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post #1 of 8 Old 10-28-2006, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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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?



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post #2 of 8 Old 10-29-2006, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ended up getting it for $450. What are the specs for this motor? I can't find anything specific for this model year.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-30-2006, 10:18 AM
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If I recall correctly - the power output on that motor varied depending on whether or not it was equipped with a 4bbl or 2bbl carb.
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well it is a 2bbl but I am replacing it with an edelbrock performer intake and a 4 barrel carb
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-31-2006, 07:44 AM
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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.

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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?


Stock hp for the later GWs was around 144hp and nearly 250ft-lbs of torque.

Lots of GRUNT.

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-03-2006, 08:01 PM
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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.

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