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Unread 03-02-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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What's The Latest Model Year CJ 7 With NO MICROCHIPS of Any Kind?

I want a CJ7 with no microchips of any kind in it.

What is the latest year model with no chips?

I guess another way to ask the question would be to ask what was the first year model CJ7 to have a microchip?

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Unread 03-02-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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As long as you live in a state with no emissions go with what ever year you can find and do away with the computer. I would stick with the wide track years jmo and do the nutter bypass and weber upgrade.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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Depends on state, model year, and engine.
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Depends on state, model year, and engine.
It seems there are no easy answers to questions about these things.

I just want a CJ with no microchips!

I thought California was the only pain in the rear state when it came to smog during the years the CJS were built.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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Make it 1975 and prior then.
No electronic nothing.
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and remove the radio also. joking but yea 75 and prior would your best bet but i hear certain restoration parts are hard to come by.
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Just curious why y'all are saying '75...the computers didn't make their way into CJs until sometime in the 80s
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Unread 03-03-2014, 02:15 AM   #9
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He said he didn't want any microchips.
Some of the 76 and later CJ's had electronic ignition systems. 76-77 had Prestolight ignition system and after that came the Duraspark ignition system.
Some of these used microchips although not computer chips per say, they still uses silicon based components.

California had computers as far back as 82 and all CJ's had computers since 84.

[Grammar]
Grammar check on post #9 please.
Which is correct?
"1976 to 1977 HAD a Prestolight ignition system"
or
"1976 to 1977 HAS a Prestolight ignition system"

In 1976 to 1977 they USED the Prestolight ignition system and chances are, if you buy a 1976 to 1977 CJ, it will still HAVE a Prestolight ignition system.
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Mallory still make a dual point distributor that will fit on any Jeep carb engine so that can take you up to 91 or so I think.

With just a coil and points, the stock carbs can be tuned to run well with no microchips in the circuit and they will pass the emissions sniffer/dyno test.

The Nutter Bypass thread outlines how to manually set them all up with no computer controls using any ignition system, points or electronic.
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He said he didn't want any microchips.
Some of the 76 and later CJ's had electronic ignition systems. 76-77 had Prestolight ignition system and after that came the Duraspark ignition system.
Some of these used microchips although not computer chips per say, they still uses silicon based components.

California had computers as far back as 82 and all CJ's had computers since 84.

[Grammar]
Grammar check on post #9 please.
Which is correct?
"1976 to 1977 HAD a Prestolight ignition system"
or
"1976 to 1977 HAS a Prestolight ignition system"

In 1976 to 1977 they USED the Prestolight ignition system and chances are, if you buy a 1976 to 1977 CJ, it will still HAVE a Prestolight ignition system.
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John,

WTH are you doing awake at 3AM????? Grammar...."1976 to 1977 HAS a Prestolite ignition system", since there are still 1976 and 1977 CJs on the road.
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John,

WTH are you doing awake at 3AM????? Grammar...."1976 to 1977 HAS a Prestolite ignition system", since there are still 1976 and 1977 CJs on the road.
Unless the Prestolite ignition system was replaced with something else in which case it HAD such a system
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Sounds like the o.p. wants an EMP proof jeep.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #14
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John,

WTH are you doing awake at 3AM????? Grammar...."1976 to 1977 HAS a Prestolite ignition system", since there are still 1976 and 1977 CJs on the road.
Only 4:00 EDT.

It's when I start work 6 days a week. We start overtime before our normal shift.

Thanks for the insight.
It was driving me crazy that I could not figure out whether to use 'HAD' or 'HAS' in the sentence. I had good arguments in my head either way.

I only missed 1 question on your grammar test...
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Unread 03-03-2014, 08:04 AM   #15
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The first year of Prestolite in a CJ was 1975, not '76.
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