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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-10-2001, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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360 swap Q\'s

What would be the best route for hooking up a 360 to my driveline. Running a 258 5spd right now any answers with this swap would be appreciated. THX

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Re: 360 swap Q\'s

sell the T5, get a T18, or T19, and an adapter to your Tcase, or get a T18, NP435, and get an adapter.



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I personally would go the chevy 350 route. The parts are WAY cheaper, and you will find alot more people in your local area that can help you out with tuning the engine and whatnot. I swapped a 360 into my CJ, and in hindsight, I would build a chevy. I could have built an awesome 383 chevy stroker motor for the price of building the 360. Plus, I got lucky in finding a machine shop locally that used to build AMC drag race motors. His experience was a must. I would have been really grasping at straws without his guidence. It was much easier to find someone who has built chevy's in the past than AMC's.

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Re: 360 swap Q\'s

Cheapest swap would be 360 w/727 auto from an '80s G. Wagoneer. No adapters necessary.

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Re: 360 swap Q\'s

I recently finished a 360 rebuild and swap, and I also wish I'd gone the Chevy route. The parts are WAY cheaper, and I could've gotten a newer motor to pass smog testing at some point. With my engine being a '79, I'm toast.
On the other hand, it runs great!

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i just rplaced my 360 with a 258 so i can stroke the 360. I agree as far as cost goes as to the 350 vs. 360 argument but i am kinda enjoying my sticker that says
BORN A JEEP, STILL A JEEP!
and it is a much easier swap i got a tf999 from a cj and a 360 from a waggie


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Re: 360 swap Q\'s

There are several options to consider when doing this kit most of them have been outlined in the previous posts. They are all good choices however no matter which way you go you are going to spend a little $$$. If you do your homework the cost would be equal no matter which engine you choose.
The chevys are fine and all of that but a good Jeep that is Jeep is the best Jeep. Keep it Jeep! We specialize in these type of conversions and would gladly lend an ear and some tips if needed. Drop by our site and either email us or just give us a ring. http://www.jeep-shop.com

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hey jeep shop
your link didnt work for me


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Re: 360 swap Q\'s

Thanks for all your insight but I just cannot imagine my jeep being powered by a chev motor, there is no way. I would rather use an old Dodge 360 but what kind of tranny am I gonna hook up to it or should I spend the cash and get an adapter also would the tranny and t case hold up?? So many ways of doing this..... By the way I have a 73 charger for sale needs restore but driveline in in very good condition, 440 magnum 727 slap stik, 8 3/4 rear...

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