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Old 04-04-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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have no clue what to do

i just bought a 74 cj the guy i got it from gave me scout axles and 38 inch swampers along with what i think is a t18 and a dana 300 t-case will all these components work together with a sbc or do i need to find some new parts would really like to keep the 38s like i said i have no clue what to do here

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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Well I have not done the swap personally but here is what I know which should get you started. I am sure more will chime in.

First: Jeep Dana 300's will not directly bolt to a jeep T18. The T18 came with a dana 20 originally. Adapters can be bought but are pricey ($400 or more if I remember). I do not know the details but some scouts had t18's and dana 300's mated together...very few, These are typically pretty hot setups due to not needing a adapter. Is your t18 already mated to the d300?

Second: T18's will not directly bolt to a sbc. Two ways to do it. Modify a bellhousing. (some years are better than others) or buy a adapter.

This can all be done but require either alot of time or money for adapters. Sorry for being general but this should get you started.

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I'm assuming you are going to install the SBC yourself ( motor mounts, exhaust ect.... ). Why not go with an automatic? In my CJ-5, me & Daddy threw in a 350 mated to a TH400 to the stock Dana 20. Yes one adapter, but we found it used and in real great shape. The Dana 300 is a better TC than the D18 or D20. Both the TH350 and TH400 are great trannys.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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i am hoping to use what i already have the t18 is a ford tranny or at least it says ford on it someone told me thay are the same i dont know but it is already bolted to the t case and as hard as i am on automatics i didnt think it would be a good idea unless of course i went and had a new one built i know where a bellhousing is just didnt want to go get it and the t18 not work with my tires thanks for the info at least i know where i stand
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:04 PM   #5
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i was wrongly informed i looked my tcase up today it is a dana 30 sorry for the confusion my buddy brought me a bellhousing over today goin to try and make it work
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