Having a little work done on the Healey. Has not been registered since 98. Had it torn down and rebuilding. It's not going to look any different but it going to handle like a dream and make my bank account a lot lighter.
Ended up the frame was bent a bit. It always felt like you were sidewinding down the road. Changing out from leaf springs its not going to be original. Had the gas tank sprayed, the frames is getting strayed, all new hoses and breaks and rubber. Putting a switch in to turn the electrical system off. Should be going back together soon. Its going to be a little ripper. Putting in a bench behind the front seats for a dog seat.
AMC’s most notable contribution to the automotive edition of Noah’s Arc is the Eagle. It was a family car on stilts which relied on serious four-wheel drive hardware and ample ground clearance to tackle tough trails and knee-deep snow. In many ways, the Eagle was the modern crossover’s predecessor. Have you noticed the rising popularity of SUV-coupes? AMC did it first with the Eagle SX/4, and it had two doors like a proper coupe should.
So what happened to AMC? The company was bought by France’s Renault in 1979, but AMC’s range of mostly smaller cars suffered as fuel became relatively cheaper during the ‘80s. Renault CEO Georges Besse - who championed the firm’s American presence - was murdered in 1986 by communist terrorists, and his successors lost interest and sold the firm to Chrysler in 1987, when the AMC badge came to an end.