I have an 82 Jeep J10 and it has the original straight six, 258 engine in it and it has 210,000 miles on it and I want to swap the engine for the dodge magnum fuel injected 360. I just need to know how much work it would be to mount that engine in there. From what I understand, I will have to also swap out the tranny and possibly the t-case. How difficult would this be and also how much time would it take to pull it off? I just need to get some ideas on this, thanks
Any reason why you don't want to use the AMC 360 other than the carb? To do this you will probably need a complete donor truck your going to need all the wiring, the computer, not sure what transmission you have, some can mount up with a proper bracket like say the AX15, transfer case maybe able to be used, but I am unsure of what the J10 has from the factory. You going to need a new radiator as well. This will be a lot of wiring.
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Yeah basically I do not want to deal with the carb anymore. They are good engines and all, but I would rather have a fuel injected engine. Because I live in Idaho where it is cold for a better part of the year and so starting it in the winter becomes a pretty big pain. I am also looking to get some better fuel economy and just an overall more reliable engine. Yeah the guy that I am getting the engine from said that I can have the full wiring harness and from what it sounds like, he has the radiator and other parts from the pickup also. I'm not sure what exact tranny my Jeep has but it is a manual four speed. I would have to go and take a look to see exactly, but do you know if I would have to change the engine mounts or anything like that?