GREAT COLLECTORS ITEM WITH BRAND NEW AMC 360CC ENGINE PUTTING OUT CLOSE TO 400HP!
This is a 1980 Jeep CJ7 that has been rebuilt from the ground up. The old 304 cubic inch engine has been swapped out for a newly rebuilt AMC 360, bored out (approx 370 cubic inches) and putting out approximately 390 ft-lbs of torque! The new engine has many upgrades including: high performance camshaft, high flow mechanical water pump, new clutch and flywheel, and Bull Tear serpentine belt and pulleys. She is powered by an MSD 6AL anniversary ignition box and has a MSD distributor. She has wrapped, fenderwell exit headers that lead downstream to Cherry Bomb glass pack side pipe mufflers. If you can't see her coming, you will most definitely hear her! She has all new Russell classic performance fuel lines with a high performance mechanical fuel pump, putting out 6 psi of fuel pressure to the Edelbrock carbeurator, that sits on top of the Edelbrock Performer intake manifold. The engine is cooled by a custom aluminum radiator and electric fan, that includes a manual override switch. The engine rebuild was done by George Doughtie, an AMC master mechanic and racer, and includes all paperwork and receipts for the build.
The Dana 300 transfer case has been rebuilt with all new seals and sits on top of a custom fabricated skid bar. The rear axle is a custom Ford 8.8, with positrac and 3.54 gears, and has been cut to size to fit the narrow track width of this Jeep. She has a newly rebuilt interior with Linex floors and a custom dash with new AutoMeter gauges. The frame is in great condition and she sits on 35 inch BF Goodrich All Terrain tires and has new manual locking hubs.
Just added a new strapless bikini top with windjammer, duster deck, and soft doors.
She has less than 500 miles since the axle and engine rebuild.
The power steering pump and fuel level sender need to be replaced and are not in working order. The T176 transmission is original and occasionally grinds when shifting into gear. Double clutching while driving prevents this most times. Upon inspection, the synchronization gears are worn so the transmission would need a rebuild to resolve. However, it is in a fully useable and drivable condition.
This is a collector's piece at a great deal. I would not recommend this as a daily driver without fixing the above mentioned issues.
I have an inspection report available upon request.
No trades please!