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Unread 01-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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89 wagoneer transmission

I just recently aquired a 89 wagoneer. My brother and i were going to take everythin out of the engine compartment and get my 79 cj5 running again but after some looking around we figured it would be easier to replace the tranny in the waggoner than get the cj5 running. Which leads into the purpose of this post my brother and i are looking for a replacement tranny. It has an A727 tranny in it. Now is this a good trannsmission and/or there a differnt type that can be put into it that is of the same or greater quality?

any help is welcome

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Unread 01-22-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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From what i have learned is that its tough as nails . But only lacking in that its a 3 speed .
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Unread 01-22-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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the previouse owner some how screwed up the tranny though i am waiting to see if a whole new one is needed or just parts
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Unread 01-24-2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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for $120 i can have the tranny rebuilt, but i am $2000 in debt to my brother and mother. Would it be better to get my 79 cj5 running with the V8 360 and part out the wagoneer, or just rebuild the tranny in the wagoneer and sell the 25 year special silver edition cj5 that has no motor
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Unread 01-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #5
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If it is pretty much rust free, and you don't mind a LOT of "waste your time" PM's... parting it out might make you a buck or two.

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/ is a site that deals with ONLY full size Jeeps and a lot of people are looking for parts in good condition.

The TF727 is a stout tranny, what you can easily replace it with mostly depends on which transfer case it is setup with. The AMC 360 engine in it can put out a lot of low end torque, but be prepared to spend some $$$$'s building it beyond stock.

TH400 might be the solution to your tranny issue, but like stated above it depends on your transfer case. TH400/D20 combos (especially with a twinstick conversion) are going to be an excellent combo off road.

A little more money to get an operable rig shouldn't be a problem with your mother and brother, you never know just talk to them about the situation and the possibilities.
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Unread 01-24-2011, 12:35 PM   #6
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I agree with Karvin . Spend the money on the tranny . Get it running . Then concentrate on repaying your family . As far as the CJ ? I would put a car cover on it and just wait . Its not costing u anything . Plus i know that something will come along later when your ready .Then you can have 2 very cool rigs ? And knowing from experiance that engine swaps are not just that easy . I promise you that it will cost you more to put that 360 in a CJ .
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Unread 01-24-2011, 12:41 PM   #7
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You're going to spend a lot more than $120 swappping the GW engine into the CJ. Exhaust alone can run double that amount.
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Unread 01-24-2011, 11:28 PM   #8
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are you having it rebuilt for $120 or rebuilding it yourself? $120 is a steal if your paying somebody for parts and labor.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 10:24 AM   #9
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at school i go over to a career center where i work on cars but my instructor said he would fix it for me
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