09-27-2009, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Pretty sure my 4.2L is fudged
I've got good reason to believe my 4.2L is fudged.
at the very least, I'm sure there are quite a few problems with it (the ring on the positive cable that wraps onto the battery terminal is rusted and broke in half for starters), I think my start motor is either crap or the block is seized... just a myriad of problems.
As far as I can tell though, the transmission is good. I can't really ifnd out because the YJ isn't driveable. I saved this one from the junkyard by a few hours and quite frankly it deserved nothing more THAN to be junked..
but I couldn't let it go. I paid 200$ for it and trailered it to its new home at my university house's garage where it sits.
It sat for 5 years... to give a bit of background as to how much anything and everything can be wrong with it.
I'd like to swap in a 360 Magnum V8 into it.
People have done 350 Chevys... well I'm a mopar guy. I can't do a chevy in a Jeep. If a 350 can fit... so can a 360... right?
That and I have a 360 in the Durango so it makes sense for me to stick to an engine I am mildly familiar with.
Has anyone done a magnum v8 swap? I know there are a TON of electronics... so I'd debate finding an LA360 instead.
1989 Jeep YJ. Not driveable: no brakes for one, no floors for two, too much rust for three.
2001 Dodge Durango. 5.9L, All Wheel Drive. Fully Loaded. 15inch Subwoofer, 52mm ThrottleBody(stock is 48mm), 14inch round K&N air filter.