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Offline Murdoc1905

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2018, 09:38:41 AM »
Thanks for the info, luckily I happen to have some angle iron laying around. I was reading somewhere that the frame itself breaks too, I was really hoping it wasn't that

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2018, 05:44:20 PM »
The cap on your compressor is needed to keep out the dirt. Those valves don't have the Schrader valve in them . If you pull off the other cap on that valve there is a stem ( with a square end ) to open and close that port.
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2018, 06:08:10 PM »
Aahhhh, I was thinking those were adjustment screws. How do I identify the high and low pressure sides?

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2018, 09:48:56 PM »
Another sedan saved, looks solid.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2018, 09:34:13 PM »
Did the eagle rot check thanks to Nightpath's video. http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=46446.0

Thankfully not a single piece of bad rust. I was especially afraid of around the Frame area but it's solid as far as I can tell. I did have a little moisture under my trunk carpet, but nothing serious at all.


On a side note, what is this for?

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2018, 11:17:17 PM »
So I removed the seat, and as far as I can see only the 2 outside springs are broken. Everything else looks tip top. Should I try to replace the springs? Or attempt to repair them?


Sorry for blurry photo, was kinda a late spur of the moment decision to remove the seat.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #81 on: July 21, 2018, 12:22:59 AM »
thats the fresh air vent, try to repair seats, see john bendiks post, good luck, gz

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #82 on: July 21, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
Fresh air vent? Here all this time I thought it was a squid release lever. Man learn something new everyday!!
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #83 on: July 21, 2018, 04:14:37 PM »
That's what I was thinking too. But I can't imagine the 30 year old squids faired very well, and I got to thinking of the nightmare to try to find OEM AMC Squids.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #84 on: July 21, 2018, 08:44:01 PM »
:)

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2018, 11:43:04 AM »
Got the seat out using the 4 bolt method to remove it from the rails. Very easy, all but the front left nut was easily accessible from the back seat. Found the 2 broken springs as pictured above, and used John B's suggestion on the hose clamps, but I don't think they will hold up very well. I got the smallest that home depot had and clearly they weren't designed to go that small, heard a snap on 2 of them when tightening and they don't tighten any more. I put 2 clamps per spring. With one "good one" per that is actually holding tight. I may switch to cable clamps as they seem to hold a lot stronger. We will see. I discovered that the main bar that runs on top of the seat was snapped as well so I bought some 3/16th bar from home depot as well and used the cable clamps to attach it to the existing bar to stiffen it up. I forgot to take a picture before I put it back in the car, but I'll see if I can get one later today.

I would like to add that for 2 of the cable clamps it was something like 90 cents vs 83 cents per hose clamp.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2018, 07:04:07 PM »
The back side of the compressor is marked with dis and suc .
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power seats ,windows and locks
rear window washer /wiper 
tach and gauge package
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factory tow package
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2018, 11:08:46 PM »


I saw this guy by the fuel tank, is this a filter?

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #88 on: July 23, 2018, 11:40:09 PM »
its the rollover fuel shutoff valve. no longer available. If your car is running, its ok, if it fails, you can take it out of the line.  gz

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #89 on: July 24, 2018, 04:37:08 PM »
Question about rock chip rust. My idea is to repaint to whole car "someday" but I don't exactly have a timeline for that at this point. Is it better to leave all the little rust spots as they are, or wire wheel them clean and put down a cheap white spray paint to seal them up?