Thinking of putting in a 327 in my jeep in a couple months. Some questions that I have are: Will the weight of this engine sag down my front suspension?(3inch SL) Will my rebuilt tf999 hold up to the engine?(not beating on it just daily use) Can I run side pipes between the frame and body( I have a 3inch BL) I want to run it carbed and as simple as possible. so will I need a wiring harness? I am putting this engine in because my 4.2 has absolutely no power on the highway. Thank You guys and any tips are appreciated
Pennsylvania. Im not worried about swapping a earlier year engine into the jeep, or passing emisions. My friend is willing to sell me a worked 327 that put about 320 hp. or another who is selling a bone stock 304 for the same price. Im guessing the 327 I better? this will just be a daily driver/ trail rider. 716131-A : Chevy V8 to Jeep torqueflite adapter | Advance Adapters am I in the right ball park with this adapter for the Chevy engine?
I rebuilt a amc 304 and it wasn't any more expensive then the chevy 350 I built I ended up puting in the 304 it was the easiest swap I've done everything just bolted up and wiring it up was just plugin for the most part. It's was bored 30 over put and edelbrok high rise intake and an Holley 4 barrel it screams it also has a ton of power and torque. I love it so far!
Thinking about this, I would opt for the 327, the emgine mounts are the same for all smallblocks.
Mailny, this allows you to easily adapt any GM smallblock into your Jeep, incase emissions laws change in your area, or you blow up this one, and opt for a 5.7L
The GM engine has WAY more aftermarket support, in more configurations (Up to '99 in pickups with the poppet injector Vortec motors), and I believe the LS series uses the same mounting configuration.
The AMC is not made anymore, and has not been since(I think) the mid 80s.
As far as adapting it to your transmission, you can probably sell your TF on CL for enough to pick up a T350 or older 700R4 (I can get either freshly rebuilt, shift kit and all the updates for $750 (My Core)).
Was thinking of just getting the heads redone and throwing a cam with a nice exhaust. Will the steering shaft clear the engine/header?
earlier this year I replaced the headers on both my cj7's with 350's to cast iron ramhorn manifolds similar to those used on 60's corvettes.It solved all my clearance issues,reduced the under hood temp tremendously and I have not had any exhaust leaks to repair since putting them on.Many of the early chevys had ramhorns but the ones on the corvettes had a 2 1/2 inch outlet,as do mine..
The M.O.R.E. mounts are self locating (it tells you where they need to be put) check out my build to see if you like the location it puts it, they are what I used. I also did as Harleydragon did on exhaust, ramhorns, plenty of room with those. And to me they look great.
This engine is out of a 68 impala??? I forget the specific year. When putting this engine, will it just bolt to the trans with the adapter, or will I have to pull the whole tranny and t-case forward to clear the fire wall? and also I have a brand new double core radiator but it is supposed to be used on the 4.2 would it be enough for the 5.3? And kywaterman, nice swap, what headers are those?
not sure if you will have to move it or not but the distributor is what you have to leave clearance for..use the ramhorn manifolds for a small block chevy..the corvette type that I use have a 2 1/2 inch outlet but others are smaller,2 or 2 1/4..you can find new ones on ebay for less than 150..you will then need donuts and flanges which are cheap