After 30 or so years of wanting, I finally bought my first Jeep. It's a '79 CJ-5, 304?, T-18, F/R lockers, 4" lift, and 33-12.50 BFG's. After driving it a couple of days and failing emissions, I had the stock 2 bbl. carb rebuilt. The guy that did the work said the carb was a '72 and he wouldn't be surprised if the motor was too. He even thought it might be a 360. How can I tell for sure?
This is my first post but not my last. The Jeep has great curb appeal but has many small problems that I will be needing your expert help with, i.e., no emerg brake, no horn, gas guage inaccurate, minor electrical problems, etc. I've ordered a Chilton's and a Jeeper's Bible from Amazon as a first step. I'm really glad to have found this forum and look forward to digging in to this new project. Harry