Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups

Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups (https://forums.off-road.com/forum.php)
-   Jeep-Short Wheelbase (https://forums.off-road.com/jeep-short-wheelbase/)
-   -   which wires do I keep? (https://forums.off-road.com/jeep-short-wheelbase/1415-wires-do-i-keep.html)

**DONOTDELETE** 10-08-1999 08:09 AM

which wires do I keep?
 
Hello experts,

I have an 84 cj7 w/258. I will be swapping in a 304 within the next few months and would like to know which wires I need to keep under the hood and which ones I can get rid of since it currently has the computer. Do I take the computer completely out or do just find the wires that come out of the computer? How many wires will I keep? Thanks, please be gentle, I am no machanic.

Brian "A4x4jeeper"
http://members.aol.com/a4x4jeeper/
http://www.jerseywheelers.org/

WalterX 10-08-1999 03:31 PM

Re: which wires do I keep?
 
Is that the AMC engine from the 70's? I can't help with which wires to keep but are you sure the state will allow the swap? Here in California I BELIEVE you aren't allowed to place an engine of an older vehicle with potentially more pollutants into a newer vehicle. I believe you have to use the same engine or one that is newer. I don't know what your smog laws are, if any, but it's something to look into.


**DONOTDELETE** 10-08-1999 04:15 PM

Re: which wires do I keep?
 
Here in N.J. I don't care..lol

Brian "A4x4jeeper"
http://members.aol.com/a4x4jeeper/
http://www.jerseywheelers.org/

**DONOTDELETE** 10-08-1999 04:49 PM

Re: which wires do I keep?
 







I started with an 85 CJ7 258 and now it has a fuel injected 350. I retained 12 wires from the original passenger side of the terminal block on the firewall. The other side of the terminal block is for the headlights and horn.

I dont know anything about the 304 but cant imagine it needs much. Get rid of the stock computer.

retain at least these items...
Starter & coil wiring
misc senders
heater motor wire is also in the engine compartment
4wd/reverse wiring
electric choke related crap?





Good Luck,

Larry 85CJ7,350TBI,T19
http://www.treadlightly.org

LooseNut 10-08-1999 05:01 PM

Re: which wires do I keep?
 
I agree with LarryM. In my '84 I got rid of all the computer and wires associated with it. Kept the oil pressure wires, which include the choke wire. Also kept the heater m tor, back-up lights, starter (blue one). The wiring diagram in my Haynes was very usefull.

Loose nut behind the wheel
Another right-wing conservative.....


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1994-2009, VerticalScope Inc. // Off Road forums & discussion groups sitemap
side by side | atv | dirtbike | snowmobile | sandsport | competition | land use | Jeep | Toyota | Ford | GM

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome