1968 AMC Typhoon 290 V-8 engine and 1968 six-cylinder Torque Command engine
View of a 1968 AMC Typhoon 290 V-8 engine and 1968 six-cylinder Torque Command engine. Printed on front: "T4, T5." Press release on back: "Public Relations Department, American Motors Corporation, 14250 Plymouth Road, Detroit, Michigan 48232. 26677. For P.M. release, Tuesday, August 22, 1967. T4: American Motors' Typhoon 290 V-8 engines, all new in 1967 and improved for 1968, are standard power plants for SST models in Rebel and Ambassador series and are available throught the '68 AM line. The 290 V-8 with a two-barrel carburetor is rated at 200 horsepower; with a four-barrel it is rated at 225 horsepower. Larger 343 cubic inch V-8s also are offered, in two and four-barrel carburetor versions, rated at 235 and 280 horsepower, respectively. All automatic transmission V-8s incorporate the Engine-Mod system to meet exhaust emission control requirements. Manual transmission V-8s continue with the Air-Guard air pump system. T5: Power plus economy are features of American Motors' 1968 six-cylinder Torque Command engines, standard powerplants on all but two AM '68 passenger cars. A 199 cubic inch, 128 horsepower six is the standard engine on the Rambler American and the American 440. The Rogue hardtop is equipped with a new high-fuel economy version of the 232 six, rated at 145 horsepower. A two-barrel carburetor 232, rated at 155 horsepower, is optional on Rebel and Ambassador models. All sixes incorporate the Engine-Mod emission control system."
- Resource ID:
- Ambassador automobile
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 10 x 8 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- AMC, 1968
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