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    Default '69 Jeep Gladiator, $3,500

    Seen on Facebook: '69 Gladiator for $3,500. Looks solid, but not pretty. Located in Island Pond, VT.

    I can try to find the ad again if anyone's interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    Seen on Facebook: '69 Gladiator for $3,500. Looks solid, but not pretty. Located in Island Pond, VT.

    I can try to find the ad again if anyone's interested.
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    The seller says it has a 360, wonder if it was a typo and he meant 350 being it was the V8 offered in 69. The Buick 350 is a torque monster at 475 ft lbs.
    Or it may have come with a standard 232 and someone swapped in a 360.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotThePainter View Post
    You can get poutine in Island Pond, and also drive your snowmobiles on the street...
    You can get poutine and drive your snowmobiles on the street here, in relative civilization, where we also have cell service (unlike Island Pond). ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Posimoto View Post
    The seller says it has a 360, wonder if it was a typo and he meant 350 being it was the V8 offered in 69. The Buick 350 is a torque monster at 475 ft lbs.
    Or it may have come with a standard 232 and someone swapped in a 360.
    Buick?

    The AMC 360 was offered in 1970 and would be a direct swap, being used in the J-series until 1987.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    Buick?

    The AMC 360 was offered in 1970 and would be a direct swap, being used in the J-series until 1987.
    The AMC 360 was never offered in a 69 or 70 J-trucks or any FSJ for that matter. As I previously mentioned the 69 J-truck came with a 232 or Buick 350, likewise in 70.
    A 360 would not be a direct bolt-in for a 69 J-truck.
    However, the 360 was offered in J-trucks from 71-87, 258-71-87, 304-71-72, 401-72-78.
    Hope this helps.
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    I'm not a Jeep guy (never owned one), so I'm just sharing what was posted in the ad, and what my limited research of the 360 history seemed to reveal.

    But from what I do know of modern Jeep owners who jack up the hood ornament and replace everything underneath that, an AMC 360 in a '69 Gladiator doesn't seem outrageous. ;)

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    No worries, when you questioned, then quoted my post I simply posted the facts from my first hand experience.
    It becomes the truth when bad info gets passed around enough.

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    Not trying to sound like a know-it-all, just thought some facts acquired from wrenching AMC vehicles since my 1969 Hurst S/C Rambler might help...

    A 360 would be wrong for a '69 unless it's a swap. AMC purchased Kaiser Jeep in 1970, and they began using AMC engines shortly after that. AMC V8's displacement of that vintage were 290, 343, and 390, it wasn't until later that the 304, 360, and 390 came about. So; I had to ask, just to satisfy my curiosity. Brad, the guy listing it says "360 as far as I know", also says that it looks original under the hood. Since he said it looks original, and the 360 wasn't born yet, I'll go out on a limb and say it's a Buick 350, which was a very good engine in the earlier SJ's.

    I seriously considered going to look at it, I love the original Gladiator nose, but it's 200 miles away so that isn't going to happen right away.

    One other fun fact about the Kaiser to AMC deal; they stretched the CJ5 so they could use the 232 cu. in. straight six in place of the 225 cu. in. Dauntless (Buick) V6. Look at the front fender, between the wheel opening and the cowl seam at the bottom,

    from 1968 to to 1972
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