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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Any unusual engines in Jeeps

Does anybody out there have (or have seen) any really unusual powerplants in rigs? I mean like a Buick nailhead or maybe a slant six. I read a magazine article over the weekend that had a flathead ford V8 in a CJ2A and it got me thinking. I have a Studebaker 259 that would be so cool to have in a Jeep. Not very practical, mind you, but very cool. First, I have no idea if it would even fit. Also, I would probably have to have all adapters hand made. And a stude V8 is pretty heavy compared to a Chevy small block. Besides, I'll probably never actually do it. But dreaming is free.

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That flathead is interesting. In high school I read a short story about a hotrodder who got drafted and sent to Korea. He took the flathead out of a staff car that had hit a mine and put in in a Jeep that had a burned out engine. It saved his life when he was driving it and came under mortar attack. The enemy crew couldn't keep up with his acceleration. Bet they don't assign fun stories like that these days!

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I have an old (1952 or 53) DeSoto Hemi, 276 cubic inch, that would look kewl under the hood of my CJ, but it would be ALOLT heavier than the 258, and alot of work to put together and function. I did see a MoPar 440 Six Pack (3 two barrel carbs) in a CJ6 at the MoPar Nationals a few years back...that was a ton of power in that thing!

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There was a guy in JP mag a few yrs back that put a V12 in a TJ.
And there was the guy from JP mag that put a Jet motor in one for the drags.

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Ok so its not a jeep, but I did put a 8HP Briggs & Stratten in a t-top camaro once. Im quite convinced it would have worked too had there been an fluid in the tranny, but that would have cost money and really wasnt worth it.
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i'm surprized there haven't been many reports of any of the new hemi's being transplanted in jeeps. i know the cost is a factor but there a few out there that money is not a problem for. and being that you'd be working with all chrysler parts, making it all work shouldn't be too bad. and a big, fire breathing hemi in a SWB Jeep would kick some serious butt!
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no new Hemis?

check out aev.com, now they are working on a 6ltr hemi for the 07-08's, I see this post is a few months old but they've been stuffing them in since about 03, I've got a cj-7 I'm in the process of dumping a gm 6.5 diesel with a sidewinder turbo. It's laying down just under 350hp, 18:1 compression, 25# of boost.
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I've got a cj-7 I'm in the process of dumping a gm 6.5 diesel with a sidewinder turbo.
Cool! Got any pictures?

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Cool! Got any pictures?
Yeah! That's the sort of stuff I am talking about! Off the beaten path.

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6.5 turbo diesel

Yeah, but I don't have access to them from my laptop, I'll be home by thanksgiving, I hope to get things mocked up between then and new years.
I can hardly wait,
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