JohnF

Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild

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Sorry or the lack of updates, I'll try to get updated here. The block was just honed not bored and this was a low mile engine so I had the machine shop check the pistons and  connecting rods and I reused them. I got a re ring kit, cam kit and gasket set  http://www.northernautoparts.com/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductId=3021 I also had the machine shop rebuild the heads. I also got new rocker arm shafts and push rods

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New intake manifold gasket

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Engine paint I used

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Water pump on right is original color. Pretty good match.

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I took the carb apart and glass beaded it then got a rebuild kit and rebuilt it

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Its all about the details. My spark plug wire holder and some plastic dip

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couldnt find the oil bath decal repro anywhere so I went on a bumper sticker site and had a bunch made. Selling them on ebay

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starting to look good

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starting to put stuff together

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Applying the manifold coating

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rebuilt carb on

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Distributor cleaned up and painted

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Tune up kit and clutch

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Air cleaner ready for paint

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Frame out of storage and washed off. ready for motor

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Flywheel resurfaced

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Motor mount and ground strap

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This wasnt easy doing it alone but a few rachet straps and she popped right in

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Back together again

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I found an original motorola alternator that was factory on my year and had it restored

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The oil bath air cleaner decal I had made

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The original decal

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JohnF...This is utterly beautiful...What a tribute to your family!  Thanks much for sharing the detailed photos, the Jeep CJ will be fantastic after this restoration...Glad to see the progress, looking forward to the next phase!

Happy New Year, John...

Moses

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JohnF...This is utterly beautiful...What a tribute to your family!  Thanks much for sharing the detailed photos, the Jeep CJ will be fantastic after this restoration...Glad to see the progress, looking forward to the next phase!

Happy New Year, John...

Moses

thanks Moses,  I will post more soon. 

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This is faithful restoration, John!  Color match is very close and authentic...Nice work, great example for other vintage Jeep owners!

The Ramsey PTO winch drive off the Spicer Model 18 transfer case looks vintage, too.  Your Jeep CJ-5 4x4 is very representative of the era...The Delco-Remy window cap ignition distributor is so much better than the Prestolite design, shaft bushings failed in the Prestolite distributors.  The D-R is easier to tune and field service, too, like the Buick applications!

Decals look terrific...Exciting project...

Moses

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Awesome build John! I MUST have a couple of those "Dauntless V6" stickers for my motor. Where did you get them???

I'm also interested in where you sourced your internal components for the rebuild? I have heard from some guys on Pirate 4x4 and early CJ5 page that the rebuild kits (rings, bearings, pistons, connecting rods) are not of as high of a quality as these motors become scarce. I think that Idea come from handling original OEM pistons and rods (weight) vs aftermarket parts. What are your thoughts and experience? 

 

 

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Pricing for your rebuild parts is reasonable, JohnF.  One source for rarer pistons and gasket sets for classic cars and vintage engines is EGGE Machine at Southern California.  They have been in the industry for many years.  Block salvaging and special machine work is available at L.A. Sleeve, also Southern California based.

Moses 

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Thanks for the info on the stickers and engine parts. 

What was the final verdict about the cam trust spring and button?

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