Hi all! When I bought my '66 cj5 the previous owner had taken out the buick V6 and put in a chevy 4 cylinder. I want to put in my 304 out of my '74 cj5. I am not into hard 4 wheeling, just trail driving with the kids, will I have to change the trans, or transfer case?
In the '74 I have the T15, with a Dana 20 transfer case. "66, T86 with a Dana 18 transfer case. I will just swap the whole deal if that is an option! Wasn't sure if I would have mounting issues. I hope I do not sound like a moron, I just have limited experience with swaps.
Thank you all for your replies! I have thought about going back to the V6, but like was said I don't want the 304 to go to waste. I am not familiar at all with the '66. Just saw the difference is steering... The '74 isn't going anywhere, so I will be sure not to let anything go to scrap. Geez, I didn't know about the front clip either... I think I have lots of research to do before I swap anything! Anyone know where I can get another dauntless V6? I posted a thread about swapping my Dana 27 with the Dana 30 that came out of my '74. Any opinions about that, or should I wait on the other thread? Thanks again all!!
Pretty sure that your biggest issue is going to be fitting the AMC V8 in a front clip that's 5" shorter than the one it's coming out of.
Ok you got the 304 get a Jeep T18 and the Dana 20 or Scout 300.
and build a 72-CJ7. Your 66 frame is C channel to much work to put the 304 in that. Or drop a 231 even fire V6 in to the 66 call it a day.