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Project Cars / Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Last post by maddog on Yesterday at 08:20:06 PM »
That engine looks purtty.
Project Cars / Re: 1980 Eagle Sport STW 258+TF998 "Silver Beast" (from Finland)
« Last post by juhap on March 01, 2021, 01:58:34 PM »
After an intesive Jeep welding session, it is time to pay some attention to this "Silver Beast".... (I´m converting an ex-off road XJ to be a 2wd street Cherokee)

This 258 does have a smoke issue... a lot of smoke...

I had one 258 waiting. It is from my V8 Eagle...It did run well, so it was time to take it down.

So here it is... A new motor... at least newer one...

Here is a rebuilt tranny to replace original. It had nasty habit to loose 3rd gear and shift to 2nd time to time.. This one is a lockturbine version of tf988.

Here are some new parts for my engine swap.

I stripped new motor... and tried to clean it for a new paint...

And then of course, new paint...

I had a lot of gaskets and seals, but just one timing cover seal... but it was enough...

But the damper was not OK... rubber is coming loose... and pulley was also had some issue too. So, I have to replace those...

New valve cover needs deeper bore and threads to head...

Junk Yard Discoveries. / 1984 amc eagle ltd at pick your part sun valley ca
« Last post by masternull on February 28, 2021, 04:20:14 PM »

in decent shape has air ride compressor and all bells and whistles I grabbed a sweet center console and dash!

Question and Answer / Re: Engine cranking but not starting
« Last post by Illeagle1984 on February 28, 2021, 02:57:44 PM »
The choke wire is dark blue, and on the other side of the engine.  That dark green one on the passenger side is for to the ignition coil, with the spade terminal offshoot going to the tach.  Or nowhere if you have a clock in the dash.  The light blue one in the first two images doesn't look like it needs to be there.  There's really no need to ground the carb like that unless the choke isn't grounding for some reason.  There is a light blue wire going from the starter solenoid to the neutral safety switch, but if that wasn't hooked up I don't think it would turn over.

If you have some starting fluid or even brake cleaner, give it a quick squirt and see if it tries to run.
Question and Answer / Re: Engine cranking but not starting
« Last post by Taylor on February 28, 2021, 01:21:08 PM »
Definitely check for spark, and fuel into the carburetor. If I recall the greenish wire I see in your photos is for the electric choke.
Question and Answer / Re: Engine cranking but not starting
« Last post by rmick on February 27, 2021, 08:05:15 PM »
With the air cleaner off and you open the throttle plates by hand can you see fuel squirt into the ventures? If you take off the coil wire at  the distributer and crank engine over do you get spark when you hold it close to the block?
Question and Answer / Engine cranking but not starting
« Last post by Cotachrome on February 27, 2021, 04:19:34 PM »
To be honest I don’t know much about working on cars. So my engine isn’t starting but will crank. I’ll post some pictures of some things that are out of place but I don’t really know what’s important. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
The Engine / Re: Part identification
« Last post by Spoon on February 25, 2021, 09:56:01 PM »
that would explain why the ac hasn’t worked since i got it.

thanks very much
The Engine / Re: Part identification
« Last post by rmick on February 25, 2021, 11:05:18 AM »
One on the LH side is for HVAC one on right is for  4WD
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