Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Re: Can you carb a 4.0L???
I just knew I would get some ribbing on this. But what are you guys for!! [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
here is the deal
A buddy got a 1998 4.0L 6 with 29K miles on it.
and a 1988 XJ with no motor, with an auto and stock everything else. No title
Well he is trying to get rid of it. Not like I need any other projects, but I was just thinking a low buck aproach.
It is easy enough to get the intake manifolds and the other guts from a blown 258 a friend has.
I havnt seen any cheap harness. The XJ had the harness completely "CUT" from the engine compartment.
SO I was thinking that a quick carb on the motor might be doable, but i dont know if the computer controls the ignition, or could i use the 258 distributer. I know the Fuel injection is the best, but we have absolutely nothing but flatgraound down here and carbs run just fine for what we wheel in here.
So I was thinking if it will take only a little bit of work to put together I might get it from him.
Also I know they arent the same, but I have to ask. Are the 4 cyl and 6 cyl mounts the same? I think the XJ had a 4 cyl, but i do not know for sure.
If there is anyone who wants all these parts, my buddy is willing to get rid of it all pretty cheap.
Dan Stewart 1963 CJ5 "Caloosa Jeepers" member