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Unread 06-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Random Ford Part in my engine

so as i was goin through my electrical, the connector cover to the ignition coil on my 83 cj7 (258) says ford on it...Is this weird? I was a little surprised when i saw that..

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Probably not that weird. I think our old jeeps used a lot of ford stuff...if you look at the computer (assuming you have one like my 86) you'll notice that it too says "motocraft"
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Unread 06-07-2006, 04:08 AM   #3
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As is the DuraSpark and Prestolight ignitionsystems used in CJ's since 76. MAybe Earlier also.
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As well as the starter and selionid. T150 internials are the same as the Ford 3.03 three speed. Many earlier Jeeps also used GM parts such as power steering pumps, neutral safety switches, steering colums, turn signal regulators, and heater motors. Many of these "trinket" items were contracted to major manafactures to help save production money.
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so as i was goin through my electrical, the connector cover to the ignition coil on my 83 cj7 (258) says ford on it...Is this weird? I was a little surprised when i saw that..
Well, the Duraspark ignition IS a Ford product.
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Unread 06-08-2006, 05:51 AM   #6
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so as i was goin through my electrical, the connector cover to the ignition coil on my 83 cj7 (258) says ford on it...Is this weird? I was a little surprised when i saw that..
AMC= Any Make of Car. You'll find all sorts of parts under the hood of most jeeps!
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Probably not that weird. I think our old jeeps used a lot of ford stuff...if you look at the computer (assuming you have one like my 86) you'll notice that it too says "motocraft"
i've got a ford computer in my 86
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If they ran out of Ford parts half way through the year they rattled around the parts bin and installed Chevy

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I found a ford tranny in my 82 CJ7. Didn't see that coming.
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hhaha sweet
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Heck, what about the Buick 225 in older CJ-5's? the GM 2.8 V-6 in older XJ's and MJ's? Don't forget the Pontiac Iron Duke 2.5 4 cyl in the CJ-7. The 350-V-8 in early 70's Wagoneer's? (I can't remember if it is Buick or Oldsmobile.) My 79 Cherokee had Motocraft ignition, Delco Alternator, Saginaw power steering, and a Chrysler type u-joint on the rear yoke of the rear driveshaft. Talk about a mixed breed.
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The amazing part is that all this sh*t even works together. AMC made motor blocks/heads, they never manafactured the other motor parts, they probably put everything else out for bids, it's frikkin' amazing that they went together

I guess Jeep was designed to be cannabalized :-)
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My '81 CJ7 has an ignition and starting system by Ford; steering column, steering box
and alternator by GM; transmission by Chrysler.

It seems that AMC spent most of its design time on brackets, bellhousings and adapters.
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Don't forget how the HEI distributor drops right in...
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Don't forget how the HEI distributor drops right in...
Yes that always amazed me that a GM part would drop into a Ford hole.
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