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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2000, 05:30 PM
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did 86 CJ\'s come with factory 360?

i'm going to go look at a 1986 CJ-7 tonight, the guy says its solid and barely any rust, he said its got a 360 with headers just wondering if they came from the factory with the 360, i didn't think they would any ideas what the tranny would be with that then? thanks!

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Re: did 86 CJ\'s come with factory 360?


I think they stopped using V-8s in the CJs around '79 or '80.


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No I think they stopped in 81, they are a real common and easy swap to put 304, 360's, and 401's in cj's, they are a direct bolt on, the same bolt patterns. They are really easy to finb, cheep, and maybe newer they were offered till 92 in grand wagoneers.

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Re: did 86 CJ\'s come with factory 360?

They stopped putting in the V8s in the early 80s. They were 304s and the 360 never came in a CJ. Maybe you'll get lucky and get a nice T-18 with the swapped in 360! Sweet set up!

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Re: did 86 CJ\'s come with factory 360?

One caution. A swapped in 360 would be nice (if done right!), but if the owner retained a trans such as the T-5, be ready to buy a new trans, the T-5 or T-4 WILL NOT live for very long behind a 360. If its an auto, a 900 series is about the same strength as the T-4,5. One good thing about the 86, Dana 44 rear, unless it is a very early 86, the first few came with the left over Model 20s, and they have problems with spring perch alignment, the jig had slipped after a lot of use and the perches are not centered properly. This is a little known fact about the 86s and late 85s.

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