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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2003, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello there, I have been reading this forum for a few months, but havent really posted anything yet.
Soooo, I have bought a complete AMC 360 & Dodge NV4500 for my CJ7 project. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]The only problem is I dont have all the necessary space & equipment to put it all together myself. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] I will have to find a good mechanic. I have never paid anyone to work on my cars before, so I dont know any mechanics. Any suggestions?

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Re: Need to find a mechanic in Los Angeles

Hi Morgan, and welcome to the forum! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I wish I was in LA to help you out, but there must be some fellow Jeepers here that are near you that can help out. My advise would be to NOT pay a 'mechanic' or an off road shop to do this swap. No offense, but they will see a girl come in with a pile of parts and a CJ and just rake you through the coals to put it all together.

You should be able to find a handfull of Jeepers that will donate their time (usually just for Beer) and be perfectly willing to put together a cool combination of parts like that, just to say they helped!

Good luck in your build up!
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Welcome to the board! Maybe you can learn enough here to do it yourself, which might be necessary unless you can wait a couple of months to get started. I think that all of the mechanics in California are busy running for governor. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Thanks for the advise guys. I will see if I can find any fellow Jeepers locally...

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[img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]Welcome.... I would not pay some one to work on your project either. There are plenty of us in L.A. county and in the area. The only places i know that would do what you want would be a shop like Harveys ( waaaaay to expensive) or jeeps r us, same deal.....$$$$. Just start doing some Q and A. Maybe the occasional P.M. We all are working on are jeeps all the time just find someone near you.-Chris-
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i dont know LA. very well but my brotherinlaw has a freind in venicla named RICHEYS works on some relly cool jeeps, at lease the ones i seen. seemed like a fair guy to work with. not like some of the ones in sw kan. good luck
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1. It's only an Off-Road vehicle?
2. Otherwise that swap won't be allowed by the California Carb laws!
3. For a street vehicle the donor engine must be from the same class as the swap.
4. The CJ series for that year didn't offer a 360.
5. According to the California Bureau of Automotive Repair engine change
guide
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6. a small pamphlet published by the State of California,
7. It is never allowable to swap any engine into any car,
8. That was not originally available and certified in that chassis,
9. Either by the CARB or the US EPA.
10. I'd sure suggest you look at the CARB Laws....
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Not that I am supporting this type of behavior or anything, but if you were to get the vin plate off a 70's cj that did offer the 360 and swap it in....voila....right? [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Well, the '70s CJ offered a 304, but all AMC V8s look alike [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Well, the '70s CJ offered a 304, but all AMC V8s look alike

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Except for the markings on the block which display its displacement.
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