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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 09:11 AM
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86 CJ swap 4 cyl - V-8

I currently have an 86 CJ-7 w/4 banger, 4 speed and dana300. The manual trans uses a hydralic clutch throwout bearing. My question is this:
I have an AMC 360 on an engine stand, a T-18 and a Dana 20 w/Tera low kit on my work bench. What do I need to get this to all work? The 360 has the T-18 bellhousing, the T-18 bolts right up to the Dana 20. My question is what to do about the clutch? Is their a hydralic bearing to use with the T-18? Can I use the one (obviously buy a new one) that is currently in the Jeep. This 4 banger with 35" tires isn't getting me far fast. I figured instead of a re-gear, run more power, have a low 1st gear and use the money towards detroit lockers. Thanks for the info, John.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 11:16 AM
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Re: 86 CJ swap 4 cyl - V-8

use a slave cyulinder to an early 80s Cj with a 4 banger it bolts onto the side of teh T18 bellhousing and pushes a stock clutch fork, and then plumbs to your master, youll need just a stock common clutch fork and thwoout bearing, then you have a hydraulic clutch!

and of course the V8 engine moutns to the frame.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 11:57 AM
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Re: 86 CJ swap 4 cyl - V-8

Ok, so all I need is an external slave for a 4 banger, I already have the motor mounts out of a 79 CJ and the clutch fork that came with the bellhousing. Just need to have the flywheel for the V-8 resurfaced and bolt it all together. Any suggestions on which clutch/pressure plate to use. I am running 35" tires, 4" lift. I want to ditch the x-case lowering kit when I convert, should I get CV Driveshafts or what? I want to spend the money, but only once.
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