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AMC Eagle rally car?
12/21/09 at 15:04:20
 
I've al;ways been intrested in the thought of turning an Eagle into a rally machine.  Does anyone think it would be possible to do so?  Is the car strong enough to handel the riggors of off-road rally racing?  I'm mainly conserned with the t-case, as I've heard they aren't the greatest when put under a lot of stress...
 
Also, can anyone give me anymore info on these pictures?
 

 

 
I've already got a few ideas in my head, but will need to look at a rule book befor I can actually set anything in stone.
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Re: AMC Eagle rally car?
Reply #1 - 12/21/09 at 18:23:17
 
I have those pics on the wall in my garage. I say yes they are a good candidate for RR, they have a very solid body. The transfer cases are strong enough for 200 thousand miles, and 16 yr old boys torturing them with every way they can think of. There are good skid plates from the factory, gearing would be the only thing, but they can be changed, or if you find a 5 speed car, it will have lower gears, which should give plenty to race it. SH
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Re: AMC Eagle rally car?
Reply #2 - 12/22/09 at 15:18:09
 
this video shows they can handle a little stress.  Grin
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IIw2lvfX2E
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Re: AMC Eagle rally car?
Reply #3 - 02/13/13 at 18:28:17
 
i cloned one with the decals with help from pictures from Mark Henderson Detroit area (son of Gene Henderson)   Google the image Eagle SX4, his 82 Eagle on there.   Sold it to a guy who drove it to Washington DC at Xmas time.  Not sure how to add a photo Sad
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