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Dauntless V6. What Percentage?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by John Gedde, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2020
    John Gedde

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    Curious question. When the Dauntless V6 was available, how common was it? Was the 4 cylinder more common? I'd really love to know what percentage of Jeeps had the V6 during the years it was available.

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  2. Feb 14, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    I don’t know the actual percentage number, but it was very common. Almost all the Tuxedo Parks got the new larger engine for an example.
     
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    jpflat2a

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    I'll go out on a limb and say 85% were V6 over F4.
    I have no facts or stats to back that up.
    What wasn't to like about the V6 ?
     
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    Right, more power, less weight. Really nice jeep engine.
     
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    Keys5a

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    I'll agree with Jpflat2a's approximation in post #3, about 85% once the V6 became available.
    I remember the dealer telling my dad the Dauntless was being introduced in the Tuxedo Park before the regular CJ5s. He didn't wait for a V6 Tux to be ordered, and bought the "demo" Tux on the lot on June 4, 1965, powered by an F134. I think the Dauntless was made available around April or May of '65, but the small dealership still didn't have one in yet. By '70 and '71, the F134 was a rare option.
    -Donny
     
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    shaun

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    I think the oil sender or something along those lines were the least liked about it. The holes were small and can get jammed/clogged easy unless you do your PMs on it and clean the oils when needed. Shouldn’t have any issues. Powerful motor. I think skylark had them
    As well... mine is from 1966.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    I've had or have three V6 CJ5s... :D
     
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    fctex

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    In the year of 1969, there were 8111 V6's made and 12,881 F4's.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    Where did you find the figures? Do you have '66?

    Cool... :clap:
     
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    mickeykelley

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    Well that's not 85%.
     
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    jpflat2a

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    F4 cleanup obviously....
    Even back then they forced dealers to buy Jeeps with less popular options.
    It's just one year.
    My branch is still strong and firm.
     
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    duffer

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    That is what I always thought also but I've never seen the exact numbers. For the life of me, I never figured out what the attraction of the F head was other than price. The 225 was way more than worth it. It made a completely different vehicle which was in every way superior. Well in every way excepting maybe a T86AA.
     
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    baldjosh

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    TMI
     
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    fctex

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    The first 4 months of 1970 saw 2,965 V6's and 4843 F4's.
     

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