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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2000, 07:03 AM
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Anyone put a chevy motor in a CJ?Whats needed?

Hey Guys,

I have to swap out my AMC 304 and put in a Chevy motor. Besides motor mounts, trans, etc. What else was needed to do it? 4WD Hardware sells the motor mounts, and headers which is fine but I was curious if there were any problems doing this.

Someone said that the distributer may hit the firewall? This is the kind of stuff I need to know. Also what about the radiator? WIll a stock chevy radiator fit in the cj? Or is there something special I need? Thanks alot to those to help.



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Re: Anyone put a chevy motor in a CJ?Whats needed?

Let start with a link to M.O.R.E. motor mounts http://www.mountainoffroad.com/catal.../bombproof.htm I am using the M.O.R.E. motor mount in my CJ/Chevy conversion. I do not have a problem with the full size Chevy HEI distributor hitting the fire wall. I used a CJ 304 V8 4 row radiator, that had the inlet/outlet hose connections reversed. I'm using a 17" electric fan.
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Hey Thanks.

Regarding the motor mounts, I currently own the m.o.r.e mounts for the 304. They're are great but I will probably be on a budget for this swap. I will go with the less expensive ones elseswhere.

Thanks for the info on the radiator.



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It's my personal opinion, the M.O.R.E mounts save money! There are less expensive mounts, but the Small Block Chevy will fit perfect with the M.O.R.E. mounts! It's your CJ, but try to save some money elsewhere on the conversion.
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MORE mounts - I agree with Dave.... the beauty of these babies is they place the engine in the perfect position.

What tranny do you have?


Im not a big fan of AMC V8's but this swap isnt making a whole lot of sense unless the Chevy is fuel injected. Im sure you have your reason though




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Re: Anyone put a chevy motor in a CJ?Whats needed?

My reasons are the following.

The AMC is going to need a rebuild.
I want to change to an automatic TH400 probably. I already have one
I have the worked 305 READY to go. I got it for $300 complete, Carb, intake, cam, etc.



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