Great find......I'll second the atf as it has cleaning agents....plus it's a lot cheaper than kroil.......I'v used a mixture of atf and diesel to thin it out some so it will get down the cylinder walls........as well as removing all the plugs when trying to turn it over by hand....well more like rocking it as you don't want a ring to break or scrape a large amount of rust at one time as it can damage the cylinder walls.
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Thread: Gonna build a Jeep
06-13-2007, 04:25 AM #11George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
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06-13-2007, 05:20 AM #12
Forget about freeing the motor up!
Hey guys, I think you over looked one minor detail in giving advice on freeing up the motor, that being WHY???
If aametalmaster has got a 302 ready and willing, that ole 6 banger is nothing more than a boat anchor to me. Forget about wasting the time on a tired old beat down motor when you got the fun and challenge of fitting the Jeep with the 302. Besides you don't need a welder to rebuild a motor, but you do need one to fab up the new mounts and towers. Get to cutting and welding and forget about these other suggestions, go wild and create a monster while you're at it. DaveIf necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!
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06-13-2007, 06:09 AM #13
i was thinking along the same lines as you . he said he tryed it out and its toast, he has a ready to go one in the basement. why waist the time on the dead dog. its not a clasic resoration project where it needs to stay origenal. its going to be a play toy, so why not make it a better toy wile you are at it.
not a big fan of the ford's but the 302 is an exelent motor as i understand it so go for it. start fabing up some parts and get at it. take the dead one to a scrap yard for scrap steel and use the $$ to buy some beer for the project.thanks for the help
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06-13-2007, 09:21 AM #14Senior Member
Im guessing the '96 is a typo. If it is an '86 CJ-7, the last year they made them, then you should have the more desireable Dana 44 rear axle instead of the AMC 20. Good find for $300. Lets see some pictures.
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the straight 6cyl is good for general off-roading. A v-8 in a cj is good for burning rubber, trashing transmissions, stripping those amc 20 axles, and creating controllabilty issues because of way too much hp in such a light duty, short wheel-base, high cg vehicle. Gave Ralph Nadar a lot of ammo.
if i ever decide to play around with an engine swap i figure i will use a gm 4.3 v6, same bore/stroke as the 258 but in a v package.
06-13-2007, 09:36 AM #15Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
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06-14-2007, 01:02 AM #16
The only year they used the 44 rear in the CJ's was 1986... and IIRC there were actually a few early 86 CJ's with the AMC 20 in there. Most have the 44 though.
07-28-2007, 11:27 PM #17
Sooo? You got any pics of it or any progress? I would like to know what I would be gettin into because I am going to eventually tear into the same model jeep because thats the one my mom had way back when and she said thats the one she would like to have rebuilt so I of course said shure when can I start. I am still lookin around to find a good deal on one locally wish I could find something as nice as what you didwelding...its awsome
07-29-2007, 12:37 AM #18
thanks weld13 to bring up this post I missed! I'm shocked Bob has time, but it's pretty awsome all these guys has so much talent for all kinds of stuff!!!
Bob...what happened to the pics???I'm not late...
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07-29-2007, 08:58 PM #19
07-29-2007, 09:06 PM #20
aww shute! Ill have my brother fly me and my dad out to tennesee and will drive it backwelding...its awsome