Javelin MegaDork
Jan. 22, 2016 10:55 p.m.

1973 AMC Javelin

SST "Trans Am Victory Edition", Trans Am Red original paint (mostly), was a white interior, now black; was a vinyl top car, now deleted. Origin 360 V8, 727 Torque-Flite, original 4Bbl/dual exhaust car. Now has Carter AFB 660cfm, 1970 high-flow manifolds, 2.5" duals with Hooker Aero Chambers. Original PB with drums, now factory power front discs. PS, tilt, electric wipers, console. Everything works, runs and drives great, reliable, did 15.3's in the 1/4 with a 2.73 rear gear! Currently getting a Ford Explorer 8.8" Ford rear axle swap with P71 aluminum driveshaft. Front suspension completely rebuilt, KYB's on all 4 corners. FR500 wheels in 17x9 and 17x10.5 with 245/45/17 Dunlop SP and 275/40/17 Dayton Daytona tires.

Comes with new in the box ACC carpet in correct black cut pile, complete dashboard assembly and ducting for an A/C car (along with compressor, condenser, brackets, switches, etc), complete pair of great black door panels, tons of other misc parts and spares. Has been in Popular Hot Rodding (twice), Car Craft, and Grassroots Motorsports in various reader's pages. Clean title in my name, WA collector plates. Receipts for everything.

Build thread: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/the-amc-javelin-build-thread/25555/page1/

Reader's Ride: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/reader-rides/4366/

Bad: It has rust in the a-pillars under the trim where the vinyl top used to be, so it leaks water. The LF fender is messed up at the end, but a new fender piece and trim are included. The paint is really sad. It has oil leaks. That's about it!

$5,000 firm. Letting it go cheap and fast so I can buy an AMX. Located in Washington state.

Jay UltraDork
Jan. 24, 2016 12:34 a.m.

Stupid C$ picks NOW to be in the toilet.

Javelin MegaDork
Jan. 26, 2016 9:38 a.m.

Shot yesterday! It went in the shop for the rear axle and it turns out one of the parking brake assemblies came apart and smoked the brake fluid leaking out of a bad wheel cylinder, so the rear axle is okay! It's getting all new back brakes (drums, shoes, hardware, parking brakes, wheel cylinders). Additionally, we found that the idler arm was bad so it's getting one of those along with a pitman and inner and outer tie rods. I'd like to add that despite not driving this car in 3 months, it fired right up and drove to the shop like a champ!

Javelin MegaDork
Jan. 26, 2016 9:43 a.m.

All new front suspension:

Exhaust system:

Rear axle, suspension, tailpipes:

In the shop:

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