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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jasonjp62, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Oct 19, 2009
    jasonjp62

    jasonjp62 Member

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    It's down near where my parents live, So it's not like I'm going out of my way if I just want to go look at it. I would get to see them as well. And that always makes Mom happy
     
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  2. Oct 20, 2009
    timgr

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    The first year's blocks did not have liners - they instead relied on a new process that included silicon in the aluminum alloy. The intent was to etch the aluminum away and leave the silicon as the wear surface. Didn't work out very well in practice - they were notorious oil burners.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2009
    dohc281

    dohc281 It is what it is.

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    Isn't that an oxymoron?
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Is it home yet? What's taking so long?:toetap:R)
     
  5. Oct 20, 2009
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Not necessarily. Explosions can be cool but they don't last long either!R)
     
  6. Oct 20, 2009
    alex211

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    That's pathetic.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    Eh.......once you yanked it and put a V8 in they were cool little cars :twisted:
    Jim S.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    NO no it's not home yet. I am one of those people who have really strange work hours and days, Going Tues. next week.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    Well I made it down to look at the old jeep/vega here are a few pic's of it. It's in bad shape. but the motor doesn't look that bad from what I could see. Ole Gary must have been confused when he told me it was a 5, I'm thinking Commando It has the v6 but it's an automatic and looks like a centered dana 44. And way to long for a 5 It was really nasty raining out when I got there so I didn't craw under the thing.

    With the automatic do you guys think it would still ba a canidate for a swap in my 5. What tranny would it be?


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  10. Oct 29, 2009
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    Erf. That just sent a shiver up my spine.....I'd have to want something off that really bad.....
     
  11. Oct 29, 2009
    mnypitCJ

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    Pics didnt work. You have to use the IMG version on photobucket to get them to show in forums.

    OK working now. Not sure if even for free that was worth it. WOW, just WOW
     
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  12. Oct 29, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    Yeah it's really something. He told me i could take just what I wanted. if I wanted anything
     
  13. Oct 29, 2009
    CJ-X

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    That thing actually looks pretty neat. I would finish what somebody else started!
     
  14. Oct 29, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    It ran for years they drove it to school was parked not long after they graduated. He said it ran when they moved it to where is sets now, the body is shot.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2009
    USMC_LB

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    Man, why cant I find free stuff ?

    TimD
     
  16. Oct 29, 2009
    Patrick

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    Parts is parts...
     
  17. Oct 29, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    like i said it's an automatic tranny, what would it be and would it still be a good candidate to put in my ole 5
     
  18. Oct 29, 2009
    Patrick

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    If it's a Commando, and it's original, it's a TH400. Kinda long for a 5, and a higher 1st gear than a TH350.
     
  19. Oct 29, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    It sure looks like the commando frame it has a center dana 44 I figured it has a dana 20 tc. but wasn't sure on the tranny. thanks Patrick.
     
  20. Oct 30, 2009
    bobracing

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    I'd pick it up because parts are parts, if you got some place to hide it.

    A V-6 upgrade, looks stock should be an easy bolt in.
    Engine hasn't run for a while, dump some oil (atf whatever's handy) in the cylinders and let it sit for a couple of days.

    Trans, some people like the TH400 swap, the other good thing is if you make the 400 fit, a 700r4 is the same length, another upgrade farther down the road? If you wheel your Jeep the Auto is nice.
    http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66584

    Centered rear will also upgrade to a D300, Atlas or Stak if you have the big dollars.

    Saw a power booster for swing pedals, looked fairly small, might fit nice.

    Manual Saggy box up front? Might be good trading stock, some people like the manual steering.

    If nothing else, for a few dollars in fuel, you could have some very good parts to trade.

    How about brakes? disk? 11"?

    A good thing about it is, you can pull the parts, clean, fix, paint all the parts without your Jeep being down.

    Just my $.02,
     

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