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Author Topic: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild  (Read 4488 times)

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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2019, 08:35:46 PM »
Sanded the fender flares and as hot pink and purple appeared, my shop radio started playing a Donna Summer song really loud.  I think it was Hot Stuff!!!



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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #121 on: April 12, 2019, 07:09:58 PM »
Last week the car went in for painting and I went out to Pinon, New Mexico to where the original owner use live and race. Fun trip and great rally roads in that area.  Unfortunately he lived there so long ago that the people I met at the town store did not remember him.  Bummer but still fun.  Lots of rocks, through the missile range and dried up river beds.  Might have bring the Eagle rally car out there!








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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2019, 06:59:20 PM »
Got the car home between showers. Will unload it this weekend.  The big stickers had to get removed. Unfortunately they were too far gone.  New ones are being made to replace them.   I'll start placing the others as well.  Then fill with fuel and head to the woods and sand of northern lower!



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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #123 on: April 19, 2019, 09:14:15 AM »
Looking good!  Were they able to use the original silver paint code?  It almost looks matte, but that may be my imagination.
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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2019, 09:55:39 AM »
Gorgeous paint! Curious as to what the holes cut in the hood are for?

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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #125 on: April 19, 2019, 10:15:28 AM »
Those are speed holes Ace, they add .5 horsepower each.

Love the car rally, you should put a video of it up on youtube, id love to hear that 390 roar from an eagle.
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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #126 on: April 19, 2019, 01:49:45 PM »
Original paint code with urethane paint.  I did flatten it about 25% as to not be too shiny.  It is not a factory finish for there are dents, scrapes and weld mark on her.  Sort of battle scars and I though they should remain.  Plus I'll put more scapes on it...

I believe those holes in the hood were installed a very long time ago.  This engine ran hot according to po.  The real issue for that that I found was bad ignition timing, advanced too far, and crappy cooling setup.  That's all fix now and it runs around 180 now.  That cast block generates a lot of heat so the more venting the better climate inside the cab.

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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #127 on: April 21, 2019, 06:20:33 PM »
Got to spend a short time today placing some stickers and the windshield trim.  Need the passenger side top of door trim piece. Need to find one and a mirror for the door.









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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #128 on: April 22, 2019, 07:35:33 AM »
Beautiful car, it came out great.  I've seen this thing float around on the internet for quite awhile but never had the funds to do anything about it.  I am happy that someone brought it back before it got destroyed. Good work and I look forward to hopefully seeing it in action.

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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #129 on: April 23, 2019, 08:11:08 PM »
Thanks jebidia24.  It sure need saving. It was about burn itself to the ground from neglect.  A few more parts and off to the woods it'll go.

If anyone has a spare passenger door trim (top of door) and non remote passenger mirror,  please pm me.

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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2019, 08:01:05 PM »
Placed a couple of stickers in engine compartment and set up the Hella pencil lights.  Then I installed rear hatch light switch.  The light was there but no power. I placed an LED bulb in it.
Just a few items to go!




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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #131 on: April 27, 2019, 07:01:43 PM »
Worked on trim and then painted the hood high-rise black.   Need to find the clips for securing the trim to the lower triangle window.  Weather still bites so no running tiday.


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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #132 on: April 28, 2019, 12:12:23 PM »
Digging! Totally digging it! You have taken some outstanding pictures. It was nice to see detailed front axle brackets. What's the chain for on the drivers side? I build my rear disc brakes the same way. Heavy tab welded to axle tube and use front components. 
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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #133 on: April 28, 2019, 06:03:21 PM »
Thanks.  There is a chain on each side of engine tying it to the "frame" and act as a safety strap  incase the motor mount(s) break during racing/jumping.

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Re: RallyEagle's 82 SX4 Rally car rebuild
« Reply #134 on: May 13, 2019, 09:23:52 PM »
I just picked up 5 - 7.5 x 15 jeep rims with 235/75R15.  Getting an extra lift. Same offset and center bore.  Goodyear wranglers with 3000 miles dated 2016.  I'll keep the AMC Rims but might sell off the BF Goodrich tires. Pictures to be posted once mounted.

 

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