Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] Engine Swaps and Such

Re: [MV] Engine Swaps and Such
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 21:34:50 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-06-17 18:47:57 EDT, (David C.
Decker) writes:

<< The M37 has soldiered on with pride for a long time and will be around
forever, it is a fine vehicle and performed well in 3+ wars and heaven
knows how many mountain and desert places. But it is not a 715, a Hummer
or a Unimog. (OK, that's the end, I'm ready for the rebuttals >>
I agree with you 100% Dave. I get people all the time asking how much I want
for my CJ2A. I usually keep them talking long enough to find out what exactly
they have on their mind and nine times out of ten they want to doom the jeep
to an engine swap with a Chevy 350. I always tell them the same thing; This
jeep was designed and engineered to work with the engine that is in it. If
you swap it out you will kill the transmission in no time, If you change the
engine and transmission then you will kill the rear end. If you want to
change all that stuff go ahead, then come on back in a month and I'll tell
you where to scrap your broken frame. But you can't have your money back.
If you want a CJ-7 buy a CJ-7. If you want a Suzuki Sommersault then buy a
Suzuki Sommersault. If you can't be happy with 45 MPH on a Sunday afternoon
then an antique jeep or military vehicle is not the thing for you. An M-37
can be a fine work truck, just get used to the idea of it being a slow work

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