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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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360 engine swap

I have an old CJ-5 that I can't seem to sell. I have thought reciently about trying to find someone with a vehicle with a 360 and seeing if I can trade them for it. I am hopeing that I can find someone with a rebuildable motor in a trashed out body that has power steering and air conditioning (I want to convert the compresser over to air). My question is how hard is it to swap this motor into my '80 CJ-7? I have a 258 and an automatic trany. I would think that the new motor should bolt to the trany fine, but how about space and engine mounts? I would like to sell the jeep for $1400, so is this a fair trade? I know a new motor costs about $1200 for the block, but I would have to buy the rest. How much does it cost to rebuild a motor that has been pulled out of a vehicle? Any help would be great. Thanks Tipp

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2001, 09:25 PM
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The swap would depend upon the age of the CJ5. Need more info.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2001, 09:54 PM
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All you need is a rustbucket wagoneer/cherokee, everything is there for $300

To rebuild it right, will probably start at $150 a hole, and it can get real ugly fast.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2001, 10:18 PM
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i'm in the same boat as you are. i though about getting a core and rebuilding it myself. but when i added up all the cost and time of the rebuild kit and all the machine work it was just to expensive for me. i will most likely be putting a used engine in. one that has about 60,000 miles on it. there is a place here in ft collins colorado that has some and they give a one year unlimited warrenty. i'll be able to inspect the engine before i buy it. i would take the oil pan off and take one or two of the main bearing caps off and look at the bearings and the crank for any sings of wear. i will also be able to see a little of the cylinder walls to see how scratched up they are.

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