my 5.3 vortec swap required a return fuel line. I was unable to use the 5.3 exhaust manifolds and opted instead for some shorty headers as well.
I'm not sure on the tach but I dont imagine the oem tach will work. I believe Autometer makes a tach that is computer controlled that will work with the Vortec motor's CPU
1985 CJ7 Project
Phase One :
5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed
Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete
Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning
Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...
Chrome won't get you home...BUT Rattle Can Black may just get you back"