New Daily: '86 Eagle Wagon

RustRocket

RustRocket

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Picked this sweet ride up a few weeks ago. '86 Eagle wagon. 258, Chrysler 998TF auto, 4x4, 142k miles. Bought from a guy who had a few Comanche's and XJ's laying around. He offered me an SX/4 parts car with it, but unfortunately with this, the Olds, and the 2 Bug's I'm running out of space.
I've wanted an Eagle/Concord for a long time, and so far it's been nice to me unlike air-cooled VW's(Don't meet your heroes, kids).
She runs and drives great, and the interior is pretty much mint after a bit of cleaning. So far I've put new exhaust and a stereo in it, next is a new heater valve and a carb(or rebuild)-it's got a pretty bad bog at part throttle. Other than that it's a blast to drive and it gets me to work every day without fuss.
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ssn696

ssn696

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So far ahead of its time, no one got it. Now everybody makes an SUV/crossover. I saw an article about 10 years ago where a 360 and 2-speed transfer case was swapped in. It was harder than you think, they had to shift the engine off-center about an inch to make it all fit. There's one of these driving around my town. Original owner.
 
ssn696

ssn696

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Did the seller gift-wrap it for you?
 
TURNA

TURNA

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AMC for the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice score!!!
 
WanaBa442

WanaBa442

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Tried to find one for my kid, tin worms have killed everything up here in the Northeast.
Locally there's a 2 door with a 360 and a tremec 5 speed for sale, but screen door floors and Bondo takes the joy out of it for me.
Nice ride.
 
abadwillys

abadwillys

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Cool, i use to own those things, daily drove a wagon for years, we lived on top of a mountain and needed 4wd, I had one , my mom had one and my brother had one, i kept them all running..then in the early 90's we all switched to Subarus, and the whole family owned Subarus, My snow day car to this day is still a Subaru Forester,
 
timo22

timo22

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If it has a carter carb, good luck. I think you could punch a few holes in a soda can and it would run better.
I have a 76 CJ5 with a 258. It had a one barrel carter I rebuilt that ran well for a minute. I ended up putting a two barrel intake and went with a ford mc2150. (108venturi) Wow, what a difference..I probably have a couple rebuild able 2150's laying around if need be...timo22
 
WanaBa442

WanaBa442

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Sweeeet Jeep!
Correct colors too:D
Same as my '56 Willys CJ-5.
 
axisg

axisg

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oldsmoletick will be along at any time. I recall he had a couple of these.

Polish up the bugs and sell them to keep this. Always wondered what a more modern drivetrain would be like in one of these AMCs
 

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