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Offline TEagle85

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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2017, 10:08:40 PM »
Put about 200 miles on the Eagle over the weekend. Ran amazing. After its warmed up it starts a little tough. Have to crank it over for a few seconds before it fires up. There are also options in the computer to adjust the "cold start fuel enrichment" and "cranking fuel enrichment" Ive been playing around with that a little but it starts every time so still happy about that. The other thing I noticed is the voltmeter on the computer shows Im running like 11.4v down to 10.2 volts during operation. Was thinking I need a more powerful alternator. Mine is brand new but with the fuel pump and computer might need more charging power.
When I take a voltmeter directly to the battery when the car is off I was seeing 12.7 so might just be a bad reading on the computer's part.

Its the EZ EFI kit from FAST. They have a "jeep" version but I got the other version. Same thing but has 4 injectors instead of the 2 the jeep version has.
Jeep version also comes with a adapter plate for the stock intake manifold. Since I have the offy intake I didn't need the adapter plate.

What I did was just leave fuel injectors 3 and 4 unplugged and in the start up settings said I had the Jeep version.
So if I want I have the capability of 4 injectors if I ever put it on another motor. The guys at FAST said this was the way to do it with that kit and the 4.2. 4 injectors are a bit too much I guess.

For about $300 more you get their fuel system.  Lines, filter, pump, fittings. I decided to build my own system. About $100 more and you get better parts and you get to choose what goes in. Maybe overkill but I set it up with all stainless braided line and AN fittings a nice fuel pressure regulator from Fuelab and a Walbro fuel pump.

The kit with the better touch screen and newer version of the throttle body is on sale for $899 on Summit and eBay stores. This is over half off from the normal price and seems to be selling out. Im guessing they have overstock or are coming out with a newer kit.  Well worth it and a  suprise to get it at that price.   

I was driving it all over the city today. No problems. 

Offline TEagle85

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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2017, 10:59:53 AM »
EFI kit still exceeding expectations. Im heading on a long road trip to MI tomorrow and one of the days Im there we are going to check out Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Going to take the eagle even though I know it will be worthless on the hills with the 2.35 gearing I can at least roll around the shoreline and check out some of the rigs out there. Some crazy stuff the weekend of the 4th.

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I did a little more work to the eagle.
roof mount for the spare but not the biggest fan of it up there I found out so in the trunk for now.
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added electric fans, a suprisingly noticable gain in engine performance, stays cooler in traffic and stand still also
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Hood louvers, took some guts to make the first cut and not sure if Ill regret it yet but there they are.
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Offline TEagle85

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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2017, 01:58:17 PM »
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Well dunes were fun. Could manage but gearing needs to be swapped. On Thursday I broke a front axle two tracking through the woods. Luckily my friend brought one up to the cabin from Chicago a couple days later so swapped that out and continued on. Prob about 500 miles over all I think, plugs are still fouling from burning oil after running it hard on the highways for 4 hours straight. Engine should be broken in by now so Im thinking there are some oil issues related to the head. Ill keep driving it anyway. Next step after gearing and susp. might be a stoker build.   
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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2017, 05:18:22 PM »
Such a cool Sedan!
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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #64 on: July 11, 2017, 05:35:42 AM »
Nice ride! Would love to have an off-road Eagle.

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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #65 on: July 11, 2017, 04:13:35 PM »
Wow!  Makes me happy I'm not the only one pouring money into their Eagle.  Or breaking axles, for that matter!
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Re: 1985 Eagle Sedan Fleet model project
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2017, 04:30:02 PM »
"Pouring" is a good word for it. I figure worst case scenario it can all be moved to a jeep. Think Im done putting money into it this year though. Might rebuild some differentials over the winter.

 

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