Re: Ford 5.0 V8 swap for my CJ7! NEED HELP
Yeah, you'll need a new fuel pump...to get up to FI standards...but you can probably use the one off the truck. If it's got 2 tanks, then it most likely has a high pressure fuel pump on the driver's side framerail somewhere around the front of the bed.
Radiator? Hmmm. If you've got no cooling problems with the 304, unless you go really Hi-Po with the 302, you should be fine. I've never really heard of anyone having serious cooling issues with 302's.
Drivetrain: Did a little looking, haven't yet seen any adapters for 302 to TH400. Doesn't mean it's not out there, just means I didn't find it. But it sounds to me like a perfect time to swap in a granny low 4 speed. There's a Ford bolt pattern T18 calling your name. Can you hear it? "Muddynut...muddynut...MUDDYNUT!"
Was this truck an auto or manual? 2 or 4wd? If it was 4wd, the transfer cases are very reliable (and geared something like 2.6:1 in Low)...but the manual trannies are LOOOONG...and not particularly tough. Can't help you much with the auto, except to tell you that it's the E4OD (I think).
Moneyless, Will weld for jeep accessories.