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Offline eaglebeek

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Re: 1979 Spirit GT Project
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2014, 09:50:52 PM »
I hate it when I'm correct >:D

Fortunately a timing chain & sprockets are not hard to replace. On Eagles I can get my harmonic balancer puller onto the front of the crankshaft once the radiator and fan is out of the way. I could not, however, get my impact in there to remove the big bolt. Instead, place your wrench on the big bolt head and strike the wrench with your hammer to loosen it. Then it's just the usual taking off of bolts and screws to remove the timing cover. :eagle:
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Offline mojobean

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Re: 1979 Spirit GT Project
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2014, 10:03:51 PM »
I can get my impact on it, especially when I pull the grill 8).  It actually has 6 degrees of slop, 3 lines times two.  Now thats alot of slop!
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1979 AMC Spirit GT project
1974/77/78 Secret Squirrel project
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Re: 1979 Spirit GT Project
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2014, 10:17:05 AM »
I got a cloyes timing chain and pulley, put a new water pump on it while I was in there.  Set the timing for 8 degrees before and started her up.  Runs a lot better.  I had got  the motor from a guy out in Aberdeen, who had an 81 spirit.  He put some monster motor in it, like 1 454 or something.  I bet I get better gas mileage.  I took it for a drive up the big hill to the hardware store and no problems. 

Thanks a lot for all the input. :occasion14:
1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 automatic
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1980 Honda cx500c
1979 AMC Spirit GT project
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Re: 1979 Spirit GT Project
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2014, 01:55:04 PM »
Good news!

Better to replace it before it jumps a tooth!
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