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Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / Re: rearsway bar
« Last post by eagleman on Today at 08:25:34 AM »
Well lots of luck in finding one of those. They must be rarer then hen's teeth as I'm been looking for one of those for years with no luck. Keep thinking one will at some point and time show up on ebay but never has. So good luck to you and if you find one maybe your find two and then you can sell me one and then we'll both be happy.
Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / rearsway bar
« Last post by Bill Russell on Yesterday at 01:44:32 PM »
I have a 1982 Eagle Wagon, and looking for a rear stock sway bar, with all mounting brackets and hardware. If anyone has or knows where I can get one, please contact me
asap,thru email or ph. #817-980-3547. Thanks B. R. :eaglebig:
Altered Eagles / Re: The full XJ to Eagle swap process
« Last post by Nightpath on August 16, 2018, 01:34:43 PM »
Since I've completed most of the car I've had to adjust and modify a few things.

IMPORTANT : If you do the swap and use an XJ fuel tank do NOT get the extended range tank. Stay with the stock sized XJ tank, no sender I've used has worked properly and these were ones meant for the extra sized tank.

I have an old YJ rear driveshaft cut to fit the front end. Flawless

I've had to adjust/cut/weld the front hangars for the axle. I suggest NOT cutting them at all, if you add in new springs and they end up ramming the Eagle into the air and the lower control arms hit the frame wait : The springs will relax and sag.

I changed the rear to an 8.25 then to a Dana 35 with TracLock. Miles better feel to the vehicle now, but I need a custom rear driveshaft made. I will be getting one made as soon as I remove some of the old leaves in the rear pack and replace them with much more sturdy leaves.

I have not figured out how to adapt the XJ A/C into the Eagle yet which has been miserable this summer.

There is more that has been done since, but I can't recall right now.
The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by mudkicker715 on August 15, 2018, 08:16:09 PM »
Been thinking on this. It does sound like a clogged cat. Just cause nothing is in your cat could it be in a bend on the tal pipe. I know you said you took the muffler off, but i do not know if you put a straight pipe in its place. Otherwise check that your not sucking air instead of fuel from a gas line leak. You might not see a gas leak from the suction side of the fuel pump.
The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by DAVE on August 15, 2018, 09:47:22 AM »
does it rev up fine in neutral or ?
sounds like it could be fuel delivery issues
The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by AMC of Houston on August 15, 2018, 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!
The Engine / Re: Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by Eagleearl on August 14, 2018, 11:40:08 PM »
Try checking engine with vacuum gauge.
The Engine / Eagle loses all power when put in gear
« Last post by marty on August 14, 2018, 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.
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.
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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