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post #1 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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79 cj5 engine and tranny swap?

Hi , as a novice I am wanting to change my inline six and tranny to a 4.8 fuel injected chevy with a GM 5 speed tranny. I have been told this will not work. Looking for expert advise and recomendations.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 07:43 PM
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I don't know why it wouldn't. I'm putting a 5.3 mated to my Ford NP435.

Measure with a Micrometer
Cutter with an ax
Beat it to fit
Paint it to match


My NP435 install http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ti...np435-1487201/
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 08:48 PM
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It's the length of the five speed that's the problem.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 09:04 PM
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That 5 speed isn't any longer than a turbo 350, and those are in hundreds of CJ5's. I'm not saying its ideal but with a mild lift it can be made to work.

Check out Novak's website. Spend a couple of days reading everything on there. It's a wealth of info.

Measure with a Micrometer
Cutter with an ax
Beat it to fit
Paint it to match


My NP435 install http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ti...np435-1487201/
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-14-2013, 06:10 PM
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Gotta consider what transfer case can be adapted to the GM gearbox as well.
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