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Eagle Sightings / Re: AMCs in the media
« Last post by AMC1 on Today at 04:41:23 PM »
Enjoyed the one on the Gremlins. My '76 was my first new car - drove it today. My dad & his friend couldn't understand why AMC was stupid enough to name it the Gremlin. During WWII bad manufactured parts for the war effort were blamed on the Gremlins. Nice video.
Hatchlings / Re: I'm baaack! Old member returning.
« Last post by mudkicker715 on Today at 01:11:46 PM »
I also remember you from back in the day. Welcome back
Hatchlings / Re: New 85 eagle wagon 258 owner
« Last post by rohnk2 on Today at 12:23:34 PM »
Hey Slime! Nice to see you joined up here.

Nice find on the wagon. I'm sure you'll enjoy it very much as you get into your mods and repairs.

For leaf springs, I purchased from Strengel Bros years ago for my SX/4. They will do a custom arch in case you want a little extra lift to the rear end.

Depending on the condition of your AC pump, you can order these through Autozone and some other places. You'll need to know which compressor you have. I think they run around $300 for a drop in replacement. Otherwise you might be able to get the bearing out and replace it yourself. Be sure to check the condition of your hoses!
Hatchlings / Re: I'm baaack! Old member returning.
« Last post by rohnk2 on Today at 12:12:56 PM »
Thank you , thank you.
My intention is to post a pic or two everyday of my progress or at least what I was working on that day. Video would be awesome to do but I have no idea how to mess with that stuff. I did post videos years ago but those are since long gone.

Glad to be around again. I see lots of activity on the Facebook page which is good. I can see we need to get the activity going up on the forum again.
Hatchlings / Re: I'm baaack! Old member returning.
« Last post by vangremlin on Today at 11:51:04 AM »
Welcome back rohnk!  I remember you from back in the day.  Glad you to hear you are on the mend.  Looking forward to following your progress on getting your SX/4 back on the road!!
Hatchlings / Re: I'm baaack! Old member returning.
« Last post by Taylor on Yesterday at 09:05:17 PM »
Welcome back.
Hatchlings / I'm baaack! Old member returning.
« Last post by rohnk2 on Yesterday at 07:56:48 PM »
Back from a long hiatus, I have rejoined the flock and I'm ready to rock! I was rohnk on the old forum and didn't participate a lot, but pretty steadily.
As life does, I was hit with reality and medical issues. Having almost died from illness, fallen into deep depression and been diagnosed with MCTD, I'm finally getting myself pulled back together.
I still have my white 82 SX/4 which has been collecting dust in the garage for the past six years going untouched. Now that I feel better, I'm getting the itch to finally finish this car and see it on the road once again.
I'm glad to be back in the nest and look forward to sharing my story and hearing some of yours.
Axle / Differential / Re: Installing an Eaton E-Locker into an Eagle Dana 30
« Last post by vangremlin on March 31, 2020, 01:44:51 PM »
Thanks for the simplified explanation and good luck!
Good work! I’m following! It seems at this point an e-clip with a “tongue” would let a tool grab it. Maybe a tongue with a hole so it could be hooked. Then it’d clear the pin block and spider gears. Also, once all this is complete, let me know where to send my locker to have it modded!  ;)

The poodle ring has a natural loop in it for a tool to hook in order to remove it from the shaft. I actually got to the point at which I could do that, BUT I have to cut slots in two spider gears to do so... And once I actually saw how big the slot has to be to do that, it's obvious that's not a good course of action.

I don't understand all that you are doing but I am certainly impressed by it!  Keep up the good work!

I'm trying to adapt an Eaton E-Locker4 to the Eagle Dana 30 IFS. The E-Locker4 has four spider gears for strength, but that leaves no space to insert the poodle ring that retains the left stub axle. Without that poodle ring, the stub axle just slides out, which would be bad if it happened in the car.

I was trying to modify the Eaton to allow use of the poodle ring. I figured out how and finally got there, but the "cost" in terms of cutting a slot in the gears is too high.

So I remembered I saw a VW system for retaining stub axles that uses a taper lock. I'm going to try modifying the Eagle stub axle to have a taper lock.

To that end I found these and ordered some to play with:

Maybe the MFG can tell me what the taper is... but if not I can measure it. This and a long socket cap screw should make the taper lock idea doable.
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