Well its all done now. I have been driving it around for a little while and everything seems to be working great. I ended up having to replace the radiator. Finding one to fit was a pita. I used a Wrangler Chevy v-8 conversion aluminum radiator. Here are a couple pics of the Jeep.
Wow... i wish i was half the mechanic that you are... My Jeep is very similar to yours and after reading your thread I'm really amped up about finishing my '69.. I think that the only difference as far as the OEM goes, is that you had a 3speed, and mine is a 4.. I really wish I still had my Jeep Essentials book.. (I believe that is what it was called.) Because it was like the Bible for Jeepers. I had detailed specs of each year... ANYWAY... can you tell me what model T-Case and Tranny are on my stock '69?? I think T-90 is in there somewhere, but I'm a noob when it comes to Drivetrains.
Oh...btw, If you care to see my Dauntless Kaiser... I have threads on this site, and also EarlyCJ5.com
1969 Jeep CJ-5, Dauntless V-6, Meyers Top, Warn 6000lb. Work in Progress.
t86 no good,t90 better bearings,headers bad, no box
Originally Posted by Submariner
I just bought a 66 cj5 for $1500. and I have a few questions for you?
The dauntless v-6, when you rebuilt it did you do anything to it? such as a power cam or what?
Someone has rigged a set of headers on mine. did you keep the stock ones or did you put an aftermarket on it?
Why did you go with a ford trans? at the end of the day it is still 1 to 1 ratio to the axles. I am looking for a t-90 to replace the t-86 or should I?
did you box in any of the frame while you were cleaning it?
And last one
Did you change any of the suspension arrangements. like the polyurathane bushing?
the t 86 should be replaced with a t 90, stronger bearings, same ratios; headers bad, can you find oem exhaust manifolds with the heat sinc flappers still functioning?; only box rotted frame spots. OK bubblehead, when you get to the alternator wiring tell me what you did, Dale