based on my thread here:
i've decided to put a th350 + novak adapter + dana 20 behind my 3.8l v6 in my cj5(dj5 conversion). currently have a 700r4 and no tcase.
not really jeep related, but since a lot of people use chevy drivetrains.... will i need a new flexplate and torque converter for the th350? i was reading the th350-700r4 are pretty interchangeable, all the way up to coolant line connection locations and shifter. but i need to check, id rather get all the parts in one trip out to the pick n pull.
currently just a straight tube original to the dj5. i'll be getting a dana 30 widetrack from a 82-86 cj for the front, as to have the disc brakes. i will most likely keep the stock 2.73/3.54 gearing, whatever i find. i'll need to get new spring perches most likely, and rob the steering linkage from the donor as well.
currently have a d44 rear narrow track, something like 3.73 gears, limited slip, with 2" aluminum spacers so it is wide track length. i would *like* to keep the limited slip. which of these two options would be my best bet (no rock crawling, maybe mild trail use/lil mud/ pittsburgh snow driving):
swap out to a amc20 from the same donor the dana30 comes from. the gears would probably already match, id get to ditch the spacers, and i'd gain disc brakes. do some amc20's have limited slip, or will i lose that? i would have to get new spring perches and do some welding with this.
keep the d44, keep the drum brakes, keep the 2" spacers, and regear to match the front 2.73/3.54. is the limited slip separate from the gear package or would i need to buy a limited slip gear setup? i wouldnt need new spring perches or do any welding with this.
thanks for sharing your knowledge