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Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« on: July 13, 2017, 09:34:42 AM »
Hello!  I am new to the world of AMC and I just picked up an 83' Eagle Wagon 6 cylinder automatic.  It only has 47K original miles on it and I am now the 3rd owner.  It is a time capsule that was stored indoors for many years and it is in excellent condition.  Under the hood looks like the day it left the factory and the interior pretty much looks brand new (although I had to replace the sagging headliner right away).  It does have a rough idle when in drive which I suspect is a vacuum leak issue.  I plan to get that sorted out this coming weekend.  I hope to learn from and contribute to this forum.  Thanks for having me!
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 10:05:43 AM »
Welcome and thanks for sharing the photos of your Eagle with us!  We rarely see these in that nice condition (the exception being those at the Rambler Ranch).  This is the best place for anything and everything AMC Eagle!
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 01:12:46 PM »
Congrats on the Eagle purchase!   Nice to have yet another Texan on board (I'm in Wimberley).

The idle issue may be the usual clogged bleed tubes in the carb (very common).

I'll be happy to help with hands-on things if you ever want to schlep the car over to Wimberley!

There is also an AMC Regional Show in September in Temple on the courthouse grounds.   Try to make it if you can!   See the AMC of Houston Club web site for details.
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 08:02:38 AM »
Thanks for the welcome guys!
I will investigate the carb this weekend and hopefully be able to "unclog" those bleed tubes... otherwise I may just order a new carb from rockauto.
The AMC show in September sounds like something that me and my wife would like to attend.  I will research that!
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 12:05:07 PM »
Oh wow... I just found my car here on this site!  Looks like I bought my wagon from MonkeyJoe.  (he did mention this forum to me)

Here is a link to that thread... http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=43006.0
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 12:34:30 AM »
I just emailed you the Texas AMC Show flyer.
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 09:20:23 AM »
Congrats on picking up a really nice wagon and welcome to the Den. 
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 08:07:53 PM »
I just emailed you the Texas AMC Show flyer.

I got it, thanks!
Cleaning the bleed tubes did the trick... it idles nice and smooth now!  I also put in a new heater core today.  Whew!
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 08:08:42 PM »
Congrats on picking up a really nice wagon and welcome to the Den.
Thank you!
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 01:21:28 AM »
Progress!!     Heater core jobs are not fun.    Need to do one on my Sundancer.......
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 08:27:39 PM »
You did a heater core in one day, holy c r a p. Good work.



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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 05:14:29 PM »
welcome to the den and I agree that is one gorges wagon you have.
You did a heater core in one day, holy c r a p. Good work.
wait those are supposed to take more than one day to do? Because if so then you can call me the flash because I did mine in about four hours.
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 09:22:29 PM »
I just remember it being a pita, and than beers later well. I also did a first gen taurus once and the steering wheel ended up in the backseat lol that was worse.



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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 01:48:08 AM »
yeah it was a pita to do but I don't think mine would have been as bad as it was if the company that had put my new windshield in hadn't glued my dash and windshield together :banghead: because I had no idea they had done that I ended up breaking my dash and my passenger side a-piller trim when I tried to remove them.
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Re: Eagle Wagon from Kerrville, Texas
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 10:06:01 AM »
You did a heater core in one day, holy c r a p. Good work.
I started at 10:30 in the morning and completely finished around 3 in the afternoon.  Forcing myself to wash my hands so as not to muck up my interior pieces was the hardest part for me!
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