Rambler / Rambler American 220

Rambler American 220


  • Engine
  • Power
    91 @ 3800 rpm
  • Transmission
    3-spd man w/OD
  • Drivetrain
  • Seating
    4 passengers
  • Fuel Capacity
    75 liters
  • MPG
    11.1 City / 6.4 HWY


Rambler American 220 Sedan manual 91HP (67 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Rambler 770 Six automatic 157HP (115 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Rambler 770 V8 automatic 200HP (147 kW) @ 4700 rpm

Videos / Rambler American 220

1965 AMC Rambler American 220 - 343 V8 - Fully Restored

1965 AMC Rambler American 220 for sale at Gateway Classic Cars in St. Louis, MO

1964 Rambler American


Rambler America 220- a perfect and stylish sedan

Rambler American 220 The Rambler American 220 Sedan is a back wheel drive street vehicle, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 2 doorway saloon (sedan) body. The 3.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, greatest torque of 217 N•m (160 lb•ft/22.1 kgm) at 1600 rpm, 6 cylinder unit that produces 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) of power at 3800 rpm. The motor drives the wheels by means of a 3 pace manual transmission. The 220 was the entry-level Rambler for '65; you could purchase a two-door for just $1979. That was $70 cheaper than a Dart 170, but $2 more than a Falcon and $11 more than a Chevy II. Not just the infamous steamy-window-enhancing fold-flat chairs, but styling feels like this side reflector.

The engine of the car

Rambler American 220, Photo #2 It was a flathead (or L-head) conceive that traced its origins back to a pre-war Nash engine, but in the American, it utilized a 3.13-inch bore, a 4.25-inch stroke and an 8:1 compression ratio to make 90hp and 150-lbs.ft of torque. There is not anything remarkably good or awful about these motors. Steve, for example, assembled his American's motor himself, but farmed out the appliance work, and expended $1,869 completely rebuilding the motor in his Rambler. That breaks down to $1,190 for parts and $679 in milling.

Transmission of the car

Rambler American 220, Photo #3 The groundwork transmission in the American was a T-96 BorgWarner three-speed manual with pillar shift--BorgWarner overdrive was optional. These transmissions were utilized in Jeeps, Studebakers and Ford Falcons. Gears, shafts, synchonous and gaskets are very simple to find and cheap to buy. It's a easy transmission to rebuild if you're a first timer looking for some manual transmission know-how and should be a snap for a transmission specialist. Interestingly, the little American was also offered with a three-speed automatic transmission named Flash-O-Matic by American Motors. The F-O-M was manufactured by BorgWarner and is known by its manufacturer as the M8. Though rebuilding this transmission is likely a job best left to an automatic transmission shop, components are not a difficulty

Suspension of the car

Rambler American 220, Photo #4 The rambler American 220 front suspension values top and smaller trunnions rather than ball joints--it actually sketches heavily from Nash's front suspension scheme. If overhauled regularly, this system will last nearly indefinitely under usual use. This furthermore makes getting the iced bushing out of the trunnion tough. Rebuilt parts are available, but can be pricey (upwards of $350 per edge for the trunnion assemblies). There are furthermore fix kits that are somewhat lower. Ascertain to make certain the front end has been serviced before committing. If likely, bring along grease cannon and give the fittings a try. If they accept grease, and you can glimpse it flow from one edge of the trunnion to the other. There is a coil jump above the command arms and top trunnion and between the top and lower command arms a tube-type shock absorber. Utilized and NOS jumps are out there; however, the alarms can be expensive because they use a large-diameter lower mounting aperture that is rather unique.