Kaiser Jeep CJ5 & CJ6 1955-1971
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CJ5 - 1955-1983 1 PC. Windshield - With Tailgate - Rounded Fenders - Serial No. Located on Dashboard & Left Side Under Hood. 1st V8 in Short Wheel Base Utility Vehicle. 1970-83 CJ-5 had Low Mounted Wipers. CJ6 - 1955-1981 1 PC. Windshield - With Tailgate - Rounded Fenders - Serial No. Located on Dashboard & Left Side Under Hood. Same Basic Features as the Early Model CJ-5 with 20" Stretched Wheelbase.
F-134 "Hurricane" 4 Cylinder Engine - Spark plug gap: 0.030 in. (0.762 mm) - Spark plug torque: 25-33 lbs. ft. (34-44 Nm) - Firing order: 1-3-4-2 - Distributor rotation: Counterclockwise - Point gap: 0.020 in. - Dwell angle: 42 degrees - Ignition timing: 5 degrees BTDC - Bore and stroke :3 1/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (79.37 mm x 111.12 mm) - SAE Horsepower: 15.63 - Weight: 470 lbs. with fluids - Max. Horsepower: 72 @ 4000 R.P.M. - Torque: 114 lbs. ft. (15.7 kg-m) @ 2000 R.P.M. - Compression pressure: 120-130 psi (8.4-9.2 kg-cm2) - Compression ratio: 6.9:1 (7.4:1 high altitude option).
The CJ-5 was influenced by new corporate owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for 3 decades while three newer models appeared. A total of 603,303 CJ-5s were produced between 1954 and 1983. In 1965, Kaiser bought the casting rights to the Buick 225 in (3.7 L) V6 Dauntless and the CJ-5 and CJ-6 got a new engine with 155 hp (116 kW) supplementing the Willys Hurricane engine.
The CJ-6 was simply a 20-inch (508 mm) longer-wheelbase (101 in) CJ-5. Introduced in 1955 as a 1956
model, the CJ-6 was never very popular in the United States. Most CJ6 models were sold to Sweden
and South America. The U.S. Forest Service put a number CJ-6 Jeeps in to use. American sales ended
in 1975. Just 50,172 had been made when the series went out of production completely in 1981.