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Offline captspillane

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Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« on: June 13, 2012, 11:29:32 PM »
I am officially opening my Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary. Just a few days ago I secured unlimited parking at a storage facility for my rescue efforts. So far I've moved seven vehicles there and I will be posting pictures once I have all my current vehicles moved there.

If anyone has an AMC Eagle they wish to store in order to protect it from the crusher or as a temporary home I will provide a free parking space. If anyone wishes to "donate" a car to my sanctuary, I will also pay a flat rate of $300 for any Eagle in any condition. It is a donation because that is below the scrap value of the car. Donating will give you the peace of mind knowing that it will be preserved for other AMC owners.

I will eventually offer parts available, including whole project cars, for purchase at scrap value to those that already own an Eagle. I will not offer any parts for sale until I have completed my primary restoration efforts and until I have successfully created my first production run of louvers. Realistically that will take about a year to accomplish.

The Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary is located in Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania. The zip code is 18074. This is the current list of AMC vehicles nested there:

[I include International vehicles because they were offered with AMC engines and I include Jeep vehicles through 2006 because they were offered with the AMC inline six]

-82 Red SX4
-82 Blue SX4
-83 White SX4
-81 Blue Kammback

-81 White SX4
-81 Grey Sport 2dr Sedan
-83 White 4dr Sedan
-85 Brown SW
-87 Brown SW
-84 White SW
-88 White SW
-81 Grey Kammback
-85 Maroon SW
-84 Silver 4dr Sedan

-82 Spirit GT
-79 Spirit AMX
-74 2dr Hornet Sedan
-77 Hornet SW

-77 Scout Terra
-80 Scout Traveler Turbodiesel

-06 Jeep Rubicon
-85 CJ8 Scrambler
-84 CJ7
-79 CJ7
-78 CJ7
-82 J10 Jeep Truck
-78 J10 Jeep Truck
-92 2dr Cherokee
-00 4dr Cherokee
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 11:33:22 PM by captspillane »
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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 12:09:35 AM »
That's quite the list of vehicles...it must pay to be a Capt. :)

Good luck with all the restoration efforts man. Can't wait to see some pics of the place.

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 01:12:12 AM »
That's quite the list of vehicles...it must pay to be a Capt. :)

Good luck with all the restoration efforts man. Can't wait to see some pics of the place.
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 01:00:59 PM »
I'm cleaning out my place to be able to get permits for my septic field and put in the waterlines from the well FINALLY
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 08:37:41 PM »
These are the two pictures of the Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary that I've taken so far. Since they've been taken one other Eagle has been moved there and five more of mine are on their way. Two other SX4s are headed there soon to wait for their pending sale. I'll buy them if no one else does, although I'd honestly like to see the number of Eagles here diminish instead of increase. I already have all the Eagles I personally plan on keeping and maintaining for my own use. I also welcome any AMC car that can accept an Eagle AWD crossmember, like the '74 and '77 Hornet pictured. Both of those will be converted to AWD in their future. My four nicest Eagles are in my garage, this parking is mostly reserved for the rough ones that would have been scrapped if I hadn't interfered.

Right to Left:
('77 International Scout Terra)
'85 Eagle Station Wagon
'81 Eagle 2dr Sedan
'77 Hornet Station Wagon
'79 Spirit AMX
'74 Hornet 2dr Sedan
'88 Eagle Station Wagon
'81 Eagle SX4 (not shown)




« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 08:53:59 PM by captspillane »
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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 08:59:51 PM »
I really need to get myself out that way to take all of that in
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 09:40:07 PM »
Not pictured are 13 other Eagles in my ownership. I may buy four other Eagles soon, but I'm hoping someone else adopts them as projects before I go to save them.

Four of them that will be housed in my garage or driven daily:
-'82 SX4 currently on the road
-'81 Kammback currently on the road
-'83 SX4 under restoration, near completion, with 4.5 MPI 6 Speed being installed
-'82 SX4 under restoration, near completion, with 401 AMC V8 and NV3550 Five speed being installed.

One of the 13 is already in the process of being cut up for scrap, to join several others I've laid to rest over the years.

There is also a '80 Spirit I agreed to buy a year ago that is still buried. That will end up here once I can pick it up, but I won't list it as mine until I've paid for it. I'll probably pick that up this winter. Unfortunately that Spirit is too rotted to repair. It will donate the hatch panels for my "VAM Lerma SX4" project.

