1966 Jeep Wagoneer Review

1966 Jeep Wagoneer 327 V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1966
Engine and transmission 327 V-8
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Floor pan rusted out and so are all the ones in the junkyards. Front U-joint for rear driveshaft loose which let shaft vibrate. Engine leaks a bit of water from one of rear freeze plugs. Ugly due to neglect.

General Comments:

Floor pan replacement will be easy, finding floor pan has not. Very good for off road driving after 2inch body lift, 4 inches of suspension lift and 31x10.5 tires. Engine very strong until around 45mph due to bad stock exhaust. Overall, they should make them like this again. Hasn't moved in 10 years and after 2 days effort runs like new with just fixing the ignition, new battery, and tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 1998

13th May 2001, 12:06

I too have just acquired a 66 Jeep Wagoneer and have found that most part from 65 to 80 seem to fit, with the exception of the engine parts. I am looking for the cheapest price on a rebuild engine kit for my AMC 327 engine now and found it is hard to find new parts in the Auto Stores. I need to find the smog tubing for the left head also, or at least that is what I was told it was. kinda looks like the old 262 external oiler tubing, but I was told it was part of the smog system back then.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review