Fuel injector modifications

We have 6 CJ-8 Scramblers from the early 1980s which are my favorite to drive, though I’ve killed one of them already.  These are the first vehicles I’ve dealt with that had carbureted engines which I actually enjoy quite a lot and have learned a bit about.  I will say: they do tend to break down easier sometimes but are generally easy to fix if you know what you’re doing.  Evidently a lot of the other drivers are lazy or stupid, either way there have been enough complaints that the company put fuel injectors in three of the CJs and it breaks my heart a bit.  The engine doesn’t look quite like it used to, nor does it sound as mean.


pictured: Ruby’s engine

Of course, putting a fuel injector in doesn’t mean that the thing will never break down:

In fact, maybe that makes just one more thing to go wrong…

2 thoughts on “Fuel injector modifications

  1. I remember when those Scramblers were first introduced. They were cool. And now Jeep is introducing a new line of trucks based on their regular jeep platform.

  2. Joe, I feel the same about a Harley. I have a Grand Cherokee 4.0 with 265,000 miles on it, the fuel injection system has never failed me yet. I love a carburetor, so simple.

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