1961-69: Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-6

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Kaiser Jeep added the British-made Perkins 4.192 four-cylin­der diesel to the CJ-5 and CJ-6 op­tions list for 1961. The op­tion ended in ’68 but Jeeps so-equipped were sold into ’69. Over the years of pro­duc­tion just un­der 2,000 were sold. The 3.15L en­gine re­put­edly of­fered 30 mpg, with ac­cel­er­a­tion per­for­mance equal to the stan­dard four-cylin­der gas en­gine. The lower rpm red­line tended to limit the up­per end, so they pretty much fell over at about 50 mph with the stan­dard Jeep 5.38:1 gear­ing. The Perkins 4.192 was one of the last of Perkins’s old-school, 3-main bear­ing de­signs and had ap­peared in 1958. Pro­duc­tion of the 4.192 stopped in ’72. Jeep toyed with the idea of­fer­ing this en­gine in other plat­forms but never took that leap. Un­til the ’80s Jeep’s many diesel of­fer­ings were lim­ited to over­seas mar­kets.

Perkins 4.192 diesel

1966 CJ-5 diesel with a rear PTO, New­gren 3-point lift and New­gren buzz saw

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