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Unread 05-31-2002, 09:14 AM   #1
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Question ?'s about the 258I6

I am gettin a 258 and T-5 transmission from this guy and was wanting to get more info about the engine. Are the wiring harnesses the same? I heard something about having to move the fron engine mounts up 4 inches? Will the T-5 work with my x-fer case?

The engine is comming out of a 86 CJ7.
How much HP does it have stock? It has a HEI distributor conversion (whats that?) and a Motorcraft 2100 Carb (stock?).

How much HP could I get out of it?

'86 CJ7 Project "Bulletproof"
2.5L 4-Banger
Just hit 62,000 miles
Custom Exhaust w/ Dynomax Muffler
31x10 Delta AT Tires
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Unread 05-31-2002, 11:53 PM   #2
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The 4.2 litre had around 115 horsepower not much, the hei distributer is a coil inside design. But the 4.0 litre motors in wranglers and cherokees have about 180 horsepower would be a great swap especialy since is fuel injected.
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Unread 06-01-2002, 10:58 PM   #3
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I6 has great torque
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