1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

New early Cj owner.

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by cjjasen, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Jun 11, 2007
    cjjasen

    cjjasen New Member

    laurens, S.C
    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    First off let me say that this is one of the most informative websites out there. I have owned many a cj, but this is my first "early" one. It is a 71 with a :v6: , t14, 27/44. It is completely apart and I have a few questions:

    1- The motor has been sitting uncovered for a year or more:cry: so it at least has to be rebuilt. My question is, is it worth rebuilding, or would a 4.3 that Have complete and running be smarter?

    2- The tub is so-so. will a cj5 tub from a later year fit, and if so what years?

    3- Lastly for now, how durable is the tranny, axle, etc... This will be a as close to stock driver, not a hardcore trail rig.

    Any input will be appreciated! Thank you :)
    p.s i will post pics when i get them.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2007
    willysnut

    willysnut Banned

    Newnan, Ga.
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Messages:
    654
    Welcome to the mix!
    1. Keep the V6
    2.Sheet metal is avail, remember it's an early CJ, we are a proud bunch!!, keep it that way
    3. Plenty strong enough for the engines that your talking about, stay with
    what you have and get it running ASAP to keep your interest, lots of project set way to long IMHO.

    Oh yeah introduce yourself in the proper section, you'll like the responce
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2007
  3. Jun 11, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

    Toowoomba, QLD
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    9,059
    Welcome from Kansas.

    I'd suggest browsing through the tech library that can be found at the top of the page here. Some of the things you're asking are touched on there like the tub, etc.

    The engine I would rebuild if it's worth saving. A 4.3 isn't bad though. There's recent discussion from the past week here in the forum about them vs. the 225.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2007
    cjjasen

    cjjasen New Member

    laurens, S.C
    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    thank you. If I do rebuild the 225 is there anything to look out for, or to add? I've heard nothing but great things about the :v6:. Also the diff's are tagged with 3,73's, will that be enough for maybe a 31" tire? Thanks in advance!
     
  5. Jun 11, 2007
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

    Falcon, CO
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    Messages:
    4,843
    If you have machine work done on the engine - make sure the decks are done nice and level - also pay close attention to the oil pump mounting area. It can get warped and make a leaky connection.

    31's will work fine on that drive train. Been running 31's for years.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2007
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    10,569
    From your description of intended use, your JEEP rebuilt as stock will perform fine. They came from the factory quite capable.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2007
    jd7

    jd7 Sponsor

    Nacogdoches,Texas
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,745
    :iagree:
     
  8. Jun 11, 2007
    crewchief22

    crewchief22 New Member

    Mentone, Ca
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    17
    If you stay whe the 225 or find a 231 odd fire it will be a bolt in replacement without a bunch of fabrication.
    You'll find that if you want to do current style up-grades (bumpers, side bars, cages, exc...), you'll be limited and may have to fabricate or modify something from a later year. But for original type parts there is just about everything you could ever need available.
    Have fun with it.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2007
    cjjasen

    cjjasen New Member

    laurens, S.C
    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Thank you all! I cant wait to get started!!!R)
     

Share This Page

New Posts