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Considering 66 Cj5

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by CincyCJ5-66, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Aug 24, 2021
    timgr

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    Not "bad" in general. Just less certain. Factory equipment has the benefit of professional engineering and testing, as well as extensive in-service testing. With custom work, that depends on the builder. You need a critical eye when evaluating custom work.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2021
    Norcal69

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    What Tim said above.
    Custom can be the best or the worst.
    It's pretty rare to find something completely custom that has all of the bugs worked out.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

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    Here is a picture of the engine compartment I took when I looked at it last week. I forgot I had this. Does this give any insight??

    he says it’s a 304 but when I Google that it looks nothing like this. I’m not an expert on this so what do I know.
     
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  4. Aug 24, 2021
    Twin2

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    not seeing it :confused:
     
  5. Aug 24, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

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    Figured it out!
     
  6. Aug 25, 2021
    Norcal69

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    I'm still not seeing the engine compartment picture.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

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    Dang, i'm not sure. I only see if it if log in.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2021
    jeepermc

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    I don't see the photo either. I'm logged in obviously to post.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2021
    timgr

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    No pic here either.

    The forum will host your pics if they are reasonable size, say 800x600. Drag and drop from your desktop.
     
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  10. Aug 25, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

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    It says uploads are not available when I do that.....tried to save to "My Media" and attach from there but not working for some reason.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2021
    timgr

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    HeathkitEGA.png

    Drag and drop, a 730x972 PNG. NP.

    Works with JPEGs too.

    You are not allowed to drag-and-drop into a post that has already been posted. You have to go to the "more options" editor, where it's allowed.

    Maybe you aren't allowed to post pictures as a noob, though I think you can.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

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    [​IMG]

    Think I got it to work....somehow
     
  13. Aug 25, 2021
    timgr

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    Does not look like a 304 to me. Maybe a larger picture?

    Sure it's not a 340?
     
  14. Aug 25, 2021
    Fireball

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    Looks like a Ford 302/289.
     
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    rusty

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    Guessing Ford also. Hard to tell.
     
  16. Aug 25, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

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    Mystery solved, found out it is a 302.
     
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  17. Aug 25, 2021
    FinoCJ

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    This should help....
    Has a front mounted distributor so that is a plus...amc 304/sbf302/Buick 350?...image is pretty dark, hard to make out details...
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Aug 26, 2021
    Fireball

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    Even with the bad picture, you can tell it's a Ford. The distributor is almost vertical, the top radiator hose comes straight out the front of the intake, it's Ford blue, and it has Ford shaped valve covers. Not to mention the air cleaner looks a lot like and early 70's Ford part (with the snorkle missing):
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Aug 26, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    This is why when I have an engine question I just PM Fireball.
     
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  20. Aug 26, 2021
    jeepermc

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    Ford small block for sure.
     
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