3 spd or a T176 behind a 360
Ok now that my brain is pudding from sifting through all the threads. I figured I would just ask my own question. I am going to help a friend rebuild cj5 that has a 304 in it. After researching on here we are just going to yank it and rebuild a 360 with Howell tbi, edelbrock intake, cam, complete MSD, hi flow exhaust, valve job, and lower end rebuilt. He has the stock 3 speed in it. He drives on the highway a lot and does hunt in it. I figured it would make sense to go ahead while we had it out to put a T176 in it with a dana 300. My question is one: is it stronger that the 3 speed and will it give him better highway speeds at lower RPMs and two: will the existing drive shafts work? Any other pitfalls I need to be aware of?