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As the owner of an 83 Canadian Special Edition Rampage I find this forum to be very useful as a wide variety of issues are covered and you have so many experienced people to assist with troubleshooting and general backup knowledge. Sure it would be nice everynow and then to shout out if you are a Rampage captive so we get a handle on how many might be on this forum but I find it (the forum) to be very usefll. 83 has a Turbo 1, MP intercooled, MP computer and other goodies. It is waiting patiently for me to get back on the wrenches
 

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FELLOW RAMPAGE ENTHUSIASTS

I have just posted my 84 Rampage for sale. Please go to the cars for sale forum for more details. Message me if you have any questions.
 

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So... I have a strange issue. Hopefully someone here can shed some light. My check engine light just came on, no big deal. Except when I turn the key on-off-on-off-on (as I previously have) nothing happens. No codes, nothing. Any ideas?
 

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I'm not figuring out what SCC is an acronym for. I did verify that my connections on the back of my cluster are on properly.

If it is at all related, the truck randomly just wouldn't start last Sunday. It also wouldn't start when I tried again Tuesday. Due to weather, I couldn't work on it until yesterday and then it just fired right up.

I still can't get the check engine light to flash codes though.
 

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SCC Spark Control Computer, Manual says to clean the contacts in the connections and re-grease (dielectric grease) to avoid moisture from affecting operation.

Hopefully it's just a bad connection causing the issue...
 

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1982 and 1983 are pretty much the same other than late 1983 used different front fenders.

There was a change in the cowl around Feb 1983 that led to different fenders.

Most other things are interchangeable, 1984 had several changes including nose, hood and interior.

Thanks
Randy
 

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Introducing myself. Just bought a 1984 Scamp GT, but haven't taken delivery of it yet. Rode my vintage 1974 Yamaha XS650 motorcycle from Austin to Houston with the intention of putting the bike in the bed and driving home. Unfortunately, the Scamp failed the test drive, so I ended up doing a 330 mile round trip motorcycle ride, which is a haul. 108463920_784306158976525_507437508536042136_n.jpg I'm still buying it, and now the seller is going to deliver it. Already a done deal.
The Scamp failed the test drive for a few reasons, some of which the owner figured out and fixed after I left. The worst was that it overheated. That turned out to be a bad thermostat. Next, it was really hard to shift into first. This turned out to be piece of plastic floormat that was stuck in the newly installed new shift kit. Third was an obnoxiously loud exhaust. Some kind of turbo exhaust issue that I don't fully undrstand yet, but should be easy to restore to the way it's supposed to be. And finally, the carb has idle issues. That may take a little looking into it. Otherwise, I'm pretty stoked!
 

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Thanks. I'll have more to say, and probably lots of questions once I actually get it.
I already bought the Chilton's manual on eBay earlier today -- maybe not so great, but it was only $10.
Yeah, that downloadable manual is great, thanks for the link. And I did buy that pair of factory manuals on eBay that you linked to.
 
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