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The Engine / Cannot tune for anything BUT curb idle
« Last post by MIPS on Yesterday at 10:01:27 PM »
This weekend was the big event where the Carter 2BBD was stripped down and rebuilt, followed by the timing and all adjustments being reset to spec.
The carb ran perfectly after and drove home last night with minimal adjustment. Today after verifying that the three ignition advance systems were working properly we reset the timing to 15 degrees as per the shop book, then reset the idle. Right now the curb idle is a solid 500rpm and sounds excellent.
The problem comes up when you try to step on the gas at ALL. the engine bogs down, stalls or backfires badly. Vacuum advance reads great at idle, until you step on the gas, then it falls off and then, same as above.
Ultimately right now the distributor had to be bumped to 10 degrees before it would both idle and still be driveable but it misses and sounds like crap.

Best I can think of is the CTO is stuck. Basically everything else I can think of testing has been done and either been replaced or tested.
Emissions/Vacuum Systems / Re: Persistant PCV Oil Issues
« Last post by MIPS on Yesterday at 09:44:56 PM »
It has a strong vacuum at the PCV at idle.

I actually did a 400km trip starting Friday and noted that the hard load of two mountain passes blew a ton of oil back into the air cleaner and ruined the filter. I wiped down the cleaner housing and replaced the breather filter and the next 250km downhill and on flat highway has been great with pretty much no oil in the cleaner.
Project Cars / Re: Turd Bird gets a powertrain swap
« Last post by Billman on Yesterday at 06:19:33 PM »
you have piqued my interest as well.
Project Cars / Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Last post by RallyEagle on May 18, 2019, 08:36:05 PM »
I've been traveling a bit but I finally got to put the 235/75r15 tires and rims on.  Noticeably different stance, look and speed.  The 4.10 axles still churn up the gravel with the 390 in front.  What a blast to drive.  Might change rear to a locker and then add a 242 tcase.  Time will tell.

Junk Yard Discoveries. / 85 Wagon LKQ Pick Your Part Aurora CO
« Last post by vangremlin on May 18, 2019, 05:56:43 PM »
There is an 85 wagon that just arrived at the LKQ Pick Your Part in Aurora, Colorado.  Nothing too out of the ordinary on this car but it was pretty well cared for.  I pulled the back axle assembly to scavenge some parts for my Kammback.

AMC Eagles by State/Province/Country / Re: Virginia Eagles
« Last post by amcfool1 on May 17, 2019, 11:54:05 PM »
hey, if you ever come to Roanoke look me up, two Eagles within a mile of each other here, also have a parts car, (82) if you need anything. good luck, gz
AMC Eagles by State/Province/Country / Re: Virginia Eagles
« Last post by djm3452004 on May 17, 2019, 11:08:06 AM »
My name is David Mahan and I live in Radford, VA, just south of Roanoke, VA.  I have an '83 Eagle wagon imported from wonderfully-dry, rust-free Texas late last year, and I am currently doing a full mechanical refurb/resto.
Emissions/Vacuum Systems / Re: Persistant PCV Oil Issues
« Last post by Eagleearl on May 14, 2019, 06:48:01 PM »
Interesting. Do you have good vacuum at the PCV valve?
Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires / Re: Rear disk brake conversion
« Last post by vangremlin on May 14, 2019, 08:37:17 AM »
Thanks for sharing that info on the rear disc brake kit. That is an awesome upgrade!
Project Cars / Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Last post by RallyEagle on May 13, 2019, 09:23:52 PM »
I just picked up 5 - 7.5 x 15 jeep rims with 235/75R15.  Getting an extra lift. Same offset and center bore.  Goodyear wranglers with 3000 miles dated 2016.  I'll keep the AMC Rims but might sell off the BF Goodrich tires. Pictures to be posted once mounted.
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