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martinezJ72 09-12-2013 05:28 PM

Engine switch
 
I was wondering how much it would cost to switch the v8 engine i already have in my 72 cj5 to a more efficient v8.

LumpyGrits 09-12-2013 06:39 PM

"Efficient" :confused:
LG

martinezJ72 09-12-2013 07:02 PM

Right now mine only gets 13 to the gallon snd i want one that gets more

larock 09-12-2013 07:11 PM

Get on the ol interweb and look up some engines

LeePrather 09-12-2013 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by martinezJ72
Right now mine only gets 13 to the gallon snd i want one that gets more

Lol I'm sure everyone on this forum will be interested to see what you find...if you get 13, you might get more than anyone else...

Install some Fred Flintstone pedals...

mattl 09-12-2013 10:26 PM

I get 8 mpg if I'm lucky. Danged 'ol AMC's are not known for their efficiency.

A modern V8 swap will cost lots of cash.

79CJ7dude 09-12-2013 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by martinezJ72
Right now mine only gets 13 to the gallon snd i want one that gets more

Oh, what I would give for 13mpg. Lol

WSS 09-12-2013 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by martinezJ72 (Post 15953465)
Right now mine only gets 13 to the gallon snd i want one that gets more

I'll take it when your done with the swap.

Someone here with a CJ has a sig that says it right:

"It's the cost of admission"

I just tweaked mine a bit and can probably squeeze 12mpg rolling downhill. Offroad it can use a tank to go 30-40 miles, should we say 2-3mpg?

http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5c6fe91d.jpg

LumpyGrits 09-12-2013 10:57 PM

Save your money.......
13mpg ain't bad for old style V-8 engine.
What ever you spend, will never be recovered in gas savings.
LG

titomars 09-12-2013 11:08 PM

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Someone here with a CJ has a sig that says it right:

"It's the cost of admission"

That be me :D I have a 258 and average 13.2 mpg highway and about 10.5 in town. My engine is far from stock. but even the old stock 258 did not do much better. Our CJ's are about as aerodynamic as a cinder block. After the usual mods also weigh in at an excess of 4000 lbs. gas mileage is not something they will ever be known for.

martinezJ72 09-12-2013 11:12 PM

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Yeah. It still has the original engine it was made with. Im gonna put a picture of the engine up tomorrow.

WSS 09-13-2013 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by titomars (Post 15961249)
That be me :D I have a 258 and average 13.2 mpg highway and about 10.5 in town. My engine is far from stock. but even the old stock 258 did not do much better. Our CJ's are about as aerodynamic as a cinder block. After the usual mods also weigh in at an excess of 4000 lbs. gas mileage is not something they will ever be known for.

There it is! Even better said in person. Sweet set up you got there.

WSS

titomars 09-13-2013 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by WSS (Post 15962529)
There it is! Even better said in person. Sweet set up you got there.

WSS

Thanks! The group I wheel with mostly all have YJ's and TJ's. They love to make fun of my little gas hog. hehehe:D Even though in reality they don't do much better. It's the difference of our tanks mine is 15 gals., theirs 20+ gals

CSP 09-13-2013 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by LumpyGrits (Post 15961049)
What ever you spend, will never be recovered in gas savings.

This was worth saying again.

A Chevy LS-series V8 would easily get you in the 20s for MPG if you can keep your foot out of the loud pedal. It would easily cost $4k+. That's a LOT of gasoline.


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