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Offline racerkilla

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My winter sx/4
« on: February 12, 2017, 08:27:00 PM »
So to go along with my 3 79 amx's I have a 83 sx4. Its a 258 5 speed. I picked it up last spring to use for parts for my amx I was restoring. It ended up be 100 percent rust free so to nice to part. The owner had it partial disassembled when I bought it

I put the trans and t case back in, all new bearings in the rear, edelbrock 4 barrel, new exhaust, brakes, calipers, wheel cylinders, u joints, clutch master and slave, Aluminum slot wheels, A matte black paint job, 50 inch light bar under the front bumper, custom hood, made my own decals and a bunch of other odds and ends. So far It has made a great winter beater

Game plan sooner or later it to put a 360 in it with e bay turbo set up,

How I brought it home




Now how it sits with a few months of work

















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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 10:19:59 PM »
great job! what manifold are you using, show some engine pics please, thanks, gz

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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 11:36:39 PM »
Just the stock manifold. Original carb was junk so had 500 edelbrock laying around.  I made up an adapter plate and since the day I put it together it has just worked. Electric choke helps. When I can lay the car up it will Get a 360 but right now been Daily driving it.

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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 09:56:37 PM »
Warm day in New York..Able to give it a good bath in middle of February. Louvers on, light bar, new fog lights, windshield banner.






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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 11:08:34 PM »
Wow, that underside looks spotless! How far did you have to drive to find that in new York!?
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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 11:41:30 PM »
hi, you seem to be a man of many talents. I would love to see that adapter plate, thinking of going the same route, if you make another, let me know, thanks, gz

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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 09:54:09 AM »
I found the car around 3 hours south in Allentown pa in a garage. It had been stored since the late 90s. I had only went to buy a clean set of doors and nos side lights from the guy after a small ad on craigslist. He wanted 275 for doors and lights or said I have a sx/4 and parts for 800. So bought everything. Turned out entire attic was packed. 4 fenders, doors, spoilers, rally steering wheels, seats, diffs, nos vacuum motors for 4wd, tranny mounts, new box of clutch master, hoses, u joints, brakes etc.  guy had stripped a few sx4 over the years. Ended up making multiple trips to get it all of it home. He wanted to see it go to amc person.   

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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 09:58:09 AM »
For an adapter I think I made an old mr gadket 2 to 4 work. Used it upside down.  Where the intake bolts come through on the 2 barrel part I drilled out a nut so it fit over the stud and filled in the odd void of running it upside down then used original nuts. I think I made a new gasket a bit bigger because it ends up with 4 small air leaks on the corners.

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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 10:32:50 AM »
I found the car around 3 hours south in Allentown pa in a garage. It had been stored since the late 90s. I had only went to buy a clean set of doors and nos side lights from the guy after a small ad on craigslist. He wanted 275 for doors and lights or said I have a sx/4 and parts for 800. So bought everything. Turned out entire attic was packed. 4 fenders, doors, spoilers, rally steering wheels, seats, diffs, nos vacuum motors for 4wd, tranny mounts, new box of clutch master, hoses, u joints, brakes etc.  guy had stripped a few sx4 over the years. Ended up making multiple trips to get it all of it home. He wanted to see it go to amc person.

Very cool story!  I think half of the cool factor of owning an Eagle (or any old car) is the story about how you find and acquire the car!
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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 10:36:42 AM »
Some more pic

I had a mint set of rear bumper caps but had sold them a few months before buying this car.. The rear caps are off a wagon. You can make them fit close enough and still look good. That is what is on the car now











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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 10:50:12 AM »
What's the brand of lightbar that you installed under the front bumper?  Thanks.
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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 10:55:13 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAQP0U6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

50 inch bar. It fit pretty good. I was able to drill and mount it to the bottom lip of the bumper. Tight to get the bolts in and out. Amazing how well it lights the road

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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 11:32:07 AM »
Those underneath pics are blowing me away. It looks mint!!!
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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 12:34:39 PM »
Yea entire frame, floor pans, even the rear didn't have surface rust. I took truck bedliner by the gallon and sprayed the entire underside with a shultz gun before letting it see the crappy roads.  I even took stuff and tried to treat the inside of the frame by going into the holes. Kind of a shame to use for a winter car but I have so many nice summer cars that I didn't need just another summer car. Only part of the car that had some surface rust was the driver fender that looks like it was changed/repainted at some point. Paint didn't seem to hold up







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Re: My winter sx/4
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 03:20:50 PM »
Very nice! You got some sweet rides man. Glad to see you actually drive them!
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