Nice rig kid. I just took a peek at your web page and I like your CJ. Keep coming back to the Forum to get advise. Avoid some of the flaming by just conforming to the lingo used here - that's what I did. Even after hundreds of posts I still get flamed once in a while. Usually that happens when I give my advise about something and someone disagrees.
Have fun and take car of that Jeep.
(Notice that I didn't call it a car even once)
2004 Rubicon, 6" lift, 35s, winch, hard top, full doors, bumpers, tire carrier and rock sliders.
Sorry for the vicious flaming,, just one of my pet peves. anyway,, what i would do in your situation is #1 take it to a second mechanic to get a second opinion and mabey even a third mechanic. more that likley you can just slap a new high performance cam and lifter set, a new oil pump, and some synthetic oil in it and it should be off and running. you would be suprised at what kind of abuse those motors can handle. it would have you a lot of money and hassel. just my thoughts. let us know what you end up doing. but i would deffinatly get 1 or two more opinions about your JEEP heheheh
If its broke I can fix it. if it isnt broke give me a minute!!!
1980 CJ5, 304 V8, flat top pistons, rv cam, quadra-jet carb, edelbrock intake, hooker headers, Purple Hornies 3" header glasspacks, Solid Driveshaft, t-176 manual 4speed, 3" body lift, 1foot extended front bumper for wrecker winch "no winch yet" 33X12.5X15 Wild Country XRT's on chrome wagon wheels, custom spray paint job, lots of rust, dents, oh and a driver that treats it like a jeep "screw the paint I can make it!" Daily Driven!!!!! Green Jeep Club member #37 Flamed Jeep Club member #1 and President
Well, if this forum didnt get too far off subject, I am going down to a Jeep graveyard this weekend to get a new engine for my Jeep. the engine is in good shape, it only needs a new water pump. hopefully it wont go bad once i put it in my Jeep, but im sure i will keep you posted on how it goes once i put it in.
Just my advice...
If you have access to 2 Jeeps, I would combine the best parts of both into 1 good Jeep. Then part out the other one to members of this forum. Generally, people need parts for vehicles that approach 20+ years...
that is true, once i replace the engine i will post all the parts left over on my website and i could either sell or give those parts away to those in need. i will post once i put all those parts up on my website.