Need some CJ5 info - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > CJ Jeep Forum > CJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 10-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Need some CJ5 info

Hello all, gotta few questions about a buddies CJ5.

I believe it's 78/79 around there. He is looking to do some work on it and getting it back into a good running order, I'm a YJ owner myself and know close to nothing about this particular Jeep minus the exhaust and transfer case are on the different side compared my YJ.

I believe that it has the Iron Duke engine in it (It's a carbed 4 banger, and does not look anything like the willis engine i've seen in in pictures)

I would like to know more about it, axles,drive train-other features. If someone can either give me some links about this particular CJ or just jot some stuff down I would greatly appreciate it. I've looked at Novak, and Wikipedia but they do not say much about specs.


Al Bundy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
Dempsey's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tobacco Country
Posts: 4,943
Well if things are original, it will have a dana 30 front axle and a AMC 20 rear axle. Gearing should be 3.54 and more than likely both differentials are open. The rear axle will have 2 pc axle shafts that break and I recommend changing to 1pc.

It probably has a t150 3 speed but might have a 4 speed but either way will have a dana 20 transfer case which has a 2:1 low range.

What kind of info would you like to know?
'76 CJ7
It's red.
'99 TJ
It's red too.
Dempsey is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first time jeep owner need info please 123 WF New Member Check In 4 09-29-2011 08:32 AM
Can anyone gave me any info on the EDGE trail jammer? Pontiackid87 TJ General Discussion Forum 9 06-07-2010 02:34 PM
info on my jeep? ghostcivic YJ General Discussion Forum 7 02-22-2009 12:47 PM
Looking for trail info turdhurdler California Jeep Forum 0 02-15-2009 11:14 AM
Lockers Info Needed SoCal Climber TJ Tech Forum 17 06-26-2007 08:06 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC