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----- Original Message ----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:28 PM Subject: lemon....? I beg to differ that it is the cars' problem. Before I go on, I have a 1981 malibu station wagon 305cuin with 604,567 mi on it with original engine, transmission, rear-end. Doesn't smoke, leak, passes Aircare (Smog test) with flying colors! And still have the balls to pass some yuppie kid in his 5.0l mustang! The key to any investment is research. 1. Find a shop (competant ASE mechanics) with many recomendations and a great customer service record. Take a look in the shop, talk to mechanics, get the general vibe of the place. You are a paying customer, you have the right! 2. MAINTAIN your vehicle with schedueled maintenace (oil changes, trans flushes, diff oil change, coolant flushes) Many people neglect their cars (a licenced mechanic myself) because a simple oil change is (in their eyes) not always needed! ha! ===============response============ Dear deburne... If you read my article carefully you will discover that I fault not only the 78 Malibu. One example, however: when the oil sending unit goes out, it dumps the oil wherever you happen to be and you have a very short time to get it fixed before you burn up the engine. I consulted the sort of mechanic you suggest, which, incidentally, I have used consistently. He says many cars are now designed that way. My old 64 Rambler is not. When it starts leaking, you have several hundred miles to determine the source of the leak before you are out of oil. You can even add oil for some time before having the inexpensive repair made. Perhaps I am spoiled by American Motors. The other source of faults is poor mechanics. Even though the shop is ASE, which all of mine have been, there is considerable variation in the skill of the various employees. I have not yet found a shop foreman who will let me determine which mechanic works on my car, but I am working on it. I LOF every 2,000 miles, which is more often than required by many manufacturers. I recently rented a Dodge that required an oil change every 20,000 miles.My 87 Honda suggests 7,000 miles between oil changes. Two ASE mechanics, one in California and one in Indiana, have told me the manufacturers make those recommendations so you will be able to buy a new car more often. I call that a "design feature" of the Owners Manual. Whose fault is that one? --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: scott cook email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:46 PM Subject: white lemon I too have a white 78 malibu its been nothing but trubble in my life also, dui and now nickel and dime, i love the looks of the car(hopefuly so will the next ower)..lol. Ive put a lot of time and money in the thing trying to restore it, soon it will be done! AT LAST PEACE! ----------reply---------- Scott... I know the feeling. Not too long ago the U joint went out on the Malibu. I was driving around 60 MPH at the time, and the drive shaft did a number on the underside of the car including causing the governor on the transmission to be destroyed so it would not shift out of first. Got that fixed and discovered that it also damaged the wire from the gas gauge, which runs under the body. The gauge now says full most of the time even when it is not full. I just fill up every 50 miles until I find the damaged spot in the wire. --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Rathburn Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 7:44 PM Subject: malibu doug i have a 78 malibu and i can tell you being a certified mechanic that the only problem was that chevy had a rash of bad motors at that time. the 78 is the only car my wife and i own out of six that is newer than 1969 it was my moms and she gave it to me before she passed away. all the runability problems you had were a direct result of chevys installing camshafts that had soft steel in them. i can you tell you a lot of horror stories of many people who wound up with these motors in a lot of vehicles even my own brother has a pickup of that era that had a bad cam. people were getting soaked by mechanics who didnt have the experience to tell why there car ran like shit. they bought tune ups and carbs and distributors that were not necessary. my own mother got soaked . once the lobes of a cam go flat the motor will miss and if it is exhaust lobe and the gasses cant get out they back up and and motor will develop overheating missing backfire and smoking problems. being a diehard chevy fan i learned that a lot of the motors of the late 70s and early 80s sadly were junk. it seemed to me that when chevy started to paint their motors baby blue they ran like babys. i am solving the problem with my car it is now 25 years old and in my state it just got