Heya again all. I am planning on doing a 360 swap on my 84 cj-7. Currently I have a 328 with a t-4. I plan on dropping a 3550 or ax-15 behind the 360. I know I will need the right side frame mount (got some out of a grand wagoneer, but have found out these wont work). I don't know if the bell housing from the 258 will work on the 360 to ax-15 or nv3550 though. I do have motor mounts from a 304, so I should be good there. Any thoughts?
I have the motor mounts from a 304, but I dont have the frame mounts...looking for them though. There is a place I talked to where I could get the mount I need for 60.00 or the entire mount setup (frame and motor) for 150. Anyone know about the 258 bell housing?
I don't plan on keeping the 258 or the transmission around. It's a good motor, and was running before I started tearing the jeep apart for a restoration. The motor was rebuilt mid 90's and has a few thousand miles on it since then. The motor is stock with everything from the factory save a new alt. The carb was rebuilt around 2005.
Wylie is pretty close to Plano. and about 30 mins from Dallas. When the engine was rebuilt we had to have the 6th cylinder re-sleeved because it got to hot and egg-shaped (hence the need for the re-build). While it was there we had the head work, block, and such work done to it. The machine work was done in Tyler TX. The engine that was re-built was the original that came in the jeep.
According to Jeepskate over here the 4.0 and 4.2 have the same bell housing, and if that's the case then the same bell housing will interchange on to the 304-360 and 401.
They do not have the same bellhousing. There are many. They have the same bellhousing bolt pattern. That doesn't mean that the pattern on the back of the 4.2 bellhousing will match a later transmission.
Superjeep, you will need to get the 4.0 bell (and probably clutch assembly with linkage) used with whatever trans you pick.