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halfpint1973 09-01-2013 03:53 PM

CJ7 engine swap
 
I have a 1982 CJ 7 with a 258 with a auto t999 trans ..... I have a 1970 CJ5 with a 3.8 v6 with a three speed stick shift and a 1978 CJ5 304 v8 with a 4 speed stick shift I was wondering if I could put the 3.8 v6 with the 4 speed stick shift in my 1982 CJ7

jp360cj 09-02-2013 08:12 AM

Is that the Buick 3.8?

I would start by verifying which 4 speed you have and checking Novak's site for swap info. The main issues to figure out are bolting to transmission & engine mounts.

halfpint1973 09-02-2013 03:05 PM

Yes that is the buick 3.8 and I just got the 1978 cj5 yesterday i checked it lastnight and it has a 5 speed in it .... I just drive my cj7 around on weekends and just wanted something realible ..

jimbos76cj 09-04-2013 03:19 PM

Why not just swap the 304 into it. The 4.2 is a solid motor.. will run for a long time

Jeepmanjoe52 09-06-2013 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by halfpint1973
Yes that is the buick 3.8 and I just got the 1978 cj5 yesterday i checked it lastnight and it has a 5 speed in it .... I just drive my cj7 around on weekends and just wanted something realible ..

If you want something reliable then avoid the 3.8. I had '69 cj5 with a Buick engine and I couldn't have sold it fast enough. Find a 4.2 or use the 304 or a small block Chevy.

jp360cj 09-06-2013 06:27 AM

What's wrong with the 258 & TF that makes it unreliable?


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