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post #1 of 5 Old 08-04-2005, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at jeeps, and maybe a rebuild

I have been looking at jeeps recently, a guy at my wifes work is selling an 81, right now that is all I know about it, and he asking about 2 he says. I will get more into it after I see some pictures. my qustion was about rebuilding the motor. do they normally wear bad, and require a full 0.30 bore? or will a good hone job work? I am speaking in general here, I know every motor is diff. Also any tips to look for i.e. common problems, or fail points. also is the following rebuild kit any good or am I asking for troubles later on. Thanks again


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post #2 of 5 Old 08-04-2005, 06:52 PM
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I wanted the 350 chevy engine in a older Jeep for emissions. Here in Denver below 1982 you just have the tail pipe sniffed. I watched the papers until one matched my criteria. It didn't take long but I got lucky. You might want to look at a bunch of local Jeeps. Some people sell way below and some people sell high. Just have all ducks in a row and ready to move for the right deal.

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ya, I am working on selling my boat right now so I can get those ducks in a row. we don't have any kind of emissions down here, we don't have any kind of inspection.
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I would suggest posting some pictures when you have the chance. That way we can better give you an idea of what it's worth.
Right off hand 2000.00 doesn't sound to bad providing you can drive it home.
The rebuild you're asking about .030, would be normal. I would call Maddog and see if the have a .010 set. In this case less is better. The more you bore the cylinders, the more it could over heat.
But keep in mind we can speculate all we want, but until you take the engine apart and do some checking we're just guessing.

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I know right now I am just kicking around "what ifs" I will get some pictures of the jeep hopefully shortly. the guy is not a bad so he would not be out to rip me off, though he wants to pawn off a puppy on my wife. (no more pets) I would prefere to have it bored less, .010 over would be Ideal. Well Ideally it would just need a hone and new pistons and rings. Hopefully I will have some pics soon.

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