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Thanks for that.
Forgot to add before that this Hornet looks to have been Orange originally.
Dissapointed to find the engine is not the original.
It does however start easily and runs quite well.
Found a few things I need to do before the vehicle is roadworthy.
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G'day,

Lovely car the best and tidiest I've seen for sale for a while
I spoke to Paul in Donnybrook about this car a while ago, its was on and off ebay. He just couldnt read the body number but said its like H39-216 but wasnt sure.

My car is H39-217 or one up also a 12-73 , and its still painted Big Bad Orange. Your paint was changed.

PM you email and I can email you the Register update.


Yes Engine was changed, My car  H39-217 12-73 AK13287 BIG Bad Orange , Buckskin Beige interior

Engine is 503'A'20 K5640H block casting is 3213867


I have a spare Engine like yours , I presumed it was from a jeep
but it came with 258 conrods , pistons are the same size, but has a different crank face , that  wont fit a BW35 torque converter, I thought it was a manual crank but maybe for the 904 torqueflite.
its date code is 708'E'08 an original  232 8th Aug 1974 engine, engine block  casting is 3218618 , the same as what is used on our 1975 Hornets. The engine has no serial number.

You may find you have a chrysler torqueflite transmission not a BW35,






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A 74 engine will have a crank for a torqueflite for sure.
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1974 Levis Gremlin X 304/904
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1974 Matador wagon (parts)
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Thanks Dave.

I corrected my post above, The conrods are longer on a 258 than 232 conrods, but the deck height is same as 71 onwards 258. The crankshaft was stroked to make it a 258 , pistons are the same bore.

So you may have a 258 with the original BW35 if they only changed the block but reused the Rods and crankshaft.
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Caused me some confusion. Here's a pic.
74 "E" 232 block, starter is on the right hand side.
But looks like Borg Warner transmission.
Also has extractors and two barrel carby.

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Yep, BW transmission. Somebody likes blue paint.
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Hello,  This is September's update.

Thanks to Darren in Victoria for giving the details of his early 1972 Hornet, H29-289. Again this shows that 1972 Body numbers start at H29-28X rather than H29-001 like all other Hornets.

This (H29-289) must be this first or second or third 1972 Hornet made.

H19-286 is a 1971 Hornet made  12-71 and also a Mocca brown.

H?9-287 and H?9-288 are whereabouts unknown  so I don’t if they are 1971 or 1972.

 

The key differences I know of between 1971 and 1972 cars are the seat headrests in 1972, The 4.2 Litre badge on the C Pillar. Also the Compliance plate has Rambler Hornet 1971 Sedan , while 72 have AMC Hornet Sedan.

But generally they are hard to pick apart.

 

Also we have our first Documented Canary Yellow Car, H29-430 . 

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Hi Everyone
 
Wayne Williams just sent me this ebay link for brand new paint code stickers. PERFECT for you AMI Rambler Hornet/Matador/Javelin etc restoration
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMI-Lustrelife-paint-colour-decal-Safety-Wattle-Corolla-Corona-Crown-/131984035770?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276
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Had a chat with the guy who does these and they are looking at doing as many of the AMI colours as possible. So if you want a new reproduction paint label for your AMI assembled Hornet (or any Rambler) these are the go. And are a great price
Gary is his name and was a great bloke to talk to and can be reached on sales@toyotaheritage.com
 
He is also interested in any AMI colour charts, pics of cars with these colours, and parts that were interchangeable from Toyota/Triumph/Rambler etc
A great little finishing touch to that restoration of your Hornet

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Originally posted by BigBadWayne BigBadWayne wrote:

Thanks Dave.

I corrected my post above, The conrods are longer on a 258 than 232 conrods, but the deck height is same as 71 onwards 258. The crankshaft was stroked to make it a 258 , pistons are the same bore.

So you may have a 258 with the original BW35 if they only changed the block but reused the Rods and crankshaft.




Have had the engine out. Took the sump off to straighten some dents.
Measured the throw of the crank, and the length of a con rod.
Also found we had 12 balance weights.
With Waynes help found a number stamped on one of those balance weights.
3214723. All good for a 258 crank.
Seems we have a different block,3218618 ( Newer 232 block )
different head, 3214723 ( hydraulic lifters )
different intake, 3213809
All good though. Pleased to learn it is a 258. Runs well and we got it fully registered on road a couple of days ago.

Also found out this Hornet was last registered in late 2002 early 2003 in WA. KFM507. Would like to find out more about it if thats familiar to anyone.


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