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Snoopy's Statistics, Facts, and Trivia

Snoopy was proudly built in the United States of America, at the Jeep Parkway plant in Toledo, Ohio.

Snoopy has an American Motors 4.0 Liter, EPH Straight-6 power plant with an automatic transmission (3.88 inch bore, and 3.42 inch stroke), producing about 190 horsepower.  T

his engine is considered one of the best offroad engines ever made. The extreme low end torque is ideal for trailing and rock crawling. The only downfall to the engine is the low power output for mudding applications but this can be fixed with various aftermarket options including a supercharger for the engine

He also has an cast iron engine block and cast iron OHV cylinder heads. It uses SFI fuel injection, has roller rockers, and features cast iron connecting rods, a one-piece cast camshaft, and a cast aluminum intake manifold.

Snoopy also has a Banks Power TorqueTubes® Exhaust Manifold Header.  Designed and built of stainless steel by Gale Banks Engineering, the side of Snoopy proudly displays to logo of "Banks Power" on the sides of the chassis.



 A few of Snoopy's more unique features...

Nothing aviation-related is complete without a bit of noseart.  And we are no exception!

On the sides of Snoopy bears the image of his namesake in flight, along with a "Banks Power" decal, and the logo of the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs.

Snoopy is equipped with a special plastic bobble-head version of his name-sake.  Velcro-ed to the dashboard's top, on the driver's side, he is in constant agreement of whatever decisions the driver makes.

The great bonus to this mod is, of course, its addition of 15 horsepower to the power plant (Just kidding).

He also has a pair of black floor mats depicting Snoopy in his ace pilot regalia, atop his doghouse/Sopwith Camel, in his pursuit of the Red Baron.

No matter where you go, there you are!  And even though none of us profess the faith this is best associated with, a "Saint Christopher" medallion Velcro-ed to the instrument cluster has never steered us wrong.
Snoopy, the ever-vigilant pilot, and the crew who ride with him, are proud to wear the wings in promotion of general aviation, and be members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).  Without their efforts, weekend flyers and professional pilots alike would face a much more difficult time flying.
Since pilots are not the only drivers of Snoopy, a placard outlining the various markings found at an airport is proudly displayed on the interior.  It also displays a few of the radio frequencies commonly used at airports that Snoopy visits often.
The last remaining vestige of the damage Snoopy received on May 21st, 2003.  A heavy series of scuffs to the outboard side of the license plate bracket bears the horrible scars of the near-fatal accident endured.  After an painstaking repair job by our friends at Complete Auto Works in Concord, California, and their associates, we were victorious!



A Few Jeep Books We Recommend

Book CoverThe Jeep Bible: Written Personally for the Jeep Cult!
Book Cover Jeep Owner's Bible (2nd edition): A Hands-on Guide to Getting the Most from Your Jeep
Book CoverEssential Military Jeep: Willys, Ford and Bantam Models, 1942-45

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