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The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by DAVE on Today at 09:47:22 AM »
does it rev up fine in neutral or ?
sounds like it could be fuel delivery issues
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The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by AMC of Houston on Today at 12:24:08 AM »
Did a loose worn out timing chain jump a cog?   Had that happen on a Chevy and Pontiac in years past, with those symptoms.    I really need to change the chain on my waggie, as I can hear it banging on the cover!
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The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by Eagleearl on Yesterday at 11:40:08 PM »
Try checking engine with vacuum gauge.
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The Engine / Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by marty on Yesterday at 06:06:45 PM »
83 Eagle, 258, emissions bypass, Skip White HEI dist.  Everything else is stock.
Drove to work and everything was fine.  Came out to go home, started just fine but as soon as I put it in to gear it stalled out.  I was able to get it going and it slowly climbed up to speed, could feel gears shifting and limped it home.  Thought it was the cat so I removed it...there was literally nothing inside!  Removed the muffler and it had rattling and some chunks fell out (muffler is under 2 years old), so I figured the cat got clogged and blew into the muffler...problem solved...NOT!  No exhaust system on the car and still have the same problem.  Car will rev up in neutral but die when put into gear.  Figured the torque converter or tranny were shot so I had it towed to the tranny shop I have used for years and they said it is not a trans problem.  OK, I'm stumped and open to suggestions.  HEI dist, plugs and wires are also under 2 years old. OEM carb was also rebuilt under 2 years ago (drilled out the idle ports when I rebuilt it).  Fuel filter under 2 years old...fuel pump age is unknown.  Brakes are not locked up.  Have not tried to see if it was the diff or front wheel drive.  Thanks for all help.
Marty
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by amcfool1 on August 12, 2018, 08:00:58 PM »
hi, that valve cover gasket is available from Sumitt, should also be able to order it at most part stores. gz its worth the price.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on August 11, 2018, 07:10:41 PM »
The reason I was having such a miserable time was due to these 2 tubes

They were so close to the cover I had to take the socket and slide it underneath them then over onto the bolt. Then I had to try to attach the rest. It wouldn't have been so hard otherwise.

Not to mention the entire bolt was covered in rtv which I didn't know until I finally got it out
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by mudkicker715 on August 11, 2018, 06:15:49 PM »
I will never understand the problem with that rear bolt. It honestly takes me a minute or less. None of mine had ac in the way so i know nothing of that misery. They should of had that, but i gave up on that and removed it.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by johnbendik on August 11, 2018, 01:17:21 PM »
Searching this site for 'valve cover removal' will reveal many tales of misery concerning that back bolt, mine included.  You probably already figured this out, but removing the wiper motor also helps a bit.  I replaced the original bolt with an Allen key-cap bolt to make it easier to remove (and replace) next time.

I will also say that the PITA aspect of that bolt also makes a compelling case for replacing the valve cover now, rather than later, just so you don't have to screw with it again.  I'm just sayin'...

I saw some chrome-plated steel ones in the low $40's on Ebay.

JB
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on August 11, 2018, 11:45:06 AM »
I found that gasket at rockauto for $20 are there different versions of that part number? All the other places I can get it from are like $45. Amazon won't ship it to my address for some reason.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by amcfool1 on August 11, 2018, 12:19:43 AM »
hi, make sure you get the good gasket, Felpro #VS50244R, about $37.  don'get a cheap one!  A good gasket is better than just silicone. good luck, gz
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