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Old 09-14-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Gonna go for it next spring

Okay guys,
I`m a little tired of my 89 wrangler 2.5 and decided next spring I`m going to
put a 350 in it.
I have the motor, its balanced, blueprinted and has an rv cam in it so I`m thinking it will be just fine. (It runs great, we just dont use it anymore except for my when my boy and his family come into town and stay in it)
What I`m wondering is, (here goes a can of worms) in a nutshell how much is actually involved and is there a lot of cutting involved? Or would I almost be better off just dropping it off somwhere and saying here..
I have seen pics of guys doing the same project and posting them here and always go whoo boy,, looks like a chore. Looks great but like a chore.
My wife was a little pissed when I told her I`m thinking of taking the engine out of the motor home and putting in my wrangler but hey, she always gets over it after a bit,,*lol*

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well its a big project. You will need tranys and maybe a new t-case as well. Thus cutting welding more welding.. some fabing.. lots of parts out there to make it easier...The more you can take off the camper the better.

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Old 09-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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Yea like he was saying there is a lot work involved in the swap a lot of fabricating. You can get bolt in or weld in mount kits for the v8's but you will have to fab trans and transfercase mounts. Alot of acc, brackets and figure out the steering hoses and change the differential to start.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Tht`s kind of what I was fearing,, cutting and welding,,
Might be a bit more than I can handle alone,,
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