Jeepster inspecting the timing chain and rebuilding oil pump on an AMC 360
A video of me getting to the timing chain and rebuilding the oil pump on an AMC out of a 74 J20 Jeep .
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 gear. 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.
AMC 360 - Running after rebuild and upgrade
Rebuilt engine, here is what it sounds like at idle.