Originally Posted by bck4more
motor isnt in jeep yet still hanging in shop.
You should be able to install the intake/exhaust manifold before dropping the whole chunk in, but with the driver's side clearance does get a bit thin.
Maybe you'll need to remove the lower steering shaft for extra clearance. No sense to breaking anything unnecessarily.
All this depends on what you have the engine 'hanging' off of and what else is not on the YJ. If the grill or radiator is not on the YJ clearance is no problem.
If you have a great engine hoist system that gives you easy control over the whole chunk that is most of the battle.