I want some SLOP in the drive train!
I've had several CJs - all manuals, e.g. T-150, 176, No autos. I just started driving the CJ I've been building for the past 4+ years. And it's taking some getting used to. Help me out - tell me this is normal... ish.
- Fuel injected 5.7 (fresh rebuild, stock L05 specs)
- SM465 (fresh rebuild) driven as a 3-speed
- D300 (fresh rebuild)
- 20/30 (fresh rebuild) Detroits, 4.56 gears
- New driveshaft and joints
On the plus side, I'm loving the power and throttle response... I think. The thing is, I feel like I'm either decelerating or accelerating. Even at 1500 RPM, any movement of the throttle is a bit of a jolt - forward or backward. Does that make sense?
My other vehicle is 100 Series Land Cruiser (auto of course). It's been 5 years since I've driven a CJ. Have I just gotten spoiled by insulated, muted, viscous-coupled drive trains?
1981 CJ8; Willys Overland Tub, Chevy 5.7, First Fuel Injection, SM465, D300, RE 4.5, 35" BFG MTs, 20/30 4.56, Detroits, Warn 9500ti, Full Cage