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  6. We have a new member to the SoCalAMX web site. A friendly welcome to AMX390. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the other users. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of the site administrators. AMX390 joined on the 07/20/2018. Here is their profile link: View Member
  7. We have a new member to the SoCalAMX web site. A friendly welcome to CaptainDave. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the other users. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of the site administrators. CaptainDave joined on the 07/20/2018. Here is their profile link: View Member
  8. We have a new member to the SoCalAMX web site. A friendly welcome to Allen Tyler. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the other users. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of the site administrators. Allen Tyler joined on the 07/17/2018. Here is their profile link: View Member
  9. We have a new member to the SoCalAMX web site. A friendly welcome to Cam Earnshaw. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the other users. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of the site administrators. Cam Earnshaw joined on the 07/13/2018. Here is their profile link: View Member
  10. We have a new member to the SoCalAMX web site. A friendly welcome to jay Baker. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the other users. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of the site administrators. jay Baker joined on the 07/12/2018. Here is their profile link: View Member
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  12. We have a new member to the SoCalAMX web site. A friendly welcome to Dave Chick. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the other users. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any of the site administrators. Dave Chick joined on the 07/02/2018. Here is their profile link: View Member
  13. Randy

    Las Vegas AMC Reunion

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    I Know, I Know, it's Not in Las Vegas, my wife keeps telling me that, it's at the Hoover Dam Lodge in Boulder City ! And you will see around "70" AMC's here !!! You would have to go to the East Coast to see that many in a Show ! unless they have another National out this way again....good luck with that.... Anyhow, this is the Show of the Year for us AMC'ers ! http://snamc.amcrc.com/carshow.html
  14. Randy

    All American Car Show

    The Mopar Club of San Diego puts this Show on, and there's an AMC Class if they get 5 pre'reg ! http://socalcarculture.com/Images/072118AllAmericanXX.pdf
  15. mark.melvin

    Long Day..

    https://www.ferndaleconcours.org/ It's going to be a long day on Saturday Sept 8. That's the weekend of the Santa Maria AMC Car Show. Right after the show is over the Playmate AMX will be back on the road for another 500 miles to make it to Ferndale by the next morning for the Ferndale Concurs Show
  16. mark.melvin

    I'll start the discussion..

    And Pacers too!
  17. bikerfox

    I'll start the discussion..

    The club isn't a club only for AMXs anymore and to ensure our future, I believe we ought to consider a name change to include Javelins, SC Ramblers, Machines, Rebels, Hornets, Gremlins, and so on. SocalAMX just doesn't do that at all.
  18. I started the SoCalAMX club in 2001, admittedly at the time, to be an AMX only club. The club took off slowly at first, and gained momentum. Originally we met at a Fuddruckers Restaurant in Pasadena for the first few years, which served as our club meetings. Almost immediately other AMCs besides AMXs showed up, mostly Javelins. Then we had our first car show in 2007 and the club continued to grow. I saw a need in the early days to change our club name to be more inclusive of all AMCs, but it was too late, the name SoCalAMX stuck and its been used ever since. The topic of a name change has come up again. Being that our club is a chartered club of the national organization, AMC Rambler Club (AMCRC) it makes sense to have a club name that does not sound so exclusive, meaning AMXs only. I am looking for input on ideas for a name change, or if the name should be changed or not. There's a poll attached to this message. Make your vote heard. I wanted to add here, the choice ******** is not listed in the poll. The name is already taken by another club. There are other interesting choices in the poll that have been suggested in a previous survey. They are still up for consideration, but I'm looking for a name that includes SoCal in it, as that is the geographical area our club serves.
  19. bikerfox

    Detailing your car

    Well, we can all learn to share the trophy love, can't we? Actually, I posted this info. a long time ago in one of the socalamx newsletters. It was around 2009-2011 or so.
  20. mark.melvin

    Car humor..

  21. mark.melvin

    Power probe-cool tool!

    Okay, this power probe tool is a must have if trouble shooting electrical problems. A pair of wires feeding out of the probe go to the car battery to power it. Then touch the tip of the tool to whatever electrical part you're fixing. If the point you touch is equal to ground, the probe will light up green and beep with a certain tone. If the point is 12v, then the probe will light up red and beep another way. You can quickly go around and see what's hot and what's ground. If the point being tested in not ground or hot, then push the toggle button up or down for 12v or ground to apply 12v or ground and see if it fixes the problem. It's available at Amazon for $61 in a basic kit or deluxe kit is more.
  22. mark.melvin

