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Unread 09-10-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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1978 cj5 clutch for amc 401

I am swapping a 401 into my 1978 cj5 which currently has an amc 304 and t150 transmission. I am not sure what clutch kit to buy. Should I just get a stock replacement for the 1978 cj5 with amc304 or do I need to upgrade to a clutch for the amc 401? I think the full size jeep with 401s have a different throw out bearing which might not be compatible with my clutch fork, etc.

Any comments on a clutch kit for my application from someone who has done this swap?


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Unread 09-11-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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Stock should be fine.
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Unread 09-11-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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The stock 304 will be fine, but I would avoid a discount clutch (like AZ or Advance). Put one behind my 360 and it does ok but the clutch slips before the tires do. look into centerforce or luk clutches
77 CJ-7- AMC 360, Edelbrock cam, MC2100, Fenderwells, CJ T18/D20, Chevy D44/EB 9" rear, Trutrac f/r, 4.11, SOA, 1.25 lift shackles, 35x12.50 BFG KM2s, Shackle Reversal
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401 , amc , cj5 , clutch

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