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Project Cars / Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Last post by TEagle85 on Today at 04:43:11 PM »
Called the guy up and he already knew what I was talking about, said he spent some time on it and consulted a few differential shops and friends, supposedly not off for a 8.8. Ill take his word for it, and bring it back if I get some noise.

put about 600 miles on this weekend, ran like a champ and was lucky to pass through a town where I saw a 5sp manual setup from a eagle for a good price,  already pulled. so pretty pumped about that.

I forgot to grab the plate that goes between the bell housing and motor. but hes going to ship it.
Im sure its a non world class T5 and have not read a lot of great stuff on the t5 in general. I do like how light it is though. This car is more of a dirt road ripper then a rock crawler so not sure if Ill have issues with the t5 but to cover my bases for future power upgrades under the hood I think Ill try and go with an AX-15. Ill have to do some homework though and see if it will bolt to that bell housing, also what transfer case Ill need to search for since Ill be upgrading that at the same time of the trans swap. A new driveshaft will be needed also Im sure. 

Not rushing into this project just yet since I still have that 8.8 and front diff to get in first.

until then the TF998 in there now will do just fine.   Had to jump on that manual find, last piece of the puzzle.

What trans would you run?   

If I went the AX15 route would all this stuff be pointless to have (bell housing specifically) except the pedal set up?

Should I find a worldclass T5 to put in and call it good?

also see anything I may be missing for the swap?

I do like the idea of a t5 but dont like the idea of it breaking if i want to have some fun dumping the clutch and giving it a little heck.

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Altered Eagles / Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Last post by vangremlin on Yesterday at 06:39:54 PM »
I had a 4.0 head put onto my stock Eagle engine, and used the Cherokee "header" style exhaust manifold.  They had to heat it up and bang on it with a hammer to make it all fit but it did.
Visitors and Guests / Re: Thank you for still being around.
« Last post by potent357 on Yesterday at 09:42:38 AM »
Welcome Back.
Visitors and Guests / Re: Thank you for still being around.
« Last post by vangremlin on September 22, 2018, 08:27:55 AM »
Welcome back!  We're still here, still the best place to get info on AMC Eagles.
Visitors and Guests / Thank you for still being around.
« Last post by leftover on September 22, 2018, 02:48:40 AM »
I finally have found you guys again.  Last time I could find anything was in 2011 I was talking with maddog aboout a radiator he got from Autozone, trying to help him get that remedied since I worked at one(my status is unknown there now due to an on-the-job injury.)
I had heard of some issues then I got an email in Dec 2011 from a steveabn, but that was the last I heard.  I heard of an AMCevolution and found it once, but coouldn't find it then today I find the DEN.  YAAAAYYY me.
Transmission Shop / Re: Hurst Shifter
« Last post by amcfool1 on September 20, 2018, 11:41:02 PM »
hi, no, no console, so installation was pretty easy. good luck, gz
Transmission Shop / Re: Hurst Shifter
« Last post by djvanyel on September 20, 2018, 05:29:38 PM »
Thanks amcfool... that's somewhat reassuring. I'm leaning more towards the Megashifter, mainly due to personal preference (not wild about the "lift to shift" action of the Sportshifter). They seem to have virtually the same footprint and claim that the housing can be "trimmed to fit".

Did your 82 have a console in it?
Project Cars / Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Last post by derf on September 20, 2018, 04:31:34 PM »
I wouldn't be happy with that pattern in either picture.  But I'm a perfectionist.  I pulled a "good enough" pattern to do a 0.001" change to get it dead on when I was setting up the gears in my XJ.
Project Cars / Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Last post by TEagle85 on September 20, 2018, 02:19:38 PM »
Got the diffs back, did not get them in before I put 600 miles on the Eagle this weekend. Thats ok, one last hurah for the 2.35 gearing.

How does that gear mesh look?   Thats form the shop and Im not sure if I should spend the time to correct it or if its fine the way it is.

What do you guys think?

makes me more nervous about the front. He said he got it to a point where he was "happy".

Installing a motor oil heat sink behind the front bumper for a little added and needed cooling today.  Cant wait to get these diffs in.

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AMC Eagles by State/Province/Country / Re: Kentucky Eagles
« Last post by 8Eagle4 on September 20, 2018, 01:05:02 PM »
hey, nice sedan! I also have an 84 Sedan I just finished restifying, Deep Night Blue, original color. Welcome to the den. gz

Thanks! I just bought mine and will be working on some minor issues over the winter months... putting in a radio and so forth... was ordered new with no factory radio installed.

Do you have any pics of yours to share?
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