1969 AMC AMX-Cess – Big Muscle

This week’s episode of Big Muscle features a 1969 AMC AMX whose owner, Jimi Day, lovingly refers to as AMX-Cess. It’s a car that he fell in love with while working at a body shop as a kid. The host of Big Muscle, Mike Musto, says the hardcore AMC guys are going to be initially excited that they featured an AMC but then they’ll get mad when they realize there’s not much of the original car left. The AMX-Cess is powered by a GM Poerformance Parts LS3 under the hood with a Keisler 5-speed transmission, Ford 9 inch rear end and Ridetech suspension system. Jimi built it this way because he wanted a car that handled well and would be fun and reliable for track day thrashing. Mike ends up liking the car so much that he says it’s in the Top 2 of cars that he’s driven for the show.

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1979 Dodge Little Red Express – Big Muscle

Big Muscle is back on the DRIVE channel with this feature of the fastest 0-100 mph American production vehicle of 1978, the Dodge Little Red Express. This was the first real Muscle Truck with Dodge taking advantage of a loophole for trucks in the smog regulations of the time. The result was this pickup with a hot rodded version of their 360 police car engine, side stack exhaust and wood paneling. What an amazing crazy oddball piece of American automotive history.

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