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J8-010 It's cool to see one of these cars doing some serious track work. Adam brought this car from a car yard in 2002, it had previous owners in Adelaide and prior to that, was owned by a couple from Victoria. They painted the car its current colour in 1996, it was originally white.

Wheels are Centre Line Convo Pros, 15x4 up front and 15x8.5 out back. The front end has had a full rebuild. The 343 has been rebuilt with Ross forged pistons, Scat H-beam rods, 292 Comp cam, Crane roller rockers, larger Ferrea valves, ported original rectangular port heads, Edelbrock airgap manifold, 750 HP Holley, MSD dizzy and digital 6 box. Also has custom tri-y headers.904 Torqueflite box, 3000 rpm stall converter. Larger Chrysler radiator with EF Falcon thermo fans. Inside has autometer gauges and B&M pro ratchet shifter.

The photo at the drags was with the standard 343 and 100hp nitrous, the car ran 13.8 @ 96mph. Adam hasn't had a chance to race it since the rebuild, but is hoping for low 12's, he is expecting the engine to have around 425hp.
AMI Body No: J8-10
AMC Body No:
Build Date:  1968
Engine:      343
Trans:       904 TF Auto
Owner:       Adam C
Location:    Adelaide, SA
Purchased:   2002
Listed:      24 Jan, 2007
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Update 23-05-2007 Adam towed his car over to Mildura for the Nostalgia Drags on the 20th May 2007. They are run there over a 1/8th mile track. The car ran an 8.06 second pass at 89 mph, which would be equivalent to approximately 12.6 seconds and 110 mph over the 1/4 mile. Adam is very happy with the result and hopes to knock a few more tenths off when he gets some 4.10 diff gears to replace the current 3.15 gears. The car got plenty of attention on the day, with a lot of people commenting on how you don't see them very often and that it's good to see one racing.

Here are a few pics from the day:
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J8-012 This 1968 Javelin has been resprayed in Ferrari Marenello Red and is in excellent condition throughout. The engine has been fully rebuilt and has been fitted with an extremley rare Offenhauser twin 4 barrel manifold (dual quad), running 2 chromed Edelbrock 500 carbies. It sits on 245/40 front and 265/50 rear BF Goodrich rubber.
AMI Body No: J8-012
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  1968  
Engine:      343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       Steve N
Location:    Perth, WA
Purchased:  
Listed:      11 Feb, 2007
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J8-018 Dianne has owned her sky blue 1968 Javelin since 1983. She brought it from a family in Yackandandah who believed they were the 2nd owner. The car had been used daily and even towed the boat to the river for their fishing days out. As a result it was in need of paint, carpets, and a new windscreen. The 343 had had new rings, bearings etc and a cam added as the owner decided that at 100,000 miles it would probably need to be rebuilt. Of course when they pulled the motor down it didn't really it, but as they had bought the new parts they were fitted anyway. The car's debut outing was the 1983 Rambler Car Club Annual Concourse and Jan 1984 it displayed her in the Hot Rod & Custom Show in the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

In an effort to discover more about Javelins and to meet other owners, Dianne placed an ad to form a club/register and in May 1984 the AM Javelin Register of Australia Inc. was born. They are still going strong and have an active membership of around 50 owners across Australia. The Register has listed in excess of 200 Javelins to date and is always on the lookout for more.

