Jeep CJ-7 Old project

One on the most enjoyable projects I ever did was a rebuild of a 1987 Jeep CJ-7. I was 15 years old, and excited to learn about cars. My dad also enjoyed working on cars. We bought the Jeep in thought ebay. It was located in Kansans city Missouri. We had a fly there and drive it back.

1987 Jeep CJ-7
1987 Jeep CJ-7

The Jeep was in okay shape. It didn’t break down once on the trip. The weather was cold on the return trip. We latter learned that in warm weather the jeep would die due to a fault ignition control module.

We enjoyed driving the Jeep for a couple of months before we started the engine rebuild.

We got the jeep and rather then taking the engine out, we bought a extra engine from a man known locally as “Nathan the Jeep Man”.

.This is a 4.2 liter AMC jeep Engine.

Above is an image of the engine while on the trailer. There is a great deal of work that will be required before the engine would be suitable to drive a vehicle.

JeepEngineOnTrailerThe bell housing is on the left side of the image. The intake and exhaust manifolds are on the bottom part of the image. The radiator tubes , vacuum tubes, and wires wrap all around the  engine.