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Here is the problem: I have a 231 Buick V-6 in my CJ7 right now but I'm going to put a NV 4500 into my Jeep this summer. The adapters are going to cost about $500. I might be able to get a 350 Chevy "complete" for $650 , but I'll probably do some work on it, and will only need one adapter for about $300. I was going to put a Edelbrock performer kit on the 231 for about $500 to get the torque up from 165 lbs/ft to about 220 lbs/ft. I know I will need new motor mounts and some exhaust work for the 350, but I might need to move the 231 foward anyways b/c of the 5spd tranny. I'm not worried about the radiator or front springs b/c the Jeep originally had the heavy duty package. Also I'm going to put Dana 44 wag axles front and rear in with a SOA and 35" tires. I need to know which engine will be able to push this rig in the rocks and on the road for the least amount of money without sacrificing capability. Sorry this is so long. Thanks.