collector licence plates and never has to have emissions test again.. that baby blue that i put a new camshaft in 2 years ago to get it to this point is going to the scrapheap and a 1964 all steel 283 ci motor that i have rebuilt is going in the car and all the emission trash that chevy put on the car to limp it past the feds is going with the old motor to the heap with it. the new motor will burn cleaner run longer and last at least 12 years or better. the reason i can say this is because i rebuild all my own motors and the old ones i use from the 60s have all lasted that long and longer. oh and by the way there is no way i would paint the 283 motor pussy blue. it was made at a time when chevy had pride and craftsmanship in its self and motors had balls you can bet it will be chevrolet orange a sign of power and pride in closing let me tell you the next time you have to put a motor in your car paint it orange and give it something to live up to. the 1960s were the highest point of all cars in style looks and performance. and by the way that 78 of yours is the last of the real rear wheel drive cars that as a whole with the exception of the bad motors were really a damn good car. my wife drives a 64 impala as a work car and has a 69 and a 66 impala as toys i drive a 67 gmc truck and the 78 malibu as work cars and have 64 nova as weekend drag car. out of the six cars i have the motors and transmission will interchange 99% of the parts no other manufacture out there can say that for that many cars covering that many years sorry about your problems with a bad camshaft and stupid mechanics youd dealt with. i still think your maldito is worth saving. the impalas and malibus of today are a disgrace to the name of what was a damn fine car chevy should have dropped the name when they dropped the rear end for front wheel drive. dave rathburn aurora colorado --------- reply ---------- Dave... You are precisely correct. The cam was soft, but there were other problems as well, mostly caused, as my article suggests, by very poor, or reluctant, mechanics and service managers, insurance companies, and rebuilders. In the mid-60s, we lived in New Raymer, Colorado. We have been through Aurora many times. We had the valves of our 60 Rambler American ground in New Raymer, and they did a good job. Something happened between 1970 and 1980 or between Colorado and California. --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: "obinna " 22MUGU@MUGU.COM Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 5:20 AM Subject: Maldito, consumer complaint > COMMENTS > ======== > thanks you guys keep it up. > > ADDRESS > ======= > abeokuta st anifowoshe > > CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY > =================== > lome >
----- Original Message ----- From: "matt griffith" firstname.lastname@example.org > waverly ny 14892 Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 1:54 PM Subject: Rambler > i have a 64 sedan with a 287 3spd overdrive which i had rebuilt when i first bought it and it fell apart about 2 years later , it sat for 3 years befor i got around to fixing it , in the mean time i found out that the powerfull 327 had a rugged version of my 3spd , it took some doing to put it in but i think it will pay off . the one i have came out of an ambassador but i think the marlin would have the same thing ----------------- reply ---------------- Thank you, Matt, for contributing your information to our Rambler site. --Dwight Winenger
----- Original Message ----- From: "DC" email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 11:02 AM Subject: Maldito, consumer complaint MAACO ohhohhbetternotgetmaaco (original link not found) CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY =================== Oregon COMMENTS ======== Maaco message board with stories comments contacts and more. Ahh Ohh Better NOT get Maaco maaco.highspeedzone.com. ----------Reply---------------- Dear DC I have used Maaco repeatedly. For the price, not bad; although they owe me a dent removal on the Rambler that they missed after charging me for it. When I pointed it out to them, however, they said I could get it fixed any time. I haven't felt like having the car tied up for several days for one small dent. I have added your message to our Guest Book for the information of our visitors...with a link to your site. --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: Buick64203@aol.com Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 6:09 PM Subject: Your Malibu Sounds like you need to start fixing your car yourself and stop going to crooks. Theres nothing wrong with GM cars. Ive owned a GM car since I was 16 (which I still own) .Im 35 so thats 19 years. It has 169,000 miles on it. My other has 209,000. I currently own 5. Ive always fixed my cars myself and have never left