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AMC Eagle 50, Jaguar XJ-Series, Eagle Talon, Performance Mods, Engine, Classic Cars, Coupe, Wagon
Mar 20, 2009 (7:45 am)
Thanks Capt Carl---interesting stuff.
I think the point was that your mods are what was necessary in the first place. In its stock form, it was underwhelming. But the early 80s were not America's high point for auto manufacture. Look at the poor '80-81 Corvette.
#29 of 35 Re: [captcarl]
Mar 20, 2009 (8:54 am)
Thanks for the vote of onfidence in our cars! I actually started drifting to the thought you mention... keep the stock engine and keep it simple. strengthen drivetrain to handle the new power of the worked motor and stiffen chassis - upgrade brakes and suspension and good to go! By the way - I am AMCDREAMS on the eaglenest site. I have the Eagle parked now for about 2-3yrs waiting to resurrect it - so all that time i'm putting thought into how to do it right - I get some over the top ideas but i find they are not really too outlandish and can actually be done. Somebody got an automatic transmission Lamborghini.. it all just takes money!
#31 of 35 Re: [somedai1]
Jan 02, 2011 (5:07 pm)
Funny - I ended up selling the AMC Eagle - then ended up getting an '82 v12 Jag xjs - then sold that too! Ships passing in the night- never meant to be! Now all I have is an '07 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD - hmmm - what will I get to do with this? I still have a nitrous bottle I never used... hmmm LOL!
Jan 02, 2011 (8:20 pm)
For a while there the fad was to put nitrous in your minivan, so what the hey - go for it.
#33 of 35 Re: [steve_]
Jan 03, 2011 (6:40 pm)
I would really want something more permanent like turbo or supercharger if I could seriously get it done...
#35 of 35 Re: haters [wevk]
Jan 06, 2011 (1:45 pm)
nuttin but love for ya! Love it - even tho' I wouldn't have lifted it - and would have to keep it 4wd - but still - very cool!