Well guys, please welcome me and my buddy to the Jeep world. We're both newbies and will probably need tons of your help. I've done some research and I've been reading a couple of threads and I'm trying to compile a list of swap parts. If you guys can point me to any specific swap threads or specific posts that have lists of parts we would certainly appreciate it.
I'll try to get some pics of the Jeep ASAP and maybe a pic or two of the donor motor. Right now it's a '96 motor out of a Caprice but I'll be swapping some parts to turn it back into a '95 motor since those are OBD1 and I can program that PCM. The '96 motor is an OBDII and I just can't do as much with that year motor.
FYI, I've swapped a '95 LT1 & T56 into my '85 S10 so I'm real familiar with the "swap" itself and LT1 motors in general, but I know next to nothing about these Jeeps.
Okay, I think I've narrowed it down to these two sets of adapters:
Advance Adapters 713087
I read on Summit that this mount requires a suspension lift. Though the dude below in THIS THREAD didn't mention the need for the lift. Anyone have any specific knowledge on this?
I also think this is a similar or the same mount...found this pic on this forum in the thread above. Please pardon my usage of this pic.
Advance Adapters 713007
Anyone have any opinions on these? Better to weld in? I am sure we can get it welded in but obviously the bolt-in kit will be much easier and we won't have to get the frame towed over to a welding shop.
the jeep harness and the chevy harness do not splice together per say.
the only thing you need from the jeep harness is the switched power for the chevy ecm, thats it.
get the ecm output for the fuel relay, and either put that to the chevy relay and then to the jeep fuel pump, or put the ecm wire to the jeep fuel pump to turn it on. i used the fuel pump relay from the chevy.
the chevy will need a neitral safety switch, or just ground the wire IIRC, nd it will be happy. start in gear, but happy....
i think you are making the same mistake as others have, making it too complicated for yourself. follow the painless instructions, and where it says "12v in start", grab the wire from the column that is 12v in start, etc etc etc.
on the bulkhead fitting on the jeep, the plug is basically 2 plugs in 1. all the jeep motor/ecm wires you dont need. all the others are for lights etc, so dont touch them.if i remember right, the wires on the left hand side of the plug as you are looking at it in your hand, are the ecm ones. leave the rest alone!!
shoot me an email/im etc if you need any other help mate
Just throwing this in here so I can remember it when it comes time to start wiring.
I guess I'll be a regular over here - hopefully some of the other "swap" guys will chime in and we'll continue to gather parts. Then we should be able to drop everything in and not have too long of a down time. That's the goal, anyway.
I use them on all the ones I do with success.
They seem to last very well, and are adjustable for height etc too.
1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ).... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/swap-offically-underway-324622/
I'm doing a vortec 350 swap right now. I've installed the Novak mounts! They seem to be pretty sweet. I went this route because most everything I've read, said to stay away from the cradle mounts. By the way, You've picked a very good place to get info! Good luck with the swap!
I too am in the middle of this swap. I subscribe to JP-Magazine and they recently had a series of articles about a project like this. Here are the links below. They, JP, even supply all the part numbers and experiences. Hope this helps.