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Unread 10-18-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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1966 J2000 with a 327 motor? Really?

Hi all. Jumped in from the CJ Forum with a FSJ question. I am looking for a good running 304, 360, or 401 from a FSJ to put in my '78 CJ7 and stumbled upon a 1966 J2000 for sale with 50,000 miles and an "original 327." Is this accurate? Did Jeep ever make a 327 or use a Chevy 327? I am not familiar with Jeeps this old. I don't know that it would bolt up to my T-150 as easily as the 70's V-8's and was wondering if the owner actually knows what motor is in that thing.

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Unread 10-18-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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AMC made that engine from 65' to 68' and is also called the "Vigilante" AMC 327 V8. It is different than the Chevy 327. As for what it would bolt up to, I'm not for sure. Check out www.ifsja.org and you can probably get an answer there. I know it didn't use a standardized bellhousing like the 304,360,and 401's so I can't tell you for sure what it was mated up to. If your looking for a 401 I have one in a Wagoneer that I'm trying to sell. I'm in South Dakota, so if your interested let me know.
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Unread 10-19-2005, 12:20 AM   #3
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The 327 in question is actualy a Rambler motor. This was used in virtualy all larger Rambler applications from 58 till the late 60's in both Rambler(now AMC) and Jeep pickups and Waggy's. Not sure about swapability. While a good motor, this is no longer a common engine. If I were to do a swap, simplicity and availibility of parts would force me to stick with the later AMC engines.
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Unread 10-19-2005, 07:22 AM   #4
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The owner is correct, that is an AMC 327 in there. A good torqy motor, but not compatable with the later engines or transmissions. I've got one in my '60s ski boat- originally converted by Graymarine. For converting a CJ, a later V8 swap is bolt-bolt in with factory or aftermarket parts, which would be much easier than fooling with a 35 year old motor with custom adapters and limited parts availablilty.

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Unread 10-19-2005, 07:29 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys. That's what I needed to know. I was going to stick with the 258 and have passed up 3 cheap running wagoneers in the last year. But recently I realized that even with my planned modifications to this 258, I will not be happy without a V8. I defenitely don't want to have to deal with expensive adapters when a 70's V8 will bolt right in. Thanks for the offer CJB7804. I would defenitely consider it if gas wasn't so OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. Thanks for the info.
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