This will get turned into a build thread down the road as soon as I figure out what I want and when I'll do it. Need to change up my build, I feel like all I ever do is weld on the thing. My 4.0 is starting to get a little wacked, ax-15 feels good as well as the np231
-Will the stock 32psi fuel pump be able to feed the motor? Redoing my gas tank setup/skid really makes my skin crawl.
-What are the others running for trans/transfer? ax15/231, 4L60E/231, 4L60E/206, nv4500/231 ect. ect. ? Time is more of a concern than money, when I start this sometime in the fall I only want it down 2 months tops. I prefer a manual because I get more enjoyment out of it. If I could get away with 5.3/ax15/231 I would because I imagine it would be the least monkeying around.
-Any downsides to this swap? At all? Convince me its a waste of time and money.
-Whats the most annoying or time consuming part of the swap? I imagine building a cowl hood is probably high on the list along with the wiring.
-Whats the best vintage of this motor, I keep hearing newer is more powerful but I'm more interested in ease of swap and fuel efficiency. From what I remember the newer motors require a gas pedel switch, also not interested.
And lastly, how much did it cost you? I'd like to keep it under 3k, from what I've read that is quite doable. I can get a dressed motor for less than $500, any trans for $150, t case I think $100. My pick and pull is quite reasonable.