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post #1 of 4 Old 01-09-2004, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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what other motor 78 jeep truck

I need to know what other motors will fit in my truck. I bought this 1978 jeep truck auto trans 4x4. the 360 in it was blown and I wana replace it with anything I can find. I need to know what all will bolt up. any info will be apreciated

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-12-2004, 10:05 AM
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The only other motors that can be used are AMC specific motors: 258 I-6; 304, 360, or 401 V-8s. The auto tranny used was an AMC-cased Turbo Hydromatic 400. Finding a 258 or 360 is usually not a problem. 304-powered J trucks were pretty gutless and 401s are by far the best (and most difficult to find) motors.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-14-2004, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much! That was much needed info. Ebay, here I come.....
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-14-2004, 10:22 AM
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just remimber that the 304, 360, and the 401 are all the same block so you could just start with somethin and go from there.

If you can't duct it, f#*% it!!!
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