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Offline rollguy

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 12:10:39 AM »
Kinda makes you wonder, what did we do before captspillane came along?
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1983 Eagle Wagon  Tan over Copper
1982 Eagle SX4 "ALTREGL"  (avatar photo)
1982 Eagle 4 Door Sedan  Copper over Satin Black
1985 Eagle Sport Wagon October 2007 ROTM (SOLD)
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2012, 03:23:11 PM »
Egg to you captspillane
I Don't know why. But everybody's always talking about their STI or That guys EVO, I think I'll stick with my old, but reliable AmC. Did I ever tell you I was Full blooded Eagle?

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 08:58:54 AM »
2nd that egg to you. I definitely need to make a road trip out there someday...it is a hike from Ohio though; I need to make sure my little devil is up to the task first ;)  All joking aside though, I definitely want to come to the social in June of next year, so make sure we are updated.  Thank you for all your efforts.
My list of my cars/toys (or toys at my disposal!)

2007 Lincoln Town Car
1985 AMC Eagle Sportwagon
Trek 4500 Mountain Bike
Kawasaki ZXI 900 jetski
Polaris SLTx jetski
1962 Cruisers Inc Mahagany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2013, 06:26:19 AM »
I will be inviting guests to my home and shop this June 29 and 30. Private Message me if you want to come.

My zipcode is 18074, about an hour north of Philadelphia PA.

This invitation will be offered every year at the end of June and at the middle of December, at or near the winter and summer solstice. I've found AMC enthusiasts to be great people and I hope to meet as many of you as possible. Thanks!

-Dave Spillane-
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2013, 01:28:23 PM »
These pictures probably belong here to show what it means to be an Eagle Sanctuary. We can't save them all but this one did get saved. Hopefully more will get saved too.

Here is how it looked when I picked it up in April 2013 with a wheel ripped off, then working on it myself in May just to get it back on four wheels, then finishing the work in August 2013 along with forum members Drock87 and Baskinator, then the new photos taken Dec 2013. It has come a long way and being able to pick the tree up with his wagon is a Christmas miracle all its own.

















Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 01:47:23 PM »
Yes!  That is what an Eagle Sanctuary should be!   Not a Pigg Penn.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

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1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2013, 11:45:10 PM »
Yes!  That is what an Eagle Sanctuary should be!   Not a Pigg Penn.
'Id be careful, I don't think we need a recurrence of what happened at Evo here.
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2013, 11:54:09 PM »
What happened?  I have not visited for a while.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2013, 11:56:56 PM »
What happened?  I have not visited for a while.
PM sent
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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2013, 12:08:35 PM »
Captspillane, absolutely. You and Baskinator did amazing work on my wagon. And I'll tell you what...it was a little nerve racking driving it 600 miles after it hadn't seen the road in 9 months. Knock on wood though, other than a few minor things (u-joint, tranny mount, starter), it has been very reliable and trustworthy thus far. I've put almost 6000 miles on it already. But, it is people like you for why Eagles can stay on the road. Excited to come back when I can!
My list of my cars/toys (or toys at my disposal!)

2007 Lincoln Town Car
1985 AMC Eagle Sportwagon
Trek 4500 Mountain Bike
Kawasaki ZXI 900 jetski
Polaris SLTx jetski
1962 Cruisers Inc Mahagany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

Click for Akron, Ohio Forecast" height="90" width="160

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2014, 08:18:21 PM »
I will be available on Saturday 21st for this year's Spring Solstice Meet for anyone who wishes to attend. It is in Perkiomenville PA, 18074, and is an opportunity to tour my shop and fleet of AMC vehicles, as well as to utilize my tools and help on your own Eagle.

I haven't been on the forums for awhile but that won't stop me from hosting this each year, every year, on or around the Spring Solstice, June 21st.

Contact me by private message for exact details.
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2014, 10:24:09 AM »
I had a great time yesterday. Major thanks to the Captain for showing me around.  :blob1:

Below is a link to a few photos that I took, but there was a whole lot more that I didn't get pictures of. The cars in the photoshoot from left to right are the Captain's green wagon, a gray turbocharged wagon (I'm not sure who he is on the board, sorry, but did I mention it's turbocharged?), Baskinator's SX/4, and some random dude's Honda. (Thanks for photo bombing, random Honda dude.)

http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/eaksqueak/library/Eagles%206-21-2014

This was my first time seeing an SX/4 in the flesh. Those things look so cool. I don't know if Baskinator was worried I was going to steal his car, but he should have been ;)

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2014, 12:54:08 PM »




I stopped by a shop with a few AMC cars outside it and met Brian, the owner of the grey Eagle. He just swapped in a 4.0 last month and then installed a custom made turbo this past week. He's not on the forum yet.

Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2014, 10:11:08 AM »
This was my first time seeing an SX/4 in the flesh. Those things look so cool. I don't know if Baskinator was worried I was going to steal his car, but he should have been ;)

You wouldn't have gotten far 'cause something is always bound to go out (e.g. brakes, ignition, etc.)  :rotfl:

In all seriousness, it's gotten a lot better since you saw it. I have a custom front skid plate, cdi/tfi redundant ignition, door seals, and a new(er) rear axle. Soon it will have hydroboost brakes too (they use power steering hydraulics instead of vacuum).
1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 (Work In Progress)

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Re: Perkiomen Eagle Sanctuary
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2014, 05:36:16 PM »
I wish that black two door was a little closer! Someday I hope to find a nice white Hornet wagon like that one. I remember as a kid my dad had a white one with Keystone mags and white letter GT qualifiers on it. It had  slight lift in the back and stainless steel mud flaps with rubber on the bottom. In fact I have a nice used set of this flaps that came new from the dealer on my Eagle that I removed for painting and I have some NOS Eagle flaps to replace them. I am saving the others just in case I find that white wagon. They are pretty rare! :blob1: :blob1: