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Offline Venosho

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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2010, 02:12:25 PM »
Is that a third brake light I spy???
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2010, 03:11:41 PM »
Is that a third brake light I spy???
At first glance it looked to me like a shadow of the inside mirror...so I looked a second time and I believe you're right :o
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2010, 08:57:56 PM »
yes it is a third brake light you see, and it's stock.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2010, 09:24:21 AM »
Shouldn't be stock to an Eagle.  If it is AMC logo'd then it would be from a Renault from that era.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 11:57:48 PM »
well i was goofing around today with eagle eyes key in survivor's ignition and it turned, i found out the stock radio, the fan, the digital clock, and the starter all work correctly. the engine turned over smoothly but with no fuel wouldn't start, no surprise there. i'll be going to get some gas tomorrow and see if she'll start, so please everyone pray to the AMC gods that she does.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2010, 05:36:29 AM »
They have been known to start after years of disuse and neglect.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010, 10:20:37 PM »
well after about ten minutes of trying and about a minute to put the spark plug wires on after remembering i hadn't put them on yet, she fired right up.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010, 10:22:33 PM »
well after about ten minutes of trying and about a minute to put the spark plug wires on after remembering i hadn't put them on yet, she fired right up.
Gratz!!! it's funny how we sometimes overlook the simplest of fixes then go duh to ourselves
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2010, 05:23:32 AM »
We have all been there and will go there again.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2010, 07:05:58 AM »
Out of it all, I noticed the small cube electric heater on the floor behind the seat.......LOL< we should do a "where's Waldo" thing as trivia.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2010, 12:31:22 PM »
well after about ten minutes of trying and about a minute to put the spark plug wires on after remembering i hadn't put them on yet, she fired right up.
The coil wire will cause the same affect.  How do I know? ???
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2010, 09:46:26 PM »
The coil wire will cause the same affect.  How do I know? ???
yeah i did that with eagle eyes before when i unplugged it to put the new torqe converter in.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2010, 09:49:58 PM »
And leaving the rotor out of the distributor...guilty as charged!
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2010, 10:11:43 PM »
as soon as i get the u-joint for the rear axle replaced, both radiator hoses on, coolant in the radiator, both rear valve stems replaced, and get her tagged and insured i will be taking her for her first test run in ten years.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2010, 10:03:33 PM »
well i have finally gotten survivor off the trailer now that my yard is dry and found a few minor problems. first was a bent rim got that fixed. second was that the kickdown rod was disconnected got that put back on. and last and worst of all a bad exaust leak coming from the top of the manifold where it connects to the block still gotta fix that.
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