1970 Jeep Wagoneer Review

1970 Jeep Wagoneer SJ Buick 350 Dauntless from North America

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Buick 350 Dauntless Automatic
Distance when acquired94200 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

Luv the lines! Luv the size!

Faults:

Alternator Failed

Battery failed (as batteries do:)

Sloppy Ignition (distributer)

Rear Window Electrics failed (no crank) -;

Starter failed

Leaky Valve Cover gaskets.

General Comments:

Haven't had this rig running very much. Bought it for $50 a few years ago and it has sat for about the last two. Read about the fellow that had his running in 2 days, after a 10 yr storage - hope mine is the same.

Plan to ship off the starter to a local eMotor shop for a heavy-duty rebuild using oversize fields.

Have already replaced the OEM alternator with a 100 Amp unit, replaced rubber coolant hoses with flexible metal, still looking for a 100% compatable model of Breakerless Distributer (maybe from a 75 Buick?).

Need to keep myself motivated and get this running again before winter...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2002