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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:09 am 
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Is the wire to the alt behind the cable in the bottom pic? It's fusible link may have burnt up. With the car running you should have about 14 volts at the battery. Those marine style clamps are infamous for coming loose from heavy load. A DC amp draw tester will tell you if the starter is taking too much power. Ford style starters are infamous for the nose bushing wearing out and the spinning part touching the outside..

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:36 am 
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carnuck wrote:
Is the wire to the alt behind the cable in the bottom pic? It's fusible link may have burnt up. With the car running you should have about 14 volts at the battery. Those marine style clamps are infamous for coming loose from heavy load. A DC amp draw tester will tell you if the starter is taking too much power. Ford style starters are infamous for the nose bushing wearing out and the spinning part touching the outside..



YES ---> Is the wire to the alt behind the cable in the bottom pic?
Must I replace the battery wires with the old ones?---> Those marine style clamps are infamous for coming loose from heavy load. A DC amp draw tester will tell you if the starter is taking too much power.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:25 pm 
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cargo braces for SALE, 10 BUCKS plus overseas shipping (around 8 bucks)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:47 am 
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Finally I bought the headlining garment from YourAutoTrim in the States, now I have to planning the glue work. I think I will glue it with carpenter white glue (I tried and it attache very hard), since I had bad experience with the contact spray glue.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:50 am 
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I will be on a vacational trip in Florida the next days, around Clearwater, St Pete and Kissimee.

I will be happy to see any AMC in the Tampa-Pinellas area.

Best regards from European AMC fans


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:34 pm 
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Near to one year later, I am back with the restoration of the Eagle.

In the last months I was working building a new headlining, since the factory board was sent to trash due to its probably carcinogenic risk (mineral wool).

I build one new support board, made of paper glued with carpenter´s glue (white glue), like building a paperboard mask. I applied 3 or 4 layer of packaging paper (krafft paper) and months later, when dried I applied the headlining garment, also glued with carpenter´s glue.

The finish isn´t incredible and today january 11th I discovered the new headlining is slightly short.

The work was horrible since I do it by myself without help and it is near to impossible to attach this headlining, it is not rigid as the original rokwool board, and I needed the help of my head, and at this end even I push my feet against the headlining board to keep attached to the inner roof.

Here you can see its actual look

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Here you can see where was lying the headlining in the past months, waiting to be installed

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:05 pm 
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These are the pictures of the TODAY adventure

I carried the headlining board into the cargo area, fortunately the Eagle has enought room for it.
I worked outside the condominiun garage, in a rural and quiet place where I get sunlight and space to work.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:18 pm 
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After hours fighting with the surface of the headlining I was able to fit under the hood with the help of the trim panels, working as a lane or a guide. Most important was to draw the place of the holes, for the lamp and for the 2 clothes hangers. Without the guide of these holes, I will not be able to find its fitting place. Anyway it was very difficult to attach again the clothes hangers it its place.

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The factory board was discarded since I applied fiberglass and I was horrorized with the final work and its terrible harmful smell.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:25 pm 
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MORE work was done along these months.

Finally the front coil springs were replaced, the original 6cylinder were taken out and replaced with the SX4 4cylinder coil spring I got from Pennsylvania, Sybum autoparts.

Before the replacement, front area was very high
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Now it was lowered the engine bay, nice look and very nice to drive, like new cars, taking curves in our european roads, compared with the previous driving way, very dangerous in curved roads, due to these elevated suspension and the loose and old steering gear.

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Also the steering gear was replaced with a Cardone refurbished unit.
Also was added this useful item to the hatch door and I was working a lot trying to rebuild the hatch weatherstrip to solve a problem of leaks, but it isn´t finished, since there are still 2 points of rain leaks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:50 pm 
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This is the new steering gear built at AutopartsWay (Amazon). Now the steering wheel has a little hard touch, now it is not reliable, before the replace work, the steering wheel was very loose, i can move with a finger, now also it can be done, but it is more resistant, and I don´t need to take the steering back when taking curves, because now it moves only the needed space and no more. Before it was terrorific to take curves and drive in narrow streets, because it was very easy to drive against the wrong way cars.

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