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Unread 07-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #16
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If I wanted a 350 in something I'd have a Chevy. Wait I do. Hope my truck don't get mad. Seriously all everybody does is throw a 350 in anything. Stay AMC. Someone asked me if I was gonna swap in a 350, told them no. Then I would need a tranny t-case, axles,wheels etc....If a wanted a chevy powered jeep I'd put a body on a 1 ton

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Unread 07-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #17
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This will probably piss off most everybody but there's a reason that the AMC is extinct.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #18
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This will probably piss off most everybody but there's a reason that the AMC is extinct.
I agree.
If you decide to build the AMC engine, do the oiling mod.

Oh i almost forgot, prepare to spend $ to build it correctly.

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Unread 07-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #19
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I agree.
If you decide to build the AMC engine, do the oiling mod.

Oh i almost forgot, prepare to spend $ to build it correctly.

Jeff
What is the oiling mod?
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:18 PM   #20
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$3500 autozone will get you a 401
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #21
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What is the oiling
mod?
It's a long read, but start here.

http://www.amcramblermarlin.1colony.com/photo2_1.html

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$3500 autozone will get you a 401
A 401 is nice, but autozone remans are stock.

Look here and you can spend 2500 and still have 1000 left for adapter and mounts.

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/Perf...ines-C556.aspx

Even more options here.
http://www.summitracing.com/search/d...engine-type/v8

Not arguing by any means if you want AMC then that is a great decision as well.

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Unread 07-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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Don't forget a 4.0 out of tj xj or zj They make good power, and are easy swaps. Fairly affordable too.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 10:39 PM   #23
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Just finished completely rebuilding my 304. Did everything, good parts from Bulltear, oil mods, Edl intake, ARP fasteners, ported heads, HEI, machine work... on and on. If I could go back in time I would take that $3,000.00 and put it toward your 350 or even a nice LS swap. There's something to staying with AMC if you're restoring to stock, but you look like you use that CJ. Just sayin'...
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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:38 AM   #24
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AMC motors are not extinct. They just get rebuilt and are stronger than ever.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #25
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This will probably piss off most everybody but there's a reason that the AMC is extinct.
Agreed. There are so many reasons why everyone goes with a 350.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #26
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Because they are lazy.. #1 reason. They don't want to take the time to properly research rebuilding a AMC motor and have the attitude of "I'll just take the easy way out and put a dime a dozen 350 in it"

The only thing worse is an old 30s-40s Ford truck at a car show with a GM 350 in it... the person who built it needs to be slapped
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #27
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Best thing I ever did was put a Chevy crate motor in my Jeep. More than enough power and way cheaper than putting a AMC motor in it :/

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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #28
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The only thing worse is an old 30s-40s Ford truck at a car show with a GM 350 in it... the person who built it needs to be slapped
Amen!

If you can track down a core, there are companies online that will sell you a reman'ed 360 in the $2k range. I know I have seen some on ebay with solid feedback scores. I have never dealt with them so I can't speak to their quality, but at least it's an option worth running down.

I went 360 in my CJ; despite the challenges, I am glad I did.

Good luck!
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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:43 AM   #29
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350, they're a dime a dozen and easy mods.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #30
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350, they're a dime a dozen and easy mods.
302 EFI Ford also..
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