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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by TRedd, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011
    TRedd

    TRedd New Member

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    Gang,
    I have a 1957 CJ-5/M38....
    I have just had the Hurricane engine totally rebuilt by a pro Willys Jeep shop - yes, it was not cheap. All parts are new inside the engine. Has 20 miles on it.
    Sadly, I may need to sell her. The body is no rust , the tailgate is not the original.
    Ideas on price range with a rebuilt, original engine?

    many thanks

    T
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs 2019 Sponsor

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    :uwop:

    seriously, it's pretty tough to tell you anything without seeing it
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    TRedd

    TRedd New Member

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    OK, pictures are up
    F4 is newly rebuilt
    Runs great.

    Thoughts on value and can are their tricks to increasing the speed above 35? :)
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011
    technologyteacher

    technologyteacher Member

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    35?? We have a '57 with an F head 4cly. Ours goes pretty comfortably down the road at 50mph. 54 mph if down hill with a tailwind. This is without an overdrive or anything like that.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011
    TRedd

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    Tech?
    how is this possible? The guy i bought it from and others have said you cannot drive it that fast or engine goes....
    could we have different gearing?

    Thanks

    Newbie
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    He didn't get it out of low range.....
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011
    TRedd

    TRedd New Member

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    Long, what does this mean?
     
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    technologyteacher

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    Are you in 2hi on the transfer case?
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011
    TRedd

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    I will check. Thanks...pretty sure it is in 2HI
     
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    TRedd

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    Is in 2HI
     
  11. Sep 14, 2011
    jasonjp62

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    I have a 62 with the f head and it will run all day long at 50 yes it is running kinda hard but the f head is a tough little motor. It has the 5.38 gears in it as well.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2011
    SIDSCJ

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    When in doubt, check it with a GPS.
    I've seen speedo's that were off 5-10 mph, either too fast or too slow.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2011
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    I have been known to go 63 mph....with the wind. 50 against a lite breeze..
     
  14. Sep 15, 2011
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Don't go off of the sound, look a the tach. These engines can run 3500 RPM all day long without an issue. Heck the Military ran then at 4K all day for 24 hours without issues when testing them.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2011
    04sd2

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    Are you getting wide open throttle with the gas pedal to the floor? Check it with the engine not running.
     
  16. Sep 15, 2011
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    unclebill

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  18. Sep 19, 2011
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    Unclebill's "the slug" is priceless! I know of no other Jeep that is specifically mentioned by name in a song!!!!
     

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