myself at the mercy of an auto mechanic. I havent read everything on your site. For your information, when you buy a rebuilt/remanufactured engine, there are many parts the mechanic has to re-use off of your old engine. Such things as the intake manifold, oil pan, valve covers, carb, distributor, oil sender, etc ...just to name a few! If the intake manifold starts to leak, the mechanics is responsible . Not only for using a quality gasket , but for sealing it properly. He needs to examine the item to make sure its re-useable. The corrosion damage to your intake manifold was not due to a poorly made part, but failure on the car owners part to keep up with regular antifreeze changes. Antifreeze loses it anti corrosive abilities over time. Because all automotive engines have dis-similar metals ( brass, copper, lead, aluminum, steel) they will corrode through galvanic action if weak or no antifreeze is present.Especially aluminum. I have aluminum intake manifolds that are over thirty years old and still look new. As I have said, I did'nt read every incident, but Im sure that each one could be explained by poor mechanical ability, or failure on the car owners part to keep up with regular maintenence. Not just you, but the previous owners as well. Almost any car can be a good reliable car if kept up with. Your problem is not with your car. That Malibu is one of the easiest and cheapest cars to repair. I could take that car apart and rebuild it blindfolded. You should call your site the lemon mechanic and repair shop site. Dont believe everything a repair shop says....Buick64203@aol.com -----------reply------------ Good advice. I do what I can myself, but I have my limitations. And the newer cars are harder to fix. --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Bauer" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 7:56 PM Subject: Maldito ADDRESS ======= 512 ross street CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY =================== sioux city ia 51103 usa COMMENTS ======== my 79 malibu is a pile of crap but it has a 267 with hedders 4brl edelbrock and flowtech turbo mufflers and yes i kill mustangs with it i do need a floor pan for the front passenger side and rear bumper --------reply--------- I will post your notice to our Guest Book in case someone has what you need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "melisa marquina" email@example.com Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 2:16 PM Subject: Rambler, consumer complaint-read your story I feel like your my favorite uncle that i've known my whole life!! I grew up in whittier,ca, not to far from where you are. I just bought us a 1964 rambler american 220. Column shift..... kinda funny cause i've never driven any kind of shifting car. I am happy to hear that there is light at the end of the tunnel... I may be traveling through it soon. I got the rambler for $300. I will be freguenting the local junkyard often, needless to say. Well good kuck with the tranny....keep the positive outlook, and thanks for the laughter from reading your story!! > > CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY > =================== > fernley,nevada -----------Response------------- Dear Melisa... Thanks for the generous and cordial note. My first Rambler was a 1960 American. We drove it from Indiana to Colorado pulling a small trailer. The hitch broke in Des Moines, Iowa, but I won't go into detail. I am driving the Rambler again. I need to update the web site. It took two years, but I got the transmission rebuilt in Los Angeles and got it installed here in Desert Hot Springs. Sitting for two years did not do it any good. I have had to fix a leak in the carburetor and replace some fuel line that was leaking. I think there may be a little problem with the throw-out bearing, but I am not worrying about it yet. I am happy you enjoyed the site. We have had some who did not, but I think they realized that my experience did not reflect well on some affiliation they may have with GMC or an insurance company or their being a mechanic or whatever. The complaints have mostly dealt with my Chevy Malibu site. The Malibu is also still running. In fact, since I got the Rambler running, I have been able to loan the Malibu to someone whose car broke down. The Malibu still requires considerable maintenance, but if someone is willing to do it, it works. --Dwight
