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Re: what would you recoment the most 4 a motar
Dude it's a lot more than a motor you are putting into your rig, especially if you are building up the willys or any jeep for that matter (unless it's a waggy or j truck) If it's the willys i will garuentee you will need new axles, engine tranny and t-case. If you want to stay jeep specific, i'd say find a wagoneer or full sized cherokee and swap in the motor (they came with 258 I-6's, 304, 360, and 401 v-8's), tanny either a t-150 (3 speed, not that great, but alright), t18(great garranny low 4 speed), t-176 (later modle hd 4 speed), tf727 (pretty heavy dut 3 speed auto), th400 (chevy auto behind some amc engines), the t-case which will either be a d20 (behind the t150, t18, and some th 400's), q-tec (behind most th400's, has an off set out put and not all have low range, alright but not the greatest), or d300 (behind the t-176 and maybe the 727, maybe the np208 came into the picture during these waggys i'm not sure), and then the axles (most likely d44's (should be just right for 35's-36's on mud trails) as long as they came from a '76 or later waggy). Also use other parts from the waggy like the master cylinder, steering box, seats, heater parts, ect. Now with this info do sh!t loads of research and you should be ready to build up the jeep by the time you are 16.
Wheel it or drive a minny van