William has pretty well filled every cubic inch of space in the engine compartment of his 3B. The Buick 340 V-8 has a Carter 4 bbl carb and HEI ignition from a '79 350 Buick (the 340 was made only in 66-67). Also squeezed in are the Link-arc welding system and ARB air compressor.
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The Jeep rides on a boxed frame, and another heavy-duty welding job was the full roll cage. This photo also shows some of the Warn products William put to good use -- locking hubs, 8274-50 winch, and Saturn overdrive. See V-8 CJ-3B in action for more details on the drive train.
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In addition to the V-8 and welder, other modifications under the hood include an Optima battery, Carter electric fuel pump, electric fan, Cobra PA loudspeaker, and custom wiring harness.
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Wildcat's interior features Monte Carlo tilt column power steering, aluminum dash, 20mm ammo can center console, Kenwood CD, Cobra CB, Stewart-Warner instrumentation, and a Rubicon Express hand throttle.
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For those long outback trips, William has added an 18-gallon spare gas tank, and a nitrogen tank. This photo was taken at Chicken Point, part of the Broken Arrow trail in Sedona, Arizona.
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For some other scenic photos, see William's web page Wildcat's Outback.
Thanks to William for the photos and information on his Jeep. -- Derek Redmond
See also his V-8 CJ-3B in action on The CJ3B Page.
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