Dianne's car is not the only Javelin in the family, her husband and son also have Javelins.
AMI Body No: J8-018
AMC Body No: TK23890
Build Date:  1968
Engine:      343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       Dianne W
Location:    Hallam, VIC
Purchased:   1983
Listed:      16 Apr, 2007
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J8-024 I viewed this car in July 2006 while I was looking at purchasing my current car (J9-029). The car has been in storage in Western Australia for a few years. The 343 engine has been rebuilt and the rest of the car is in reasonable condition but could do with some minor cosmetic work.
AMI Body No: J8-24
AMC Body No:
Build Date:  Dec, 1968
Engine:      343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:      
Location:    Perth, WA
Purchased:  
Listed:      04 Jan, 2007
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J8-032 Gil recently purchased this car from Gordon in Logan, QLD, who had owned the car for a couple of years after buying it from someone in Melbourne. The car is a very striking with its code38 PPG orange paint and black stripes. It has nice black upholstery and carpets. The engine is a 360 AMC with a 600 Holley, the gearbox is a 727 Torqueflyte. Gil says that he has been well and truely bitten by the AMC bug.
AMI Body No: J8-032
AMC Body No: TK23904
Build Date:  1968  
Engine:      AMC 360
Trans:       727 Auto
Owner:       Gil D
Location:    Brisbane, QLD
Purchased:  
Listed:      02 Jan, 2007
Last Update: 05 May, 2008
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J8-067 This 1968 Javelin recently had a chage of onwnership and made the move from the east coast to the west coast. Once the car licenced in WA, Kathy has plans for a few upgrades. This includes replacing the tired factory bucket seats with some recaro items, along with some additional leather trim. The dragways will make way for some weld wheels and the engine may get a bit of a work over with a new cam and some headers.
AMI Body No: J8-067
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  1968  
Engine:      AMC 343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       Kathy T
Location:    Mullaloo, WA
Purchased:  
Listed:      
Last Update: 30 Aug, 2009
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1968 Javelin Kevin found this 1968 Javelin through the Rambler Car Club of WA, it had been in the same family since new. The car had been sitting in a shed for 5 years and needless to say it needed a little bit of work. The exhaust had completely tusted out and had to be replaced. The car has had both the motor and transmission rebuilt. Kevin was not really happy with the factory white paint job, so he repainted the car in a burgandy colour. Still not happy, he repainted it again in a darker burgandy. Even this was still not completely to his liking, so he sanded it back yet again and applied the current candy apple red paint with factory go pac striping. The car has been the same colour for a few years now, so it looks like he has finally happy with it.
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AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  1968  
Engine:      343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       Kevin M
Location:    Gabbadah, WA
Purchased:  
Listed:      02 May, 2007
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Javelin No. 50 Jon brought this Javelin (number 50) as a wreck and has rebuilt it from there. The original colour was mustard, but the car was already red when he bought it, so he decided to keep it that way. The colour coded bumpers and stripes really suit the look of the car. The wheels are classic 14" x 6" magnums. It's running a 360 with Edelbrock alloy heads, a performer manifold, 850 dp Holley carburettor and a Carter high volume mechanical fuel pump. The cam is a large comp cams hydralic unit. The radiator has also been upgraded to an alloy VZ Commodore unit with electric fans. The driveline consists of a 727 auto with 3000 stall and a Falcon tin hat diff with 3.25 gears that was already in the car when it was purchased.
AMI Body No: 
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:    
Engine:      360
Trans:       727 Auto
Owner:       Jon W
Location:    
Purchased:  
Listed:      26 May, 2007
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AMCS Javelin 1 This car was advertised on Australian Muscle Car Sales details of the add were as follows:
1968 343 V8 auto, back to metal respray in brilliant white, chrome dragways, new rubbers, engine rebuild 10000 miles ago. Re-cored radiator, new water pump, re-sealed power steering pump, dual stainless exhaust, new carpet and hood lining.
AMI Body No: 
AMC Body No:

Build Date:  1968
Engine:      343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:      
Location:   
Purchased:  
Listed:      06 Jan, 2007
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J9-012 Shane recently purchased this 1969 Javelin from a gentleman in the town of Allendale, near Mt Gambier in South Australia. He had purchased the car back in the 1970's and performed many of the somewhat dated modifications seen on the car today. The car was originally red, but was repainted black some time in the 1980's. The car was last registered in 1987 and has been shed-bound ever since. The previous owner updated the powerplant to a sweet 360 at some stage and the original 343 block was also included with the car. Shane has plans to strip the car back to bare metal and restore it to near factory condition including returning it to the factory shade of red.

