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Discussion in 'eBay and Craigslist' started by 1957Willys, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Aug 10, 2019
    1957Willys

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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    All-wheel steering!!!! Interesting.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Looks like the product of long rainy days in the Pacific Northwest.......
     
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    Twin2

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    got that wrongler look . someone it washington could be it's next owner :waiting:
     
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    Lockman

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    Would an Upside down D44 track like the Front Shows ? :confused:
     
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    Nebr1957CJ5

    Nebr1957CJ5 I will do it tomorrow 2019 Sponsor

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    Two things. First I feel like it can't be as simple as flip the axle over and everything will work fine. Secondly I've been around a few 305 engined vehicles and all of them have been awful. Has anyone else tried flipping an axle like this and more importantly has anyone enjoyed driving a 305?
     
  7. Aug 10, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    It isn't. Steering geometry would be all wrong, specifically steering axis. You'd have to rotate the inner knuckles to fix that part. May not matter if hydraulically operated and off road only.

    Next, the wheels would turn the wrong way. You could fix that by using reverse rotation gears.

    Then there's pinion bearings. The pinion will be way up higher than a normal oil level and presumably you not using a high pinion housing. Good luck with that.
     
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    Lockman

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    I am a Jeep & GM Guy. Raised & Schooled that way. Unfortunately the 305 was a mistake with a bad valve train & cam. GM never remedied that, even though they were aware of it's weak design. " From 1976 onward into the early 1980s, these engines were prone to wearing out their camshaft lobes prematurely due to a combination of improper manufacturing and poor quality controls (a result of GM cost-cutting measures). The 305 is sometimes dismissed in performance circles because of its lackluster performance, small bore size, and difficulty flowing large volumes of air at high rpms."
    There are a lot of these engines out there.... Cheap........ Just my HO
     
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    Nebr1957CJ5

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    Appreciate the back up on that guys. Thank you
     
  10. Aug 12, 2019
    Welderr

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    I've had 2 86 305's one in a GMC 1500 and one in a Pontiac Trans Am they both had electronic feedback Quadrajets the T/A when it ran good was awesome but the carb was a nightmare to work on the mixture solenoid would change values just sitting still when trying to set it up. The GMC was a great truck and I ran it till it was worn out and I pulled some pretty big loads with it to the scrap yard . But the earlier ones were dogs they weren't as good as the 307's TJ
     
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    garage gnome

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