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    Many years ago, when the national speed limit was 55, I owned a ‘66 CJ5 with the 225 and an overdrive. Ran it on the interstate around Tucson all the time with no trouble keeping up with traffic on 32” tires. I couldn’t keep a speedometer cable in it so no clue as to my speed but people weren’t very inclined to drive 55 on the highway anymore then than they are today. I used to scare my buddy by fishtailing it when making u-turns on pavement. It was fun to split shift but not practical. I would do it more on open parts of a trail when locked in low range than on the road. The glass packs mounted to the headers ended below the doors. That Jeep was a mess but I wish I had kept it. It was in much better shape than the 3A I own now.
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    A '66 with a 225 was a nice package. Good power, those would go anywhere with tall tires.

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    In my opinion, split shifting is way more fun when you have a 5-4 Brownie box backing an 8V71 or a 6V71. I never had the opportunity run a 12V in any configuration. The gear combinations were outstanding, and you could pull a mountain, while making the Detroit scream.

    A 225 is a torquey engine. Lots of go anywhere ambition.

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    I agree with gm on the Detroits, you had to run them like you were mad at em
    Years ago my Grandfather bought a 11 cy self-loading scraper (it was a Wabco made by Westinghouse) and it had a 4-71 Detroit in it.The self loading paddles on the bowl were driven by 2 electric motors and the steering was an electric motor as well and the 4-71 drove the generator that supplied electric to steer it and drove the paddles. The only way you could steer it was a toggle switch on the dash, so you held onto a sissy bar and worked the switch left or right to steer it and the ONLY way it would steer is to keep the RPM's up.
    That being said as a teenager, indispensable, young and dumb, and full of trying to destroy everything with a engine they put me in it
    I am telling you that you had to keep it pedal to the metal constantly, that's probably why at only 60 something I have a bad back and hearing aids because it bounced you around like a carnival ride at the fair and with a straight pipe on a 2 stroke 4 cylinder diesel and it was loud!!!!
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    See what you started Mark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorgil View Post
    See what you started Mark!
    I've learned a lot on my jeep issues and ... on completely different things as well!
    Just spend the last 15 minutes Google-searching/reading on Brownie boxes and 8V71 Diesel engines - made from 1938 to 1995?! That's an insanely long run.

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    We try to not stray too far off the reservation when it comes to the topics of discussion, but sometimes life's experiences put things in a different perspective. Splitting gears with a Brownie box with both hands, arm through the steering wheel, running the go pedal, and watching for some hun yuk to pull out in front of you is definitely a juggle. There is rarely a day that goes by on here that we don't all learn something new from one another.

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    When you get BMorgil, TJones and GMWillys telling equipment stories, there isn't much they haven't driven or broken at one time or another.....

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