Grem Life – Project Greta update…

Had some time to mess with the Gremlin recently. I bought a cheap plastic console/cup holder combo and cut it down to fit. This is a temporary solution but who knows how long it will be before I redo the interior. So in the meantime, grab a drink! Also pulled the AM radio in preparation for putting something else in there. Haven’t decided on exactly what I want to do yet. And lastly, the heat had stopped working. I was pretty sure the core had gotten clogged after having the motor apart. So I pulled used the heater hoses to reverse flush the core. It was a bit of a messy operation. The heater hose was not big enough to fit over my hose nozzle and I didn’t have any hose the right size to make an “adapter”. I tried duct tape which worked for a bit. Anyway, at first I couldn’t get any water through the core, kept backing up and spraying everywhere. But after using the tape to improve the seal I started getting water in the bucket. Gross, brown, full of crud water… I did this until the water coming out was completely clear. I also drained ALL the coolant out of the rest of the motor/radiator. It was brown and muddy looking. put a fresh gallon of coolant in and topped off with clean water. Put everything back together and have my fingers crossed. I didn’t run the car long enough for it to get hot so I’m not 100% sure this fixed the heat but I’m fairly confident. Will update after I get a proper test run…

1975 Gremlin -Greta-street, Interior

3 comments


  1. Lee S

    I have been following your AMC Blog, its pretty cool to see the old AMCs back on the track, especially the Javelins. The road race was cool to watch.

    I do have a question for you. I owned a 1971 Javelin SST back in the late 70’s and I am in the market to find another one. The one I owned was blue with a two tone racing strip (white/red/white) on the sides.
    I have had little to no luck finding any. I have seen a few 71s but non are that color scheme. Due to the small number made I’m beginning to think I won’t find one.

    Any ideas?

  2. Brian C. Bialiy from NJ

    Hi Asif, just wanted to say hi. Haven’t seen the site updated in some time and I hope you are well. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon!

  3. Thanks Brian. Finally updated the blog!

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