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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2000, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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V8 AMC conversion?

Will the amc v8s bolt up to my manual trans(peugeot ba10/5). I know that the older 258s and v8s are pretty much interchangable. Will this trans hold up to light use?

87 wrangler(258)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2000, 02:09 AM
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Re: V8 AMC conversion?

The bellhousing bolt pattern is the same, you will need the proper V8 flywheel for you displacement engine or get the 6 flywheel rebalanced with the motor. The trans isn't noted for its strength, but if you baby it, it may last long enough to save for a more HD trans. Hope this helps. good luck.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2000, 10:35 PM
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Re: V8 AMC conversion?

Other things you need to do are fab your own motor
mounts frame & block both sides, fab exhaust...no
headers available, re-core your radiator to 4 cores
and have the proper upper rad. hose nipple installed
to match the thermostat housing.(makes it alot easier to find a hose to fit)

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