1964 Jeep CJ
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Technical specifications, photos and description:
Kaiser Willys Jeep CJ5 1964 with Hot Rodded Chevy 350 V8 Power
A classic CJ5 with roaring power. this CJ5 is a unique hot rod with the raw beauty of an old school Kaiser/Willys Jeep. Hopefully the winning bidder will also enjoy this Jeep as much as I and appreciate the classic CJ5 styling blended with a serious hot rod.
Engine(Chevy 350. 4 barrel Holley Carb. mild cam. MSD electronic ignition)
The engine is a Chevy 350 with a 4 barrel Holley Street Warrior carburetor. aluminum radiator. electric cooling fan. mechanical Holley Fuel Pump. mechanical water pump. and based on the throaty sound. we are guessing the original builder decided to install both lifters and a mild camshaft.
As far as the mechanical performance of the engine. the oil pressure is good (50-60 psi). head gasket solid. and no signs of any issues with the rods. cylinders. ring. cam. or fly wheel. We added a full MSD ignition with a multispark system. which cleaned up the performance quite a bit especially when starting. In late 2013. we retired the Jeep to our garage and just short trips to keep things running.
The exhaust features Hooker Headers and Pypes M80s Glasspack/baffles for a good balance between the hot rod sound and flow. The motor mounts appear to be in good condition with no cracks or signs of failure.
While living in Arizona for a few months. we swapped out the radiator and belt driven fan in 2013 for an electric fan to cool the engine down when parked or between trips. With time constraints. I only had a chance to make 1 radiator mount up top. For safety and security. I would recommend adding 2 more to the top as well as revisiting the bottom mounts especially if you intend to go off road.
Since the jeep has seen little use and previously had issues with the carburetor. we replaced the older Street Warrior Carb with a new 700 cfm 4 barrel 2017 Holley Street Warrior before listing here in Ebay. The engine is now an easy start and appears to be running without any noticeable issues. however I would recommend giving the engine a full check before taking the jeep out on the road.
Drivetrain and Transmission (Manual 4spd. manual 4 wheel drive transfer case)
The Jeep rolls with a 4spd manual transmission that is in good working order and shifts through the gears without issue. I cannot find a tag or numbering the transmission in order to identify the make and model. The shift pattern is a standard H with reverse being left (towards driver) and down (back). We have used the 4 wheel drive on several occasions. so the transfer case is working. I cannot recall if there is both a 4 wheel high and 4 wheel low. Like most of the older jeeps. a little rocking back and forth is required to get into 4 wheel.
Suspension. Brakes. Steering (manual disc brakes front. drum rear)(manual steering)
We upgraded the manual drum brakes to manual disc brakes in the front to get a bit more stopping power. To tighten up the steering. we swapped out the steering box for a lower ratio and went with a longer Pitman Arm to remove some of the twitchy feeling. Finally. a steering damper was added to diminish road input and keep the jeep going straight. Before driving. I would check all connections and make sure the steering shaft. arm. and all components are tight and roadworthy. After the upgrades the steering was acceptable for lower speed highway driving in a 50 year old jeep. The steering wheel does sit at an angle while driving as the steering shaft. box. and arm were not perfectly aligned. however the jeep does drive straight and doesn't pull in any direction.
Overall the suspension. shackles. frame. shock. and other suspension parts appear to be in good working order with only minor surface rust.
Being that this jeep has very little electrical systems. everything is wired with a patch work of wires and in-line fuses. We lost the key and wired a temporary ignition switch to start the jeep. A kill switch was added to shut off all electrical power for safety and security. The basic gauges (Temp. Oil Pressure. Volts. RPM. and speed are in working condition. The gasoline gauge is not working and the tank is rather small. so frequent fill ups are required. Headlights. Brakelights. and Turn Signals are wired. but the front lights are not connected as the aluminum radiator blocks the large bulky connectors and requires a lower profile solution. Since we don't drive the Jeep at night. I never bothered to wire the slide on type electrical connectors. The windshield wipers are not wired and there is no servo in place.
Our plan was to install a basic wire-harness from Painless or EZ-Wire and simply take an afternoon to rewire the jeep in an organized logical way with all appropriate fuses and wire gauges.
Frame. Body. Overall Condition
Overall the frame and tub are in acceptable to good condition with a few minor areas where the paint is bubbling and some obvious surface rust has just started to take hold in the seams between panels. The yellow paint was most likely applied at home or by a discount provider. but still can be polished and waxed for a decent shine.
The seats are ok. but could use either new covering or replacing as they older and the material is thinning and there is a tear on the outside of the driver's side. The floor boards are solid with no holes or rust. The back floor was finished with a strong sheet of diamond plated steel. There is custom roll bar along with 4 point racing seat belts.
I have not been happy with the placement of the fuel tank relative to the exhaust or rubber fuel lines. For safety and performance. I had intended on move the tank or the exhaust. running metal lines. and going with an electric fuel pump using a return line set up. Before driving. I would definitely recommend and suggest a thorough review of exhaust components and fuel components.
The Jeep was purchased over Ebay Motors in April 2009 and used as a daily driver from 2009 – 2012. During those years. we complete several of the upgrades and projects. In 2012. this Jeep was driven 450 miles from New Mexico to Scottsdale. AZ without issue.
Between business and family. we had little time to devote to working on the jeep and eventually trailered it in Nov 2013 to family in NJ for safe keeping. From time to time the Jeep has been started and driven down the street and back to keep the oil moving and the engine in functional condition.
Currently the Jeep starts and runs very well. but due to the extended length of garaging. I'm uncertain as to the road worthiness for extended driving and would recommend reviewing all hoses. valve cover gaskets. oil pan gaskets. and other common trouble spots for older vehicles. Also the front headlights lights are not currently connected and turn signals need firm mounting.
Unknown. Currently not registered
Shipping. and Transport
The winning bidder is responsible for covering all transport costs to their final destination.
The Jeep is located in Glen Ridge. NJ. Feel free to contact us for a test drive or with questions.
For those Ebayers in my area of Northern NJ (07028). feel free to give us a call for local viewing and test driving. Input from all Ebayers and Jeep enthusiasts is always welcome. Feel free to call our business phone 575. 737. 8521 with questions. but do keep in mind I am more of a dedicated tinkerer and not a mechanic.
To see the Jeep being driven. please review my YouTube View at:
The video was filmed Saturday Sept 17th 2016 and listed in late October 2016 for a first round in Ebay. With the final bids missing my reserve by just a few dollars. I decided to re-list in the Spring after replacing the carb.
New video with Carb replacement 700 cfm Holley Street Warrior
June 14th. 2017
Thanks for stopping by. RJ
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