1988 Grand Wagoneer... how's the motor?
I found a good condition 1988 Grand Wagoneer with the AMC 360 for $500. What was the power output for the 360 this year? I am planning on swapping it into my 81 cj-5 if I get it. Is this motor worth the trouble? Low mileage, very clean. I just wondered if the motor was very powerful. Anything is better than my 258 though right?
The HP numbers for the later 360s were low because of emissions equipment, but with a 4bbl mani/carb and a mild cam, you can get 250-275 hp out of them easily. I built a 360 for my 73 J4000 and it was desktop-dynoed at almost 350hp.
73 Jeep J4000 360 .040 over, Summit K8600 Cam, Edelbrock Manifold and 750CFM 4V TH400/1339 QT
78 Cherokee Chief- Hunting Property Rig
05 Grand Cherokee- 3.7 V6 5 speed auto
Originally Posted by scrible
Stock hp for the later GWs was around 144hp and nearly 250ft-lbs of torque.
Lots of GRUNT.
I took an 88 Wagoneer 360 and put it in my 88 YJ. I love the 360! Great torque, runs like a top, easy as hell to work on! I went with an HEI ignition to simplify wiring and it starts practically instantly. I still have the stock Motorcraft 2bbl on it but it runs great so Im not fooling wtih it. I think a 360 in your CJ is a great idea. I think you will be pleased with the result.
88 YJ...kinda. Clayton Hard Arms, V8, 1 tons running gear, twin sticked, Irok's, fuel cell, multi-colored
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