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Universal Jeep Model CJ-3B
- G.V.W. 3500 lbs. (1587.5 kg)
- Curb weight: 2243 lbs (1017.4 kg) (2418 lbs. on M606).
- Overall length: 129-29/32 in. (3.30 m)
- Overall width: 68-7/8 in. (175 cm)
- Overall height (top of windshield): 66-1/4 in. (169 cm.)
- Tread front and rear: 48-7/16 in. (123 cm)
- Wheelbase: 80 in. (203 cm.)
- Front / Rear Overhang: 20.59 in. / 22.31 in.
- Tailgate: 36 in. Wide x 19.25 in. High
- Ground Clearance: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
- Load Space: 32 in. x 52.315 in. x 14.125 in.
See CJ-3B Drawings for more dimensions.
- Engine: "Hurricane" F-head, 134 cu.in. (2.2 liter), 4 cylinders
- Cooling system capacity 11 qt. (10.4 ltr.) (12 qt. with heater)
- Electricity: Battery 50 Amp. Hour 12 volt, Generator 35 Amp.
- Front axle: Dana/Spicer 25, 27 or 27A, Full-floating hypoid, Ratio: 4.27:1 (5.38:1 optional)
- Rear axle: Dana/Spicer 44, Semi-floating hypoid, Ratio: 4.27:1 (5.38:1 optional)
- Brakes: Hydraulic, 9 in. drum diameter x 1.75 in., 117.8 sq. in. braking area.
- Clutch: 8.5 in. Auborn or Rockford single dry plate with torsional damping, 72 sq. in. area. (Optional Auborn single dry plate, 9.25 in. dia. )
- Transfer case: Spicer 18, 2 speeds, 1.00:1 and 2.46:1 (26 tooth input gear and 1-1/8 in. intermediate shaft up to serial number 54-12506; 29 tooth input gear and 1-1/4 in. intermediate shaft after serial number 54-12506)
- Transmission: Warner T-90 3-speed syncromesh, Ratios: 1st-3.339:1 (or 2.798:1), 2nd-1.551:1, 3rd- 1.00:1, Reverse-3.798:1
The plate found on the passenger side of the dashboard lists maximum speeds for all gears. Reproduction plates in various styles are available from www.dataplates4u.com.
- Frame: Heavy steel channel sides, 4.125 in. depth x 1.937 in. width, with 6 cross members (possibly five on early models). Length 122.656 in.
- Fuel tank 10-1/2 gallons (38.75 ltr.)
- Shock absorbers: Telescopic hydraulic. Monroe, 10.75 in. dia. double acting.
- Springs: Semi-elliptical leaf type. Front: 36 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in., 10 leaves, Rate 260 lb./in. Rear: 42 in. x 1 3/4 in., 9 leaves, Rate 190 lb./in. (Optional 11-leaf Heavy-Duty, Spring Rate: 225 lb./in.), (10 leaves, Rate 400 lb./in. on some M606 models).
- Steering: Cam and lever, overall ratio 17.9 to 1 (Ross Model T-12 with 14-12:1 ratio on early models)
- Tires: 6.00x16: 4 ply (7.00x15 optional, also 7.00x16 on military M606 version)
- Wheels: Kelsey-Hayes 4.50x16 inch, 5 stud
Instrumentation: Ammeter, Heat Indicator Gauge, Speedometer, Oil Pressure Gauge, Fuel Level Gauge. The small speedometer (similar to the CJ-2A and CJ-3A) used in early models was manufactured byKing-Seeley, part number 640131 in the CJ-3B Parts List (second edition) datedNovember 1956. An Auto-Lite unit was used inJeeps that registered in kilometers. Starting as early as serial number57348-34422 in the 1957 model year, a new larger speedometer/instrument cluster was used. It was either a King-Seeley p/n 911618 or Stewart-Warner p/n 913373. Thelatter S-W speedo is the same unit that is in the FC-150 and CJ-5.
The above information comes from the Haynes manual (Jeep CJ:1949 thru 1986), the Chilton manual (Jeep: 1945 to1987), and the Kaiser Jeep Universal Service Manual (1965).
See the CJ3B Bookshelf for other useful books.
See Specs and Tech Tips on CJ3B.info, and the CJ-3B Bulletin Board for answers to questions.
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