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Alternative engine for a Willys Jeep

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Well WC, short answer is most probably only the original type. Having said that we would love to know more about your truck, what age it is, where it comes from, what engine it had originally etc. etc. Probably should say though that it seems like bad manners to do all that on Daans thread without even introducing yourself, ..... much safer to start your own thread, throw in a few pictures and go from there.

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Split from Daan's thread about his Mahindra project. 

 

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 Probably should say though that it seems like bad manners to do all that on Daans thread without even introducing yourself, ..... much safer to start your own thread, throw in a few pictures and go from there.

 

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With reply above, the yanks like to put in a buick V6, as this seems to be a nice fit. You will need adaptor plates etc, so there is no easy answer, except of course a Willys engine!.

 

Daan

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23 minutes ago, Daan said:

With reply above, the yanks like to put in a buick V6, as this seems to be a nice fit. You will need adaptor plates etc, so there is no easy answer, except of course a Willys engine!.

I wonder if that Buick V6 is the one derived from the Buick 215 V8... because that would allow a Rover V8 to drop in :D

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You are limited in length due to the rad etc. But anything is possible if you try hard enough.

 

Daan

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Do you want petrol or diesel?

The Peugeot "XD" Diesel was popular as a retro-fit in all sorts of vehicles in the 1990s: it was also used by Ford in their Sierra/Granada cars in Europe. Mahindra used a version in their Indian-built Jeeps.... a very simple, tough and long-lived (though agricultural) engine.

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The standard flathead Go Devil engine fitted in W2 Willys jeeps gives more than enough power for the handling, it is easy to scare yourself in one.  The steering is so sharp that they can turn over for fun.

 

Peter

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Looks as though the OP is another one question, Hasn't been back since 7th Jan. 

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The Buick 3.4 litre 'Odd Fire' is the favourite, but fitting seems to be a huge undertaking. The gearbox will be a T84, T90 or T96, if it's original. The Buick lump doesn't produce huge power or torque so works well.

The best information I've had on this conversion is form a guy called Brennan Metcalf; he's on Pirate and OF. Clever bloke

The original lump is a 'Go Devil' , whereas the later CJ3B has a 'Hurricane'; the later was made under licence literally everywhere

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