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1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:04:03 PM »
I got this about a year ago, figured I might as well get around to posting it

Couple pictures from the craigslist ad:





Don't think I got any pictures under the hood before messing with a few things but here it is with the HEI distributor and the plastic valve cover off because it was leaking oil



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New valve cover which still has a minor oil leak because of the near impossible to get to bolt in the back



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That's all the pictures I have for now, planning on getting the clifford header/intake when I get some extra money unless someone knows of something that would work better and/or is cheaper

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 02:40:32 PM »
i got a jeep header shipped to my house for just over $100. minor exaust fabricating was needed to get around the axel bracket after the collector. that rear bolt with the right combo of tools is super easy. somthing like socket extension u joint extension ratchet.

anyway nice looker
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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 08:10:17 AM »
I did the old -drill a hole down through the firewall lip right above the bolt and use a 1/4" ratchet and longer extension down to it, worked like a charm.
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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 12:11:31 AM »
I did the old -drill a hole down through the firewall lip right above the bolt and use a 1/4" ratchet and longer extension down to it, worked like a charm.
I might have to try this, I've tried with an extension and swivel socket adapter before but just when it starts to get tight, the socket starts trying to round the bolt head

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 10:31:09 PM »
So I accidentally made a hole in the oil pan this morning, tire was flat and needed to jack it up for it to hold air and it fell off the jack

Is removing the oil pan or the entire motor easier? The Chilton book actually says that removing the motor is easier in most cases

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 12:06:29 AM »
i would remove the motor

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012, 09:31:56 PM »
Decided to go the route of pulling the motor

Got the radiator, fan shroud, and most of the wiring and hoses off/out of the way today, are there any upgrades or things I should check while i have it out? I don't really want to completely tear down the motor but something like a new cam/lifters might be nice to do while the motor is already out

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 10:49:38 PM »
Decided to go the route of pulling the motor

Got the radiator, fan shroud, and most of the wiring and hoses off/out of the way today, are there any upgrades or things I should check while i have it out? I don't really want to completely tear down the motor but something like a new cam/lifters might be nice to do while the motor is already out

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012, 11:30:19 PM »
How much extra valve clearance is there to use? I don't really want to jump on buying a new cam kit and then afterwards learn that it won't work without some extra work/money

Currently looking at one of these two:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cca-k68-200-4/
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cca-k68-201-4/

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 10:08:14 AM »
Either of those should work fine. I wouldn't use the Comp Cams springs though. I would go with some stock replacement springs. Many say that the Comp Cam springs are too stiff a rate and prematurely wipe out the cam. I've got a higher lift cam than the ones that you posted with stock replacement springs and no problems.
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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 09:36:19 PM »
I've got it to the point where I should just have to unbolt the transmission and pull it out but I'm not sure where to bolt the chain to, any suggestions?

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 10:46:29 PM »
Finally got the motor out, getting to the transmission bolts is not an easy task






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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 01:31:14 AM »
Oil pan is patched and back on the motor, now for the fun of putting the motor back in


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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 09:01:04 PM »
Got the motor back in about a week ago and have most stuff reattached, pretty much just the torque converter, exhaust, radiator/fan and some miscellaneous wires and hoses to do

Of course after it took me most of a day to remove the bolts to the transmission, it only took me ~30 minutes to put them back in  >:( Also found out that the vacuum line to my front axle is just plugged off with a screw so hopefully i'll have that fixed by the time it's running again

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 10:48:32 PM »
So the car was running yesterday, just a couple minor leaks that needed fixed otherwise it seems to be running as good as before if not a little better, still need to get a vacuum hose for the front axle but that should be fairly easy, at least I hope it is  ;D

 

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