How can a car be such a pain in the butt and still be loved and enjoyed? I can sum that up in two words. . . . It's British. This is my second TR3. (I'm obviously into suffering) Bought my first one in Michigan while still in High School. My second in 1985. Loved them both but finding qualified and honest mechanics gets harder every year. Still, I'm not quite willing to let go of this one. My grand-kids think they are going to get it some day. . . .but they don't know that I will probably want to be buried in it. READY TO PLAY RESURRECTION AFTER CRASH
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I love any kind of Jeep, and have owned many. My first engine swap was a Chevy 327 and Turbo 400 into a restomod 63 Willys wagon. My next project was a 6.0 LS and 700R4 into a 68 Jeep M715. The M715 was equipped with one ton GM axles, and yes, two transfer cases. My most recent Jeep is a stretched 51 Willys M38 (sort of) with a 5.3 LS, 4L60E, Ford Bronco Dana 20 transfer case, and axles that were originally in a Jeep Grand Wagoneer. While overall, not a huge GM fan, you can't beat a small block for ease of swap, less expensive parts, ability to build lots of reliable horsepower, and durability. I am now helping my son with his build (77 Jeep Grand Wagoneer) which will include a Hemi swap. As best I can figure, it will cost twice as much by the time it is said and done. I have mentioned LS engines to him several times, but it is his build, and more importantly, his money.
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