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Unread 06-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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1990 4.2 engine swap with an older 4.2

I have a questions for the gear heads on here. I am thinking of swaping out my 4.2 out of my 1990 YJ Wrangler to an older 1982 4.2 out of a CJ. Am I going to have any problems with things not lining up or adapting? Thanks...

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Unread 06-07-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Valve cover, for sure. Maybe intake and exhaust will need some spacers to tighten down. I am using an old cj offenhauser intake on my 87 and I had to grindg about 1 1/4" off each bolt hole because the holes where so deep for the long bolts on the cj head. Might be other stuff too, not sure.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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Sorry to the dead reply but i stumbled acrross this because i am also possibly puting an older 4.2 in my YJ. I was wondering if you had any further problems when installing the CJ 4.2?
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