Check your emission laws. Odds are that the 304 won't be legal.
Originally Posted by liredneck
I know your rite I seid the dealer seid the same thing as you and that I don't want them there , but I was asking another qeustin as in what do I do about the slots in the brackets couse if I just put a bolt in there it will slide back and fourth but again thank you all knowing and powerfull jeep god sorry us lesser jeep peeons might have some more qeustins in the future , so please if there to much for you sit back relax go to the next post
You won't find any company offering an engine/transmission mount for a TJ/AMC swap.
How do I know? I put a 401 in my LJ
If your state has any type of emissions inspection program, I doubt it will pass.
A 304 sounds a lot better than a 4.0, but in reality the 4.0 is much more durable and is already fuel injected.
Cheap isn't always the best way to go. For me, I already had the entire running gear from my CJ (engine, trans, tcase, and axles). and it still cost me mucho dinero. One thing always leads to another......
If that doesn't scare you, start collecting parts and dollar bills. The AMC engines will bolt to the Jeep stuff, but newer jeep stuff won't hold up to too much abuse.
I can't imagine a 4.0 I6 ever running better than a 304.
Every 304 I have ever drove or owned has run much better than all the 4.0 I6 motors I have owned.
The big downside with the 304 is the carb.
It depends on what county in Ohio you live in. Medina county (where I live) has a required e-check using your OBD II port every 2 years, therefore I could not do this swap. Cuyahoga county (Friend in Strongsville) has no e-check, so you could (probably) legally do the swap. That's definitely something to check out with your county before you pull the trigger on the 304.
As for the "V8 vs. 4.0" debate, I can't say, having never driven a 304, but I will say my little brother's 305 camaro isn't that impressive to me as far as V8s go. I know of several V6 cars that would handily outperform it. But then again, it does sound great, being a V8 and all. At the end of the day, I'd say spend the money elsewhere, like lockers, if you already have it and wheel it.
Originally Posted by MrNate
Are you insane? Do you have any idea how many slip-and-fall accidents are caused by carelessly discarded banana peels? This is a crime of Vaudevillian proportions and must not be tolerated in a civilized society.
Originally Posted by RyanCJ2A
I have no input of any value to this thread but those are awesome.
My last CJ5 had a 304 in it. It sounded great and was trouble free but was a dog of a V8. I would definitely recommend against it. Its going to take a lot of $$$ to make that work. You could build a CJ around the 304 for around the same cost of swapping it into your TJ. If there's nothing wrong with your 4.0, spend the money elsewhere. Jeeps arent hotrods.