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Re: Finally got me a CJ5, few questions
Thank yall very much for all the insight. I was just pondering on the automatic idea, but the 3 speed is growing on me. Possibly a newer 4 speed would be a fellow swap for me? Today I went to get the water pump, little did I know (didnt catch pilots reply in time) that from 1966-1972 they put 225 (3.7) buicks in there. Pretty neat, but the rescent owner told me he swapped in a 3.8 buick, so I ended up installing a water pump that had an inch to much of water neck, also infatuated with the fact that they put oil in the air cleaners like much older VW's. I love the stock motor, but for peeps sake of thinking in the future, if this engine blows up shouldnt its newer anscestor the 3.8/231 buick bolt right in there? I happen to have a buick Grand National motor sitting in the geerage so if so the Cj would be its new home if this motor lets go.
I also had to zip-tie the clutch fork to hold it out, it slides back in and you lose nearly all of the clutch, I figure when they tore the tranny out to rebuild it they probably didnt install something right.
Thanks for the transfer case input, I forgot the D18's were the passenger side offset transfer cases. Is there by chance a certain transfer case rebuild kit out on the market or do you have to piece everything together.