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    AMCers are meeting up to tour Crevier Classic Cars' showroom (https://www.crevierclassiccars.com). DRIVE YOUR AMCs to the event! Donuts and coffee @ 9:00 am, tour about 9:30 am, and a lunch cruise nearby. NOT an all day event! 365 B Clinton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 See you then, Steve
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    Cops 'n Rodders

    Many AMCers will be attending this show, located on the waterfront in downtown, San Diego. See the flyer for more information: http://www.socalcarculture.com/Images/101319Cops&Rodders.pdf Be there or drive a Yugo!
  3. Hi Guys, The Fallbrook car show is worth attending, IMO. Attended it two years ago and had a good time. It's located on a green golf course, has a beer/wine tent, good music (if you can stand c-w), and lots of cars to look at. Obviously, I'm attending. As in years past, proceeds support youth organizations, senior and civic organizations, and military groups. There is NO same day registration and registration sells out every year early, so if you intend to participate, don't delay. Steve PS--see below -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Registration for show cars is now open for the 2019 Fallbrook Vintage Car Show. Registration is limited to the first 450 cars and every year we sell out weeks before the car show, so don’t procrastinate if you would like to enter your car (currently 400 cars have registered) Save the date. This is the 54th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car show and will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day weekend). Once again it will be on the grass at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort located at 2001 Old Highway 395 in Fallbrook. The entry fee is only $35 and is open to vehicles made in 1992 and older. There is NO REGISTRATION THE DAY OF THE EVENT. To register, go to https://fallbrookvintagecarclub.org/carshow/ and click on "Register a Car." If you view your "basket," you can pay via paypal. There will be more swap meet vendors and more food vendors. And we have added a special area for automotive-related products and services called Restoration Road.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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    SC Rambler

    Pics of a typical SC Rambler
  8. That photo was taken by a photojournalist many years ago in SD, in preparation for publishing this car and its story in a magazine. Still have the magazine if you want to see it sometime.
  9. This blog is about dandelions and why I like to pick them when driving my SC.
  10. Thank you, Mr. Melvin. A privilege, indeed!
  11. see gmail email.


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    2. bikerfox


      No, cannot see it from your post.

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      oh, I get it, check my gmail, right?

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  13. I'd like to know his secrets.
  14. Welcome to SoCalAMX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  15. I am the second owner of this SC, originally purchased in Boston, MA, and brought to Las Vegas, NV by Jim Caron. Bought in 2010 with 43k miles, it was stored indoors for years and driven sparingly throughout its life. Ninety percent original interior pieces from 1969 and about fifty percent original exterior paint and decal/emblems. Unlike the original owner, I drive the car often and put between 3,000-4,000 miles annually on the SC. I have fun with every driven mile!
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