Tom's Cars

Originally this 1970 Javelin was Big Bad Green with a 304 automatic. Escondido Paint and Body mixed up this custom bright orange paint for it, nice job guys. Centerline Mojave 17" wheels with 235/45ZR17 tires, aluminum dash with Auto Meter gauges, APC cloth racing seats, trunk mounted battery and 3 row radiator. Headman headers with Jet Hot coating, 2 1/2" exhaust with cross over and Warlock mufflers. Fiberglass bumpers, spoilers and ram air hood added later. I bought the car in Orange County in 1994 and built a page on Car Domain in 2003 with the nick name "Orange Juice".

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401 with Ross .030 over forged pistons, Romec balancer, Rollmaster timing Chain, Edelbrock Aluminum Heads, Edelbrock Air Gap Intake Manifold, Canton Oil Pan, Schneider Cam. Built by Tim K. at Total Performance, estimated 420 HP. 727 TF wth B&M Mega Shifter.


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This 1973 Gremlin was a factory 304 V-8 with 3 speed floor stick shift, Trans Am red, from San Diego. I blew up the 304 after 2 years as a daily driver, then I got serious about the car. Tim K built the mild 401 and installed it along with a T-10 four speed and Hurst shifter. Pro Gear added an Auburn posi to the 12 bolt AMC "Corporate 20" rear differential, solid Moser axles, but we kept the 3.91 gears. I added factory torque links off a 1972 V-8 Gremlin to reduce rear wheel hop. Chuck Dowd did a great job of welding in the Chris Alston 6 point Rollbar and AMRacing Sub Frame Connectors, so it is very solid. Scott Sommers did the body work and paint, including the addition of a Mopar Pro Stock fiberglass scoop into the steel hood. Matt Miller put the strips on with a kit from Phoenix Graphics. This car won Best Modified at the 2008 All AMC Show at the NHRA museum at Pamona.

 This is the original ad from when I bought the car. Sold.


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Here is a picture of a stock 1969 AMX 390, Hurst 4 speed, A/C, tilt steering wheel, Edelbrock aluminum R4B intake manifold with AM part number, Go-Pack 140 speedometer, power front disc brakes, power steering, rear bumper guards and an AM 8 Track. The original Regatta Blue color was restored at Escondido  Paint and Body. It has the original black California license plates, I bought this car here in San Diego in 1989.


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1969 Big Bad Orange AMX, 390 Automatic, tilt steering wheel, A/C, P/S, P/D/B, Charcoal Grey interior with Leather seats, AM 8 track. Sold new in Orange County, California by a dealer in Santa Ana to a couple in Laguna Beach. One of 284 BBO AMX's made in 1969. Needs paint.


I also bought this black 1972 Gremlin, it has the original 304 V-8 engine that was rebuilt with a 4 barrel, cam and exhaust, the automatic 998 Torqueflight has a B&M shifter. The 12 bolt Corporate 20 rear end (Dana 44) has 2.73 gears with a posi and has the original torque links from the factory, 1972 Gremlins only. This car was also originally Trans Am red. I raced it at Qualcomm Stadium and it went 9.90 in the 1/8 mile, as seen on the Planet X television show. Sold.


Factory 304 V-8, auto on the column, power steering, power disc brakes and factory A/C. The color is Copper. Sold.


1968 Rambler Rogue, 290 V-8 2 bbl, automatic on column, Turbo Silver two door, 12 bolt rear end, P/S and manual drumb brakes (rebuilt). Driveable, straight and rust free. Sold.


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I bought this yellow 1968 AMX from Tim Burton, originally a 390 4-speed, it is now a 360 4-speed. While I would never flare an AMX, I like the look. The car runs mid 10's at 70mph in the 1/8th mile at Barona. See the video Sold.


 

1968 Dirt Track racer from Adam. Sold to David Freiburger, editor of Hot Rod magazine.


Richard Conley built a 580HP AMC V-8 engine for the first AMX/3 replica, Check it out here.