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Unread 02-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
TrebleHook
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Opinions needed....78 Wagoneer w/ 401

Looking at a FSJ to go with my CJ7....yes, my wife is a SAINT.

I'm in Colorado on R&R now but have been combing CL for about 2 months.

I've learned a LOT daily driving a 79 CJ7...but not quite as familiar with FSJs.

Here's the one I'm most interested in:

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/3590223727.html

Thoughts? Opinions?

Cheers,
TrebleHook

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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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For tat kind of scratch it should be in good shape, as in all runnig descently and no rot and rust.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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Make sure the engine is actually a 401. Look at the raised letters cast in to the block.

The main issue with these cars is the BW13xx QuadraTrac transfer case. Read the Jubilee Jeeps page http://jubileejeeps.org/quadratrac/index.htm - the main issue for the BW13xx is parts availability. The manufacturer of the OEM chains (Morse) has stopped making the chains and the old stock is gone. If it clunks, you need a chain. If the chain has not been replaced in 107K miles, it needs a chain. This is a major issue for these cars. http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=131239

401s are not supposed to be bored more than 40 over. Some 60 over engines will overheat, some won't. If it's been rebuilt, ask to look at the receipts.

Not a bad price if it's as described - and you do not have chain clunk. Replace the wood grain and it would be sharp.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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paint looked good wood paneling not so much. bought my 78 j10 off ebay while deployed to iraq in 08 and seller held it for me until i got back when i paid him the rest. ask if its been in colorado most of its life and not the rust belt- mine was and no rust and all bolts arent rust welded which is nice
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