Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Harford County Maryland
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OT FS 87 G-wagoneer
I already posted this on the FSJ Forum I'm just looking for additional input. I'm considering buying an 87 Grand Wagoneer with 110K on it for $4,000.00. I haven't driven it yet but other than a rust hole in the frame on the drivers side it looks well cared for. The owner describes an electrically shifted transfer case and I can see the shifter for low-range on the floor. What sort of T-case is this? Engine, trans, and transfer case were all supposedly re-built within the last 10K miles ( but I see oil leaking at the front). Would this have a Turbo 400 or a 727? If it does have a 727 I'm wondering about swapping in a Mopar 360/727 combo to replace the AMC stuff. Has anyone done this swap? I have the Mopar stuff already as I had planned to put it in my CJ when the 258 dies. What about the AMC 360? Is 10 mpg really all I can expect? Would a cam, carb, intake,MSD help? I don’t mind lousy mileage if the tradeoff is good power I'm just afraid of getting a 10 mpg slug. How about suspension for these things? I'm expecting a cushy ride which is OK but I'm looking at my old 31X10.50's and wondering if they'll fit? Mostly - I just want a reliable, roomy, safe family-hauler that I can use to tow up to 7000 pounds that I'll be able to count on to start and function 98% of the time. I have enough project vehicles and just want one that works. (Wait a minute, I already asked about swapping in another engine and trans, and I'm wondering about fitting on bigger tires aaaaaarrgh!!!, will this bizarre compulsion to modify everything ever end??)
Where's My Sig??
First I lose my original login name and rating, now my new signiture disappears, whats up?? I've been visiting this board for so long I remember when CJ Dave lived in California and Team Rush had an HEI.