Shane is looking for a replacement bonnet for the car, as the existing one has a great big hole cut into it. If anybody can help him out, please let us know.
AMI Body No: J9-012
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:    
Engine:      360
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       Shane T
Location:    Mt Barker, SA
Purchased:  
Listed:      04 May, 2008
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J9-025 Rod bought his Javelin from a guy in Somerville, Victoria around 2000. Since then he has fitted the Minilite wheels (copies), a stainless-steel chin spoiler and has attempted to polish the paint. It's had a respray in its original Signal Red at some stage, that is starting to show its age. Rod reckons it's a 20 foot car, i.e. it looks good at 20 feet, but up close it needs a little bit of work. The engine runs nice, but is getting a little tired (it's been running on LPG for over 10 years), the auto still works fine. On the plus side the interior is complete and in great nick (AMI did that well). It's a regular driver which is one reason why Rod hasn't restored it, he can't bear to not drive it while it's being worked on! (I think we can all understand that). Rod is currently finishing another "driver" Javelin so the '69 can eventually get a makeover ..

The other car is the blue 1974 model Javelin pictured, it was imported from Colorado in the USA. Rod purchased the car locally in 2006. It's getting work on the rear qtrs (the only real rust). The 304 engine has been rebuilt to stock specs at some time in it's past and runs nice, it just needs a bit of work on the auto. The interior is nice (as nice as original '70s velour can be!!). It will be a "driver" with a pseudo-TransAm/StockCar type look ..
AMI Body No: J9-025
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  Dec, 1969
Engine:      343
Trans:       BW M11
Owner:       Rod G
Location:    Bendigo, VIC
Purchased:  
Listed:      22 Mar, 2007
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J9-029 I brought this car off a guy by the name of Ron simpson from Tasmania in July 2006. The car has since travelled across the country, under its own power to its new home in Perth, Western Australia. The car is in very good condition for an un-restored example and will initially only receive some minor upgrades like new carpets and body rubbers. It is still running the original drivetrain, although it has been converted to run on LPG.
AMI Body No: J9-029
AMC Body No: TK20132
Build Date:  Dec, 1969
Engine:      343
Trans:       BW M11
Owner:       Darren I
Location:    Perth, WA
Purchased:   31 Jul, 2006
Listed:      02 Jan, 2007
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E-Bay Javelin 1 This car was advertiesd on E-bay in December 2006, details of the add were as follows:
AMC Rambler Javelin, 1969, 343 v8 automatic coupe, fitted factory air conditioning, Aussie delivered new, factory RHD, good original condition t/out , goes well.
AMI Body No: 
AMC Body No:
Build Date:  1969  
Engine:      343
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       
Location:    Adelaide, SA?
Purchased:   
Listed:      02 Jan, 2007
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J09-012 This Signal Red 1970 model Javelin in another one of the many fine cars featured in John's AMC collection at the Bodallin Motor Museum in WA. One interesting aspect of this car is that it was actually the feature car for a road test in the August 1971 edition of Australian Motor Manual.
AMI Body No: J09-012
AMC Body No: XK20869
Build Date:  Dec, 1970
Engine:      390
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       John I
Location:    Perth, WA
Purchased:   
Listed:      29 Aug, 2009
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J09-023 These are some great pictures of Goran's 1970 AMI Javelin racing at the Rob Roy Hill Climb, The car runs a 390, 4 speed combination with an offenhauser dual quad manifold. It's been repainted in the factory colour (Havana gold) and Goran is the third owner. Looks like he is having a lot of fun with the car
AMI Body No: J09-023
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  1970
Engine:      390
Trans:       4 Speed
Owner:       Goran
Location:    
Purchased:   
Listed:      05 Aug, 2008
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J09-054 This car was advertised on e-bay in July 2006, details of the add were as follows:
1970 Javelin, 390 ci stroked to 401 ci, fair condition,needs some work good restorer currently unreg white with silver pearl and original style black C stripe kit.
AMI Body No: 
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  1970  
Engine:      390/401
Trans:       Auto
Owner:      
Location:    Kyneton, VIC?
Purchased:  
Listed:      02 Jan, 2007
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J09-055 Dave's car was the first one submitted to this site, here is some information he supplied about the car:
Owned by myself and son. Rebuilt 360, bored .030, Edelbrock Performer, Holley 650, Pertronix ignition, late model 360 sloper manifolds, 2-1/2” twin system, Kelsey Hayes disc brakes, 727 T/F with shift kit, 15x7 & 15x8 Magnums. Big Bad Orange paint, black interior.
AMI Body No: J09-055
AMC Body No: PK18463
Build Date:  1970  
Engine:      360
Trans:       727 TF Auto
Owner:       Dave T
Location:    Adelaide, SA
Purchased:  
Listed:      03 Jan, 2007
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1970 Javelin John has owned this nice red 1970 Javelin since 1987 and has restored it with many NOS parts which he bought back in 1987-1990 when they were a lot cheaper than they are now (lucky buggar). The 390 engine has been rebuilt to 0.030 oversize, blueprinted, balanced and port matched etc, it runs strong, producing over 400Hp. The 727 TF has been rebuilt, and the car runs a 3.54:1 diff. He has also fitted a new set of Kelsey Hayes brakes. The AMC Magnum 500 wheels were originally 14"x7", but have been re-rimed to 15"x7". Also fitted is a "Gymkhana” Super Street sway bar set sold by Larry Mitchell, AMX Enterprises in Denver USA, yes, they do fit RHD cars.

