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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2001, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Which engine in Cj-5?

i dont know which engine i should get in the cj-5, obviously eather the v8 or 6, but somsone told me the stock 6 came with other better stuff than the stock 8. is that true? what all does each one come with and which is better>?

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Re: Which engine in Cj-5?

They're both great engines. I prefer the smooth power a V8 makes, whereas the six does make good torque. I bought the V8 and haven't been sorry at all. If you do go this route, I would be very careful as they both are old enough to have leaks. The V8 came with a forged crank (which I figure must be why mine has lasted so long) and is easy to rebuild. Most (if not all) of the accessories from the factory 304 V8 will move over to either the 360 or 401 should you decided later to upgrade the engine.

As to one having better stuff on it....they're equal.


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Re: Which engine in Cj-5?

I am a fan of the V-8, I have done both I-6 and V-8 and will stay with the V-8 for the power.


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Re: Which engine in Cj-5?

Are you still referring to a '77 CJ-5? If so they were available with 2 different 6s, 232 or 258 ci, or a 304 v8. The 232 and 304 came with a 3 speed T-150 tranny which is good. The 258 6 cyl had the option of a 4 speed T-18 tranny which is very good, real strong and a 6.32 to 1 first gear ratio.

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Re: Which engine in Cj-5?

I`ve been following your posts here and see now you`ve gone from a 90/91 YJ to a CJ ? Thats really cool man . Try and get a 76-79 CJ . The inline 6`s often came with a T-18 trans , not all the time but most I`ve seen do and it`s a really nice tranny . The 304 is good and dependable if you take care of it. In time you can also do what I am doing , get a late 80`s / early 90`s Camaro/Firebird junker and pull the TBI setup off it and with a little attention you can have your Fuel Injection without to much much pain . Most of those came with 305`s(Chevy`s) and are a dime a dozen around here . The FI is a good winter project .I wanted to put a 401 in mine but also I wanted gas mileage that didnt totaly suck , I like to fish and pull my small boat and the 304 FI will have lots of power and decent mileage too.With gas what it is now you might want to consider what I`m saying. I dont want to get flamed by any YJ owners but when you see an old CJ buzzing up the road I get goose bumps , just a cool looking Jeep my friend . Oh , in 1979 the only year the T-18 came with the 304 V8 , just so you know .Hopefully I`ve helped . Have fun . If you need help let me know , I`m just comeing to the end of a 2 year rebuild on my 79 CJ5 , replaced/rebuilt EVERYTHING and cant wait to put the final touches on it so I can get behind the wheel finally . Bright Yellow on black [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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