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About streetjeep2.5

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    Crystal, Minnesota
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    Loving my since 1970 wife, my family, and being a pastor

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  1. That would be a help if only intake and wiring appropriate to it. But, with 352,000 and one complete rebuild and then a need to sleeve one cyl, I may want to go with a complete swap. But, why a new instrument cluster? Mine is now gauges, not lights, and has a tach. Don't remember year I got it from.
  2. ... so will any 91 and following 2.5 and all the wiring etc from any jeep work in my 87 comanche 4x2 manual tranny, or should it be only another comanche or a cherokee? :???:
  3. Definitely coat crank and rods also. I coated all engine block parts, including heads, that were not going to be replaced and bagged/boxed all of them.
  4. All the advice given is very good and from "experienced" drivers. I will only add something from being in the minneapolis area where we have had snow storm after snow storm and very little dry roads since November: If you live in an area where they put chemical on the roads and they do it a lot and you want to try to keep your MJ from being eaten alive, at any time its above 25 degrees run it through a car wash that has under body wash! BTW, above 25 days in our area have been rare lately! The first snow we had for this season is still on the ground since it turned cold at the same time and has stayed cold!
  5. got an 87 2.5 myself. WELCOME!!!!
  6. I have used "automotivetouchup" for my Olympic White 87, and it matches quite well. Gotta remember the years of exposure of the paint on the car has changed it while probably what we buy would be like the color when new, so will not be a perfect match.
  7. Thanks. That half turn made me fairly sure it was a ujoint and not the gear box also. Guess I start a'lookin for a shaft!
  8. Wish you were nearer to Minneapolis! Would be interested in engine. Is it a 4x2 or 4x4?
  9. had dual ouside mirrors on my 87 plain when I purchased it used. They were black. Their condition made them look original, I found some chrome ones and swapped.
  10. ... at around every half turn of my steering wheel both ways on my 352,000 mile 87 4x2 manual steering 'manche. Started a week ago and does not seem to get any worse. It's strong enough that when I allow the steering to naturally center itself, the last "bind" before centering keeps it from centering right away like it used to. My steering gear was replaced about 50,000 ago so I "think" it should be ok. Since it is both ways and every half turn, could it be one of the two steering shaft u-joints that I bet I will need to get a whole shaft if so? Or, are there bearings in the steering column for the shaft that could be the culprit?
  11. If I remember correctly, the 170 and 200 are the same block, but a 250 is different. A 200 would be a good way to go, and "freshen" it up with a light cam for better breathing. I had a 200 in a 1979 Fairmont wagon with an auto and we pulled a 8' open trailer pretty well loaded and the car having a 3rd and 5th grade kids with wife and I and two dogs and a cat from Indiana to Florida, and it did fine. Tried to overheat once, and would slow down on larger hills, but it chugged right along!
  12. I owned a 63 Falcon 260 v8 wagon in the mid/late 1970's LOVED that car! Since it had 5 lug 13" wheels on it I put 14" wheels on it with 70 series tires, and it really improved handling. I started to build for it when the 260 was tiring out a 289 that would have the hydraulic version of the 271 hp camshaft, 4 barrel regular fuel pistons, a dual plane high rise with a 289 Autolite 4bbl, and headers. But, family issues meant selling the engine. Guy that bought it put it in a 65 'stang and said on the highway he would get 23-25 mpg, but when he needed so go, it had go! Given you are in Washington, and I owned that falcon in Coos Bay, Oregon and sold it around '77 or '78, any chance your parts wagon was white with red interior?
  13. Not wanting to hijack the thread, but thinking of swapping in a 4.0 in my 87 2.5 (Renix) 4x2 4 speed. I know the basics are engine and trans, radiator and support, frame mounts, trans cross member and mount, drive shaft (D35), and all the wiring. But, for ease of swapping, what years would be the best to look for? I know it may sound silly, but if I was to abandon FI and computer in favor of aftermarket intake and carburation only because it makes things easier to work with (fewer "sensors" etc) would this change what engine to look for?
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