Note to our readers... Because of our concern for a code of respectability regarding items posted on our web site, we have found it necessary to replace several words in the following message with an expletive symbol as follows: !!! We considered not exposing our readers to the following message at all, but we are also concerned with fair play and felt that the person who obviously took the time to read the whole article deserves to be heard... ----- Original Message ----- From: jtoka firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 9:17 PM Subject: Great "WHITE" Lemon Hey great "WHITE" lemon, it seems to me that you were taken for a ride not once or twice but four times. Well with that in mind, I can't help but to realize that your ingnorant !!! deserves it. Also, it seems that you mention Fransisco and Leo a few times in the wannabe book you wrote. Im curious, are they Illegal Aliens of the mexican type? Was the driver of the porshe that hit you a JEW? It seems to me that your only issue is not with the piece of !!! car you got, but I sense some Racism in your demeanor. Were the guys at Macco Black or Mexican, the reason I ask is that you also have a big gripe about them also. Since you have the authority to asume a Mexican with no license is illegal, than let me just remind you who the real Aliens are you country stealing !!!! Since American indians and Mexican indians lived, roamed and ruled the western part of AMERIKKKA. So on that note, I have no other choice but to not feel one ounce of pity for your sorry ,Indiana, byist and racist !!!. Maybe you should have bought a Honda or Toyota, or even a Hyundai.(I forgot that those are Japanese and Korean cars and you might not like them either). Have a nice day. Ps. I have owned Chevys all my life and never had aproblem like your sorry !!!. Just for the record!!!! ----------------- Reply --------------- Dear jtoka... We appreciate your opinion. It took a measure of courage on your part to comment and include your address. It also appears that you may be the one with the racist leanings, considering your expression: "you country stealing !!!!" Leo is of German extraction, not Mexican, and you slipped and misspelled "Francisco." (Freudian slip?) Of course one could not assume a Freudian origin for all the misspellings in your message. But then you made no claim to be a writer of any sort. You, however, express disdain for my "book." My use of the word "white" in the title had literary reference to "The Great White Hope," which I have not read. My wife made no mention to me of the race of the driver of the Porshe that hit the Malibu, and I did not think to ask. I had not thought of it before your remark, but I think of Israeli's as light-skinned rather than dark-skinned, which may be an inaccuracy of concept that you spotted. You are right. My issue is not with the car but with the nature of the "service" provided by some so-called dealers and mechanics in our area; although I admit to using the term "design feature" with a somewhat sarcastic tone. As any true racist knows, Native Americans prefer not to be called "Indians" or "Mexicans," especially if they live in the United States. They tend to consider the term "Indian" racist, and politically incorrect. You used it, not me. I don't know in which part of the United States you live, but we have lived in Southern California for several decades. We have neighbors and friends of several racial backgrounds. We do, after all, live in America where that often happens. I, incidentally, took a course at Indiana State University many years ago which proved conclusively that there is only ONE race, the HUMAN race. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. We didn't intend that the article inspire pity. We intended to remind consumers that they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity by dealers and mechanics. From reading your message, one might reach the conclusion that you are a dealer or a mechanic and are trying to divert our attention away from your own feelings of inadequacy and guilt. If you had read to the end of the article, you might have noticed that we bought a Honda when the Rambler transmission went out, and we still drive the Malibu. We found a mechanic who really tries to do an honest job. True, we have always attempted to buy American because we live in America, where humans of several "racial" backgrounds may contribute to the assembly of an automobile, but the time comes when Consumer Guide must take precedence over labor union slogans. Your comment about owning Chevy's 'all your life' suggests that you may work for General Motors. That might explain your vehement disappointment with the record of my experience. As I mentioned in the article, I notified GM of the existence of our web site. I should not be surprised that they sent someone of your ilk to attempt to embar!!! me. I, to the contrary, am embar!!!ed by your misspelling the word "ignorant." --Dwight (They call me "Diego" at the local taco place where I am considered a friend and not at all racist. I took Spanish in high school and college and taught Spanish several years in the public schools so I can communicate with people, not make fun of them because of what you call "racism.")
