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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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parts interchangeability....360, 258

I am working on my 360 swap again this weekend, and was just wondering what parts I can use off of my 258. the 360 I am putting in is a 1977, the 258 was a 1986. I am wondering about the alternator, power steering pump, and starter....these are all good parts off of the 258. will they bolt up and work without modification? thanks, Ben

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I'm doing mostly the same thing this weekend. From what I can tell the PS pump is identical, so is the smog (if you are going to use it). The starter will boltup, but the starter on the 6 looks like it is a little smaller. I have heard that it works but will wear out sooner than a bonified 360 starter (no personal experience though). I have also heard that the alternator from the 6 will bolt up to the 360 brackets if you drill out one hole (again no personal experience). I have the accessories for both engines as I bought mine complete, but since the stuff on my 6 was mostly new, I plan to use where I can.

Do you (or anyone else for that matter)happen to know if the serpentine pulleys from my 6 accessories will work with the 360 and allow me to run a serpentine belt?

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CJ Ben

Forgot to mention I am taking parts from my 82 CJ 6 and using them on an 82 Waggoneer engine. I'm not sure if this will make a diffeence.


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Re: parts interchangeability....360, 258

yes the starter.. ps pump will work... with the 360 brackets.. same with the alternator.. but.. you might have to drill out the pivot bolt hole.. no biggie.. its aluminum.. had to do mine in the middle of nowheres.. held between the feet..

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