What engine is this? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 04:42 PM
gregcs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
What engine is this?

Hey Folks,

Thanks for the replies I have received on determining the work of a CJ I would like to by, but now I need to know if the engine in these pictures is an AMC or is it a GM350.

I am being told by the seller it is a GM 350 from a Corvette... (He bought the jeep with this engine already in it and was told it was a GM 350. Some neighbors saw the Jeep after he purchased it and said it was a Corvette
engine, because they use to own a Corvette)

Now, I look at the engine and see that the Distributor (although it looks like a GM HEI) is in the front. I thought every GM 350 had the distributor near the rear of the engine, NOT the front.

Now I know the AMC 304 and 360 have the distributor in the front like it is on this engine, however I just found out that the AMC 304/360 had the oil fill hole NOT on the valve cover, but up next to the distributor. In the
pictures shown the oil fill is on the valve cover.

And lastly... I have one more picture sent to me which shows a stamp of a 350 with a 5 underneath it.

So what is this engine?

Can a GM 350 have the distributor in the front???? I didn't think they ever had one with the distributor in the front... .

If you have an opportunity look at the pics show here. The last link has
the stamp.

http://www.geocities.com/gmanhere79/JeepImages4.html
http://www.geocities.com/gmanhere79/JeepImages6.html
http://www.geocities.com/gmanhere79/JeepImages7.html
http://www.geocities.com/gmanhere79/JeepImages9.html

Thank you very much for the responses so far to my other post. I am just baffled and want to be sure of what engine this is.

Greg
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 04:51 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,687
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: What engine is this?

Buick 350?
TiminMb is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 04:59 PM
BigUgly
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What engine is this?

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
Now, I look at the engine and see that the Distributor (although it looks like a GM HEI) is in the front. I thought every GM 350 had the distributor near the rear of the engine, NOT the front.


[/ QUOTE ]

I thought it was a Buick 350 so I ran a search for that and came you with this.


This one is in a `68 Buick GS. Take a look here Jeep Engine: Dauntless Buick 350 V8 Case Closed,




TheBigUgly
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:03 PM
gregcs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What engine is this?

Ok... it looks like we are going with the Buick. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

I have found links that show an engine that looks just like this and I found a site with all the specs for the Buicks 350 engine which did have the distributor in the front. And thanks to the link from one of the replies as well. I learn something new everyday.

Thank you for your quick responses. I think I have all the answers I need.

Thank you, thank you.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:29 PM
gregcs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What engine is this?

Well... actually I have one more question. A 77 CJ7 with the Buick 350 instead of the Chevy 350.

Would you have a problem with this engine if you were looking for a CJ7 with a 350 engine? Would it matter to you whether it was a Chevy or a Buick 350?

Thanks
post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:35 PM
Old Hand
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Western New York
Posts: 839
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: What engine is this?

As long as you don't think you can throw a chevy 350 in it with adapters it's OK.
lindy80cj7 is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:36 PM
BigUgly
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What engine is this?

Well, it's still a Jeep engine in some cases. I know that they are a little more exspensive to get parts for than a Chevy. But, we run them in our enduro(pure stock)race cars and they held up. Also, the page I found the pix from has all kinds of Hi Po ideas for it. I think you said it already has fuel injection? If it works ok, than theres a $900.00 bonus, but, if it has problems like a few guys on the board here, then what? L8r, [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]




TheBigUgly
post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:41 PM
gregcs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What engine is this?

Lindy,

I am not sure I follow. I know the engine works and has been setup to work in this Jeep... I am just curious if the more experienced Jeepers out here... would they be against having the Buick 350 in the CJ.

Meaning... are there major reasons why one would just flat out turn down purchasing a CJ7 with this engine in it if the jeep had everything else they wanted, but they were expecting a Chevy 350 and realized it was a Buick 350. Both being a 350 with good power, would you pass up on that jeep because of the buick.

I know I can later put in a Chevy 350 if this one pukes, but I welcome your opinions!

Greg
post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:48 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,687
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: What engine is this?

I'm not sure in what ways the Buick "Dauntless" 350 v8 differs from other Buick v8's, but it was used in jeep trucks like the J10.

More speculation, but aren't Buick, Olds, Pontiac a different bellhousing pattern that Chevy? Did you say there was an adapter between the motor and bellhousing? Just following up on the thought you could later switch to Chevy.
TiminMb is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:52 PM
I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
 
Raduckal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 1,905
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
 
Re: What engine is this?

The only thing I can think of is that a Buick engine seem to work better with the wide/gangster side wall type Jeep.








Just kiddin... Jeep and Buick go well together

Raduckal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome