1964 Jeep CJ5 building questions
As it turns out the 1978 Jeep CJ7 I wanted to trade my vehicle for needed way too much done to it vs. what the guy told me it would need. So I am nixing that idea but I have found a 1964 CJ5 with the original f134 inline 4 and transmission. According to the ad the body is shot, but all of the running gear is good, engine, transmission, transfer case, axles etc etc. I am waiting to hear back if the frame is good/can be repaired, if so then I will be using it as a rolling chassis and build it back up. The price is $500.
Has anyone here ever rebuilt the f134? I have found the complete rebuild kit which runs between 600 and 700 dollars, or a completely remanufactured one will run about 2300. I am simply wondering about what type of mileage this gets.
as I have access to getting a 258, 304, or 360 bare block for 75 dollars and building that from scratch, not sure if the f134 would suit me. I am not worried about speed, and 65mph is pretty much the limit as to what I drive on the high end, and that is only if I use the highway for something.
I am hoping to hear from someone familiar with this engine, or this specific year CJ5 that has built one etc etc.
What I would like to do: Run 32 inch tires, no power steering, but I am not sure about whether with those size tires if I would need to do a conversion to discs or if drums all the way around would be fine. I am not building this to off road, it will be a daily driver except in the winter when it will be parked and I will drive my Land Rover. Would the f134 handle 32's or should I swap in at least a 258?
Also regardless of the engine, would the gears have to be swapped out in the diffs in order to turn 32's? The hardest part it seems will be when it comes time to put on a new tub, a complete body is right at 4,000 but at least the shipping is free hahaha!