One of them just moved there yesterday and six others are being moved there this month:
-'81 SX4 (already listed because I got it there yesterday)
-'81 Kammback
-'87 Station Wagon
-'87 Sedan
-'82 Spirit GT ("An Eagle with a limp")
-'85 Station Wagon
-'84 Station Wagon

I also have 3 CJ7s, a CJ8, a '80 Scout Turbodiesel, '78 Jeep J10, '06 "Unlimited" Jeep Rubicon, a '66 Olds Toronado, '67 Pontiac GTO, '70 Chevy C20, '68 GMC pickup, '99 Subaru Forester, a '91 Olds Bravada, '89 E250, '83 Turbodiesel VW Quantum, '92 2dr Cherokee, '00 4dr Cherokee, and four '68 Subaru 360 microcars. Some of them will be stored there as well.



« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 07:51:50 AM by captspillane »
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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 09:56:11 PM »
Impressive Captain! That's quite the collection you've got going there. Look forward to seeing most of these hitting the roads once again.
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 09:59:18 PM »
That's just crazy. Sooo many Eagles!!!

That white woody looks quite nice? Any plans for it?

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 10:13:29 PM »
I had to look twice to make sure you didn't have my 88 white woody there. 
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 10:35:55 PM »
You guys might recognize that white '88. I bought it in October from "Lasteagle." It was for sale here on the nest for almost a year. The car is beautiful inside and out with a new rug, black and brown color theme with seats upholstered with black center inserts, and a very nice drivetrain recently installed. It has over 300K miles on the body and its on its third engine. The problem is that salt sat in a wierd place and rotted out the center of the subframe. The normal rust spots are all really nice, it's very strange the way this one rotted. As a result the metal the steering box bolts to deflected and the steering box moves when you move the steering wheel instead of the wheels. The wheels got stuck to the far left and stayed there no matter how the wheel was moved.

The mechanicals and interior of this Eagle are going to be installed in my relatively rust free 250K mile Limited '87 Station Wagon next year. At that point I'll be able to inspect the damage. I expect to be able to repair it. Its worthwhile because the outside is gorgeous and all the other usual rust spots are above average.
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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2012, 10:36:42 PM »
I had to look twice to make sure you didn't have my 88 white woody there. 
I immediately thought it was your car too!
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 08:32:21 PM »
The Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary is located across several places in Perkiomenville, PA. The ZIP Code is 18074. I will host a meet here each year in late June, either the third or fourth weekend in June starting in June 2013. I announce the exact date at least two months in advance each year. The meet will be an entire weekend with several blocks of things to do during the day to make it both educational and productive, as well as social. Meals will be provided for free to any attendees that choose to participate in the work activities as well as the fun ones.    

If anyone would like to store an Eagle here at my Sanctuary it can be arranged. I will also purchase just about any Eagle, Hornet, Gremlin, Javelin, Spirit, or Concord at scrap value sight unseen, no titles required.  

I both buy and sell at scrap value. Most parts from my donor cars are free if you remove them yourself competently. If you need a TF998 transmission core to rebuild, I have several you can have for $10 if you remove them yourself and $50 if I've had to remove them myself. I have several 258 engines that are available for $10 to $150. An entire drum to drum Eagle rear axle would cost $10 to $50 from me. I have no interest in gaining a profit from this venture.

I will help people mechanically and offer my garage, tools, and knowledge to anyone who puts their own effort forth. All of my tools are available to use for free if I am present. I've had tools break while working on other people's cars, but I don't mind as long as I know I was there when it was being used.

In the future I will also be offering several kits for sale. The first one will be SX4 louvers, then an automatic-to-stickshift conversion kit. Then an SX4 electronic liftgate button relocation kit. Then an Eagle specific push bumper that installs without drilling the bumper. Any time I perform an upgrade or restoration to my Eagles I will put effort into making templates and detailing the work for efficient replication. I welcome any ideas or requests for worthwhile kits I can add in the future.

If you can't afford my kits, a service, or part, they are still available to you for free if you schedule a time with me to show up and work at my Sanctuary. There are a great number of tedious and time consuming jobs to be done and we can always work something out.
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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012, 11:38:37 PM »
Capt, you are one stand up guy. ^^^ That is exactly how any good sanctuary should be run. You deserve like a million good eggs!

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 11:51:57 PM »
Capt, you are one stand up guy. ^^^ That is exactly how any good sanctuary should be run. You deserve like a million good eggs!

Make that 2 million!
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 12:10:39 AM »
Kinda makes you wonder, what did we do before captspillane came along?
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2012, 03:23:11 PM »
Egg to you captspillane
I Don't know why. But everybody's always talking about their STI or That guys EVO, I think I'll stick with my old, but reliable AmC. Did I ever tell you I was Full blooded Eagle?

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 08:58:54 AM »
2nd that egg to you. I definitely need to make a road trip out there someday...it is a hike from Ohio though; I need to make sure my little devil is up to the task first ;)  All joking aside though, I definitely want to come to the social in June of next year, so make sure we are updated.  Thank you for all your efforts.
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2013, 06:26:19 AM »
I will be inviting guests to my home and shop this June 29 and 30. Private Message me if you want to come.

