Hi Everyone...I've been searching jeepforums for a long time and finally have enough info to post a question! I'm looking to purchase a 94-95 YJ 4.0 5 speed and swap in a same year 5.2 or 5.9 V8 as simply as possible. I'm in California and want to make this Jeep California BAR legal. I also want to keep the AX-15 and everything else as close to stock as possible.
Here's my plan:
5.2/5.9 complete engine with all accessories, wiring harnesses, computer and exhaust
3.9 Dakota bellhousing, flywheel and splash sheild
Use stock AX-15 clutch, pilot bearing and slave cylinder
Advanced Adapters V8 swap motor mounts
Inexpensive swap radiator? (Heard you can use a SBC swap radiator?)
5.2/5.9 fan clutch should work in stock 4.0 fan shroud?
Modify V8 y pipe to fit Jeep
Wiring - work through Dodge and Jeep wiring diagrams - splice as necessary.
I am hoping that with this setup I will not have to move or work on anything from the transmission back through the driveline and that all factory V8 emission systems will work properly. Also all Jeep gauges, check engine light and diagnostic port will function as well.
Any tips or tricks? Anything I'm forgetting? For example, do I need to source a computer from a V8 truck with a manual trans? Or will one from an auto trans work fine?
Thanks for the help!!