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AMC Rebels- Readers' Pages

Stock Rod

Who: Michael Conner
What: '70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
Where: Newton, KS
Why: This is a factory-stock rod with the 428CJ option, Hurst four-speed, power windows, and disc brakes. It even has the Rim-Blow horn, tilt steering column, factory rear defroster, AM, eight-track, and the appearance package. He added a performance exhaust and a Holley 850 but kept all the original Ford stuff so he can return it to stock if he wants.
He Says: I believe this is the most highly optioned Eliminator ever made. It was extremely pricey in 1970. If it doesn't have an option, it's because it was deleted by a higher option or Ford wouldn't put it on a 428CJ Eliminator.

The Guy Who Built A Six

Who: Bill Richcreek
What: You can't see it, but it's a '69 Ford Mustang
Where: Likely lurking at the fordsix.com Web site.
Why: Bill has done a very nice job of detailing and building the 250-inch six for his Mustang, and he sent some photos to persuade us to build the one that came in our '67 project car. The headers are made by Ford Six Performance Parts, and the carb is a Holley 2300. The rest of the work is paint, wax, and chrome.
He Says: It's sad to go to car shows and see a car that at one time had a six under the hood (this can be found by just looking at the VIN; Ford has an "L" in it for the six).
We Say: There is no correct decision. We should put the inline guys and the 5.0 V-8 guys in a pit and have them fight to the death. Winner gets a CC license plate.

Burnout Talk

"He broke off his ground effects from the front portion of the quarter-panel, provided massive smoke, shredding his tires and breaking a piece of his car. He got the most applause when he held up the broken piece from his car during the judging. He walked away a winner!" Dan Stolarczyk

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41 comments
Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

68 770 4Dr 290 2bbl auto... gets 18 mpg hwy. Paid 800 bucks for it

Tony Smith
Tony Smith

Would love to own again my 68had the 340

Randy Young
Randy Young

Had a Rebel Machine back in the 80's. Rescued it from the crusher for $320 and drove it home. Had the factory Edelbrock intake, and the hedders were installed (came in the trunk from the dealer). Decent factory white paint (with red and blue, of course). Sold it to an AMC guy and wished that I would have kept it!

Daniel Benoit
Daniel Benoit

love the Rebel,there is a restaurant in joliette,Quebec Canada calles the Rebel,with one on the restauarnt logo!

Donald Teifke
Donald Teifke

My dad bought a brand new 70 wagon when we got back from overseas. Wish I had it now.

Ralph Laakmann
Ralph Laakmann

then...noooooo.....now....oooooh yes,its funny how your eye sight changes over the years...lol

Jim Hall
Jim Hall

Nice lines...same with the Javelin. Under rated cars..

Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson

Ya, my 67 DPL Ambassador has the same body of the rebel on the left! Love the car and sooo under rated!

Keith Terry
Keith Terry

i would happily own a rebel machine or any rebel

Carroll Smith
Carroll Smith

old friends mom had a rebel,, was family car

Kevin Lovdahl
Kevin Lovdahl

I saw a complete Rebel Machine at a Pick n Pull in Modesto Ca about 15 years ago. COMPLETE.

Ricky Hildebrand
Ricky Hildebrand

I had a "Strippy" 6cyl,4dr. State Surplus Car.Mr. Dependable

Kenny Cargill
Kenny Cargill

Never had an AMC. I like the Rebel, but would love a NASCAR-style Matador.

Jd Orr
Jd Orr

Not old enough to remember these cars but I always like when I see em at shows. Just something about em. I'd have to say the scrambler is my favorite AMC though.

Lee Henderson
Lee Henderson

Great lookin' cars...need 390/401 4 speed swaps and then you'd have a couple sleepers.

Brian Stubbs
Brian Stubbs

I would. I always liked those Kenosha Cadillacs.

Tony Quale
Tony Quale

Hey guys you know I don't own a rebel but I am definitely a rebel

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