Re: Mustang 5.0 Q\'s??
I was wondering how difficult a 5.0 swap would be into a 84 CJ7(it came from teh factory with a Iron duke 4cyl, currently it has a 4 inch lift, dana44 in rear with 3.73's in the front and back)? I have a perfectly good 88 Mustang GT donor car sitting back out in the woods (picked it up cheap wreaked). Everything is there except the 5-speed transmission (which is in my 83 GT). I have the motor, upper and lower intakes, fuel rail, computer, wire harness..etc. Would this be a difficult swap? Are motor mounts available? I was considering a 350 (but I can't really trust a chevy motor), then a 302 HO which I already have, and a 4.0/4.2 out of a newer Jeep. This jeep will mainly see nighway use and serve as a daily driver so I want to mate a 5-speed to this if possible for gas milage reasons. I don't plan to rock climb, maybe the occasional mud slinging and beach driving with 35' inch tires. The 5.0 would be the perfect engine for me if I could make everything work. I have owned several 5.0 Mustangs and usually the only thing that gives me problems on them are alternators. If anyone knows of any web sites or people who have done this swap please let me know. Thanks