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Woods Racing Javelin of George Follmer

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one of these days I'll get to this also. Do any of you folks KNOW what engine AMC ran in these, where to get one, firing order, etc., etc.,  etc. engine is pretty much gone from this I could use some AMC trans am knowledge. Thank You.

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WOW You are well on your way to building an impressive model. If you do not find out here what you need to know I am sure it is only a google away.

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well the information on this version  (vs the AMX) is sparse. I got into this real heavy 19-20 years ago and the info highway just kind of dried up!

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The series had a 305 c.i. displacement limit.  Starting in the '70 season, the SCCA allowed de-stroking of the engine to meet this requirement and AMC used the 390. 

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All AMC V8 Engines from 290 through the 401 have the same block dimensions. In fact, the block casting has the displacement cast into the passenger side of the block. So any kit AMC engine would be the basis for the T/A engine externally. In 1970 the SCCA changed the engine rules to encourage more manufacturers to participate. Prior to 1970, the rules stated that any engine of 5 liters (305 ci) was eligible for the series. That's why the early Dart cars used the 273 ci as its basis for their T/A engine and the Ford used the 289 then the 302 as it's basis for their T/A engine. Chevrolet used the bore of a 327 and the stroke of the 283 to come up with the 302 as homologated in the Z/28 for their entrant. 

In 1970 the rule was changed to allow a manufacturer to de-stroke an existing production engine to fit the 5-liter limit. That's why the Z/28 in 1970 used the LT1 350 rather than continue with the limited production (and expensive to produce in small numbers) 302. Chrysler Corp and AMC could now enter the series without resorting to homologating a special 5-liter engine, although AMC did have a 304 ci engine they could have used. AMC did homologate a heavy duty block in the Mark Donahue edition SST Javelin. It was a 360 ci engine with a special block with thicker webbing that would accept aftermarket 4 bolt main caps even though the production engine still utilized 2 bolt caps.

Ok, so after this long winded post, the bottom line is any available AMC engine would be a good start for your T/A Javelin build. Nice start by the way.

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I like the motor in the AMT Matador Cup kit. Not perfect but one of the better out there.....close tp my 1/1 anyway....

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I'd think the engine from this kit would be a good place to start.

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