Green Pacer X A/C and 19,000 mi

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  1. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

  2. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    My mom had a pacer, very futuristic! Not.

    What's the Wankel story? I never heard anything about AMC working on one...
     
  3. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Wankel motors were to be suppled by GM... GM failed to make the Wankel work to EPA standard (That was GMs BS claim) and failed on their contract to AMC... AMC designed the Pacer around the Wankel...
     
  4. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    :rolleyes:
    That's not nice, to talk about her like that...

    Anyway: the passenger door on a Pacer was longer than the driver's door.

    Also unique was that the passenger door was four inches (101 mm) longer than the driver's on the left side.
    This made passenger loading easier, particularly from the rear seats; and they would also tend to use the safer curbside in countries that drive on the right.

    25 years ago I had a 1978 Pacer with a Buick 455 in it, kept ripping off the mounting points for the leaf spring shackles :cool:
     
  5. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    If I had a Pacer I would have put very few miles on it, too!
    Patrick
     
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  6. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    That's a surprisingly good color for that car, which is in impressive, fine shape. Would still kick it out of my driveway.
     
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  7. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    I hated working on them, but I have very distinct memories of seeing them at the Car shows and it was the first car that looked anything like an artists conception of "Cars of the future".
    Crap cans for sure, but still a slice of automotive history at least for me.
     
  8. I had a neighbor who put a cad 472 in one. it was a hacked install but he said it screamed.
     
  9. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    x6.jpg My parents had one.

    Question from childhood that mystified me as a 12 year old: what is the purpose of that black dong-looking thing that is attached to the underside of the hood? (Funny replies anticipated.)

    I assumed it was meant to somehow cushion the closing of the hood, but it seemed kinda ridiculous...
     
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  10. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Steve it's simple buddy, that black dong thing goes into that black vagina thing and makes baby pacers. Just see my birds and the bees illustrated pic:p:D 20210322_211228.jpg
     
  11. OldDrummer55

    OldDrummer55 Well-Known Member

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