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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2000, 07:42 PM
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Getting frustrated with my finances holding up the engine swap - so, I turn to you wise people to help! I have a 90 YJ with the 2.5l 4cyl., an AX-5 5 spd. tranny, NP231, and stock axles. I want to pull the worn, crappy 4 cyl and replace it with a stock 350 (w/ carb and HEI) as cheap as possible. It's pretty much a trail-only vehicle since my girlfriend lets me use her Land Cruiser when I need to get around, so time is not an issue - money is! Any junkyard parts advice, re-engineering tips or general psychiatric guidance is appreciated!! And think of this - the lift - and another silly post like this one - comes next! Thanks!!

Jason Perkins
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Re: Seeking advice...

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img].. ok.. first off.. this aint cheap.. for one.. you will need a chevy tranny.. chevy transfer case.. and atleast a front axle.. would also swap that crappy rearend.. since it wont last that long with a 350 infront of it.. and anyway you look at it.. with that 4 cyl.. its not cheap.. since that tranny is not good for anything but it.. keep in mind when you do this.. chevy engine=chevy tranny=chevy transfercase.... amc engine=amc tranny=amc transfer case.. you can mix and match these parts with adapters.. very expensive adapters..

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2000, 08:34 PM
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I am going the way JEPGOD suggests. I Ran into a very good deal on a 76 Blazer drivetrain. NP205 t/c, SM465 4 speed(granny low), Dana 44/12 bolt. All for $75, the blazer was letf behind by a renter to pay off what he still owed. This will not be the altimate combo, but for here in Kansas with only mud and sand it will do alright. Go find an old pickup or Blazer and strip it down and sell what you don't need.

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