----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen S." email@example.com Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 2:54 PM Subject: Rambler, follow up . . . So what's up with the cars now?? I read the whole ramber page but there's no ending . . what happened?? --------------Reply-------------- Hi! Stephen... Thanks for inquiring. You have heard of "The Song With No End." What's-her-name with the little lamb puppet used to sing it. I think the Rambler site is up-to-date, but unfinished. I got the transmission rebuilt in Torrance by a semi-retired truck mechanic and his buddies. I still have to get it installed. What's holding me up? Only props. I broke my foot last November, got the flu in December, discovered that a cracked tooth had cracked clear down to the root and got infected in February, had the tooth pulled by an oral surgeon ($450--I won't even mention what the broken foot cost, with X-rays before and after and $500 worth of therapy. I lost track), and in between all that stuff I have been trying to keep up with my web site, my studies, and odds and ends of family matters. The short version is...any day now I will have the Rambler hauled to the mechanic and have the rebuilt transmission installed. I can only hope that it still runs after nearly two years sitting. --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: "Duane Schurtz" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 12:46 PM Subject: Maldito, gotta question COMMENTS ======== Hey whats up! I am only 18 and I have had my 77 Mali. sedan for about 2 months. All I have done to it is put an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold an Edelbrock 4 barrel carb. and an Edelbrock 14 inch performance filter. I'm kind of new at this hot rod thing. I used to own a riced-out 91 Subaru Legacy LSi but I forgot to put oil in it. I need some pointers on what to do next. I have the 305 and my tranny is still good I just got it rebuilt. I need a lot of horse power for the cheapest price. I want to get dual exhaust but I also want to gear it at 4-11. My take offs really suck. Which would be better. I also plan to put a 420 blower on it. so which would be best. Thanks for your help! ----------- Reply ------------- Thanks, Duane, for writing. I am afraid I won't be much help with hot-rodding. I wasn't a hot-rodder when I was 17; although I did some pretty drastic things with my father's 3/4 ton pick-up. I nearly hit a herd of dairy cows crossing the road during a Hoosier shower. Marriage and children and grandchildren has rather mellowed any hot-rodding instinct I may have had. I will, however, post your message on our guest book with your email address, and maybe somebody out there can help. My take offs suck too...and smoke a bit besides...I am just happy that the Malibu still runs and gets me where I am going... most of the time. --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gwen Smith" email@example.com Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 1:05 AM Subject: Maldito, Me too. ;-) ======= 2872 Lyon Circle CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY =================== Concord, CA, USA $reference$ =========== Just browsing around the Web COMMENTS ======== Howdy! Good to find another person who's restoring a 64 Classic. ------------ Reply --------------- Gwen... Rather than "restoring," the word may be "keep-running"; although it has been over a year-and-a-half since the Rambler was drivable. All I have to do is get the transmission installed, but I have two other cars to drive and keep running, so I am not highly motivated to spend the money on the Rambler. --Dwight
From: "Kal clarke" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:03 PM I'm looking for a clutch cable for a 1966 Rambler classic Six cylinder. Any help would be appreciated ------------- Reply ---------------- Kal... Not many Ramblers in the junk yards around here. I have heard that they still have Rambler parts at a yard in Lemon Grove, California. Maybe somebody at a local yard can get online and locate it. I had to replace my king pins several years ago, and Auto Doctor in North Palm Springs found the parts somewhere in Oregon. Quite expensive job. I had to have a new speedometer cable built several years ago. The company in Indio, California, is now out of business. It cost $100 for a speedometer cable, but it is still working. Ace Alternator in Indio recently told me that they know how to get such work done, but they never called me back. --Dwight Winenger
