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Old 02-10-2013
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750 would be my choice.
Duramax would make that jeep nose heavy IMO.
If i was doing an engine swap i would have to think long about what i put in it.
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[QUOTE=fxdwg;194653]Larry,

That's a sweet CJ (YJ, WJ, PJ or whatever is actually is!)


John,
You are correct that is a CJ...
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Unless that's a really strong cam or you're spinning up really high (7500-8000), most small blocks are overcarbed beyond a 650 carb. When the venturies are too large, you don't get good distribution and dispersal of the incoming fuel. I've "fixed" several motors by putting smaller carbs on them. There are several formulas out there to truly figure out what carb size you need for that specific motor and rpm range.
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...Saturn cars are out of the question...
So,what to do?
What do you guys tow?
Do you like it?
Would you buy it again?
Randy - Too bad a Saturn car is "out of the question" for you. Our 70k mile 95' SL2 gets 33 mpg, hooks up is a flash, is simple/cheap to maintain, tows on all four like it's not even back there with little affect on our mileage and insurance is inexpensive. Only drawbacks are it does not make a good bulky stuff hauler like an SUV and you can forget about off-roading or impressing the guys with your toad's image/horsepower. I'd buy a new one again in a heartbeat if I could. They do occasionally appear on Craigslist but one owner low mileage SL2's are rare.

With 500+ hp to pull your toad, perhaps something larger might work better for you. However, in the next year I'm looking forward to finding that perfect BB with matching purple accents to go with my SL2
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Randy - Too bad a Saturn car is "out of the question" for you. Our 70k mile 95' SL2 gets 33 mpg, hooks up is a flash, is simple/cheap to maintain, tows on all four like it's not even back there with little affect on our mileage and insurance is inexpensive. Only drawbacks are it does not make a good bulky stuff hauler like an SUV and you can forget about off-roading or impressing the guys with your toad's image/horsepower. I'd buy a new one again in a heartbeat if I could. They do occasionally appear on Craigslist but one owner low mileage SL2's are rare.

With 500+ hp to pull your toad, perhaps something larger might work better for you. However, in the next year I'm looking forward to finding that perfect BB with matching purple accents to go with my SL2
I also like my four door grocery getter Honda Civic. I bought it new in 2000 and have towed it ever since. Repairs to date have cost me around $700. Gets 45mpg on the highway. Seats four average stature people. I'd like to trade up to an Accord with cruise control, electric windows etc but this car just keeps on trucking and won't quit.
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A Honda civic is pretty hard to beat. Rob are you saying you've had the car for 13 years and spent $700 on it? Tires batteries and everything? You better buy another Honda buddy.

Tell you what though cars have improved immensely in the last dozen or so years. I used to be taking cars back and forth for repairs it seemed monthly and of the last number of years it's been much better. I used to drive only Toyota or Honda cars. At one point I needed a truck and bought a Chevy Tahoe and then a pickup and then another Tahoe. My Chevy products have been excellent as well. And my friends don't seem to be having trouble with their cars ether. They don't rust out and it's not unusually to get several hundred thousand on them if they are given ordinary care.
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Maybe I should move to the UK so I can get a wrangler diesel... Not sure I want to buy a jeep and then convert it to diesel. Maybe I could find a wrecked one with a blown engine and drop a Toyota diesel in it... All I need is a $100k shop and $20k worth of tools...
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Maybe I should move to the UK so I can get a wrangler diesel... Not sure I want to buy a jeep and then convert it to diesel. Maybe I could find a wrecked one with a blown engine and drop a Toyota diesel in it... All I need is a $100k shop and $20k worth of tools...
Here are some interesting links.

http://www.bruiserconversions.com/

http://jdjeeps.com/

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54928

http://dieseltoys.com/jeep

No interest in any of these. Just did a web search.
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