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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on Today at 11:37:20 AM »
Thanks! I'm really glad it's empty because I don't think I could have gotten the cover back on without removing that line. I bought a cheap conversion kit for the r134 but I don't trust it, I think I'll go with a better built one. I'll also need to get a vacuum pump and refrigerant gauge cluster, but I'll gladly pay that to not have to muscle the valve cover around it. In seeing how much rtv was used to seal that cover I'm now wondering if any of it is clogging oil passages in the block.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by DAVE on Today at 10:54:39 AM »
okay backed all the way out is for normal operating, all the way in isolates the compressor from the rest of the system halfway between the two is for servicing or recharging.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on Yesterday at 11:45:00 AM »
So currently, I got the carb re-built, hopefully that fixes the issue I was having. Valve cover is still off, working on cleaning it up and getting it back on. I know it's a short term fix but for now I'm going to throw the old cover back on with some rtv. The hope is to get it back together so that I can get the emissions done, or at least get a baseline to see what I need to fix to get the car registered. Once all of that is done I'll be getting the upgrades like a new cover and the better gasket. on the bright side, found out my AC system is completely empty so I am able to remove that AC line that runs over the top of the valve cover so it should be a whole lot easier to re-install it. for those stem valves on the compressor (the rods with the 1/4" square bolt) what is "closed and what is open? originally they were all the way out, I just backed them all the way in but I want to make sure which way is actually closed so when I re-charge the system I am not charging into a closed system.
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AMC Eagles Den Updates & News / Re: Web Site upgrade
« Last post by vangremlin on August 19, 2018, 07:02:33 PM »
It would be nice to get the "items for sale" merged back into just the unread posts.  I think the items for sale got split out as a result of the Facebook page becoming popular but don't know that for sure.  Thanks!
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AMC Eagles Den Updates & News / Re: Web Site upgrade
« Last post by mudkicker715 on August 19, 2018, 05:45:35 PM »
Just a thought. Could we get a button next to our profile pic in the lighter blue that says  new items for sale.?Otherwisise its only in the white bubble in the darker blue. I remember a time back when our previous layout confused a bunch of people. Or maybe merge the new items for sale with the unread posts button to take away confushion. I do not know the reasoning to split the two back when it was split.
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Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / Re: rearsway bar
« Last post by eagleman on August 18, 2018, 08:25:34 AM »
Well lots of luck in finding one of those. They must be rarer then hen's teeth as I'm been looking for one of those for years with no luck. Keep thinking one will at some point and time show up on ebay but never has. So good luck to you and if you find one maybe your find two and then you can sell me one and then we'll both be happy.
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Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / rearsway bar
« Last post by Bill Russell on August 17, 2018, 01:44:32 PM »
I have a 1982 Eagle Wagon, and looking for a rear stock sway bar, with all mounting brackets and hardware. If anyone has or knows where I can get one, please contact me
asap,thru email or ph. #817-980-3547. Thanks B. R. :eaglebig:
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Altered Eagles / Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Last post by Nightpath on August 16, 2018, 01:34:43 PM »
Since I've completed most of the car I've had to adjust and modify a few things.

IMPORTANT : If you do the swap and use an XJ fuel tank do NOT get the extended range tank. Stay with the stock sized XJ tank, no sender I've used has worked properly and these were ones meant for the extra sized tank.

I have an old YJ rear driveshaft cut to fit the front end. Flawless

I've had to adjust/cut/weld the front hangars for the axle. I suggest NOT cutting them at all, if you add in new springs and they end up ramming the Eagle into the air and the lower control arms hit the frame wait : The springs will relax and sag.

I changed the rear to an 8.25 then to a Dana 35 with TracLock. Miles better feel to the vehicle now, but I need a custom rear driveshaft made. I will be getting one made as soon as I remove some of the old leaves in the rear pack and replace them with much more sturdy leaves.

I have not figured out how to adapt the XJ A/C into the Eagle yet which has been miserable this summer.

There is more that has been done since, but I can't recall right now.
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The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by mudkicker715 on August 15, 2018, 08:16:09 PM »
Been thinking on this. It does sound like a clogged cat. Just cause nothing is in your cat could it be in a bend on the tal pipe. I know you said you took the muffler off, but i do not know if you put a straight pipe in its place. Otherwise check that your not sucking air instead of fuel from a gas line leak. You might not see a gas leak from the suction side of the fuel pump.
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