Iron Duke to SB swap
This appears to be a pretty straightforward project, but I want to get my ducks in a row first...
I have a 1980 CJ-7 with the Chevy Iron Duke and a 4-speed trans.
I just got a 1970 Chevy 307 2bbl to drop in.
I don't hotrod this car, and I'm running stock size tires. I just use it to go fishing, hunting and running the fire trails in the national forest. I don't go looking for challenges. I have a Hemi Dodge for that. The main reason I'm doing the swap is because I would like to be able to maintain 60-70 MPH on the expressway if I happen to have a headwind!
...And there's no way to make the exhaust sound cool with a 4...
And this tired old engine will not last for long doing a lot of e-way driving to my wheeling spots.
Anyway, I digress. I plan to use the stock 4-speed, at least for now. I have a powerglide I would like to use, but for now, it's bucks-down. I know I will need a new SB clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, flywheel and pilot bearing, radiator, a set of motor mounts and a HEI distributor. The only other thing I can think of is the new exhaust system.
Am I missing anything?
I know the transmission is a weak link, but I think it will be OK for a while, given the way I use the car.