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  • wireburner
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    the biggest road we have is a 3 lane ( 1 is 4 turning) ,most of the field ain`t to flat

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  • weld_13
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    well not a comercial one but a private one would do fine that where my grandpa lives right off one. heck a nice open flat field would do or a wide road my grandpa has both accidently landed on roads and had emergincey landings on em

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  • wireburner
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    yeah you could do it Hahahaha yeah but closest airpoert is in knoxville about 50 miles away

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  • weld_13
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    aww shute! Ill have my brother fly me and my dad out to tennesee and will drive it back

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
    Sooo? You got any pics of it or any progress? I would like to know what I would be gettin into because I am going to eventually tear into the same model jeep because thats the one my mom had way back when and she said thats the one she would like to have rebuilt so I of course said shure when can I start. I am still lookin around to find a good deal on one locally wish I could find something as nice as what you did
    Weld_13
    I know where a cj-7 is has a GREAT body the motor was rebuilt thta the only bad thing and it ain`t got a top $500 no rust new tubs and everthing but it would be along ways to come get

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  • Bert
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    thanks weld13 to bring up this post I missed! I'm shocked Bob has time, but it's pretty awsome all these guys has so much talent for all kinds of stuff!!!
    Bob...what happened to the pics???

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  • weld_13
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    Sooo? You got any pics of it or any progress? I would like to know what I would be gettin into because I am going to eventually tear into the same model jeep because thats the one my mom had way back when and she said thats the one she would like to have rebuilt so I of course said shure when can I start. I am still lookin around to find a good deal on one locally wish I could find something as nice as what you did

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  • M1.30-'06
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    Originally posted by glockdoc View Post
    1976 was the first year that AMC went with the 20 rearend. They had a lot of problems with the two piece axle-it always wanted to revert back to two pieces in high torque situations. A few companies made a lot of money supplying aftermarket axles that work on the 20. what year did they go back to the 44?
    Yup. Im well aware of the model 20 problems. The HD versions of the AMC 20 used in some of the wagonners had one piece axle shafts and held up much better than the CJ versions. The first axle swap on my '98 TJ was a HD AMC 20 rear, Dana 44 front out of a waggy.. they held up very well considering what I put them through. Bent one rear axle shaft and broke a few front stock axle shafts and joints. Im running a Dana 70 rear and Ford RC60 front now

    The only year they used the 44 rear in the CJ's was 1986... and IIRC there were actually a few early 86 CJ's with the AMC 20 in there. Most have the 44 though.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by glockdoc View Post
    if i ever decide to play around with an engine swap i figure i will use a gm 4.3 v6, same bore/stroke as the 258 but in a v package.
    Not to hijack your thread but i just welded in a Vortec V6 in a Geo Tracker, what a screamer and rubber burner. We also just made it 2wd. Will get some pics tonight...Bob

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  • glockdoc
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    Im guessing the '96 is a typo. If it is an '86 CJ-7, the last year they made them, then you should have the more desireable Dana 44 rear axle instead of the AMC 20. Good find for $300. Lets see some pictures.
    1976 was the first year that AMC went with the 20 rearend. They had a lot of problems with the two piece axle-it always wanted to revert back to two pieces in high torque situations. A few companies made a lot of money supplying aftermarket axles that work on the 20. what year did they go back to the 44?

    the straight 6cyl is good for general off-roading. A v-8 in a cj is good for burning rubber, trashing transmissions, stripping those amc 20 axles, and creating controllabilty issues because of way too much hp in such a light duty, short wheel-base, high cg vehicle. Gave Ralph Nadar a lot of ammo.

    if i ever decide to play around with an engine swap i figure i will use a gm 4.3 v6, same bore/stroke as the 258 but in a v package.

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  • fun4now
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    dabar39
    i was thinking along the same lines as you . he said he tryed it out and its toast, he has a ready to go one in the basement. why waist the time on the dead dog. its not a clasic resoration project where it needs to stay origenal. its going to be a play toy, so why not make it a better toy wile you are at it.
    not a big fan of the ford's but the 302 is an exelent motor as i understand it so go for it. start fabing up some parts and get at it. take the dead one to a scrap yard for scrap steel and use the $$ to buy some beer for the project.

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  • dabar39
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    Forget about freeing the motor up!

    Hey guys, I think you over looked one minor detail in giving advice on freeing up the motor, that being WHY???
    If aametalmaster has got a 302 ready and willing, that ole 6 banger is nothing more than a boat anchor to me. Forget about wasting the time on a tired old beat down motor when you got the fun and challenge of fitting the Jeep with the 302. Besides you don't need a welder to rebuild a motor, but you do need one to fab up the new mounts and towers. Get to cutting and welding and forget about these other suggestions, go wild and create a monster while you're at it. Dave

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  • 84ZMike
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    Bob,
    Great find......I'll second the atf as it has cleaning agents....plus it's a lot cheaper than kroil.......I'v used a mixture of atf and diesel to thin it out some so it will get down the cylinder walls........as well as removing all the plugs when trying to turn it over by hand....well more like rocking it as you don't want a ring to break or scrape a large amount of rust at one time as it can damage the cylinder walls.
    Mike

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  • jfsmith
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    You may want to put some ATF or other like oil down the carb, this will help free up the valves. Did this on an older S 10 when it had sat for 4 years and didn't want to even turn over with a new battery.

    Jerry

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  • fun4now
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    sounds like a cool project. i got a 51/53 GMC 3/4ton truck i been planing to give new life to. used it for work for over 10 years and now its time to pay it back. but like ya said gotta find the time.9oh and the $$
    i started getting the quads ready for the summer and found out i have to rebuild a starter and a pull spring system in the yamaha and need all new fule lines for the kids eton, it just never ends.
    be shore to post up some pic's of the process.

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