Pulling the Power pack (AMC 258) and 5 speed tranny from a 1991 Jeep Cherokkee Pioneer to rebuild and modify for the Desert Racer
Well I had the chance and the weather to pull the power pack from the 1991 Jeep Pioneer today.
This sweet little engine runs like a top, but I plan to do some modifications to this engine that will make this engine even better.
The engine has a fuel injection and that has to go!
I am going to be installing a carb as well as a distributer with points.
This will also allow for the use of Nitrous down the road...LOL
The engine will be torn down this week and then the rebuild will happen as soon as I can save up the money for the new parts.
This engine and tranny are a log bigger then the original M151 power pack and certain parts like the drive shaft will have to be modified to and shortened to allow for the new power pack to work.
This is one of the reasons the M151 is not a big player in the Jeep world so many costly mods and time consuming adaptations to make the whole project work.
With the M151 their is not of room to make mods without uni-body alterations. I wanted to place a 302 Ford Mustang engine in this rig, but the lack of engine compartment space and frame seperation just would not allow for it.
Here are the pictures of the engine and tranny.