Re: value of CJ w/ v8 vs. value w/ 6cyl
IMHO, the 258. Its cheaper and will be an easier swap. Less wiring headaches, no radiator change necessary, no new bellhousing, etc... Just from a buyer's perspective I think you will get a lot of folks that will shy away from the 343 afraid that there are wiring problems, overheating problems, etc... that are the real reason(s) for you selling the jeep. People often think they might be buying someone else's screw up. I think buyers will be less suspicious of the 258, even if it doesn't run as well. Not to mention that much horsepower in a stock CJ drivetrain can cause additonal problems like spinning the crappy two piece rear axleshafts.