I have done this swap, It is probably the best one yet! I used the motor mounts out of a wagoneer,had to cut them downa little, not much with my swap cause a wrangler frame is only 1" narrower than a wagoneer. I went with a 401 instead of the 360. I used the 727 tranny, and the dana 300 bolts right up to it. I had to build my own cross-member. I also have a 2" body lift and still had no clearence problems. The only problem i am having now is the radiator, but i think i figured it out. I am going to use the all aluminum B-cool radiator it goes for about $530.00 Basically everything i have used on my swap is from a 1960's to 1979 wagoneer or grand wagoneer, so it has been pretty easy! If you run into any problems during your swap feel free to e-mail me maby i can help. [email protected]
I just did the same swap. 360 in place of 258. Bolts up to trans. clutch linkage is the same. I replaced the clutch although I think it was the same. The only trouble I had was with the flywheel. The motor must have had the wrong one put on at some point because it had a bad vibration. Bought a new hayes and is ok. Shouldv'e replaced the balancer too. The 360 rebuild got expensive. Had to bore and replace some valves. I used the M.O.R.E. bomb proof motor mounts. I like them but they do transmit a lot of vibrations. The hardest part was spending time with a shop manual and figuring out which wires to cut from the fuse box. Only need a couple--coolant temp, ignition coil, oil pressure, starter, choke , etc.. I used Edelbrock intake and carb- both performer. Works pretty well. It does stall on steep up or down hills though. Maybe a hand throttle will cure.I used a heavy duty V8 stock radiator from the local parts store, with a flex fan for now. Great engine swap with tons of power.
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