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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 08:59:36 AM »
Eggcellent.  :eaglebig:
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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 10:47:08 PM »
Finally decided to order a cam last night after i saw this one on ebay for $80 (new but unsealed box) http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crn-753901

Also got the springs that are suggested to go with it for $32 and the lifters for about the normal price

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013, 10:36:32 PM »
Apparently the timing sprockets are at least partially nylon? Ordered a timing set either way since i'll be messing around with stuff down there anyway, should hopefully be able to get to putting the new cam and everything in within a couple of weeks

Are clifford headers pretty much the only option for the 4.2 head?

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 11:12:54 AM »
What times did you run with your eagle at the drag strip

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 12:10:57 PM »
The first time i took it out when it only had the hei distributor and everything else was stock, it ran 19.60's :rotfl:

After putting the weber 38 on, it ran a solid second faster

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2013, 10:27:06 PM »
Started taking everything apart to install the new cam today, unless i'm forgetting something then there's pretty much just the head, harmonic balancer, and timing cover left to go

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 11:28:20 PM »
Be sure to take and post lots of pictures.
I am enjoying seeing your progress.

What did you eventually hook the chains to when removing the engine?  Any other pictures to show how you did it?


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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2013, 12:40:45 AM »
One end of the chain went to the bracket with the belt tensioner on the front and the other went to one of the head studs connected by a piece of flatbar if i remember correctly, probably not ideal but it worked

All the pictures i've taken are in the thread so far, i'll try to take some more during this
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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2013, 03:04:10 PM »
Got the head pulled off and the back bolt on the driver side was covered in milky oil and the spark plug on the front cylinder is quite a bit cleaner than the rest



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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013, 07:26:27 PM »
The cam is out, should just be down to putting everything back together at this point, there was definitely a good amount of slack in the old timing chain, though i don't know if you can tell by looking at the picture


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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2013, 07:34:15 PM »
Wish AMC never used those nylon toothed timing chain
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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2013, 08:36:08 PM »
Fortunately the new comp timing set i got is all iron

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 10:47:03 PM »
Decided i'd clean up the timing cover today and paint it

All the grease and grime on the bubble wrap came off of the inside:







The color is apparently Chrysler Red but it looks more orange than red to me

Also put the new cam and lifters in, here's a picture of the cams next to each other though there's probably no visible difference other than the new one being a little cleaner



Planning on putting the new springs on the head tomorrow, maybe do the timing chain too

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2013, 11:14:53 PM »
As is my luck, everything was going too smoothly so something had to go wrong, the old retainers are too small
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 12:08:12 AM by nolang »

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Re: 1984 Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2013, 10:00:34 PM »
Ordered the correct sized retainers and locks and some shims which should be here friday

Hopefully the eagle will be up and running again by the end of the weekend  ;D


New timing set on:

« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 12:24:32 AM by nolang »

 

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