    Detailing your car

    Great tips Steve. Did you already have this typed up and copy and paste it in, or just sit down and type it in? The problem with sharing detailing tips is if the others pick up on them, they'll start winning the trophies!
  23. mark.melvin

    In-N-Out Burger/Hot Rod Magazine Car Show

    I am trying to get a good group of AMC owners to go to this show. It's going to be a big show at the LA Fairplex. Drag racing. In N Out Burgers? What more could you need?
  24. mark.melvin

    El Segundo Main Street Car Show

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/1306250496174959/ Vintage cars, live music, great company, awesome restaurants, breweries, cool merchandise and more…what a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Join us on August 18th for the 21st Annual Main Street Car Show. Classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, trucks, motorcycles and more will be lining the beautiful streets of Downtown El Segundo. $30 pre-register your car $35 day of registration
  25. mark.melvin

    ORPHAN CAR SHOW!

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/2139260729638695/ Come join us at the Automobile Driving Museum for our first ORPHAN CAR SHOW! Acme, Auburn, Briscoe, Bantam, Cole, and Chandler are just a few of the A B C’s of notable cars considered “orphaned” in America’s automotive history. Figures differ, but most historians agree that about 2,000 or more makes of cars and trucks flashed onto the scene, only to eclipse and fade into memory. In other words, there are far more makes of cars that had been made than are being made today, even worldwide. What you may call an “orphaned” car is up for discussion, but here we would like it to be open to interpretation and invite you to join us for a fun-filled day showcasing your automobile for hobbyists and spectators alike! 10am-2pm $15 car registration
  26. I want to relate what I’ve learned about the maintenance of the cosmetic aspects of our classic cars, and maybe cars in general. This relates only to what I’ve learned. I’m sure that many of you have your own tried-and-true exterior/interior maintenance methods and they work for you—so enjoy the article and maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two. If not, happy motoring! Mike Howem, detail guy at formerly Only Yesterday (C.A.R.S.) has been my maintenance mentor since March 2009 and he has provided me with many valuable tips that I’ve put to use since my AMX was repainted a long time ago. Exterior paint. First, Mike advised me that waxing a car can be a complicated or simple matter. First, you really have to look closely at the condition of your paint to decide what direction to take. Most cars that I see have many scratches, both large and small. You can buy the combo cleaner/wax and it’s a one-step process. The problem with this process is that you may not be satisfied with the results, as it’s a one size fits all result. Mike’s opinion is that it’s not the wax that makes the car shine; it’s the polishing of the paint and/or clear coat. He recommends a multi-step approach, consisting of a slightly more abrasive polishing agent, to a less abrasive polishing agent, then finally a wax coat. Of course, this depends on the condition of the paint. You may even have to clay the paint, too, depending on how long it’s been since the paint has been clayed. He likes Presta brand polishing products, and of course, there are others. As far as wax is concerned, his favorite is Mother’s carnauba paste wax. Apparently, most, if not all liquid waxes are silicone-based, which means that over time a buildup of wax can occur and it can cause paint smear, paint/materials/metal deterioration. He doesn’t like the use of Simple Green anywhere near the paint, as it can stain the paint if not washed off immediately. You can purchase Presta brand and other exterior products from www.tricitypaint.com, which is the body shop worker’s store to shop at. Again, these are his opinions. Exterior brightwork. Most of us have two types of exterior metals: chrome and stainless steel. Mike likes Blue Magic paste for stainless steel. Chrome—it depends on what you want to do. If you haven’t done it in a while, either liquid or paste wax used on chrome is a great protectant. If you just want to do a touch up, then your typical detail spray will suffice, like most of us already do. Engine compartment. Mike recommends waxing the paint areas of the engine compartment. Paint gets dirty and if you have any spills, they can be easily wiped up. We’ve all seen engine hoses that are very bright and wet looking. If you have a ‘60’s car, you know they didn’t look that way from the factory. I use Costco spray (I believe it’s called Sprayaway) for both windows and hoses. Tires. Previously, I used whatever glossy Costco brand of tire enhancer was available. Unfortunately, this and many spray-based products are silicone-based, enhance the build-up of silicone, and don’t really make our tires appear to be black. Mike advises buying a can of grease and wax remover and use it liberally on the black part of the tires. You’d be shocked at what comes off! After numerous swipes of the product on the blue paper towel, it’s time for a silicone-free tire dressing. Mike likes P+S High Gloss Silicone free tire dressing, #L12, or Diamond Pro Triple S Dressing, #DP 549. Interior. Mike likes a wet rag and wipe down for the plastic and vinyl parts—that’s it. Well, that’s what I’ve learned for the past six months. What are your detailing secrets?
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