Re: A.A. engine conversion mounts-Strong enough?
I just did my 350 swap a few weeks ago, the difference in power is amazing, I used the M.O.R.E. Bomb proof 350 conversion mounts, they are designed flawlessly, but you must also account for a few other items before you make your choice, with the M.O.R.E. mounts they are designed to also have a gm tranny put in, with a gm tranny they bolt right to the original mounting areas, but if your like me and just adding engine and keeping your stock tranny (Mine's a T5, 86 CJ7 Renegade) then the tranny will dictate the mounting which may cause you to drill a few holes into your frame, or i guess you could weld them in if you really wanted to, I stabbed the motor to the tranny first then drilled the frame to the mount holes. Now I also used the Lakewood conversion bellhousing from 4WDH a nice unit but it also comes with its own array of probs.I suppose that if you were able to use the A A Ranger overdrive system that would probably line you up pretty close. drilling the frame does save you alot of time and money when you concider drive shaft and mounting mods that can suck your budget dry quickly. While im here hope fully another experienced 350 swapper might read this and know how to get my stock temp Guage to work with my pre 85' 350, Part #'s anyone?