Originally Posted by jco6560
The early CJ site would definitely be good for this model. FYI - I think they have had some issues with their server and getting spammed in the past, so if you register an account, try NOT to use a bulk free email address like hotmail.com - it will block your registration.
My 2 cents is that it looks a lot like my 225 Dauntless - but then I don't know the 231 at all so I have nothing to compare to.
My 4 cents comment as you mentioned towing it - I see you have the rig on a full trailer which is great considering it looks like you have a Ross Cam and Level steering. It is not a good idea to flat tow the Ross steering system - extreme wear will occur rapidly and the system is already iffy to begin with. As long as you are on the trailer your are great.
A couple of things-
I've flat towed my '70 literally thousands of miles through the Colorado mountains, with no damageto the steering system.
Also, the Jeep pictured above doesn't have a Ross steering system. The driver's side exhaust manifold is a rear dump, which exits right where the stock steering box is. The stock manifold dumps to the front to clear the steering box. It's probably been converted to a front mounted Saginaw steering box (common swap).
Looking a little more at those engine pics, I'm thinking it's a mid 70's 231.
The valce covers are wrong for a 225, the intake has provision for an EGR valve, and that passenger side manifold has the heat tube for a hot air automatic choke.
X2 on joining earlycj5.net
The knowledge base for early Jeeps is great...and we're pretty nice guys!