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Unread 07-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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wanting to drop better engine in my 1990 yj

i am going to be graduating high school this year and then go to basic training for the air force a couple months after i graduate. i am wanting to drop a better engine in my 1990 jeep wrangler, my brother (who is in the navy) has told me he wants to drop a V8 in it, anything i should know about buying engine or where i can buy the engine?

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Unread 07-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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whatever type engine (4.0, 4.3, v8, etc) you decide, look through ads on craigslist for people either selling an engine or (even better) parting out a truck (so you can get all the parts from the same vehicle) or selling a whole wrecked truck.... also keep your eyes peeled as you ride around your area. lots of times you'll come across what some call "barn finds" (even though it might not be in a barn) a truck just sitting with weeds growing up around it, maybe a flat tire or 2... even if there's no for sale sign on it, wouldn't hurt to go knock on a door and ask about it - they might be on the fence about putting it up for sale and with a potential buyer in front of them, might push them off the fence to make a decision.

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Unread 07-30-2013, 05:28 AM   #3
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Engine swap

Wherever you find an engine, be sure to get all mounting brackets, pullies, even the wiring some are getting very hard to find. When I sought my 360 to drop in the CJ7, I told yard pull the entire carcuss do not remove anything ( I used block as core for reman); Made it a lot easier; Good luck

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