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av8tr 02-10-2009 01:54 PM

CJ8 Transmission
I am new to the older Jeep world. I just recently purchased a 1981 CJ8. How do I know what model manual transmission I have? I can only find Borg-Warner on the side of it and it is a four speed.

Also, does anyone know if there is supposed to be a catalytic converter on this model year?

I just took possession of it, from out of state, and I'm anxious to get working on it. But first I need to get it registered in CA.


Ziptie2k2 02-10-2009 02:02 PM

Transmission should be a T4 (borg warner). Converter, I have no idea. I haven't seen an original exhaust. Good luck with her.

SlikRic 02-10-2009 02:04 PM

I have one on my 80' CJ7.

Coiz 02-10-2009 02:04 PM

My 1979 had a catalytic converter on it when I got it so I would have to think an 81 would too.

av8tr 02-10-2009 02:25 PM

Thanks. Guess I have my work cut out for me.

Sfisher 02-10-2009 04:31 PM

Ok lets see some pics!!!

Welcome to the Scrambler world!

zhaddock 03-21-2013 09:23 AM

If it's an 81 then you have a SR4

Sherpa1925 05-27-2013 01:31 PM

My 81 Scram came with the 2.5L and it has the T4 Borg if yours came with the 6 cyl then u have the other and yes the 81 models did come with a cat.

Nafpu 05-27-2013 02:22 PM

I just played the cat-game myself. The PO of mine cut 'em off, so I had to get some new ones put on. Yay for spending money to fix someone else's illegal mods! :) But yes, your '81 should have a cat.

baldfatdad 05-27-2013 03:14 PM

Will help a lot. Is the two hundred miles of vacuum lines, valves, solenoids, etc still in tack or is that gone too?

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