Originally Posted by mud707
I have a 79 CJ-7 which I blew the engine in. My nieghbor has a 74 dodge with a 318 and allison automatic tranny in it. Does anybody know how hard it would be to swap in the engine and tranny from the dodge.
It would probably easier to find an amc v8 to swap in if there is nothing wrong with the rest of the driveline.
Some things that need to be considered when doing an engine swap (crossbreeding) in a jeep. (1) Will the motor mounts work or do I have to weld in some custom units? (2) Will the tranny cross member work with the desired tranny? If not, who can build me a new one? (3) Does anybody make an adapter that will work with my desired tranny/ transfercase combo?
Engine swaps can become costly when you are not using a setup that is, or was, a factory application.