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I live on the east coast of Canada, and am in the Middle East right now....be hard to make a call or visit lol.

I heard from someone that a long arm kit was made to work with a solid front axle. I'm thinking a Jeep XJ front end could be made to fit.
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The Engine / Re: odd running problem
« Last post by maddog on Yesterday at 11:29:50 AM »
well I put the new cap on and it didn't change anything. I did find an odd squealing sound that after some investigating is coming from the harmonic balancer, so it looks like I need a new one. i do have one question though will the balancer from a 4.0 work on a 4.2 because if so that would help a lot.
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Inside Your Eagle / Electronic speedometer conversion
« Last post by The Dark Side of Will on December 12, 2017, 08:03:04 PM »
Has anyone swapped to an electronic speedometer?
What gauge did you use? What speedo cable sleeve or VSS?

I am doing a 4.0 HO swap with built driveline, including NV3550 trans, NP229 T-case, 3.54 front from a 4 cyl Eagle and 3.54 NON-C-clip Dana 44 rear from an '87 Wagoneer.

I'm about to button up the NP229 converted for Eagle use. I'll have a 36 tooth speedo gear to match the 3.54 axles and a Jeep aluminum speedometer gear drive sleeve instead of the Eagle plastic sleeve. At first I'll use a DRAC or JagsThatRun adapter to provide the VSS signal to the 4.0 ECU. I'd like eventually to convert entirely to electronic speed sensing, both for the ECU and the Speedometer.

Who has done that and what parts did you use?
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4X4 and Driveline / Re: Discussion of built driveline
« Last post by The Dark Side of Will on December 12, 2017, 07:41:54 PM »
ARP 1/2-20 x 7/8" bolts arrived... will probably get the flywheel and clutch installed on Friday.

Otherwise I'm SLOWLY getting everything together. I had to order some shims from McMaster to get the T-case output shaft end play correct. Those are in and the measurement looks good relative to spec. Spec is 0.003 to 0.012, with a target of .006. This ended up at 0.003, so I'm happy. Pulling a 0.005 shim would have resulted in 0.008, so whatev.



Need to install the shaft seal in the tailshaft housing, then break out the anaerobic goo and do the final installation. I have a new rubber splined sealing washer to go on the end of the shaft, after which I can install the yoke and declare that the rear output is complete.

I have a seal for the front output... I should probably just pull the front yoke and install it, but it's not nearly as easy as the rear yoke. It'll be way harder in the car, so on the bench if the obvious place to do it.

I'm deciding whether or not I want to yank the stock vent fitting and tap it for a pipe fitting (and then to A/N plumbing?). It already rotates while installed, so the sealing of the fitting to the tailshaft housing is questionable at best.

I'm going to run all the vents from all four gearboxes (trans, T-case, front diff & rear axle) to the PCV system so that I can ford modest water crossings without worry. The road to a friend's house flooded more than I'm comfortable fording in a Fiero a few years back, so I want to be sure an event like that doesn't stop me again.

All Eagles (& a lot of Jeeps?) use a 36 tooth speedometer gear with 3.54 axle ratio. My dad found a guy who had one and bought it. I will probably use a DRAC or the JagsThatRun VSS adapter to provide a VSS signal to the ECU, while retaining the mechanical speedo, for now. I'd like to swap to an electronic speedometer eventually, but the Eagle instrument panel is really hard to remove, so that has to be more carefully considered.
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The Engine / odd running problem
« Last post by maddog on December 12, 2017, 01:15:05 AM »
I'm having an odd issue with the engine in Eagle Eyes. It starts no problem but once running it sounds like it's missing and runs really rough to the point that the car shakes while in gear, the shaking gets worse the higher the engine revs. I've changed the plugs, wires and rotor. The cap looks like it's still good, I do have another cap on the way just in case, but I would like to hear what you all think it might be. Oh I did look at the harmonic balancer while the engine was running but it didn't look like there was any unusual movement coming from it.
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Engine Electrical Systems. / Re: HEI UPGRADE Links and Info
« Last post by SilverEagle on December 11, 2017, 10:20:44 PM »
EL-CAMINO and TEAGLE85 what setup do you have that your alternator is where the ac compressor goes!? i Have an 86 with no ac, has an idler bracket in place of the compressor with the alternator below. Want the setup you guys have, just need to know what to look for!
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Axle / Differential / Re: Solid front axle swap? Anyone done this with how-to guide?
« Last post by rollguy on December 08, 2017, 10:50:58 AM »
There was a somewhat of a how to written up by Mick, but it was lost in the big delete. It required  some custom brackets and arms that he built. Rich made a jig fixture from an old floor pan to make a front subframe that uses leaf springs, but I'm not sure if he still has it. He's in southern California.
Strike Eagle did his many years ago using mostly stock Jeep parts. He doesn't do well with the internet, but he would be happy to tell you over the phone what he did. PM me if you're interested and I'll give you his number.

I still have the fixture, and anyone that wants it can come and get it for free. Yes, I am in So. Cal (Hesperia).  It is basically the front frame of an Eagle turned upside-down, and can be used to fabricate a subframe to mount a solid axle. I used leaf springs, but the fixture can be used to fabricate whatever mounts you would like, and for any springs you desire. The stock spring perches are there in case you want coil springs. You could even use all Cherokee suspension parts......Rich
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Axle / Differential / Re: Solid front axle swap? Anyone done this with how-to guide?
« Last post by eaglefreek on December 08, 2017, 09:19:27 AM »
There was a somewhat of a how to written up by Mick, but it was lost in the big delete. It required  some custom brackets and arms that he built. Rich made a jig fixture from an old floor pan to make a front subframe that uses leaf springs, but I'm not sure if he still has it. He's in southern California.
Strike Eagle did his many years ago using mostly stock Jeep parts. He doesn't do well with the internet, but he would be happy to tell you over the phone what he did. PM me if you're interested and I'll give you his number.
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Axle / Differential / Solid front axle swap? Anyone done this with how-to guide?
« Last post by Nightpath on December 08, 2017, 07:27:02 AM »
I've been debating doing the solid front axle swap to make things a bit easier. Has anyone here done it, with a write up/pictures? I know the IFS is unique to the Eagle but it's kind of a pain in the butt.
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Project Cars / Re: Perkiomen Project Pics
« Last post by Nightpath on December 08, 2017, 07:17:24 AM »
Still no sign from him.
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