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Has anyone ever toy'd with the idea of converting all small vacuum tubing to the same size? At least for the similarly sized tubes. Is there any particular reason amc went with 9 different vacuum tube sizes?
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on Today at 07:55:12 PM »
Well good luck for me again, all the bolts connecting the intake and exhaust manafolds were loose, so no broken bolts lol. Wonder why the gaskets blew.. Hmmmmm. Anyway got the easy part out of the way, just have to find a way to remove these bad boys.

However... In looking at the gasket closer, could the parts that are out just be to connect the exhaust gasket together? Because that's what it looks like... Lol
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by amcfool1 on Today at 01:42:22 PM »
hi, replacing the intake/exhaust gasket is a pretty big, though not undoable job, if you are at least somewhat mechanically apt. as to what to replace, again, any and all soft parts, especially old vac/fuel/etc hoses The intake/exhaust manifolds need to come loose together, since they are joined by the EGR tube, which you will want to leave alone, as it is a BEAR to remove. good luck, gz
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on Today at 10:29:23 AM »
Looks like my luck ran out haha, have a blown or never seated properly exhaust gasket. So since I will need to be going at least that far, how difficult is replacing the intake/exhaust gasket? What other things should I replace or is worth upgrading while I'm in there?



Hose that got shreded, probably because of the gasket.


The gasket had been like that since I got it, I kept seeing smoke coming from that area but assumed it was just crud on the motor.
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Project Cars / Re: You bought what?? 88 Eagle Wagon - Overlander Build
« Last post by amarshall on Yesterday at 12:20:51 PM »
Yes, August will be hot for sure but some of the places we are going in Colorado are only open from late July to September.  We need to go through there when the snow is gone.  At least I have A/C in the Eagle - my buddies on the bikes will be cooking in all their gear.  From what we hear about the trail in Oklahoma, it's either deep sand or deep mud, depending on the rainfall.

Laura, I'll PM you and we can trade info for a possible drive-by.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on Yesterday at 10:44:35 AM »
So took it for a very quick run today, just wanted to make sure the transmission worked fully as that was the only part I was unsure of to this point, that leak got pretty nasty, it is just an overpressure blowing by that added fill port, other than that the engine ran fine.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by Murdoc1905 on Yesterday at 09:51:37 AM »
Haha, the more you know. https://www.motorists.org/issues/dlr/history/
I guess It was all just marketing wank.
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Project Cars / Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Last post by AMC1 on Yesterday at 09:18:52 AM »
Interesting how times have changed - talking about day-time driving lights. In the 50s it was illegal to have such a thing at least in Illinois - not sure about federal laws. I think things started to change in the 60s when people turned their headlights on during holidays only. I remember seeing signs "My headlights are on for safety". I'm all for safety but I doubt that even one accident was prevented because of this. I still wonder about the dual spot-lights that I commonly see. They were seen in the lead sleds of the day (custom cars) but only one was allowed to be working. My older brother had a 50 merc & I was with him when he bought a second spot-light for the passenger side in a bone yard & drilled & installed it but made sure it didn't work.
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Altered Eagles / Re: 4.0 swap with built driveline
« Last post by The Dark Side of Will on Yesterday at 09:09:57 AM »
Here's the money shot from the NP229:



Dual shifters *AND* the Eagle tailshaft housing orientation
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Altered Eagles / Re: Small block Chevy into Eagle
« Last post by The Dark Side of Will on Yesterday at 09:08:54 AM »
Here's one where you can see the weird angle at which AMC mounted the diff:

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