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    2 vehicles. '82 Jeep Scrambler and a '66 Impala. I can do the mechanics. The body work and rubber I can easily get done around town. My question is what do I need to do before cranking up those old engines. Both ran when parked.


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    How long have they been parked and how did your park them?

    Were they under shelter, gas tanks drained, batteries removed and axles on blocks?

    The starting procedures for long term stored vehicles (several years) is a long series of checks to insure that the startup does not bend valves, damage pistons or spin bearings in their journals.

    Plus there are seals and gaskets that will need attention before you actually drive anywhere, as well as replacement of all the hoses and belts if the storage has been for several years.

    There are several good channels on you tube that feature these situations but some of them are bogus and "set up".

    Budget Buildz is the best I have seen. He works through the steps carefully and gets some really old and seriously abandoned vehicles running.
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    Thanks. No they weren't prepped for long term storage. I really didn't think the Jeep would be sitting long (familiar story). My FIL's Impala was just a case of him doing the same thing. Now MIL wants it out of the shed.

    I might have to go back to work to pay for this...

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    What engines are in each one Max?

    the motor selections for those years were some of the best in history.

    All the Jeep motors were built like bank vaults and the GM motors of that era have never really been matched for simplicity and durability.
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    258 in the Jeep. Straight 6. I need to go check the Impala. I want to restore these babies.

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    258 was one of the longest produced motors in history. Somewhere around 1955-2002. it was renamed as the 4L in the '90s and given EFI but it was the same engine. Chrysler dropped it because they could not stand for their best engine to be a 50 year old design from Nash-Rambler. They never found a better engine, they just replaced it.

    I learned to drive in a 1961 Rambler with a 258ci/6. I have owned a half dozen vehicles with that engine and I got 200K out of several of them. Way over 200K out of a couple and when they died it was not the engine that went. I had two Jeeps that literally fell apart around the engine/chassis. They still ran fine but you could not open or close the doors or hatches.

    A 1966 Impala is worth restoring even if it is a 4 door sedan. Engine style does not matter. It might have a 250ci six, or a 283/327 block, or even a 348 or 409. It is worth the trouble with any of the selections or a new crate engine if needed.

    A salvage GM V-6 w/automatic from a junk yard would probably bolt in with no problem. Those 3.8L engines from the 1990-2000 series GM cars were getting 30mpg in full size Caprice, LaSabre and Olds Cutlasses.

    Sounds like an excellent project for a guy in Florida that can work out in the shed all winter.
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    Well that's me. I'm happy to have these prizes. I hope to not f them up. My old dog thinks I'm dumb. Hope to prove the stinker wrong.

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    If I called my wife that, they would be payin' her $300 bucks a month not to shoot anyone else. Just sayin'.

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    LOL. My wife is the best. Ask Crash. I don't deserve her.

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