Re: Carbs on cj-5
I have a 77 cj5, with a quadrajet carb and with the right float adjustments it has performed very well. i have had my jeep on very steep inclines and way off camber situations and it hasn't stalled once.(adjustment is key)
i like the new jeeps too but i couldnt afford to drop 5,6 or 7 grand on one and then do all the mods that are needed to perform well. i bought it with a 304 that needed a little help but ran good for $1300 and it already had a full cage and plenty of extra parts including a full set of new ring and pinions (gears) as well as 6 bolt premium hubs and new axles, granted they are not exactly bullet proof but i picked up a d44 front (caliper to caliper) and a HD 20 for $200. i added a lift and a few other mods that i wanted (mostly all fabricated -which is cheaper-usually) if i had another $3000 to spend, my cj would rock on the toughest trails. it has power steering stock but no power brakes, i have stock disks up front and 11"drums in the rear-it stops excellent. i have read your posts and i think you should really get the jeep YOU like the most, it will be your daily driver and they can all be modified to perform well. all in all-it is cheeper to get the cj's and they are great fun to drive.
my .02 again
take your time!!!!!!!!!!
77 cj5 sorta, V8, 4"lift, 33's, lotsa miss'n metal