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Waiting for oil to drain today noticed this picture oportunity.
Why I chose the Mostly Last moniker. Thats the last Aussie assembled AMX to come off the assembly line and the last Japanese Twin Turbo GTO to come off the assembly line.
Same as your 3000GT 99 VR4. There were 287 USDM 99 VR4's, last one came off the line about August 99. There were also 325 JDM Twin Turbo "99's"
Last one, pictured here came off the line 30th July 2000. That's 612 total worldwide. Same wheelbase, length, width and roughly same horsepower as 69 AMX. Wife and I owned 5 of them, including the second last one off the line. Sold 4, I like the AMX more.



Just in case you find it hard to believe here they are in our backyard couple of years back. Had them all set up the same, same radio, same two way, full size spare in the back. Drove one right around mainland Australia in 2012. Hopeless in town, great for long distance travel for two. We carry everything and camp on the side of the road. The AMX has more room for gear with no back seat.



Anyhow back to my 343 AMX engine.
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Reassembly at last. Great couple of days.









Turned over, wow, happy about that. Put it on to the trolley frame.



Had a win here. It all worked, even the torque converter studs went straight into the flexplate.



Can't paint here anymore with two dead cars in the road. Push this across the lawn tomorrow to where I can do some more cleaning and then paint. Will suspend the whole assembly, prime and paint, then put it back on the trolley, wheel it back over, fit some more parts.

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Originally posted by Mostly last. Mostly last. wrote:


Timing cover on the right turned up yesterday. Has some corrosion and the top alternator-oil filter bracket has a broken lug. The RHD filter set up is what I was missing.
Will swap the RHD oil filter lines and base over to the cover on the left.
Been sandblasted I reckon and lost some detail. Will have to do.
It has 79 and a C on it, Crankshaft seal can go in from either way. Timing marks are different.


FYI, that timing cover is a very later replacement...you hit the nail on the head...main differences are the through hole for the front cover seal...then the re scaled timing marks that go from 0-20 instead of 10-0-10 and has a extra boss for a crankshaft timing pick up (sensor).....they are functionally interchangeable...so no worries there.

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Thanks Ross.

    Couldn't push the engine across the grass.
Briggs & Stratton power to the rescue.



Paint shop bloke who matched the paint said it should pop.
Wouldn't mind if it was a little darker or greener.



Got a chrome part in the mail today peculiar to our Aussie cars that took a long while to find. The Jigsaw is starting to come together.

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You are one amazing fellar and a AMC'er to boot !!! 
Keep up the awesome work !!! I just love this thread.........Beer.....Handshake

Having AMC Fun,
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Originally posted by Ollie Ollie wrote:

You are one amazing fellar and a AMC'er to boot !!! 
Keep up the awesome work !!! I just love this thread.........Beer.....Handshake

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Thanks Ollie,
              I'm enjoying it.
     Wish I had of done this earlier in life, but I had a fool notion as a teenager I was going to ride as good as Larry Mahan.
Course I never did.
Lucky I eventually worked out cattle was a better living than horses.
Now getting a special old car on the road seems just a good thing to do.


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Engine today.
Don't know what the fan comes off, but came with the parts and will do till I find the right one.
Made the valve cover tag. Original is gone but I had a photo from 1992 to copy.







Be a couple more days yet altering the air cleaner housing for the Edelbrock AVS2.

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