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New owner to neglected 86 CJ7 4cyl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by YpsiArbor, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Jan 20, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    YpsiArbor

    YpsiArbor [OP] New Member

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    Bought a CJ7 that I’ll need a lot of advice. Hope to get help in answers when asking. I’ve eyed this Jeep for 11 yrs. probably hasn’t been driven 100 miles in that time. It shows.

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  2. Jan 20, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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    Prerunner1982

    Prerunner1982 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Richard, welcome from Oklahoma.
    Looks like a nice little project, prime for a v8 swap.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2021 at 8:22 PM
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    LYFZGOOD

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    Welcome from north central West Virginia :oldglory:
     
  4. Jan 20, 2021 at 9:09 PM
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    Welcome @YpsiArbor that’s going to make a nice project to get her back on the road.
     
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  5. Jan 21, 2021 at 4:36 AM
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    YpsiArbor

    YpsiArbor [OP] New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    YpsiArbor

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    If I choose to put a V8 in this. Anybody have suggestions? I’m in the Memphis,Tn area. All ideas very appreciated.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    A carb V8 would be easiest, I am partial to Chevy small blocks.
    A TBI V8 would still be fairly easy and provide a bit better performance.
    A LS V8 would be a bit more difficult but give you much better performance.
    It's up to how much work you want to do and how much $$ you want to put into it.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    Check out this website as they have a lot of background in what fits and the adapters needed for a successful job.

    https://www.novak-adapt.com/
     
  9. Jan 23, 2021 at 4:53 AM
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    YpsiArbor

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    Thank you for the suggestions. Anymore will always be appreciated. Where to go for parts would also be so much appreciated.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    LYFZGOOD

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    quadratec.com rockauto.com R 2 places I go to for parts.

     
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  11. Feb 3, 2021 at 8:59 PM
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    304, and 360 engines come stock, and parts are available new, and used. Beyond that... anything is possible with either aftermarket support or a little American ingenuity. The one I'm building has a MOPAR 360.
     
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