reliability of t90 behind 283?
i have been trying to become a jeep owner for a while, but still have not found the right one. i really wanted something stock, but i can justify it since i know the sbc well, and know parts are cheap etc...
im looking at a 62 wagon with a stock 283 with a 2 barrel in it, it was out of a 63-64 he said, but was not sure what it actually came out of, the current owner did not do the swap.
at least everything looks fairly period, no absurd exhaust, and the oil bath and stock dress up on the engine was retained.
im wondering if its worth it, or if i should just look for an earlier wagon with a flathead. extra power is always nice, but i dont really "need" it.
if the t90 will hold up if not ran ragged all day long thats fine with me, but if the occasional romp will kill it, if i need to do some serious work with the thing, then it is a no go. this is to be a work vehicle/driver and not so much a toy, i want to be able to rely on it. still, i don't plan on treating it like garbage.
i searched a bit and found conflicting answers... i suspect that is what i will find here.
i bet the t90 is quieter behind the 8 than it is behind a 4 though... but thats not the question.