1982 Jeep J10 360c.i. from North America
The best truck ever built
The Carter BBD carburetor was problematic.
The 258 motor tends to leak oil due to a plastic valve cover. Purchase an aftermarket aluminum cast cover to cure the problem.
I chose to switch to a V8 motor. The AMC 360 is a good performer and able to provide 100's of thousands of miles of service.
Tougher than Ford, Chevy, Dodge, or any of the truck wannabees from across the ocean. The Jeep J series was the finest American truck ever built and I'm lucky to have one. Get one if you can!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2005
9th Oct 2005, 06:19
Who cares? about 0-60 times? I owned an 80 J-10 that looked as bad as your grandmother and could pull stumps, run through 8 inches of mud, plow through snow and never get stuck, and still get 18 MPG. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
2nd Nov 2005, 21:32
Hey, I have gotten a 1977 Jeep J10. I have dropped a AMC 360 in it, and am happy as I could ever be. In my eyes it's the best truck I have ever driven. Now it sits with almost new everything; inside the cab is all original, and it is lifted 6 inches. It still has some rust spots the size of dimes on the wheel wells, but that will be gone soon, and it will be fully restored. Perfect for a first truck. Glad to hear some other Jeep fans.
Forever King Spoon.