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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2001, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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V8 in a YJ...?

Hey guys, I have a '95 yj with a dead 4-cylinder and a chevy 350 complete with a turbo 350 tranny and t-case sittin' here in my yard...How hard would it be to marry the two together? Any input would help, thanks...

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Re: V8 in a YJ...?

You could do a search on the topic. But Im almost positive, that a V8 will not fit in a YJ.

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Jeff...too much time on the POR board?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Just get yourself a Advance Adapter Buyers Guide(free, and you can download if in *.pdf format, in facthttp://www.advanceadapters.com/catalog/catalog.html...here you go). Read up and then ask some questions. It will save us some typing time.

Just remember, that nothing from AA is cheap. There are some cheaper ways of doing things, you just have to know what and how to ask.

You will need engine mounts, tranny mounts, shifters(x-fer and tranny), radiator, hoses, tranny cooler, new fluids, driveshafts(you may be able to shorten and/or lengthen your stock ones)...and this is just a few.




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Re: V8 in a YJ...?

If it will fit in a cj...and it will..then it should fit in a yj. Yes you'll need motor mounts, tranny mounts..or at least move and adapt existing, and other things. But if you did all that stuff to your zuki, or even a lot of it yourself, I don't think you'll have any trouble with the swap. And just think how much fun[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] it will be

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Re: V8 in a YJ...?

I have seen several with Chevy V8's in them. I know it can be done you'll have to do your home work and mabe find a buddy that has done it before to help.

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yep me too, I've talked to lots of people with 350's in their YJ's. It can be done

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Re: V8 in a YJ...?

no way is the carpul tunnel wrong.. the v-8 just wont fit in the frame rails of a wrangler...

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Re: V8 in a YJ...?

Thanks, Elusive
I think the biggest problem is that the extra 2" of frame rail clearance, would mean the engine would fall right out.

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so everyone I talked to was lying to me?

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