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Old 08-25-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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head through valve cover....engine swap questions.

ok so i blew it up.................. but i found a ford 302 V8. my questions are will it work with my trans.....i don't think it will. do i need new axles?? NEED is a good word. do they stand a chance?? basically tell me everything else i need to replace a 289 4.2L I-6 with a 5.0 302 V8.

Also, my plan is this, i own 2 yj's a 90 w blown 4 banger and an 89 w 289 carbed. i just put a 6'' lift on the 6 cyl and blew up the 4 cyl i want to trash the 4 cyl, replace with the 6 cyl. and i want to put a v8 in the 6cyl place. can it be done affordable??? or am i looking at like a couple thousand dollar project?? also any suggestions would be nice??

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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these are what i couyld find on craigs list affordable. 4 spd tranny. idk what the hell it is. other is a super good looking 302.

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Old 08-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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that trans looks like a 2wd.

stock axles on a yj wont hold v8 power.

the 4cyl tranny wont either
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:15 PM   #4
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yeah i really would upgrade the Axel to the Dana 44if Ur going through all the trouble of v8 swap. And white buffalo is right that looks like a 2wd long shaft don't think that will work for what u want unless u only like 2wd
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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yea trans is 2wd. still shopping
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