My zipcode is 18074, about an hour north of Philadelphia PA.

This invitation will be offered every year at the end of June and at the middle of December, at or near the winter and summer solstice. I've found AMC enthusiasts to be great people and I hope to meet as many of you as possible. Thanks!

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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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2013, 01:28:23 PM »
These pictures probably belong here to show what it means to be an Eagle Sanctuary. We can't save them all but this one did get saved. Hopefully more will get saved too.

Here is how it looked when I picked it up in April 2013 with a wheel ripped off, then working on it myself in May just to get it back on four wheels, then finishing the work in August 2013 along with forum members Drock87 and Baskinator, then the new photos taken Dec 2013. It has come a long way and being able to pick the tree up with his wagon is a Christmas miracle all its own.

















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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 01:47:23 PM »
Yes!  That is what an Eagle Sanctuary should be!   Not a Pigg Penn.
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2013, 11:45:10 PM »
Yes!  That is what an Eagle Sanctuary should be!   Not a Pigg Penn.
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2013, 11:54:09 PM »
What happened?  I have not visited for a while.
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2013, 11:56:56 PM »
What happened?  I have not visited for a while.
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2013, 12:08:35 PM »
Captspillane, absolutely. You and Baskinator did amazing work on my wagon. And I'll tell you what...it was a little nerve racking driving it 600 miles after it hadn't seen the road in 9 months. Knock on wood though, other than a few minor things (u-joint, tranny mount, starter), it has been very reliable and trustworthy thus far. I've put almost 6000 miles on it already. But, it is people like you for why Eagles can stay on the road. Excited to come back when I can!
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
2016 Triumph Bonneville
 1962 Cruisers Inc Mahogany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2014, 08:18:21 PM »
I will be available on Saturday 21st for this year's Spring Solstice Meet for anyone who wishes to attend. It is in Perkiomenville PA, 18074, and is an opportunity to tour my shop and fleet of AMC vehicles, as well as to utilize my tools and help on your own Eagle.

I haven't been on the forums for awhile but that won't stop me from hosting this each year, every year, on or around the Spring Solstice, June 21st.

Contact me by private message for exact details.
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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2014, 10:24:09 AM »
I had a great time yesterday. Major thanks to the Captain for showing me around.  :blob1:

Below is a link to a few photos that I took, but there was a whole lot more that I didn't get pictures of. The cars in the photoshoot from left to right are the Captain's green wagon, a gray turbocharged wagon (I'm not sure who he is on the board, sorry, but did I mention it's turbocharged?), Baskinator's SX/4, and some random dude's Honda. (Thanks for photo bombing, random Honda dude.)

http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/eaksqueak/library/Eagles%206-21-2014

This was my first time seeing an SX/4 in the flesh. Those things look so cool. I don't know if Baskinator was worried I was going to steal his car, but he should have been ;)

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2014, 12:54:08 PM »




I stopped by a shop with a few AMC cars outside it and met Brian, the owner of the grey Eagle. He just swapped in a 4.0 last month and then installed a custom made turbo this past week. He's not on the forum yet.

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.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2014, 10:11:08 AM »
This was my first time seeing an SX/4 in the flesh. Those things look so cool. I don't know if Baskinator was worried I was going to steal his car, but he should have been ;)

You wouldn't have gotten far 'cause something is always bound to go out (e.g. brakes, ignition, etc.)  :rotfl:

In all seriousness, it's gotten a lot better since you saw it. I have a custom front skid plate, cdi/tfi redundant ignition, door seals, and a new(er) rear axle. Soon it will have hydroboost brakes too (they use power steering hydraulics instead of vacuum).
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2014, 05:36:16 PM »
I wish that black two door was a little closer! Someday I hope to find a nice white Hornet wagon like that one. I remember as a kid my dad had a white one with Keystone mags and white letter GT qualifiers on it. It had  slight lift in the back and stainless steel mud flaps with rubber on the bottom. In fact I have a nice used set of this flaps that came new from the dealer on my Eagle that I removed for painting and I have some NOS Eagle flaps to replace them. I am saving the others just in case I find that white wagon. They are pretty rare! :blob1: :blob1:

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2021, 10:28:51 AM »
Is this Sanctuary still active?
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2021, 10:51:15 AM »
The last time the OP was active on the forum was July 21, 2016. It's hard to say if it is still in existence or not. There's no other contact info...

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2021, 03:49:22 PM »
Many people have tried to contact CaptSpillane without much luck.
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2021, 06:59:07 PM »
I seem to recall somebody (may even have been back in The Nest days) saying he lost his Eagle to this Cap Spillane guy. I'd say this is pretty much dead (unfortunately, guy seemed to know what he was doing, unlike something I won't mention)!
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'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

 

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