1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

I kept seeing this white Pacer wagon almost every day as I left school and then a friend told me that it was parked in the school parking lot and he almost mistook it for my Gremlin! Here are some pictures that I took of it.

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

I have since tracked down the owner and talked to him online. He says that it originally had an AMC 304 V8 in it but a mildly built AMC 360 V8 was swapped in so it sounds like a fun car, very clean.

1961 Ford Falcon

Here’s a 1961 Ford Falcon that is for sale a few blocks away from me. It’s a two-door sedan with a 170 cid. (2.8L) straight-six backed by a 3-speed manual transmission. The interior looked like it was in decent shape up front, but had a blanket over the rear seats so they’re probably shot. The dash, door panels, front “buckets”, and console all looked like they were pretty clean though.

1961 Ford Falcon

1961 Ford Falcon

1961 Ford Falcon

1961 Ford Falcon

1961 Ford Falcon

1961 Ford Falcon

~ Tinny

WTF Trike

These pictures were taken in September of ’08 I believe, but I just dug them up now 😉

It’s a homemade looking trike that was spotted in Lockport, Illinois, and it appears to be powered by a VW air cooled engine. That’s my Gremlin parked next to it.

Homemade Junkyard Trike

Homemade Junkyard Trike

Homemade Junkyard Trike

Homemade Junkyard Trike

Homemade Junkyard Trike

Oh yeah, and I just noticed that Voxx is in the back seat of my car in the first picture. Double wtf.

Plates and a Model

1972 Illinois License Plates

I bought a clean set of Illinois ’72 plates off eBay for the Gremlin. In Illinois (and probably a lot of other states) if you have AV (Antique Vehicle) plates you can keep them in the car and display a set of historic license plates from the year of manufacture. Normal AV plate restrictions still apply to the vehicle though.

Lindberg AMC Gremlin Grabber Model

I also bought a Lindberg AMC Gremlin “Grabber” model kit, it’s 1:20 scale. Most Gremlin models and miniatures seem to be modeled after a ’74 Gremlin, which has different bumpers, different grille, and four vertical impressions on the c-pillar instead of the two large horizontal ones that mine has. The paperwork says this one is a ’71, so it’s the same as my real ’72 except for the V8 air filter coming through the hood…which isn’t factory in case you didn’t know 😛 The plan is to try stuff out on it to see what will look good on the real thing. That being said, I need to pick up some model paint and find some more suitable wheels and tires for it.

~ Tinny