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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

We were playing in the mud last weekend and this dually truck towed in a big jeep on a trailer. Had a big lift, wide boggers in the rear, skinny boggers in the front. looked pretty darn mean. Well he let the jeep sit on the trailer for an hour. Everyone was playing in the mud hole churning it all up. Then finally this jeep was pulled off the trailer and started to drive around, drive around wouldnt even be the term.I mean her flew around. I have never seen a CJ go that fast in dirt before, or on the road. The dual exhaust let out in front of the rear wheels. the outlet was so big i could put my leg in there. So he started to make so mud runs. Flinging dirt bout 50 feet in the air. After getting it warmed up he tried to the big mean hole. This hole swallowed all of the quad runner guys that entered. Full size trucks sank up to the doors in it. Well he got his start to the hole and gunned it Mud flew everywhere and when he hit the hole it looked like it just exploded. Well he got stuck. Then he got yanked out and he did it again. Same result. That is when i walked over to him and asked what is in the jeep. "502" he said. He asked if he can be in the jeep club. I told him to just come on by. Well he tried to get through the hole 3 more times, each time unable to get through.The hole was real deep and real small, so when he hits it he just digs deeper because the walls are so steep. I was impressed even though the jeep got stuck. That was the healthiest jeep i have ever seen. And he ran that blue gas. Another person told me that who has seen him out there before. Well it is possible with a shoehorn to put a 502 in your jeep guys!! [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

Yup,
A local guy here has a shortfender CJ-6 ('71 and older) with a 506 Cadillac motor in it (modified 500). Talk about needing a shoehorn and some grease! Works pretty good though and very healthy. He uses Diesel stacks for side pipes. Nickmil.
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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

i think the 502's are a modified Chevy Big Block (Merlin Motor). so, since a 454 will fit in a jeep...the 502 should too. hopefully, he beefed up the frame...matt
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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

Well, there is that Wrangler with the 8.0L V-10 Viper Motor in it.....
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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

A 502 may have been a Merlin engine at one time, but now you can get one straight from the factory as a crate engine. It's basically a big displacement Chevy big block.
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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

I'm sorry, but when someone says Merlin I think Rolls-Royce V-1650 Merlin. Somehow I don't think I'll be seeing a 1650 CID V-12 out of a P-51 in a Jeep anytime soon!

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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

502 is also a factory crate engine.
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I can still remember the sound of the Allison V-12's they used to run in the Unlimited Hydroplanes. My uncle was director of Rescue for the Columbia Cup in Tri-Cities, Washington. He used to get us pit passes. Got to meet a whole bunch of drivers and pit crews. To hear one of those supercharged, open-headered giants screaming across the water at well over 120 mph is something that never leaves you once you hear it. Nickmil
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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

There used to be a farmer that ran the local pulling circuit here with a V12 Allison. The "Udder Machine" was burning alcohol and by the end of a full pull, the stacks would be glowing cherry red. Your right about the sound of a V12 running at redline, something you'll never forget [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img].


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Re: Have you ever seen a CJ7 with a 502 V8??????

can i fit one of those in my jeep
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