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Unread 05-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #16
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I don't think that price is too bad really, considering you can probably get him down to $6,500 or so. It shows pride of ownership in the little things he has added. Probably rust free, coming from FL. Mine is from CA, also rust free, and I can tell you what a plus that is. Compare that to all the rust repair and bolt extraction the guys around JF are always talking about.

If it is equipped how YOU would want it, not a bad deal.

Says he has a hard top too, which is worth $750 or so if it is in good shape. That soft top is a Bestop. Same model I have on mine.

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Unread 05-08-2014, 02:24 PM   #17
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I love my 89, 4.2/ weber Yes it does require a little tinkering, but hey we own Jeeps. If you don't already have them two things to add to your tool box are a timing light and a vacume gauge. Like mentioned above the low end trq is awesome.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 03:15 PM   #18
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I'll pile on in favor of the carb'd YJ's. Damn thing has never failed me in many years of use. I did swap in an Offy and Weber (and an MSD ignition and a few other goodies over the years). I am currently doing a facelift, and considered an engine swap. But in the end, I decided to stay with the 4.2 (and the TF 999, which I did have rebuilt this round). Personally, I like the simplicity of a carburetor. I understand them and can take them apart and clean them etc. I'm sure smarter people than me would be equally comfortable with FI. But I'm pretty much a dumb old country hick. I like things simple. Assuming they work.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 04:58 PM   #19
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I'll pile on in favor of the carb'd YJ's. Damn thing has never failed me in many years of use. I did swap in an Offy and Weber (and an MSD ignition and a few other goodies over the years). I am currently doing a facelift, and considered an engine swap. But in the end, I decided to stay with the 4.2 (and the TF 999, which I did have rebuilt this round). Personally, I like the simplicity of a carburetor. I understand them and can take them apart and clean them etc. I'm sure smarter people than me would be equally comfortable with FI. But I'm pretty much a dumb old country hick. I like things simple. Assuming they work.
+1. I'm with you on that. If you live where you can strip off all the emissions stuff, a carb becomes dead simple to work on with pliers and a screwdriver.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 06:16 PM   #20
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I've had both. Sorry guys, the 4.0 will walk all over the 4.2.

HOWEVER, It's a Jeep, not a Vette. I did really like the 4.2, it did everything I ever asked of it.

If I found another jeep I liked with a 4.2, I wouldn't hesitate, I would buy it.

I think the price is close. Automatics are rare, so are nice Sahara's. The interiors are nice and they usually came with tilt wheel, delay wipers and storage pockets galore.
See if he will budge a bit.


Think of it this way, we all spend obscene amounts of money on our Jeeps because we are all obsessed. So what if you pay a couple extra bucks right off the bat. In a year or so, what you originally paid for the Jeep won't matter.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #21
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I've had both. Sorry guys, the 4.0 will walk all over the 4.2.

HOWEVER, It's a Jeep, not a Vette. I did really like the 4.2, it did everything I ever asked of it.

If I found another jeep I liked with a 4.2, I wouldn't hesitate, I would buy it.

I think the price is close. Automatics are rare, so are nice Sahara's. The interiors are nice and they usually came with tilt wheel, delay wipers and storage pockets galore.
See if he will budge a bit.


Think of it this way, we all spend obscene amounts of money on our Jeeps because we are all obsessed. So what if you pay a couple extra bucks right off the bat. In a year or so, what you originally paid for the Jeep won't matter.
sorry chris, a 4.2 built right will walk all over a 4.0.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 09:02 PM   #22
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I've had both. Sorry guys, the 4.0 will walk all over the 4.2.
I think you're right as far as highway performance. The 4.0 has better performance on the top end. But if you want to putt putt around ranch roads, or crawl up hills, the 4.2 has the better low end torque. And that's what I appreciate. Don't spend much time on open highways in the Jeep.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 09:05 PM   #23
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sorry chris, a 4.2 built right will walk all over a 4.0.
Mine ended up that way. Offenhauser, Holly 390 4 bl, ect. The 4.0 is still a bit more refined and there is nothing keeping me from building it too.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 09:08 PM   #24
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I think you're right as far as highway performance. The 4.0 has better performance on the top end. But if you want to putt putt around ranch roads, or crawl up hills, the 4.2 has the better low end torque. And that's what I appreciate. Don't spend much time on open highways in the Jeep.
I liked my 4.2 and would easily own another. It's a sweet long lasting motor. It took me from my teen years well into adulthood, abuse and all.

The 4.0 loves to rev. Just what I need at the dunes.

Here is a chart. There is no point that the 4.0 doesn't develop gobs of torque. Even at idle speed.

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Unread 05-08-2014, 09:47 PM   #25
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YJ's are stool holding their value. But CJ's are going up. If I was going to buy a jeep with carb Id get a cj. Plus the headlights are the right shape.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 10:32 PM   #26
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YJ's are stool holding their value. But CJ's are going up. If I was going to buy a jeep with carb Id get a cj. Plus the headlights are the right shape.
The price of YJ's has gotten stupid over the last few years.
They are going up too.
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Unread 05-14-2014, 04:58 AM   #27
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Thanks again lads. I'm going to check out an '87 this afternoon. I'll post some pics and info later.
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