From: "Joseph Schafer" email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:04 AM Subject: Maldito, Info needed Gotta give you props for your site. Do you know where i could find some NOS parts for my 77 malibu. i just bought it a couple of weeks ago and it runs great. It is a sedan classic with the orginal 305 but i was thinking of dropping in a 350. would that be wise. any information you can provide would be helpful. ======= 408 Oak Court CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY =================== 83647 ----------- Reply ------------- Joe... As you know, I upgraded my 78 305 to 350. You get more power at the expense of lower mileage. I needed it for the hills around here. I didn't catch your location...except for the zip, but an 83 zip doesn't sound mountainous. As for Malibu parts, our wrecking yards around here still have a few. Can't say about where you live. --Dwight -------------- Reply to reply ------------ From: "Joseph schafer" Joeschafer33@netscape.net Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 12:20 PM ======= 408 Oak Court Mountain Home Idaho 83647 Well it is pretty hilly here and i already checked all of our junkyards here couldnt find any thanks for the info though
From: "scott jensen" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 6:32 PM Subject: Rambler, my own problem I have a 64 ambassador 990 2dr 327 automatic having problems with tranny. but do not know what transmission I have do you know of any links,with this info?? ADDRESS ======= 405 cleveland st =================== corbin,ky.40701 -------------- Reply -------------- Scott... You are where I was a couple years ago. I have done a lot of research on the matter...most of which is documented on my web site. You are fortunate to have an automatic. It is easier to find someone to fix it. Go back to http://dwightwinenger.net/rambler.htm and read down the page looking for names, phone numbers, and addresses. I originally approached a mechanic in Ohio, which is much closer to Kentucky than to California. He was recommended by a Rambler Club. He had done a good job repairing an automatic. The link to the club is also on my web site as well as the name, address, and phone number of the shop. I would rather you look for it than I do it for you. I did the original research...the hard way. I hope you don't mind. If you can't find it, let me know. The page got so long that I removed part of it. I don't think I would remove the part you want however. There is also a section from off the web listing many Rambler trannies and how to identify them. The easiest way is to crawl under the car and get the ID off the body of the tranny. --Dwight Winenger
From: "Raul X. Garcia" email@example.com 11351 Fairview St. El Monte, CA 91732 Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:06 PM I just had the original Borg Warner T5 rebuilt on my 1984 Mustang SVO, after a junkyard trans went out after about 10,000 miles. They installed a master kit, 5 new syncros, 3 new shifting forks, some dogs and wires, and a new input shaft. 12 days later the drive gear on the new input shaft took a dive, wiping out my cluster gear. I'm hearing insinuations of my "power shifting", funny I find it difficult to power shift into 1st gear. I laid $879, plus $30 for Redline ATF, I have a funny felling I'm going to be billed for a new cluster gear and input shaft. I could of bought a guaranteed rebuilt for $675, and had it installed for $200. ------------ reply ------------ Raul... Living in the L.A. area, you should know about somebody who really knows what they are doing. I know it is a little hard to find on my site, but there are some names and numbers of people who know what they are doing. If you would like to send me the name of the shop that botched your tran, I will be happy to put it online to protect other unsuspecting "power shifters." Martin (310-679-5697) specializes in automatic transmissions including Rambler and Borg Warner, but he directed me to Ed Schwan, who seems to know what he is doing, and Martin also knows who specialized in what in the L.A. area. --Dwight ----- Reply to our reply ----- From: "Raul X. Garcia" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 8:04 PM Dwight: Well, I was able to use the premise, the facts the 2 original input shafts are still in good shape, and that I drove my SVO the way I always drive it, to get them to listen to me. The manager became a bit upset and told me, he would eat the costs of the input shaft and cluster gear, but not warrant the work. Not much of a compromise. I've known this guy for awhile, there M&M Auto Repair, on Tyler ave., in El Monte. So I made a counter offer, since the damage to the junk yard trans is minimal, and it's a world class, I suggested that they use as many of the new parts from the rebuilt in the WC trans. The original trans is specific to my 84' and it's 3.45 rear end, and it has lower gears, where as the 87 GT world class has taller gears. I lose a little in acceleration, but the engine has plenty of power to pull the taller gear. I had Blair in Covina build me a short block last spring (the original block had a pin hole in cylinder #1), and prior to that I had Esslinger build