Mechanics

GENERAL QUESTION ABOUT AN OLD CAR

1980 AMC Spirit

1980 AMC Spirit 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 28000 miles

I recently bought a 1980 AMC Spirit from my aunt. It was garage stored (not driven) for five years. My question is a fairly general one: I don't want to do repairs as problems occur. I'd like to make the car dependable RIGHT NOW. So, as 29-year-old cars go, of this type, what repairs would you focus on? So far I've:

--replaced the fluids
--replaced the Carter with a 2100 Motorcraft

Mainly I've been wondering if I should start replacing all rubber parts, such as brake piston seals, brake cylinder seals, etc.

Thank you!

--Matt
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UncleRaysRide1980
August 19, 2009.



Yes wheel cylinders, master, Radiator hoses, belts. Have you done tune? Shocks O.K? Electrics good? If yes gas her up and cruise. Replace as stuff falls off.

Docfixit
Aug 19, 2009.