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dauntless 225 engine swaps?

Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by toyvette81, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Apr 29, 2007
    toyvette81

    toyvette81 Member

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    are there any other engines that i could put in my 67 commando, i have tried for a year to break this one loose...no luck im just going to have to take it out and break it down. but for the mean time mabye i could find a engine for cheap that will fit right in?
    and for further information for me what model/s could i use the power steering setup to swap out in my 67 commando... disc breaks also?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2007
    junkfood

    junkfood Member

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    Any Buick 3.8L rear wheel drive will bolt right in, if you have an automatic trans.. If you have a manual you will need a flywheel for an even fire motor or have yours rebalanced.
    Keith
     
  3. Apr 29, 2007
    toyvette81

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    i have the 3 speed mannual, rebalanced to what specs? are there any other motors that will bolt to my trans
    Thanks,
     
  4. May 18, 2007
    berthoudjeepster

    berthoudjeepster New Member

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    I have more or less the same question. I'd like to replace the V6 in my 1970 Commando with a newer version that has both fuel injection and electronic ignition. Does anybody have any suggestions regarding which year donor cars I should be looking for? Also, I've heard that some Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs used the same engine. Any suggestions?
     
  5. May 18, 2007
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    You'll dig up lots of fun stuff doing a search here on the forums - but the simple answer is there's no OEM Buick V6 / Rear Wheel Drive / Fuel Injection to be found.
     
  6. May 18, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Rebalanced to your new engine. Check the tech section, there's more than a few items there that pertain to the topics in this thread under the V6 portion. :beer:

    http://earlycj5.com/tech/engines/225/index.php
     
  7. May 24, 2007
    Hurstjeepster

    Hurstjeepster New Member

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    Has anyone swapped in a 4.1 liter (252 CI) Buick V-6 into their Jeepster? Does it need a larger radiator? I am trying to locate a donor list of GM RWD cars that used this motor--most we early 80s. I know that I came across one on the web somwhere--now I cannot locate it. Thanks.
     
  8. May 24, 2007
    lamar

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    got a friend who put a 252 in his 70 commando 10 years ago . used the stock radiator and has no cooling problems.
     
  9. May 24, 2007
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