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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Johns1967CJ5, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. May 8, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    It’s drive able and it fires right up! No one will tailgate you though that’s for sure :lol:
     
  2. May 9, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    After several hrs of getting the head off, breaking half the head bolts. Found 2 pistons with holes in them. How this ran so good is a mystery. So based on the broken bolts and pistons I'm putting the money into the rebuild of the original motor. Big setback


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  3. May 9, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    What a bummer, but better to find out now, right?
     
  4. May 9, 2019
    Chilly

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    You sure those dimples are "holes"? I dont think ANY 4 cyl runs with holes in two pistons.
     
  5. May 9, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    It’s a 6 cyl Super Hurricane I believe
     
  6. May 9, 2019
    Chilly

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    Ok. I doubt an engine of any number of cylinders except a Pratt Whitney radial and maybe a Roll Royce Merlin will run with holes in two cylinders.
     
  7. May 9, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    I saw and heard it run this past Tuesday in person, it didn’t honestly sound bad at all but smoked like a freight train. Very surprising to see such damage :shock:
     
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  8. May 9, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Not looking at the dimples, holes are on the edge of the pistons, dimples belong there, and yes it ran good but killed mosquitos instantly
     
  9. May 9, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Now I wish I had a dauntless to throw in there
     
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  10. May 10, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Man I found a v6 dauntless, runs strong for 500.00. Anyone do a conversion on these?
     
  11. May 10, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Sweet find, should be pretty interesting.
     
  12. May 10, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Called the guy that does engines 508.00 to get motor ready. So I went over all costs and comes out a tie. V6 gives me 45 more hp and 45 more pounds of torque. Doing other motor keeps it original. Either way its around 1300 00
    Looking to see what you guys think. Keep original or put un v6 ?
     
  13. May 10, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    What other Mods will you have to do and is that cost/time factored in? Other than that, I vote for keep original but the choice is ultimately yours since it is your truck and your money. :shrug:
     
  14. May 10, 2019
    GeoffreyL

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    I'd say keep original. A swap will set you back in ways you don't see yet and lots of time.
     
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  15. May 10, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    The originals are getting fewer and fewer. Personally, I consider myself as simply a temporary steward of this (my wagon, Wilbur and CJ Willie) small piece of history. I understand different people have different views, but I'm keeping Wilbur original as I rebuild him a after recent wreck, except for seat belts and improved brakes.
     
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  16. May 10, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I'd keep it original unless going more modern. I'll get hazed for this, but a 225 isnt enough of an upgrade to make it worth it IMO.
     
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  17. May 10, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Since the motor is original I'm keeping it all together. I'll drive the CJ for my dauntless fix, thanks peeps
     
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  18. May 11, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Ready for machine shop

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  19. May 11, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Wow, you really don’t waste time do you? It’s amazing the amount of awesome work you accomplish. I am very envious.
     
  20. May 11, 2019
    Chilly

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    Wasnt that red?
     

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