Hot Rodded 1981 Jeep CJ-5 with AMC 360 V8 - Too much fun
*This video is old, needs to be updated. The engine/drivetrain has been
vastly improved since this video was filmed.*
My daily driver 1981 Jeep CJ-5 with a .030 over AMC 360 V8 with a little
bit of work done to it.
Edelbrock 600cfm Performer carb
Edelbrock Performer Intake
CompCams 268H AMC camshaft with matched timing set
Stock ignition system for the most part
Everything else is explained in the video. Filmed on a high 20 F degree
day. This Jeep is too much fun and the AMC V8's are very strong motors.
This one has about 6,000 miles on it since the engine rebuild. The
speedometer is accurate give or take 2-3mph, checked with a GPS.
The T176 is a great transmission and has never skipped a beat. I've
wheeled it pretty hard and put it through some hell on the street and at
the strip with several tire size/gear combinations. 3rd gear redlines at
about 90mph with the current setup. I've never really gotten much into 4th
For you guys who have shown concern regarding the suspension, steering,
etc... It has all been refurbished/upgraded to stock/better than stock
condition. It drives very well, straight and true down the road and is
almost nothing like the stereotypical CJ when it comes to its road manners.
Which Jeep Do You Like More?
Out of these two jeeps I've owned, I was wondering which one you guys like
Jeep YJ, or TJ.
both have about a 4" lift with 33's
Sorry about the sound in only some of the clips
Jeep CJ-7 with AMC V8 on a short Hill Climb
More about the build of this Jeep here:
m ... CJ7 Climbing a short hill. AMC 360 crate engine, HEI Ignition, Truck
Avenger Carb, T-18 Trans (w/ 6.32:1 1st gear), Dana 20 Transfer case with
Teralow gears, Wagoneer Dana 44 Front Axle with Powertrax locker, Scout
Dana 44 rear Axle with Detroit Locker. Tons of Tech writeups in Project
CJ-7 @ www.Offroaders.com
V8 Jeep CJ Burnout
This Jeep CJ has a 350 chevy motor in it and runs a 12.4 second quarter
It also has a dual stainless steel 2.5 inch mandrel bent Exhaust system.