1962 Rambler American

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1962 Rambler American

Post #1 by bubba » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:51 pm

I just picked up a 62 Rambler American. Runs awesome and Looks to be pretty much original. Flathead straight six and 3 on the tree. I know pretty much nothing about Ramblers- it looks weird and cool and the price was right so I bought. First I want to do is a disk brake swap, it has non power drums upfront. They stop okay, but....
Does anyone on here know of a forum like this for old Ramblers or sites with info on modifying them?
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1962 Rambler American Flathead six 3 speed
1998 International 4700 DTE444
1989 International 1600 7.3 non turbo

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Re: 1962 Rambler American

Post #2 by rbohm » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:50 pm

while i am sure there is a rambler forum some where, check this out for a front disc conversion;

https://scarebird.com/index.php?route=p ... duct_id=55

the title says 64-73, but in the body they indicate 55-73. contact them to be sure though.

i dig those old ramblers, but i prefer the studebaker lark instead. a friend of mine has two 60 lark 6 sedans. i have thought of relieving him of one or both of them some day......
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Re: 1962 Rambler American

Post #3 by wsa111 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:27 pm

Another option would be stay with the drum brakes, but upgrading to a power brake booster??
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Re: 1962 Rambler American

Post #4 by rbohm » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:11 pm

wsa111 wrote:Another option would be stay with the drum brakes, but upgrading to a power brake booster??


yes that is another option, i would upgrade the shoes though to something more modern material wise though.
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Re: 1962 Rambler American

Post #5 by bubba » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:11 pm

Thanks guys. Yea I was thinking if nothing else a power brake booster should be a doable upgrade. Those Scarebird brackets look like a good option.
1962 Rambler American Flathead six 3 speed
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Re: 1962 Rambler American

Post #6 by wsa111 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 pm

Looks like a fun car to drive. Something different is unique.
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Re: 1962 Rambler American

Post #7 by bubba » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:49 am

Thanks yea its definitely something different. I drove it home and then I was driving it around the yard a few days ago, its fun! The column shift is different, but kind of cool.
1962 Rambler American Flathead six 3 speed
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