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Unread 09-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #16
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would you ship it? how much? does it need to be rebuilt?
i would but i have no idea how much it would be for shipping. and no its a good tranny that was mated to a 304

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I used Marvel once before I took my Jeep out on the trails. I didn't get stuck all weekend so I guess it works.
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Unread 09-10-2011, 09:00 PM   #17
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You sir are already enroute to Jeep Hell for even considering a non Jeep/AMC engine. Blasphemous! Save yourself and go buy a 304/360/401,,,,,,NOW!
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Unread 09-10-2011, 09:09 PM   #18
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i have a friend thats working on trying to put the diesel in his cj7 and a 4 or 5 speed trans in it i think its a izuzu or dodge small block ill call and ask him and put post here if i find out what it is but he knows some one who did it bet it has great power and fuel mileage
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #19
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can you get a quote to ship to 33306 zip code and how much for the tranny?


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i would but i have no idea how much it would be for shipping. and no its a good tranny that was mated to a 304
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:49 AM   #20
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i know someone who did that and he used the izuzu motor.


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i have a friend thats working on trying to put the diesel in his cj7 and a 4 or 5 speed trans in it i think its a izuzu or dodge small block ill call and ask him and put post here if i find out what it is but he knows some one who did it bet it has great power and fuel mileage
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:50 AM   #21
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how much am i going to be looking at paying for a good running amc 360 or 304 and what about rebuilding one?
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Unread 09-11-2011, 10:06 AM   #22
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Depends on you area. Here in ID There are adds in CL for $200-400.

Lots of people will tell you not to bother with a 304, but quite frankly mine has loads of power for a CJ5. I am thinking a 360 would be kind of scary in a mostly stock 5. Anyway I'm just saying don't go out of your way to avoid one, the are a fine motor.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 05:21 PM   #23
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i got my 360 for $150. it runs great and is super clean inside. i had to replace the pan as the guy i bought it from didnt set the lift chains right and it fell so while i was there i did the bearings. good deals are out there.

and i will try to get a quote for you in the next day or 2 but i am sure it wont be worth it. prob cost just as much to ship as im charging for it lol.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #24
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one thing i dont really get is how would an amc motor be cheaper then a SBC? still need motor mounts and a radiator.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #25
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You have a GM 90 deg bell housing behind the 151 Iron Duke. A Chev V8 or 4.3 will bolt to the existing setup, I know quite a few guys who have done this. Although the trany is a lighter trany! I agree it should be changed but you could get on the road and go from there.
I wheel with some guys who have 350 chevs with auto's in flatys! This setup has been done and can be a good thing when its done correctly. There are tools out there to deal with driveline issues!
Your motor mounts have to be changed anyway! keep that in mind.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:37 AM   #26
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You sir are already enroute to Jeep Hell for even considering a non Jeep/AMC engine. Blasphemous! Save yourself and go buy a 304/360/401,,,,,,NOW!
Didn't his 5 come with a GM engine?

The SBC swap will be the easiest swap for the OP.
The OP's bell will bolt up to the SBC and not an AMC engine.
The engine mounts will have to be changed for either an AMC or a SBC.

To the OP.

Find a T176 out of a CJ and tap your bell housing.
Install it to a SBC and get your drive shafts made.


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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:45 AM   #27
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thats why i was wondering how a amc would be easier if i already have a gm bell housing and i was planning on going to a t176 cause its the easiest swap and should hold up to a v8 and pretty close to the same length as my current tranny the SR4 plus no pricey adapter is needed. so I'm think........

motor mounts
radiator
sbc v8
t176

and thats its i should be able to mount the motor to where i don't have to change my driveshafts right???????



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Didn't his 5 come with a GM engine?

The SBC swap will be the easiest swap for the OP.
The OP's bell will bolt up to the SBC and not an AMC engine.
The engine mounts will have to be changed for either an AMC or a SBC.

To the OP.

Find a T176 out of a CJ and tap your bell housing.
Install it to a SBC and get your drive shafts made.


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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:53 AM   #28
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You might, but there is no way of knowing until you get the install done.
I was able to use the stock location for the tranny and tcase.
I reused my front shaft, but had a cv shaft made for the rear and cut and rotated the amc 20 to match.

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Unread 09-13-2011, 03:01 PM   #29
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Its hard.to.find a motor and tranny down here in.south florida
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Unread 09-13-2011, 04:18 PM   #30
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I have a running 258 and Dana 300 if you're interested. I sold the T-176 2 days ago for $300. I just parted out my 80 due to frame rot I found. Wasn't worth fixing and I still have my 83 CJ7. Where are you in Fl?
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