Geen Remmen on the trailer in the tunnel

Mine now, Geen Remmen (the name taken from a note on the dash on collection: it means no brakes in Dutch) on the way home.  Note the strap on the bonnet to stop it flying open on the way back.  A relief to find the trailer was wide enough.

British Customs were typically shitty about me importing the vehicle.  Inspection involved eight of the border forces finest standing around the vehicle and generally poking around.  Didn’t seem to make much difference that I had all the paperwork they could ask for.  Registering the car with DVLA was fairly straightforward by comparison.  The Californian registration was XUM 037, and looks to have been green with white racing stripes originally.  The new UK registration is FND 367F.  Would be great to find some of its history if anyone has information on the car.

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  1. Jim, On October 22, 2013, I was eBay high bidder ($6,100.00) on a 1968 AMX390, “GO Package,” automatic, a/c, ps, pb, Cragar wheels, color: Calcutta Russet (maroon), 99% complete, 51,928 original miles, not running. The AMX was located in Benicia, California. Only one other bidder from the UK was bidding against me. I know this because they asked the seller if the seller would ship it to the UK. I think it was you bidding against me! The front passenger fender was damaged due to a wheel falling off. The same month (Oct 2013) of the eBay auction, your friend Chris went to a dealer in Holland to view an AMX. March 2014, you purchased a 68 AMX and towed it to the UK. The time line indicates you were bidding on my 68 AMX. Correct me if I am wrong.

    1. Not me bidding and not the same car from the description although the damage is similar! Thanks for your interest, how is your car now?

      1. My 68 AMX was actually an estate sale auction on eBay. The nephew of the original owner signed off on it. Transaction took place in a warehouse in Benicia, California, 30 miles from my house. Towed it home on a trailer. So far, the entire brake system has been replaced, except for front calipers and master cylinder. The 390 engine was seized. It was a bored and stroked to a 406 using 401 rods and custom .040 pistons. UGH! I managed to salvage the crankshaft only. Engine block needed to go .050″ over to clean up. Got another ’68 390 standard bore block, pass front fender, water pump from Galvin’s. Engine block now bored to .030″, Edelbrock cam, balanced rotating assembly, ’73 Jeep dog-leg heads with new components and free-flow exhaust manifolds, air-gap intake, rebuilt 625 cfm Carter carb, American Racing Tq-Thrust II two-piece custom ordered wheels: front 15×7 bs 4.25″ with 225/60 BFG T/A tires, and rear 15×8 bs 4.5″ with 245/60 BFG T/A tires. Transmission M12 has 21,000 miles on rebuild. Pistons 10.25:1 compression. Dog leg heads lowered compression to 9.6:1. The interior everyone says is very nice. I am installing Recaro seats for head clearance because I am 6’4″. I like your idea of installing Subaru seats. I am a certified welder so seat brackets are not an issue. The AMX has original paint and will be repainted by yours truly. I am toying with the idea of making a “Sheriff of Nottingham” AMX roof spoiler. I have a complete 1973 Jeep Wagoneer 360 engine and TH400 automatic removed from a running Jeep. It is for future power train parts, still all bolted together in the corner of the garage. The primary reason for having it is to someday bolt a Gear Vendors overdrive to the TH400 and install it in my AMX. The TH400 has a provision in the main case for a speedometer cable. The transmission is known as a Buick “nailhead” TH400. The quadratrac rear section must be replaced with a GM short TH400 tail section to work in an AMX. Zero rust California car. I am the 2nd owner. Please keep the AMCFORUM up to date on the P2P endurance race. My user name on the forum is AMXFSTBK390.

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