Well I see a long stressful road ahead no matter how you look at it. What is your background with Jeeps and such? I will tell you you WILL likely spend more than $1000 to get it running. BUT thats not a bad thing in my mind.
See to me I bought my YJ knowing I had work to do on it. I knew that. I actually wanted that. Again I don't know what you want out of it. BUT if you are up to it I would do want was stated before. Buy a 4.2 intake, get a cheap header off of ebay, figure out how to wire and fire it up (this will be by far the most challenging part), work out any other kinks you found.
If you are able to accomplish all of that you will be in a whole other class. You will know your Jeep more intimately than you ever thought possible. You will have the knowledge to fix anything on it without fear. Diagnose problems on the fly and come up with simple remedies to get you home. It is pretty cool to be able to do. I say go for it. There's plenty of info on the internet about it. If you have questions ask us. The guys around here are pretty good ****. And we've been there before. No matter where that is. Good luck.
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I have no experience with Jeeps what so ever. All my life I have messed around with Fords. I will for sure look at all the details to make sure I know what i need as I go. I appreciate all the input and I am sure I will be asking for help in the near future. Rambo3489 I may take you up on that spacer will get back to you when I find a carb.
You might want to see if it has a stroker in it. That's the only reason to put a 4.0 block with a 4.2 head. Mine is the same way
This was my thought as I was reading thru the thread
Old school carb style stroker
With the 4.2 head, a 4.0l header won't work - you'll need a 4.2 header
The difference is in the port size and shape
The 4.2 has rectangular ports, the 4.0 has "D" ports
The 4.0 header suited for the D ports will cause problems on the rectangular 4.2 ports
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ok I bought a MC2150 but I think its wrong because it has a valve or something that looks like a stepper motor with a plug for two wires. Does any one know what this is? The tag on the carb says E5TE YA the ad on Ebay said it came off of a Jeep that's why I bought it. Any help is appreciated.