Working on a 82 CJ 7 Frame up resto. I bought a Offenhauser intake and 390 Holley carb and was wondering if anyone had installed this on a 258 4.2l. I was also talking to someone at a swap meet this weekend and they were telling me about a head swap on the jeep that increases the Hp. I thought long and hard about going to a small block chevy with a 700 r4 but there is just something about keeping the jeep somewhat original that appeals to me. The 258 is totally rebuilt with all new guts and before I sit it in I want to do it right. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.
I did. I liked it but when the second 258 wore out I went with a SBC TPI. If you haven't gotten that far yet, I found a nice plate at a speed shop that bolts under the carb to make the throttle cable hookup a cinch.