Re: Should I buy 87 G-wag??
The price seems a little high, but if engine/tranny/tc are rebuilt in the last 10k it might be alright. It should have an NP229 Trans case that is vacuum shifted. It has a viscosious coupling that acts like a limited slip between front and rear, so you can drive full time 4wd. They're expensive to have rebuilt (800 to 1100 range) so that is something to consider inthe price. It does not lock in 4wd high, but does lock in low. It should have a 2wd mode also, but it doesn't do much for milage. I like the setup because it's simple to operate and my significant other can just get in and go without worrying about hubs and levers, especially in winter driving. The AMC 360 is a decent engine, and if it is in good shape the mopar swap would prob be a lot of work/expense for little gain. Also, the mopar small block has the dist in the back, makes some clearance issues on FSJ's. The tfi upgrade and a decent cam/intake/4bbl can make the setup pull pretty well. The engine does have some quirks, among them oil leaks. If you are seeing oil up front, on the right side it could be the oil sending unit(s) or the oil pump cover, that is a little touchy with the gasket and the surface smoothness of the pump cover. If it has the tow package it should have 3.31 gears, but this will prob be marginal at best for 7000 lbs. I tow about 4000lbs with 31" tires, and it struggles a little on hills. Jump orber to ifsja.org and you will learn more about these beasts then you will ever want to know.