When i was a little kid my family and i would go to our local race track and before the races they would pull around a disk with a jeep cj and push start cars with it also. Now some years later i am an employee at that race track and had been looking at an old cj at a local used autoparts yard and realized it was that jeep from my childhood, so i spoke with the old racetrack owners and got info on it and then went and bought it for 800$. It is a 1978-79 jeep cj7 with a 304 v8 3 speed tranny, low range quadra-trac 4x4, and the light blue levi interior. It sat for some years. The racetrack owner said it was a little tired when he traded it. The guys at the yard said it wasnt getting spark. Today I have put in a battery and got it to at least turn over. i didnt turn it over much because there is water in the fuel tank. I am needing any advice on this engine and ignition system, it has a motorcraft dizzy and wells ignition module. Thanks in advance
I'd love to help, but I'm not running any of that. Unfortunately, from the pics it looks like you're probably going to need to focus on more than just the ignition. Good luck and stay with it; it's more than worth it.
Great story and Welcome. To start I would run. Fuel line from the fuel pump to a red gas can. If you have. Return line from the fuel filter run that to the red can. Use that as your fuel tank to start with trouble shooting the ignition. This way you can work on that as you get the entire fuel system taken care of.
Welcome. The transmission is a GM Th400. The same tranny used in GM 3/4 ton trucks for years . The only difference is in the bell housing bolt pattern, and the transfer case bolt pattern of which the QuadrTrac is the only TC that will bolt up. Here's a link on good Q-trac info. http://jubileejeeps.org/quadratrac/index.htm
1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.