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  1. New Members/Introductions
    My 1975 Jeep CJ-5 has been in the family since my father bought her in 1980. I am uploading pics of her latest facelift after a carb fire fried the hood and anything that could melt in the engine bay. she has a rebuilt 304 AMC engine, RV cam Edelbrock intake, Holley 600 carb, Mallory...
  2. Engines & Drivetrain
    Hey All, Does anyone know how much torque is needed to break a AMC/Dana 35 axle? I'm building my 1976 AMC Pacer as a backcountry/Gambler500 rig and am trying to determine if it's safe to lock my rear axle. The Pacer has the AMC 232 (same block as the Jeep 4.0L), an open Dana 35 axle, and...
  3. Jeep CJ Forum
    I've never restored any vehicle before let alone done any major work further than changing brakes. I have, however, grown up around a family that used to practice restorations quite frequently. Unfortunately, time catches up to us all and a lot of vehicles either collect dust or weeds now. Out...
  4. Jeep CJ Forum
    Is an AMC 20 rear axle with a one piece axle shaft conversion, better than a Dana 44 axle with the same rear gearing? i have access to both, but I can't decide witch one I want to install. The Jeep is just a cruiser with a really powerful motor for its weight. I'm scared I'm gonna grenade the...
  5. Jeep CJ Forum
    through the many hours spent searching on Craigslist for parts for my Tj build, I stumbled upon a new project. I guess one project vehicle is not enough. It is a 1978 CJ7 Renegade with the AMC 304 V8 and a 3 speed transmission. It also has the levi's interior package although its missing the...
  6. Jeep CJ Forum
    So I'm thinking about buying a 360. Runs and sounds great, but after 5-10 mins of idling it will shut off abruptly, no chugging or clunking, just shuts off. He just put a brand new Holley carb and intake on it, checked the timing and replaced the distributor with the same results. It'll start...
  7. New Members/Introductions
    Hey folks, I managed to score a '79 CJ7 that was taken to a mechanics shop in the early 2000's for a full fix-me-up. They put in a new engine, rebuilt the trans, brake and fuel systems, as well as a number of other things. Total bill was around $5200. The owner declined to pay it and it sat at...
  8. YJ Wrangler Technical Forum
    I need your help :brickwall I have a brand new 86 amc 258 (not rebuilt, new from factory). Last week i swapped my old and tired 258 with the new one. I filled it with 6 liters of bardhal BM7 10w40. oil pressure sending unit is brand new, and oil pressure seem to be ok. When I started it, i heard...
  9. Jeep CJ Forum
    first time trying to start engine 304 after years. new battery installed, the solenoid is good, coil good, starter good, engine is not seized, oil good, coolant good, spark plugs in, and don't really know how to check the distributor. fuel pump doesn't work yet, so i need to put gas directly...
  10. Jeep CJ Forum
    The seal seems to have a "mouth" cut into it. Which side does this face (inside of engine or outside of engine)? And do you recommend RTV between the oil pan and the gasket? How about RTV between the gasket and the block?
  11. Engines & Drivetrain
    I am swapping a 401 into my 1978 cj5 which currently has an amc 304 and t150 transmission. I am not sure what clutch kit to buy. Should I just get a stock replacement for the 1978 cj5 with amc304 or do I need to upgrade to a clutch for the amc 401? I think the full size jeep with 401s have a...
  12. Jeep CJ Forum
    I recently bought a 78 CJ& with a 258. I got it from a guy that was tired of working on it and the thing sitting in his garage. I new it did not run quite right when I got it. After further inspection I realized that there was a gm throttle body on it. There is also air blowing out of what...
  13. Jeep CJ Forum
    I just bought this bad boy in pices... So heres the project -Powere train Amc360 T18 Dana300 Dana30 Amc20 2 frames, bouth amc, one was zink diped back in the 80s with il be building on. -New fiberglass tub -Once pice front end as of what it looks like now...
  14. Engines & Drivetrain
    Okay so I've been rebuilding my AMC 360 kinda slowly (past 2 years on and off) and im ready to finish it up. I lost the timing chain cover bolts and it's been so long I don't even remember what they look like as far as length. Does anyone have a diagram with sizes and placement or can anyone...
  15. Jeep CJ Forum
    im getting a 258 in a few days that has been sitting for something like 8 years and im wondering what kind of work i should expect. Im not trying to completely rebuild the engine if i dont have to. What should i look for in the head? is "rebuilding" the head the best bet or is buying a...
  16. YJ Wrangler Technical Forum
    im currently in the process of swapping a amc 360 into my 87 yj, i have some questions on the conversions though, i understand the d35 will explode and i understand that the ax-15 is on limited time but what i need to know is in the hood department - ive heard you can use the stock passenger...
  17. Jeep CJ Forum
    Hi, I have the 258 motor in my cj7 at the moment but I'm wondering if I should swap it for the v8. I like the way the v8 sounds more, and it would give me more peace of mind in terms of reliability because theoretically, 8 cylinders versus 6 means less work per cylinder. Assuming that price...
  18. MJ Comanche Technical Forum
    Hi guys, I have an '89 4.0L I6, I think it is an AMC motor, but I don't know where I can find that out; if anyone else knows how to check that please post! Anyway, I just replaced the stock oil pump, (it was waaay worn out inside and I was getting no oil pressure) with a high flow pump and at...
  19. Engines & Drivetrain
    I have a AMC 360 in my CJ7, that I just dropped an Edelbrock Torquer cam (0-5500) into. It is currently sitting on 35" BFG's that I could easly spin in the dirt with the factory setup. After installing this cam into the Jeep, it is completely flat. No acceleration or torque. I have the...
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