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The Engine / Re: Erratic Idle/fuel mileage/Timing
« Last post by mudkicker715 on Yesterday at 11:11:25 PM »
If you think the damper is going to pot. Replace it, plain and simple. It can cause serious wear to main bearings, and timing driven components including oil pump. Dont try to live with a bad damper, if thats the case. Otherwise i agree set timing by light than adjust to ping under load and back off till it stops.

Usuaully if a damper is bad the motor vibrates bad in my experience. There could be other symptoms?
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The Engine / Re: Erratic Idle/fuel mileage/Timing
« Last post by eaglefreek on Yesterday at 09:47:15 PM »
I never used the timing mark on the balancer. They are known to slip. I time by ear and feel. Keep advancing until it pings under load and then back off a hair.
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Project Cars / Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Last post by TEagle85 on January 22, 2019, 08:34:07 PM »
Sweeet! Ive been taunted by this car on the internet for years after I started digging into mine. Thanks for all the photos, really giving my inspiration for a chassis/ suspenson upgrade on mine. Also from MI (living in Chicago), maybe ill catch you on the dirt roads in Manistee forest. If not I'd love to see this car in person! 
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Hatchlings / Re: Hatchling from Michigan
« Last post by Drover on January 22, 2019, 04:25:53 PM »
Thanks mudkicker. I guess it would make a difference in travel time.

SW Michigan. Grand Rapids area.


Drover

P.S. Too late. Already happily married.

I hope your wife is doing well.
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Project Cars / Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Last post by RallyEagle on January 22, 2019, 07:45:02 AM »
Thanks.  I need gold luck...to pay for this! lol  Its really not that bad to rewire it, just mark and cut.  Considering all the add on's previous owners did, it's not that bad for a race type car.  I just don't under the splices after splices in a single line.  Several wires where over heated from exhaust manifolds.  So I rerouted them as best as possible to avoid the radiant heat.
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The Engine / Re: Erratic Idle/fuel mileage/Timing
« Last post by trucker79005 on January 21, 2019, 11:37:25 PM »
Sure hadn't thought about that. Maybe that could explain some of the recent drop but it wouldn't explain the drop from one day to the next like when I came home from Colorado. Hopefully I'll figure it out soon! I'm pretty tired of 12.9...
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Project Cars / Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Last post by mudkicker715 on January 21, 2019, 10:15:50 PM »
Omg gold luck. I know it will be better.. the tilt steering wheel on my 97 f150 for example had broken wires from the column bei g tilted.
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Hatchlings / Re: Hatchling from Michigan
« Last post by mudkicker715 on January 21, 2019, 10:07:24 PM »
Not that it matters to me, (since wife surgery is sucking my money....read don't get married) anywho you MI peeps need to specify yuppers  or  proper lol.
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Project Cars / Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Last post by RallyEagle on January 21, 2019, 08:19:55 PM »
Gutted most cabin wires and gauges.  Quite a pile of spliced wires and broken connections.  More gutting and then new gauges and harness.  Fuses too. Fun!



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Hatchlings / Hatchling from Michigan
« Last post by Drover on January 21, 2019, 05:34:02 PM »
Howdy nesters,

Just joined so I could hopefully sell my '82 Eagle Wagon. I bought it new in 83.
If you look at Jefcon1 post above you'll see what my Eagle looks like. White Station Wagon. Same hubcaps, etc.
It's been parked (buried) in my garage for over 20 years.
It's a 6 cylinder, 5 speed. It ran when I parked it.
It'll be awhile before I can get pics. When I can get more details I'll post it in the proper area.

Drover
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