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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #195 on: February 23, 2016, 08:43:34 PM »
I would suspect that there is crank/bearing damage, before cylinder wall damage from the bad oil pump.  Or you may have dodged a bullet if an oil pump replacement is all it takes to get rid of the noise.  By the way, if you are going to remove the crossmember, you will need to support the engine from above. The engine mounts are part of that crossmember.

Yeah, I know. I posted on Facebook too and carnuk reminded me of that.
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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #196 on: February 23, 2016, 08:50:49 PM »
Here is what I'm working with underneath.







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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #197 on: March 15, 2017, 06:07:37 PM »
Well I haven't done an update here for over a year. As you guys have probably already read from other threads I took Penny into a shop to get her fixed for good! Happened across another Utah AMC nut via theamcforum and asked if he'd be willing to take on a project and he agreed. On Valentine's Day my wife and I transported the Eagle 5 hours away using a borrowed truck and trailer. I have the best wife in the world! :) Here is the thread I started for my mechanic in helping him figure out the oil issue. http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=45968.msg356224#new

It's been at the shop for a month now and the oil issues have been solved and my mechanic has been chipping away at some of the other things I wanted taken care of to make it a nice reliable daily driver. Now it's got some new shoes and getting some final touches before I go get it in about 2 weeks.

Anyway here are some pics from it's trip to the mechanic and time at the shop.

Our borrowed vehicles!


I think my mechanic has a soft spot for Wagoneers/FS Cherokees! :)


Dustin (My mechanic) even cleaned my windows!


In the air and getting a thorough inspection


And back from the tire shop with some new General Grabber AT2 tires in 215/75/15. Oh and he gave Penny a much needed bath!







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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #198 on: March 15, 2017, 10:01:29 PM »
Looks great!  I wish I was lucky enough to find somebody local to help out with my project, though so far my wife has also been amazing.

New tires look good, very aggressive styling but not too crazy for a daily driver.
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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #199 on: March 16, 2017, 12:17:20 AM »
Well he wasn't exactly local. I drove 5 hours to get to him! But when you live 3.5 hours from a Walmart it's all relative! :)

Thanks I like the tires I picked. Nice medium ground from mudder to daily.
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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #200 on: March 16, 2017, 09:52:56 AM »
Looking good!  It will definitely be great to see Penny on the road, its been a long journey, both literally and figuratively lol!
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Re: 1983 SX/4 Dull "Penny"
« Reply #201 on: March 16, 2017, 01:00:48 PM »
Looking good!  It will definitely be great to see Penny on the road, its been a long journey, both literally and figuratively lol!

And Monetarily! :)

But I've put up with so much and been on such a long journey with this thing I couldn't just give up on it. Plus I have an amazing wife that let's me follow my dreams and she's been 100% behind putting whatever we need to into Penny to get her going right!
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