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post #1 of 6 Old 09-24-2020, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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85 CJ7 help me ID this trans/exposed flywheel?

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I recently purchased a 85 CJ-7 and have a few questions regarding it.



1) Any idea what manual transmission I have? (not sure where to look to find this)



2) Why is the flywheel exposed? Is this normal? How can I go about covering it?



3) Is the amc 20 rear axle with yukon single piece axle shafts solve many of the issues with that axle?

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-24-2020, 03:40 AM
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The cover is missing, quite common and not dangerous except to critters you run over. You can probably find one secondhand.

The Yukon one piece axles are fine, they give some extra reliability.

As to the transmission, you need to get a bit further under for a pic including the transfer case and any casting numbers. Have you checked how many gears it actually has? Three speeds were only used until 1979 so it is either an old knob or an old transmission. I would have said T176 and Dana 300.

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I'll do some digging today. Thanks for the prompt response. I suppose it is possible the knob doesn't represent the actual speed and someone could have thrown an old one on.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-24-2020, 11:14 AM
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As to the transmission, you need to get a bit further under for a pic including the transfer case and any casting numbers. Have you checked how many gears it actually has? Three speeds were only used until 1979 so it is either an old knob or an old transmission. I would have said T176 and Dana 300.

I count 4 speeds plus reverse on that shift knob... L-1-2-3 = 4 speeds




Here is the lower bellhousing cover.


https://www.quadratec.com/products/9...SABEgIHNPD_BwE


As far as trans ID, yes we need a better picture of the side of the trans, but judging off of the drain plug location, I am going to agree that it is likely T176/177 and Dana 300

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-24-2020, 12:21 PM
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you can get a replacement for the flywheel cover this is basically aesthetics as it is not exactly dangerous to leave it exposed. You probably will get a deal if you start looking for a replacement at your local store
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-24-2020, 03:17 PM
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Actually I like the idea the cover keeps the water and dirt and mud out of the bell housing. Sand and mud can get abrasive on things like clutch and flywheel.

If you play in the mud it doesn't really matter I guess. But if you just drive it around, why scoop it up off the road.

Also keeps little critters from climbing in and setting up house.


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