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Unread 08-27-2002, 08:04 PM   #1
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I was recently given a 1969 Jeep.
My father gave it to me, its not in bad condidion it runs but i want to restore it. On the Tittle it showea a VIN number of
8305015254653.
What type of Jeep is this? The Tittle doesnt give a description it just says "Jeep"

I want to make this jeep a real eye opener with a lot of eye candy! Any suggestions will be a great help.
Also it has a 4cyl. engine, what type of engine is this and can i put something else in it that will give it more power and a little better gas milage?


Please give me all youe suggestions, here on the forum or by e-mail ksnormand@yahoo.com

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Unread 08-31-2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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The first 4 numbers are the key. 8305 indicates it is a CJ5. As for a stronger motor, The Buick 225 V6 is the ticket. With HP/torque numbers equal to the 304, and 20+ MPG, this STOCK motor goes in with a minium of hassle. They are getting a little hard to find but are worth the effort. With any engine upgrade, you will want to take a serous look at the trans. The T90 is weak behind anything making power as is the 27A front axle(a powr lok will fix most of that). As for upgrades, UPGRADED BRAKES!!!, POWER STEERING conversion,rear tank(if not equiped). Note, when you get this killer home, there are some things to check. Check for cracks around the spring hangers. The rear body mounts are prone to seperate from the body, lousy brakes,and sloppy(worn) steering. PS congrats. on owning one of the last of the "short wheelbase" CJ5's.
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Unread 08-31-2002, 04:23 PM   #3
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Jeepdaddy;

What came with that buick v6 anyway ?
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Unread 08-31-2002, 04:31 PM   #4
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65 to 71 CJ5's.
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Unread 09-01-2002, 03:56 PM   #5
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I had a 67 Jeepster commando with this little gem in it as well. It was unbelievable the torque this little engine had. I pulled the front bumper right off of a buick skylark when a friend and I were messing around. (I was 17) He said that he stomped on the brakes and I just kept pulling. I did not even feel him apply the brakes, but I felt the bumper give way. Oh the days when you could be young and stupid.

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Unread 09-01-2002, 07:44 PM   #6
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Depending on year, the V-6 CJ-5's came out with T-86 or T-14 trannies. The T-14 had a synchronized first gear. The close ratio T-18 (4.02 first gear)was optional. Standard gear ratio was 3.73 with a tapered axle 44 and the 27A frontend. Optional gar ratios from the factory were 4.27 and 4.88. Transfer case was the Dana-Spicer 18 with 2.46 low range.

My brother has a 68 CJ-5 with the factory Buick V-6 installation. It originally had the T-86 but it failed due to bearing problems so he bought a brand new T-18 with required adapters from his local Jeep dealer and trashed the T-86. Actually, the T-90 should hold up to the V-6 as I had a 283 Chevy in a CJ-6 and ran the T-90 and never had any problems. Of course I never tried to burn rubber on the pavement with it either.
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