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Unread 04-11-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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46 CJ2A engine swap

I have a 46 CJ2A with the original engine. Problem is, it has a crack in the block. I also have a 93 mercury engine, it is the 3.8 ltr V6. I would like to put it in my Jeep. I would get rid of the fuel injectors and all electrical and put on a coil and regular distributor and also a carb.

Can this be done? Are there parts that will allow this engine to connect to the original bell housing?

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Unread 04-12-2008, 05:19 AM   #2
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I'm not sure that you're going to be able to find an adapter for that Ford V6. Novak-adapt.com has adapters for the Ford I4 OHC motors and the Ford Windsor V8s. You have the T90, which is a great transmission and will hold up under even V8 power. If you asked me, I would try and find a GM Iron Duke or a Vortec 4.3L V6 and swap that in with the GM adapter for the T90.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 06:15 AM   #3
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the ford 3.8 shares its bell patern with the ford small V-8 (windsor) engines so adapting shouldn't be a problem. question is can you get intake and carb to fit it? also you want to be sure the 3.8 was out of a rear wheel drive car if not, the mounts will present a problem and the fwd 3.8 was JUNK (IMO of course but I have had both)
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Unread 04-12-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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Are you saying Mercury as in the car (junk), or Mercury as in OMC/Mercruiser? The OMC swap would be GM, not Furd.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 04:15 PM   #5
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I was saying the ford 3.8 in the taurus/sable platform was a weak engine. in cougar/t-bird/ltd platforms they were better/ more dependable and much less prone to head failure.

edit: oops read your post wrong Jayhawk ... and that is a good question when I read it I automatically assumed car.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 11:04 PM   #6
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I would keep that fuel injection if at all possible. It makes for a much more enjoyable jeep.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 08:58 AM   #7
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I agree. Keep the FI if possible.
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