John has recently bought a NOS 1970 “Edelbrock R4B” intake manifold with AMC part number, which will replace the existing “Edelbrock Performer”. The Performer flows quite well on the 390/401cu but tends to run out of steam at around 420HP. The nostalgic Edelbrock R4B intake manifold should be good for up to about 460HP. Should make for one very quick car.
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AMC Body No: XK20864
Build Date:  1970/71  
Engine:      390
Trans:       727 TF Auto
Owner:       John T
Location:    Adelaide, SA?
Purchased:   1987
Listed:      27 March, 2007
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1970 Javelin This very original looking Javelin has been in Tony's wife's family since it was about 12 months old. Tony has recently stated to do a little bit of maintenance on the car including the fitting of a new radiator (HQ-HZ Holden V8 3 core unit), fan shroud and a bit of ancilary work to the cooling system. This has helped to make the car run a lot cooler. He also has a suspension overhaul planned. The car still has the original purchase book with service tickets up to 12000 miles.

Tony has sent through a bit of an update on the work that he has done to the car, this includes: Fitting 1972 Javelin ventilated discs and matching calipers to front along with a new original master cyclinder. Upgrading the exhaust with a set of 41mm extractors and 2.5 inch stainless steel pipes, it sounds great. The engine has been tuned properly and is running very nicley now. The auto choke spring was also replaced and the car starts first time every time.
AMI Body No: 
AMC Body No: 
Build Date:  1970  
Engine:      390
Trans:       Auto
Owner:       Anthony S
Location:    
Purchased:  
Listed:      17 May, 2007
Last Update: 04 May, 2008
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Javelin Wrecks These pictures of a few Javelins that didn't make it were sent in by Andrew Tuck.

The first car was at a dump in Adelaide, the story related to Andrew was that the car was being rebuilt in a southern crash shop. The shop went bust and all owners were encouraged to come and get there cars and pay there debts. The owner of the Jav never turned up and after a few months the remaining cars were dumped in a local land fill site. This is what is left. Its a shame the cars didn't go up for auction as this one might have been saved.

The other cars were parted out by Rampart Automotive many years ago. The purple 69 looks like a solid car but the amount of plastic in it was over the top, they we were removing sections up to 2" thick in some places.
AMI Body No: 
AMC Body No: Unknown
Build Date:    
Engine:      
Trans:       
Owner:       
Location:    
Purchased:  
Listed:      27 December, 2007
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