Posted by Frans on June 13, 2005 at 06:22:02:
In Reply to: Posted by on June 09, 2005 at 08:28:08:
Kristian, I once found a CJ2A body and frame and started to build my own Jeep. The only axles I could find were Overland wagon axles with 4.88 ratio. Then I found an Isuzu C190 diesel engine with 4-speed 4x4 gearbox. I can tell you, it is an absolute pleasure to drive and very light on diesel. At about 110km/h (68mph?)it runs out of power (not revs). It has a lot of power at low revs. A friend of mine is busy putting a Toyota 1C (1800 diesel) engine in a CJ5 with the original jeep transmission.
: Thanks for the replies! A relative of mine restored a 1966 V6 CJ something (I was too young to know exactly what) and I remember learning some choice new words thanks to that "out of the box failure" you described :)
: As for the diesel, my uncle has a '47 CJ2A that used to be my grandfather's way back when. Its a gorgeous vehicle (luzon red, I think), mostly original, all jeep. Anyhow, he's gotten it in his head that he wants to put a V8 in it (no details as to what kind yet) so I'm going to watch carefully and see how he fits something like that in the engine compartment and maybe gain some insight into doing a diesel transplant. The reason I'm so keen on the diesel is that there's a place that carries Bio Diesel not too far away, and I'd like to start to try that out, maybe even try to home-brew some (although it may be too late this year).
: Anyhow, thanks again for the quick replies, and don't be surprised if my questions get more complicated and desperate as the project picks up speed.
: Thanks again,