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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fitting a 351W into a CJ

I know some people have done this succesfully. Were there any problems with running the exhaust or fitting headers? I have the FMS stainless shorties that I'd like to use. Were there any considerations for the extra heigth/width?

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Re: Fitting a 351W into a CJ

I don't know anybody with a 351W in a CJ. But I've got a 302 in mine. There is no exhaust clearance problems at all. The only issues I had was getting the exhaust around the clutch linkage. If you are running an automatic transmission, or maybe a hydraulic clutch, you shouldn't have an issue with the shorties.

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Re: Fitting a 351W into a CJ

The only problem I had with the shorties on my 5.0 swap was that I could not fit a regular parts store manual trans starter. The auto trans starter fit but some part of it was rubbing the flywheel. I had to go aftermarket and get one of those smaller gear reduction starters.
Also, the driveshaft hits the exhaust pipe on the passenger side just a little bit at full flex. I am going from 2" to 4" springs soon so that should fix that problem. I think the guy that did my exhaust could have done a better job though.

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