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Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / Re: Lift kit opinions...
« Last post by rmick on Yesterday at 10:30:29 PM »
Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / Re: Lift kit opinions...
« Last post by JCJones on Yesterday at 09:44:55 PM »
Hello all, so I'm new here, and although I have wanted an Eagle for 20+ years the opportunity never arose until last week. I picked up an '83 Limited wagon.

On the subject of lifting these, there are some serious limitations with the IFS as far as lift but looking at the exploded view in the service manual and inspecting the car itself, it seems that with three custom brackets the differential could be lowered 2" or 3" and solve the problem with the CV angle. With 1" spring spacers (should give ~2.5" of lift), and a custom 3" ball joint spacer for the top ball joint it seems that 5"+ of front lift could be achievable with only minor other modifications on the cheap (custom strut bar, and possibly longer tie rod sleeves).

It also seemed that custom tube control arms could be fairly easily made that incorporate 3" to 4" of drop, heim joints for the steering to handle the angle since a dropped pitman arm and dropped idler arm would be problematic, long links for the stabilizer bar, and custom dropped strut bars.

Has anyone done any of that to get a nice lift (~6" or so) while keeping the IFS?

JC Jones
The Engine / Re: Valve cover questions
« Last post by AMC1 on Yesterday at 05:16:39 PM »
Actually when enlargening the holes you want to slot them - not increase the inside diameter with a larger drill bit.
Under the Hood & HVAC / Re: Stronger blower motor?
« Last post by mo.eagles on Yesterday at 04:12:04 PM »
My 3rd wagon (Thing 2) did not move very much air . I finally pulled the fan out and found the air box full of rat nest. 
Hatchlings / Re: New Denver Member
« Last post by dkoug on Yesterday at 10:36:07 AM »
My second Eagle, 82 was full load limited and sold to my son 5 years ago.  Been looking for one since and found my new love 85 Basic not even a drivers side mirror.
Raised the hatch and did not need my head to hold it up. Daily driver by a 91 year old gentleman for last 20 years.  Everything seems to work and in local High School Automotive shop for good check over. Hopefully no hidden rust issues.
I am in Love Again
AMC Eagles Den Updates & News / Re: Donate button
« Last post by vangremlin on October 18, 2018, 11:00:45 PM »
The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by eaglefreek on October 18, 2018, 08:32:36 PM »
Maybe try loosening the transmission mount nuts but leave them barely on. Maybe the input shaft is in a bind and not allowing it to come out.
AMC Eagles Den Updates & News / Re: Donate button
« Last post by potent357 on October 18, 2018, 05:19:41 PM »
Donation button issue is 100% resolved. I personally fixed the link on the front page and had 2by2 fix the one in the forums.
The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by AMC of Houston on October 16, 2018, 11:54:35 PM »
Progress!  Can't think of anything else obvious; except I have seen the trans input shaft splines get kinda stuck in the clutch disk on occasion.   More brute force may do it.
The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by BigBird on October 16, 2018, 11:25:07 PM »
Ok just came in from the garage. Turns out me and my buddy missed 2 bolts burried in grime. Got those out and used the hammer and screw driver trick to get it to come loose. However, it still won’t  completely come away from the transmission. They are moving seperately now so I know it has to be inside. I’m stumped and going to bed.  :banghead:
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