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    Posted: Mar/28/2017 at 7:35pm
My 66 Ambassador 990 convertible is a Canadian production car.
I'm curious about the peculiarities of the Canadian built cars.
I can say that the AM/FM radio is completely different than the US produced models.
I also see a different style of air cleaner.
To me, other than a Canadian production tag, the rest of the car seems identical.
Has anyone had any experience with, or documented the little build differences between the two plants?

Was in dash air conditioning offered on Canadian cars? The Canadian radio won't fit when factory A/C is installed on the car. The radio is a different shape.

These little differences interest me because it';s just... different. I'd like to preserve as much of the Car's cool Canadian differences if possible.

I'd love to hear from y'all on this,

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I'm not familiar with 66 US , Canadian differences but with the 63/64 Classic and Ambassadors, there were differences in hubcaps, wheel covers, steering wheel and column colors, horn rings,(
Ambassadors didn't have their crest in the center), small things like that.

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Interesting, Mike. Do you know if the factory in dash A/C was offered like I was in the US? I've seen a few Canadian sedans with under dash systems, but never the in dash style.

Somewhere, I have an AMC Canada 1966 brochure, and I don't recall it mentioning A/C, but then again, I'm over 50 so maybe my memory's shot.
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Do you mean the vents being in dash? I know the 64's had the controls under dash. 63's had the control next to the parking brake release knob. Both had the vents in the dash, three big round ones facing out above the radio. I have had many 63/64's but none were with AC. Oh yes the radios in these two years were also different between the US and Canadian models. Maybe someone else can chime in with more info on our cars.
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All I can speak to is the 66, but yes, in 66, they had A/C vents in the center dash, and the radios were different.

The Canadian radio chassis is 'traditional', being wide, long, and only a few inches tall, whereas the US radio seemed more sqareish in profile and not as deep.

The Canadian radio will definitely NOT clear the factory in dash A/C system in 66.
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I have a 63 Ambo, Canada built for export. RHD.

The brakes are different - single circuit.
Dizzie is an Autolite.
Alternator is different.
And the horns.

Beyond that, I don't know.

Could post some random pics.

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I'd like to see the differences. For some reason i like seeing the different emblems from other countries. Ive heard the hubcaps were different us, canada, Australia, south america, etc. Didn't think about other stuff like the radios or other stuff. I've seen pictures on the internet that show the Australian 1965 & 1966 Rambler Classic that had what I'd call 1963 & 1964 Rambler Classic dashboards. I'd like to see all the other differences.

I understand that in austalia and maybe other counties that the Rambler name stayed. I'd like to see those Rambler emblems and such. Have seen how the gremlin in Mexico had the hornet front clip instead of like in the US. Also noticed that the VAM vehicles that I see be it a gremlin or hornet, they have the rear pop out windows. No matter what year. Maybe because it's hotter down there. I wonder whay else was different where. I know alot of automotive products drug out certain body styles way longer than it would in the US. It'd be neat to see that somewhere a 1960's model Rebel was still being called the new 1970's model later somewhere else. Or a mid 1980's Gremlin with a Hornet front clip and still being called a Rambler. Id like to have all the different emblems for the cars that I have. I'd like to see pictures too.
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