Trying to find an engine
Its been a while since I posted here and my project ('73 CJ5 restore) has started to lose some steam. But I really want to push to get this thing done!
I need to find a chevy 350 motor but I am kind of lost; I've never bought nor rebuilt an engine, and the process is somewhat mysterious to me. I think I want to stick with a crate motor, chevy 350 because it is so universal. I don't think I need a high performance engine, just something solid, reliable that performs well; this is not a big truck, just a 73 cj5. I think I am going to go with a TBI setup, but if I need to, I'll put a carb on it and do FI later.
What are some good sources for a crate motor like this? I have looked around online but am unsure. I'd really like to have a few websites to check out and compare. What are some things to stick to, questions to ask? (4-bolt? forged pistons, etc.?) I'd like to hear from those who have "been there, done that".
I am ALL ABOUT doing this project right the first time, but I'm not made of money [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] I definitely want to learn from others' experiences.
(We decided to go with an sm465/np205 combo for transmission, and instead of keeping the original 304AMC and having to buy an adapter ($$), we decided to go w/ 350.)
P.S. what is a fair price to ask for a running 304V8/T-15/dana20 drivetrain, all bolted together?