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well, i just called around and found a I6 258 long block for 695.00 and the standard 12 month 12,000 mile w.......and i found another guy who rebuilds engins at his machine shop and he would do the complete job for 600.00 with same warrenty. i am pretty damn happy about that! on to the next question......when i unbolt that engin from the trans. what will have to be disconected, such as the bellhousing and etc.........will the engin fit in the compartment or will i have to remove the front grill as well?

 

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Well, I have an automatic, and all I had to do was unbolt the bellhousing bolts, and take off the inspection plate, and remove the 4 bolts from the torque converter. The motor will fit up and out of the engine compartment without removing the grille, but it *is* a big motor, and I was using a micky mouse setup of chains and come-a-longs hanging from my garage roof, and it was close. I lifted the motor out, rolled the jeep back, then lowered the motor. You will want to wire up the tranny to support it so it doesn't just hang there. I removed the radiator too, and just flipped the hood onto the windsheild.

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Pete

88YJ,4"susp,33"BFGMTs,9000#winch, hm swing out TC/HL mount ,258,999,4.10,weber32/36,GMHEI.
 
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Since a Jeep has the convenient option of removing the entire front end, I would recommend doing so, its not that hard. One other
thing, unless you just replaced your clutch last week, replace that sucker now. Now is also a good time to take a look at your trans
and t-case if you have even the remotest suspicion something isn't exactly right. Have fun!

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
 
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damn goood idea brad......have not thought of that but i will......been to the 4 corners area many times and love it....except i did not care for the people selling things in those make shift tents at the actual 4 corners site......love the desert out there though. thanks jeff.

 
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thanks for the info. it is my first motor in a jeep and i know little about this. in fact, by the time i am finished with this hobby, i suspect i will be a pretty good jeep mechanic! i think i will do the swap during christmas or shorlty there after. thanks.

 
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