Re: Returning to Jeep
I'd love to but I just don't have the budget for it. I race dirt bikes and my latest ride still isn't paid for . . . meaning that there is no $$ for truck payments. Plus, if I financed something, I'd have to carry full coverage insurance on it, and I guarantee that would cost more than the payment . . . my driving record isn't stellar. (5 tickets currently on record)
I think I can afford to find a Jeep new enough to be carbureted, in my area they seem to be selling for about the same as I could get for my truck (+/- $6k). I might even toss a cheap Maaco paint job on it or something.
My 75 CJ-5 was a nightmare . . . you're right, that 258/Carter 1bbl is junk. I never could get it to run right even with multiple carb rebuilds and even different carbs. Might just have been mine though . . . there was no part of that Jeep that wasn't trashed. Don't buy 4x4s from 16-yr-olds.