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Offline MIPS

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #615 on: September 25, 2021, 07:59:22 PM »
That poor transmission......

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #616 on: October 14, 2021, 01:34:57 PM »
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #617 on: October 17, 2021, 02:59:16 PM »
here is the second eagle from junkyardigs.
https://youtu.be/8FYNPPwBrXM
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #618 on: October 23, 2021, 10:20:56 AM »
Cheech & Chong - Up in Smoke, CHP (LAPD?) uses Matadors.
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'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
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'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)
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #619 on: October 23, 2021, 02:20:58 PM »
here is the second eagle from junkyardigs.
https://youtu.be/8FYNPPwBrXM


I shouldn't be annoyed by this video, seeing as Eagle media references are so few and far between, but I am.  It pisses me off to see someone find a motor full of water and just slap oil in it, chug away like nothing ever happened, then be like "this car is so unreliable!". 

No, the car is fine, pal.  You're just a moron who expects to put no work into a 40-year-old car that's been sitting forever and have it drive away into the sunset like it's a 2018 Corolla.

Yet these clowns get sponsors and free $5K brake lathes and become the automotive "authority" in today's idiot-driven media culture.

Sour grapes?  Jealous much?  Yeah, some.  Mostly because I don't get free tools for being one.... :rotfl:
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #620 on: October 25, 2021, 10:41:33 AM »
I dunno, I thought it was fine. All the unreliable parts he was talking about were the gimmicky 40 year old emissions system and vacuum controlled drivetrain parts, and im sure we can all agree that those are unreliable crap. That the engine ran at all, let alone so well, after sitting with that much water in it is something you wouldnt see in inferior motors, and a testament to amc engineering.
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #621 on: October 25, 2021, 10:52:26 AM »
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All the unreliable parts he was talking about were the gimmicky 40 year old emissions system and vacuum controlled drivetrain parts, and I'm sure we can all agree that those are unreliable crap.

I can kinda understand nerfing the AIR system and the vapour system as both are rather tedious to repair when either the lines or the converter have rotted out but what bothers me is when he pulled the vacuum solenoid rack he also pulled the vacuum component for the idle control, so it will never idle right when the lights, AC, defoggers or really any of the high load items are running.
The sheer number of times I've had people complain "the engine runs like crap" and I find out its either because they have unrealistic expectations on what a 258 will do when stock or half the computer is still attached and it's trying in all its might to resolve impossible-to-correct sensor conditions which is making EVERYTHING not work right. Its either/or with the CeC.

Then again, are we expecting any level of (subjective) respect to the car when his first one was "Lift it and drive it until the transmission fries, then launch a rod into space"?
Just another cement head youtuber who can afford to trash cars for a paycheck. He isn't losing sleep over our frustrations, but then again we're better than the Corvette crowd and shouldn't be doing the same, right? ;)
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #622 on: October 25, 2021, 11:10:50 AM »
Im not frustrated at all, that first eagle was pretty much only fit for parts scavenging or the scrapyard anyways. That it got once last chance to live and bring enjoyment is more than most eagles that shape ever get. The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long and all that. And its not like they bought two prime condition eagles and heinously ruined them either, I saw the facebook marketplace ad for both of them before he bought them and they were both being practically given away, for good reason.

Actually, hes likely going to sell the second eagle in a bit, so in my eyes he added value to the eagle community by introducing one good running eagle to the market and generating a ton of interest, at the cost of one junk eagle. In a way, its probably more benefit than the eagle Im currently scrapping for axles.
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #623 on: October 25, 2021, 12:50:20 PM »
Just another cement head youtuber who can afford to trash cars for a paycheck.


I think this is my point exactly.  If you're going to work on a car, or really anything mechanical, do it properly.  If you find a motor full of water that you're not sure about, at least pull the friggin' oil pan.  Obviously on an Eagle that's not the easiest venture with the motor in the car, but it's not like he knew that.  I would feel the same way if it was the hypothetical 2018 Corolla I mentioned initially, not just an Eagle.  The type of car here is irrelevant. 

The knowledge that gets passed on to an untrained/uninformed audience here is:  "mystery motor full of water, drain water, fill with oil, expect everything to be fine".  So many people take YouTube to be "THE" definitive source for lots of things and the uninformed may not know to question our friend's work methods.

I have more of an issue with that than anything else.


The other thing I'd say is this:  Having the Eagle up on the Youtube "big screen" is fine, but not all publicity is good publicity.  Having our cars painted as completely disposable lumps of garbage doesn't do much to forward the hobby.

As always, it's just my opinion.  Bear in mind I am a softie that felt bad back in the day watching/hearing "Cash for Clunkers" engines die with the sodium silicate solution.

Rant over, getting off soapbox...

David

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #624 on: November 02, 2021, 12:29:31 AM »
About 48 minutes into the movie Big Miracle there is an Eagle wagon sitting in front of a mexican restaurant as Drew Barrymore's character walks out of it.
1998 CHEVY S10 (DAILY DRIVER/PROJECT) INTIMIDATIN'
1980 AMC EAGLE WAGON (PROJECT) EAGLE EYES
http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=30758.0
1983 AMC EAGLE LIMITED WAGON-SURVIVOR (gone)
http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=32372.0

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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #625 on: November 03, 2021, 06:09:39 PM »
Found this AMC Gremlin on a you tube channel called mixflip a few minutes ago. Apparently it is a SEMA
https://youtu.be/_AGpckuhbQY
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Re: AMCs in the media
« Reply #626 on: November 07, 2021, 08:24:25 PM »
In the Auto/Biography episode "The Price of Speed" they are at the Bonneville salt flats and during one of their panning shots a very nice looking Marlin drives by.
1998 CHEVY S10 (DAILY DRIVER/PROJECT) INTIMIDATIN'
1980 AMC EAGLE WAGON (PROJECT) EAGLE EYES
http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=30758.0
1983 AMC EAGLE LIMITED WAGON-SURVIVOR (gone)
http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=32372.0

 

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