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Author Topic: 1985 AMC Eagle - $2500CAD  (Read 816 times)

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1985 AMC Eagle - $2500CAD
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:39:55 PM »
1985 AMC Eagle 4X4 Station Wagon
Located in South Vancouver.

This car is in great shape for the year and kilometers! I am selling because three vehicles is at least one too many... Also because with a little experienced (or patient) TLC, she'll be one heck of a car; unfortunately I've taken on too many projects and I'm afraid she wont get the attention she deserves...

This car would be great for a hobby/career mechanic or even someone with some space that is looking to practice their wrenching skills and have a really unique vehicle to show off. She was my daily driver for about 6 months in 2018 and since then I have taken her 2 to 3 times a month for errands on the weekends and the occasional road trip. Right now the only thing keeping her from the road is the drivers side upper control arm mount is ready to go and requires welding (discovered two weeks ago).

- Oil changes done every 5000km.
- Many upgrades and replacements already completed (see below).
- Full repair manual comes with the car.
- Interior in great condition!
- Starts first time, every time.
- Has made at least three trips to Kamloops and back in the last 18 months without issue.
- 4x4 actuates properly with the switch and can be driven on dry pavement due to the viscous coupling.
- The transmission was rebuilt about 150,000 km ago.
- Turns heads.

- There is a gap in the steering that will have to be addressed; but it hasn't gotten worse while I've owned the car.
- Control arm mount will require welding to repair.
- No test drives further than the street where she sits due to the control arm mount.
- Stubborn slow leak on one of the tires.

More in-depth:

Upgrades complete:
- Metal valve cover installed (no more valve cover leaks!).
- Vacuum system simplified.
- TFI upgrade (
- ECM Test Bypass (

Replacements Complete:
- Carter BBD carburetor replaced with older (fully mechanical) Carter BBD carburetor and tuned at a shop.
- Fuel tank and lines replaced.
- Rad hoses replaced.
- Leaking vacuum hoses replaced.
- Front shocks.
- Transfer case (new case had ~200,000km)
- Battery in May.
- Trunk lift supports.
- Fuel pump.

Requires work:
- Upper control arm mount will have to be repaired (drivers side), before it can safely be driven on the road.
- Upper and lower control arm bushings require replacement ($12 a piece).
- Gas gauge and Coolant temp gauge operate within improper ranges.
- Minor fuel leak at sending unit (might just need a gasket).
- Minor power steering pump leak.

I don't know how to post pictures, so I'll post a link to the Craigslist ad:

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