!(big)http://offroadpakistan.com/images/2006/h2_winched_out_by_cj7.jpg 475×315 (H2 being winched out by TM’s CJ7)!
The following article is the elaboration of a post that I made in the forums a while ago. My good friend KO insisted I turn it into a tech article as a reference for those who are not regular visitors around here.
Proper cooling for an engine is like oxygen for us – you don’t care about it until you’re not getting enough of it. That’s why cooling systems tend to go unnoticed until something bad happens, usually accompanied by a lot of huffing, hissing and steam. Continue reading Hot under the Bonnet
Bitten by the automotive bug even before I learned how to drive, I am known chiefly for spending as much time tinkering around under the hood and under the jeep as I do in the driver’s seat.
Vehicle: 1979 Jeep CJ-7 (currently awaiting resurrection)
Rebuilt: June 2000
Engine: Toyota B 3.0L naturally aspirated diesel
Transmission: Toyota H55F 5 speed manual
Transfer Case: Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser with 2 Lo option
Front Axle: Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser, 4.10:1 R/P ratio
Rear Axle: Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser, 4.10:1 R/P ratio
Brakes: Front discs with 4-piston calipers and rear drums
Tires: Bridgestone Desert Dueler 30×10.50 on 15×8″ alloy wheels
Suspension: Stock CJ-7 leaf springs with RS 9000 adjustable shock absorbers. polyurethane bushings.
Steering: Saginaw power-assisted recirculating ball. Momo steering wheel.
Lighting: Bosch off-road headlamps fitted with Sylvania Cool Blue 60/55W H4 bulbs; Hella 500 (100W) driving lights. Rear off-road lights 2×55W Hella lamps. Interior and under-body worklights.
Sound system: Coming soon with twin turbos
Other specs: Warn 8274 winch (8000 lbs load rated), custom built bumper and roll bar.
Coming soon: Twin turbo 2JZ-GTE swap, anti-roll bar, 32″ tires, custom suspension, new shock absorbers, weight reduction.
1KZ or 2LT, 3B or 13BT, 1C and 2L, confusing numbers and alphabet game or engine designations, who knows… it might as well be Greek for those who aren’t engine savvy. If you are even considering building a Jeep in Pakistan, you should know the various engine choices available to you. Read on and enlighten yourself.