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Unread 07-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Picking up a v8 soon

Okay, so I'm going to be picking up a 302 out of a 92 stang and making it carb then hopefully dropping it in my wrangler. Problem is there's a lot of ways I see these swaps being done and if i can I'd like personal input to narrow it down.

I see that specific adapters are made to adapt the engine / trans / t-case but I would like to know which trans is best mated with the bigger v8.

I was going to go the route of a ax-15 with a stage 2 clutch and leave it at that seeing as I wont be wheeling the truck for a while, the np-231 bolts right up, and it'll do okay for street use.

I was even thinking along the lines of keeping the T-5 trans bolted to the 5.0 and maybe running a divorced transfercase seeing as I can't find any adaptors to mate a t-5 with a np231.

My current set up is a 5" lift on stock D30/35 axles running 36" tires with the baby 4 banger BUT with the v8 I'll be upgrading to D44 axles front and rear with 4.56 gears.

If anyone doesn't think the ax-15 will hold to even DD this set-up what transmission can you recommend?

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Unread 07-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Keep the fuel injection, it's easy to work with and not expensive to install! The AX-15 should hold up as long as your not beating it to death.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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I'm going carb. The actual question was which way is best to set up the driveline.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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EFI is the only way to go honestly....your gonna spend some cash converting it over. Either way, if you want a stick I'd put a Ford truck tranny in it...auto? C6...you really need to tell everyone what your intentions are with it...trail? street? etc etc
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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There is a ton of info here
Installing Ford V8 Engines into the Jeep YJ Wrangler

and EFI is the way to go. it is actually easier to install than swapping to a carb
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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clearly people do not know how to read.. it's very nice that you like EFI but I AM GOING CARBED. now back to what I'm asking.

IT WILL BE A DD, IT WILL HAVE A MANUAL TRANS, IT WILL NOT BE IN THE WOODS, IT WILL BE A 302.

LETS TRY AGAIN
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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The ax15 is an okay choice when mated to a ford block, and it actually the only manual transmission that Advanced Adapters recommends when using a ford v8. But if you think that switching to a carb is a good choice both time and cost wise, then you don't really seem to care about what people think. So mate whatever junk yard tranny you can find to it.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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Sorry not AA but novak. here is a link to their knowledge base, I would suggest reading it before you do anything.

Installing Ford V8 Engines into the Jeep YJ Wrangler
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #9
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Sorry not AA but novak. here is a link to their knowledge base, I would suggest reading it before you do anything.

Installing Ford V8 Engines into the Jeep YJ Wrangler
Maybe you should read, I already posted that
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:59 PM   #10
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Personal preferece as everything else....me? I won't buy an adapter for anything....waste of money. I'd start with getting your motor ready to go and then decide. I can tell you this though...your never gonna get a divorced case in there without issues so I would stay away from that.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 02:00 PM   #11
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clearly people do not know how to read.. it's very nice that you like EFI but I AM GOING CARBED. now back to what I'm asking.

IT WILL BE A DD, IT WILL HAVE A MANUAL TRANS, IT WILL NOT BE IN THE WOODS, IT WILL BE A 302.

LETS TRY AGAIN
Yes, we all know how to read and it looks like most people tried to anwser your question. With regard to the carb/FI issue, YOU DON'T HAVE TO YELL, we were only trying to give you our opinions.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:00 PM   #12
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If ya don't want all the EFI stuff that comes off of it...lemme know, I'm interested...specially if you have the ecm
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I say just run the ax-15. I Have an injected 351 waiting for a home in my TJ, So Im pretty interested in seeing the outcome of your 302.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:08 PM   #14
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I wouldn't....I have an ax-15 in a jeep I got from a guy that has a 360 dodge in front of it and its half blown up, and the motor is the biggest turd I have ever driven. I have sold 4 ax-15's in the last few months to replace blown up ones in stock jeeps. I'd put a ford tranny behind it and go on. You can get a Zf fairly cheap and keep the overdrive.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #15
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Get you one of the REAL Ford truck trannys NP435, T18, or T19 then go NP205 for a case.
you will never have a tranny or case problem with those.
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