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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Need Some advice on cj5 engine swap

Ok My buddy wants to put a small block of some type in his 83 cj5. It currently has a 6 cylinder and 5 speed tranny. Any info and advice on this change would be very welcome in advance

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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Way too vague of a question. How much experience with engines does your friend have? Can he do the work himself? What's his budget?

You or he need to provide a little more information about what he's looking for.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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There a whole lot of hidden agendas in an engine swap from motor mounts to linking the transmission. Research, research, research!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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Let's pretend there is no limit LOL





Strapped to a SM420!
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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #5
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^ I like this idea
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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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I have a 350 in mine, it is in too good of shape to justify or even try to explain away any of those LOL

Hey, were dip the OP go?

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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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Find a AMC V-8, It's a bolt in deal.
That OEM 5-speed won't last....
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