller.
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No problem Will thanks. The TR upgrade is for a 258 will that work the same for a AMC 360? Thanks
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Re: AMC 360 rebuild \"First Timer\"

Try this link:
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