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disappointing dauntless

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by 67cj5, Nov 15, 2004.

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  1. Nov 25, 2004
    yancy

    yancy New Member

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    if you want to get rid of it let me know i like the little buicks but i would go with a buick 350 its a drict bolt in thats what i did with my jeepster it has a turbo 400 power sterring and air just bought the whole car
     
  2. Nov 27, 2004
    67cj5

    67cj5 Member

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    Yes it is a dauntless oddfire 225. I verified the engine block numbers and firing order and distribuitor placement tell the whole story. Doesnt matter now, it is coming out this week.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2004
    maxx

    maxx Banned

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    I have a 66 with a dauntless. Is it faster than the 67 camaro with a bored out 350 sbc and a M22, and the 12 bolt posi? uh...no. If I were a skilled and trained mechanic, perhaps the last thing I would chose would be an old Jeep, to rip thru sand dunes. I would chose something light like a dirt bike, or perhaps a light framed vehicle with lots of horsepower. Like a VW sand buggy.
    There is no 4wd vehicle that can outclimb on sand, or anything else, an off road motorcycle. Its a simple matter of form, function and mechanics.
    I took my Jeep for a drive today. It was like driving a tractor. It brought to mind how old Jeeps were made and designed to do very simple chores. Sure we can modify them but the platform is very simple and basic.
    If you understand that, a Jeep is very satisfying. If you want something more, perhaps you might consider something more suitable to your wishes.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2004
    67cj5

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    I had thought about getting a 4 wheeler before I bought this, but I have 2 little girls who love to go places with daddy, I wont go jumping hills, or ripping it up with them in the jeep, but is a compromise I made to spend more time with my two little knuckleheads. I rode in my buddies old 46 flat fender willys before I purchased this, and it has alot of power and is alot of fun with a mild 304 in it. It is a good vehicle for goofing around with the family, adn riding the beaches, but when it is solo time, it is alot of fun and plenty of power. I am looking for the same realistic results from mine. Thanks for you thoughts.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010
    dmachine007

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  6. Sep 12, 2010
    CJ5-GCR

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    I can't believe my ears! I have a 225 in my '67 and it RIPS!! it is stock as far as I can see with the exception of headers. Running the Rochester 2Jet and even with a sticky lifter (i hope) clicking away , oil leaking hear and there, and the need for better timing it drives like a sports car.

    If you are yanking your 225 let me know. I am in Oregon all the time and would love a spare to rebuild.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2010
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    I think you're probably 6 years too late on this one. R)
     
  8. Sep 12, 2010
    chuck123wapati

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    send it to me i'll take it elk huntin for a couple of weeks then we'll know if its jetted for the right altitude
     
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