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    My AMC Eagles

    I am a car guy before a bike guy, some people just might be interested in my Eagles, which are very rare cars







    This engine has 300,000 miles and still runs



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    Wow....that's the awesomest car EVAR!!!
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    PERFECT INTERIOR (mostly)


    The battery isn't powerful enough for my standards (needs at least 1000CA)

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    I love those old AMC's Then again, I used to have a Gremlin X

    Tiny car with a 304 CID engine.
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    Sweet! I want a Gremlin, but you just can't find any anywhere anymore

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    Senior Member Eagle Kammback's Avatar
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    Thanks! I can't afford one right now, as I am restoring my Kammback (the blue one) and have to get the wagon to pass inspection
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    I've never seen an AMC Eagle Son-Of-Gremlin like that. Huh.

    Those Eagles were pretty neat, in a somewhat bizarre way. I wouldn't mind an SX/4.

    Considering the current AWD craze, AMC was pretty far ahead of its time with all the 4WD stuff they had back then. Too bad Chrysler decided to buy them out and eviscerate them just to get their hands on Jeep.

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    My sis had a Gremlin. White with black racin' stripes. Three-speed on the floor. Used to be able to take the key out of the ignition while drivin' on down the road. Was also very easy to start in winter, with some "Thrust" and the inside of a ballpoint pen, and a runnin' start, so to speak. Oh, and we couldn't ride over about 10mph through 3-4" of standing water, lest the low-lyin' distributor get wet!

    Ohhhh, but what a sweet car.

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    Nice batteries!

    Seems like AMC was a victim of natural selection. The Eagle was a good idea that the Japanese and Europeans could (and did) pull off, but, sadly, American car makers could not.

    If you need parts look in Colorado, they sold a lot of them there, most are in the junkyards, and the cars are not rusty.
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    Senior Member Eagle Kammback's Avatar
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    I know, when I go on my road trip in a few years, that will be one of my stops
    to SX/4 lovers: Then you might like these
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    Makes my Subaru Outback look wussy.

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    It takes a strong man to show his love for cars like those. Respect
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    I'm one of the youngest AMC guys too.
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    There is a reason they are rare. My mom owned a Gremlin Wagon, that was just a piece of crap car for sure.
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    There was no such thing as a Gremlin Wagon, hust the plain Gremlin, there was a Pacer wagon, but not a Gremlin wagon.
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    I know you're into it and all, but rare crap is still crap, and there's a reason it's both rare and crap. My dad once had a '59 Rambler, after every rain we had to pop the drain plugs in the floorboards. Gremlins and Pacers were equally garbage. So was the Pinto and the Horizon, GM had one too but the name escapes me; plenty of crap to spread around. It's almost as if the Big Three wanted small cars to fail so that they could sell everyone an SUV in the 80s.


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    The only AMC I have ever heard many people say were bad were the Matador Coupes. The only problems I have with my wagon are rotted window seals that leak and failing inspection from the previous owner removing the emissions control, the Kammback has many problems (besides leaking) but she has 300,000 miles so that is a good excuse.
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    Vega!! It made the Pinto look like a Honda Accord. The only one worth buying was the Cosworth, and even then the body was still a piece of crap. I almost bought an SX/4 once. It was a ton of fun in wet grass, lol.,,,,BD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle Kammback View Post
    There was no such thing as a Gremlin Wagon, hust the plain Gremlin, there was a Pacer wagon, but not a Gremlin wagon.
    Well it was a Wagon of some type, it was an AMC vehicle and it still was a piece of junk.
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    the Eagle was a four wheel drive, right? most of the ones I've seen are four door wagons. I suppose the three door hatchback style is what makes them rare, but it's really just a gremlin body on a shortened frame, right? or did these predate the later wagons?

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    what makes them rare is that they are in jersey and haven't rusted out yet.

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    We had a AMC Gremlin when i was a kid. It was the SUV of it's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    Vega!! It made the Pinto look like a Honda Accord. The only one worth buying was the Cosworth, and even then the body was still a piece of crap. I almost bought an SX/4 once. It was a ton of fun in wet grass, lol.,,,,BD


    Matador X Coupe, I guess I'm one of the few that like them.
    Heh. Vega. I had me one. But not a Cosworth.

    Yet, I don't have but one, uh, two bad memories in my Vega. Heh. I loves me my Vega.

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    The wagon was the highest production one, produced the Eagle's entire life, the Kammback is the second rarest body style only about 5603 in 81 (mine is an 81) and 520 in 82 , first if you don't include the extremely rare Sundancer Convertible. Yeah, the Kammback is basiacally a Gremlin body, and the Wagon was based on the Hornet Sportabout
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