Thanks for the posts, guys.
Since alternate trannies have been proposed to replace the marginally good (I have read) T-90 three speed, will any of the alternates hook up to the OEM off-set output Dana 18 TC without an expensive adapter?
T-14 Yes. AA adapter to V-6 needed?
T-86 Yes. AA adapter to V-6 needed?
The 'run/ran' Adapters needed?
I won't mind shortening the drive shaft. Plenty of room there and we have a great driveshaft shop here in Farmington. The Jeep crowd have them well trained [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].
At this point I am thinking restore instead serious off-roading or rock climbing. The V-6 swap is considered due to the shorter engine bay of the pre '70's models and the fact that it is (or used to be) a popular swap.
If I change my mind, I'd just gut the fire wall and put in a 350 Chevy...
Seems that might be a shame though...
Right now I am just wanting a fresh engine with some power with as few extremely costly modifications as possable.
I feel that a V-6 upgrade is a fairly acceptable mod and still keep it on the 'stock' side.
Plus, I still need to pour a bunch of $$ into the bottom of the CJ-7 and am not ready for a full tear down at this point on this new/old one.
I appreciate the responses!