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  1. #1
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    VW diesel in Willys CJ3B

    Little off-topic, but apart from a 4BT swap in my Willys MB on M38 drivetrain mutt, this is maybe the next best thing?



    Overland Diesel



    Also, go on YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. and search for "Splinter Jeep" to hear it running (3 different videos).



    Since I have an aftermarket 3. 6 low-range gears in my Spicer 18 T-Case, I would just need that VW to T90 transmission adapter. . . with 5. 38 axles and 3. 34 1st, I already have a 65:1 crawl ratio.
    03 2500 4x4, HO, 6spd, ARP, PDR cam, HD springs, dual CP3, SBC 3600DD, GT3788R over GTX4202R, Flux 4, UDC, ISSPRO Performax, Thuren goodies.

  2. #2
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    I don't know if I'd go that small in a Jeep, but I guess yours is about the best candidate as it's nice and small and light

  3. #3
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    Right now I have the L134 Go Devil Flathead - whopping 65 HP at the flywheel from the factory.



    When I got it a few years ago I had it rebuilt and the machine shop said 0. 060 over is all it can take before re-sleeving so maybe that added 0. 5 HP.



    I can do 55 downhill with a tailwind. Most times, it's 2nd gear 25 mph up any hill.



    Seriously, this is a pipe dream for me now since house mods take priority now. The only other things I want to do is swap my front drums for Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 discs (waiting on the workbench) and build a roll-bar for it (need friends with tubing bender that know how to weld).
    03 2500 4x4, HO, 6spd, ARP, PDR cam, HD springs, dual CP3, SBC 3600DD, GT3788R over GTX4202R, Flux 4, UDC, ISSPRO Performax, Thuren goodies.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStieger View Post
    Right now I have the L134 Go Devil Flathead - whopping 65 HP at the flywheel from the factory.



    When I got it a few years ago I had it rebuilt and the machine shop said 0. 060 over is all it can take before re-sleeving so maybe that added 0. 5 HP.



    I can do 55 downhill with a tailwind. Most times, it's 2nd gear 25 mph up any hill.



    Seriously, this is a pipe dream for me now since house mods take priority now. The only other things I want to do is swap my front drums for Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 discs (waiting on the workbench) and build a roll-bar for it (need friends with tubing bender that know how to weld).


    That go devil motor might be little but I had one in my 49 willys and that thing would climb the brick side of my house in 1st gear low range. -Jason

  5. #5

    Mileage

    Early 80s, had a high hood 1958 CJ3B with the Hurricane 4 cylinder that got 35MPG pretty much anyway I drove it on regular unleaded.

    My current VW pickup that got an exciting 40MPG with the gutless 52HP 1. 6 natural. Turn the AC on for a brake. Earlier converted another with 1. 6TD that got 35MPG but would scoot.

    Currently installing a 1. 9TD, replacing the natural above, but know mileage will drop. I'll be happy with 35MPG.

    Which I got with a 58 Jeep gasser, that would still get that wound out at 65.

    I'd really like to hear mileage figures on this diesel jeep. I sure liked the sound.



    Getting above 35MPG?

    Wayne

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    I'm having a tough time finding out if they sell conversion parts or only do the conversion themselves.

  7. #7
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    If you can wade thought the 10 pages of stuff in this post, this guy put a VW diesel in a Suzuki Sammi. . . .

    Diesel Samurai on 39's - Alaska 4x4 Network
    2015 2500 4x4 MegaCab Laramie Limited on order.
    Sold - 01 4x4 Auto Sport - Mach 4's, PDR HX40-16, Drag Comp, Smarty and DTT Tranny. Pics here.
    I spend half my money on BOMB's, the rest I just waste....
    **RIP Nowel**

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