Chevy 350/SM465 combo into a TJ?
Ok guys, my dream crawler is slowly fading away. I bought a 97 TJ a few years back with every intention of striping out everything Jeep and replacing it with Chevy parts. I have a built Chevy 350, SM465, and NP205 that I had planned on putting into the TJ body and frame. I bought the V8 conversion from Advance Adapters (should have made it myself), and started to put the power train in the past weekend, only to find out that the shift is about 7" more forward than the AX15 shifter came through. It seems that the shifter would be coming through right at the firewall. Has anyone placed this setup into their TJ? I really need some help or pictures. I know I could go back to plan "B" and run a TH350 setup. but that would cut my first gear ratio in half.
Break it, so you can build it bigger!