I'm fairly new to the Jeep world, although I've owned a few I didn't have the tools or area to actually work on one.
The 304 in my 78 CJ 7 commited suicide on the way home after I bought it, so since I know the motor is toast i've been using this as a learning experience. I'm not very skilled in mechanics, but I have what you might call a basic understanding of how things work.
I pulled the motor by myself over the weekend, it sure wasn't as easy as everbody said it would be...but then again it wasn't as hard as I thought either. I just now pulled the oil pan, and sure enough I've got large chunks of metal in the oil pan. The bottom end of the motor looks fine i think, no noticable missing parts or broken parts.
Thought about trying to pull the heads off and look to see what actually happened. I'll just start taking bolts off untill something happens. lol. I think I know the answer already, but anybody think this motor is salvagable? I'm currently looking for a 304 or 360 to put in so I can drive it. And eventually get a 360 to rebuild and have right to put in it for the long haul.
Thanks for the help