I'm getting into an 88 yj build. Don't know much about the jeep side of my engine swap but as for the perfomance and fab side of it I do know well. This will be my third engine swap but like I said I don't know much about jeeps other than the research I've been doing online. I may need a few pointers through this build so if you've gone through a project like this before I am open to any suggestions or comments. Hope to hear what yall have to say!
Id say with that combo your prolly more around the 300-325 horse mark honestly unless its over 12 compression. You can leave the ax15 tranny in it and it will be fine for a long time. Dodge uses them in their V8 Dakotas.
Yea the motor I'm getting is from my father in law and it dynoed 435hp 402lb torque but I do have to rebuild it cuz it spun a main but I'm gonna try to go with all the same parts to try and keep that. Honestly I'd be happy with 350hp but if thats what it has the more the merrier. I was thinking about going with a th400 or 350 trans, but I'm open minded with the whole project
Thats sounds like an aweful lot for a 30 over 350 to me. He must have some serious compression or something....regardless if you change the tranny you will have to get an adapter to run the transfer case.
Look up airboat dyno on YouTube thats the motor I think it's the first video and yea it's only a 600 ci motor it's actually sitting in my brothers car right now. The video was from when it was a 572 and it dynoed at 827hp then but that was before we lost the oil plug while we were fishing and burnt it up and got it rebuilt. Alot of ppl in bow fishing still to this day say it doesn't have that kind of power but we have the dyno sheets to show for it