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Unread 07-02-2002, 01:54 AM   #1
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cj7 v-8 swap

HEY EVERYBODY! ok, my friend bought a cj7 with a awsome body and a 4cylinder (boo!) now i don't know much about jeeps but i thought this 4-banger would suck....not the case. i was seriously impressed by the torque produced by that little engine. aniways i digress..he wants to do a 350 swap. i have friends with 4x4 shops and i am getting help but i need to know if anione makes a good cheap bolt in motor mount kit. any help here would be great. i put a 350 in an s-10 blazer and bought the mounts for around $90 so i wouldn't think they could be much more than that. more posts to follow on tranny fitment and x-fer case selection /fit /i don't know what the heck i'm doing oh well..i'll figure it out. i hope you can help.
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Unread 07-02-2002, 02:08 AM   #2
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Well congrats on your friend's purchase and welcome to the Cj board. Which motor mount bolt? My mount bolts are 2 different sizes -- a longie and a shortie for each. I suppose if I was desparate I could take the mount to a hardware store and find a bolt to fit it. Is that possible in your sitch?
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Unread 07-02-2002, 05:48 AM   #3
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<a href="http://www.advanceadapters.com/aa.com/mounts/jeep.html" target="_blank">http://www.advanceadapters.com/aa.com/mounts/jeep.html</a>

<a href="http://www.mountainoffroad.com/catalog/BombProof%20MM/bombproof.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mountainoffroad.com/catalog/BombProof%20MM/bombproof.htm</a>

Here are links to a couple of sites that sell 350 conversion motor mounts.
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Unread 07-02-2002, 08:55 PM   #4
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I just put a 350 in my CJ7. I had a friend of mine custom make motor mounts and weld em in. But as the previous post states, you can buy them too. The 350 I got was from a truck so I got the tranny, and T-Case were all together. The Tranny is a TH350 (Turbo 350) and should be considered instead of a TH400 as it is several inches shorter and may fit better. Espicially a CJ5. Rewiring the engine is my biggest concern as I have never done this. Also, consider the custom drive shafts your friend will need from the GM T-case to the differentials. To have them made is $250 or so, unless you get them from a bone yard and make them yourself.

Good Luck - Hope this helps a little.

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Unread 07-03-2002, 01:59 PM   #5
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Of course another way to go that usually costs less and provides great results as well is to go with an AMC V-8. All the parts are plentiful and not very expensive.
The 360 (for example)provides plenty of power, lives forever and is easy to work on when the need arises.
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