The Eagle's at a shop right now, having the carb diagnosed and hopefully made happy. I picked the closest place to my house, but even that 2.5-minute trip was a white-knuckle ride. It was rush hour, and the car stalled twice, both times as I was stopped, waiting to turn. Even in neutral, I had to feather the throttle to keep it going. Once there, it took a while for the guy to understand that I don't expect an A+ emissions performance right away, just to be able to get to the test facility safely. Once that was made clear, things were a bit more relaxed and we got to talking about how cool a car it is, and how they used to rally these things back in the day, and so forth. So there's that.
In the meantime, enjoy some as-yet-unpublished photos of the fix-up process, up to now.
|the factory service manual in its usual spot on the fender|
|The transmission's underside, mostly reassembled after the rebuild|
|probably from draining the transmission before removal|
|a not-great image of the pile of mud I scraped off the starter motor|
|a view of the just-removed transmission|
|supporting the transmission after the transfer case was removed|
|mid-way through cleaning the transmission|