I will actually do most of the work, at his shop, on weekends. We will pull it in the yard and leave it on the weekdays so he can work. The only thing he charges me for is when I look at him and say, "What in the he!! did I mess up?" He'll come over and help for about 5 min. and get back to what he was doing, usually rebuilding those Ford fwd transmissions(lots of those go out and he can make a bundle). Cost me $112 for my NV4500 installation. I figure that the 350 swap take me around 1 month of weekends to complete it and get all the bugs worked out. It took me 2 weekends for the NV4500 swap, and I used a diesel NV4500 which caused the fabrication of many custom parts.
I talked to my mechanic/friend and he said that according to what he had to help me with in the past, that that was 'bout right. I will do most everything except the wiring, I just leave when that starts and let him have it.
llll '90 YJ, NV4500, XD9000i, 35" MT/R, Snorkle, 4.5" RE lift, Tera Revolvers, etc. etc.