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Offline vangremlin

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Aurora CO Mini Mini Meet 4/27
« on: April 27, 2013, 07:13:46 PM »
So to the extent that a gathering of 2 Eagles constitutes a mini mini meet, one occurred today.  A guy that had bought one of the Ford tachs lives in the Denver area and we met today so I could deliver the tach.  He is a Nest Member (didn't catch his screen name and maybe not a frequent visitor) and a super nice guy (aren't all Eagle owners?).  He owns a 1981 SX/4 which is in really great shape.  He is going to take parts of a 232 engine and build a replica of an AMC 252 (?) that was sold in Mexico in the late 60s early 70s and put it in his SX/4.  Oh, and he's going to turbo charge it too.  Like I said, he is a really nice guy, and I already have him signed up for the next Eagle Motel cruise in 2014.

Anyways, here is a picture from the mini mini meet.

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Re: Aurora CO Mini Mini Meet 4/27
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 11:34:24 PM »
Oh wow :hello2: Those are two awesome Eagles :eagle:
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Re: Aurora CO Mini Mini Meet 4/27
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 06:38:14 PM »
He is going to take parts of a 232 engine and build a replica of an AMC 252 (?) that was sold in Mexico in the late 60s early 70s and put it in his SX/4.  Oh, and he's going to turbo charge it too.
Nice pic. The VAM 282 uses a 258 crank with a different block with a larger bore similar to the jeep 4.0L. Maybe he meant/said 242 engine?
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Re: Aurora CO Mini Mini Meet 4/27
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 08:10:40 PM »
Nice pic. The VAM 282 uses a 258 crank with a different block with a larger bore similar to the jeep 4.0L. Maybe he meant/said 242 engine?

I don't think he said 242, but it was hard for me to concentrate with that nice looking Eagle staring me in the face!
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Re: Aurora CO Mini Mini Meet 4/27
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 06:11:45 AM »
The 232 was a common size offered until 1979 right along with the 258. Both my '79 and '74 Hornets have one. I've heard of another guy who claimed that the 232 accepted a turbocharger and was easier to build for superduty because of the bore and crank size being "square" or roughly equal.

I guess starting with the smaller 232 is exactly the same concept as taking the smaller displacement 242 and swapping in 258 parts to give it a greater displacement. I guess people having been making AMC strokers since before the 4.0 existed.

Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

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