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Updated on May 06, 2012
The AMC Pacer.
From an early age, I saw the potential in this car. My dad is a huge car nut and wanted to start a father-son bonding project when I was 14. The subject needed to be cheap, safe, and fun and the Pacer fit all the criteria. While people thought we were crazy, the end result has certainly made people eat their words and admit that now there is at least one Cool Pacer in the world.
Engine: Quick in an understatement, and it's all AMC Power. We recently rebuilt an AMC 401 bored 30 over, 9.7:1 compression KB pistons, mild Engle racing cam, Edelbrock Performer intake manifold with a 750 Demon carb, 3 angle vavle job and port matching on the stock heads, and custom headers going into dual 3" mandrel bent Flowmaster exhaust.
While it hasn't been dynoed yet, the desktop dyno says 400hp and 460 ft/lbs tourque....and boy does it feel like it hit these numbers! Page 3 documents the engine build.
The A/C is finally recharged and working! We had to end up ditching the old York compressor in favor of the newer Sanden unit. It really cleans things up under the hood, and it's no longer miserable driving the black car in the summer!
Other exterior shots
You can kind of see the dual 3" exhaust back. It's tucked up there so nicely though, I couldn't be happier!
Can it get more American than this?
Drive Train: -Factory V-8 car, with Built AMC 401 - Bored 30 over - 9.75:1 Compression with Keith Black Pistons - Mild Engle Cam - Stock heads port matched intake side, 3 angle valve job, with American Performance Roller Rockers - Edelbrock Performer Dual Plane intake manifold - Demon 4bbl 825 CFM carb - ARP Bolts used throughout -Custom built long tube headers -Mandrel Bent 3" dual exhaust -40 series Flowmasters -Borg Warner T-5 5 Speed Manual swap -17" American Racing 200s wheels -Kuhmo Ecsta Supra rubber
Body: -Fully restored -custom lowered three inches -Custom black paint -Blacked out all chrome -Limo tint windows
Interior: -New seats -Black interior -new black carpet -Custom Dash with autometer Gauges -Console from Lincoln Continental custom fit
Audio: -Alpine 9883 iPod Headunit -Elemental Designs nine.2 amp -Elemental Designs eDi 6000v.2 comps
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Page 1: You're Here! Page 2: Interior Page 3: 401 Build Page 4: Restoration Page 5: Shows and various pics
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Seriously, who ever thought of doing something like this and making an AMC Pacer the coolest ride I have ever seen. I used to own a Pacer, but never ever thought of doing what you did. I bow down and kiss your feet! Well done!
Man...that is one bad ass Pacer. I would be proud to own that car. Want to trade for my Van?
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