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got me a free 258 today #875137 03/14/08 05:27 AM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 466
jstritec Offline OP
Mudrunner


Appearantly has about 30K since rebuild.
probably not the find of the century, but I'm considering building a stroked 4.0 this summer.
If all else fails (meaning the one under the hood), I guess I have a spare.
Factor in the dana 300 and driveshafts i have on the garage floor and i have half a drive train!
josh



80 CJ-7.
It runs
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Re: got me a free 258 today [Re: jstritec] #875138 03/16/08 12:04 AM
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Sc0rp10n Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I bought a complete rolling chassis with 258 and a t176/300 for $200. I plan on basically doing the same thing. Rebuilding the 258 (only has 60K) and using the tranny for parts.



2000 XJ Classic - Classically a POS
1994 Isuzu Amigo XS -Sold
1972/3 CJ5 Glass body, 5" lift 34's. 5 years of work coming to an end.
Re: got me a free 258 today [Re: Sc0rp10n] #875139 03/16/08 03:54 AM
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Body Damage is Cool
Quote
I bought a complete rolling chassis with 258 and a t176/300 for $200. I plan on basically doing the same thing. Rebuilding the 258 (only has 60K) and using the tranny for parts.


Man thats a heck of a deal!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


Gun it and run it!
1981 CJ5,258,T-176,D300,AMC 20,Dana 30,Trxus M/T 31x10.50, Rancho 5000's, GroundPounderFab front bumper, polyethylene gas tank, aluminum dash, AutoMeter gauges

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Re: got me a free 258 today [Re: Brown81CJ5] #875140 03/16/08 10:31 PM
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jstritec Offline OP
Mudrunner
That was a nice find.
I picked up an engine stand at harbor freight today for 50 bucks. I have never really done much engine rebuilding since shop class in high school. I got the digital camera and you guys, so it should be a good learing experience. I found a guy selling a xj 4.0 for 400 bucks (72K) sound like a good deal? I know I'll have to switch waterpumps.
Josh



80 CJ-7.
It runs
Re: got me a free 258 today [Re: jstritec] #875141 03/17/08 04:41 AM
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Sc0rp10n Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Quote
That was a nice find.
I picked up an engine stand at harbor freight today for 50 bucks. I have never really done much engine rebuilding since shop class in high school. I got the digital camera and you guys, so it should be a good learing experience. I found a guy selling a xj 4.0 for 400 bucks (72K) sound like a good deal? I know I'll have to switch waterpumps.
Josh


You'll do a heck of a lot more than change water pumps going from carb to efi. Buy a Haynes manual and get some electrical supplies, your going to need a lot of patience for this one. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


Also I dont see $400 for a 4.0 as that great of a deal, but thats just me.



2000 XJ Classic - Classically a POS
1994 Isuzu Amigo XS -Sold
1972/3 CJ5 Glass body, 5" lift 34's. 5 years of work coming to an end.
Re: got me a free 258 today [Re: Sc0rp10n] #875142 03/17/08 05:28 PM
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jstritec Offline OP
Mudrunner
Well 400 was his asking price. I haven't started haggling yet! I was thinking it might be a fun project. I could do a head swap, but I really want FI, And i figure a good running 4.0 is chaper than a howell kit, and with the time involved in doing a do it yourself efi set up, I could do the engine swap. Now, I know there are the folks out there saying, "slap a V8 in there and be done with it." But kind of like I still have a thing for CJ's, I have a thing for the 6. I just mentioned the waterpump cause the xj's I believe are offset.
Josh

Last edited by jstritec; 03/17/08 05:32 PM.


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