a big valve head for me. This is a turbo 2.3, with the ranger roller cam. The funny thing is the mechanics that did the r&r work, installed the oil pan, water pump, and valve cover, had a hard time sealing the oil cooler to the block, they had to order the factory seal, and the car always leaked oil under a heavy load. They never did fix the leak. They even accused me of putting dye in the oil. Their name is Best Auto Care, in El Monte. I laid out $1000 for diagnosis and the engine and transmission r&r, and they look at me like I'm crazy, because I feel the engine shouldn't have any leaks at all. I was even burned by there head man, he said the head was warp twisted, and he wouldn't resurface it unless he did a $60 valve job, and head that had less than 10,000 miles on it. Prior to that Esslinger tore down the head, checked it for cracks, and couldn't find anything wrong with it. Esslinger didn't charge me. The bottom line good mechanics are hard to find, and there outrageously expensive, and when things go wrong, they always seem to have their hands out. I'll keep you posted about the trans. If you want to publish the oil leak fiasco, please do. That was a joke. The sad thing is I seem to make more enemy than friends with this car. All I want is the job done right without being had. Adios Raul X. Garcia Wk. (626) 287-8520 Hm. (626) 442-6521 Emr (626) 278-4479 --------- reply ------------- Raul... I think that what you want is what we all want, a job done right for the money paid. The problem seems to be that some people want the money without doing the job. I received a magazine called Smart Business, January, 2000. The lead article was "New Business Ethics For the New Millennium: 'Lie, Cheat, and Steal.'" I thought they were being cynical, but they may have been right. --Dwight
From: Luis Rosa Modesto CA Just browsing around the Web Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 8:02 PM Hi, I also have a 64 rambler 660 clasic but mine is a 4 door sedan. It is fun looking for parts but I found that my parents next door neighbor has a 59 rambler station wagon and knows a guy in Sacramento California who has a field full of rambler parts cars. I just put in my order with my parents neighbor and he picks up my parts along with his parts. Good luck with your car. --------- reply ------------- Please, Luis.... You didn't leave your email address. I would love to have the name of the guy in Sacramento with the field full of Rambler parts cars. If you happen by here again and see this note, leave me a way to get in touch. I guess I could look you up in the Modesto phone book. How many Luis Rosa's could there be in Modesto? --Dwight
----- Original Message ----- From: "kate rowe" email@example.com Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 12:46 AM Subject: Rambler, 1964 sed. 660.built in Aust trying to restore one with a 327V8. no one can tell me much about the spec's on an origanal. wanting to know as much as posable about the car from bumper to bumper. any help would be good. Thankyou. > ADDRESS > ======= > 125 mcally st > > P.O.Box > ======= > 1176 > > CITY/ST/ZIP/COUNTRY > =================== > Deniliquin/NSW/?/Australia -------------- reply --------------- Kate... As you read on my web site, I have owned a 64 Rambler since 68 and know quite a bit about it. Most of what I know is on the web site. There are a couple Rambler clubs on the internet with links on my site as well. You will have to be more specific as to what you want to know. I would not undertake to write out everything I know about my Rambler. --Dwight
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From: "Frank Swygert" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 9:19 PM Subject: Rambler, Rambler! Check out my AMC/Rambler website: farna.home.att.net/AIM.html I print an AMC/Rambler magazine, and the next issue will have an article on overdrives. I was searching for overdrive parts using WebFerrett when I found your site. My personal car is a 63 Classic wagon that is now equipped with a Jeep 4.0L EFI engine (stroked to 4.6L) and AW-4 automatic OD trans. I ran the original T-96 OD behind the 4.0 (before stroking) for a while, but it wasn't up to the job and had to be replaced by someting more capable. couldn't find a T-86 or T-89 OD trans within reasonable distance of Mississippi. I would have had to have the torque tube and rear axle also, or would have had one shipped. I'd prefer the stick shift, but had to settle for the auto.
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Background music is "Phrygian Etud-ino" from "A Small Suite For Piano"
by Marshall Bialosky © 1998
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phrygian.MID was orchestrated by Dwight Winenger (BMI)
on Trax for Yamaha CBX-T3 synthesizer.
This page last updated 08/25/07
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