So I picked up a 1995 Wrangler yesterday will the full intent on this being my project for the winter. I have a big list of things to do such as take the tub off and repair all the rust and sandblast and paint the frame. Also doing a v8 swap to it along with countless other things. My question here is I have a choice between a rebuilt 5.0 efi motor or a brand new crate 350 carbed motor. Both are stock motors. I have all the wiring and everything for the 5.0. The question here is what would you guys do? I'm going to put head, cam, and intake on either motor. So basically I guess it comes down to putting a efi or carbed motor in my wrangler.
Another thing the mustang in which the 302 came out of was a manual and I need a automatic. Will the computer still work or no? And what transmission do I need to get with the 302 for the automatic set up
I believe I'm going to go with the 5.0 with a AOD transmission since it has over drive. I'll be driving this on the road and in the sand dunes. The major thing is I don't know if the wiring harness and computer I have will work since the donor car was a manual and my jeep is an auto
So my efi question was answered. Now to start the build. The tear down will be started this weekend. The goal is to have completion by may of next year. That's the total project done. Hope to have everything sand blasted and ready for repair within a month
Need to think of a name for my jeep the wife isnt helping lol. But here is a pic from the couples hours I got to work on it today after work. Got the interior taken out. Needs new floor pan pan on drivers side along with metal that mounts the seatbelt retractor.
Welcome, I'm going to do similar 5.0 swap in mine beginning of next year, I'm using 93' 5.0 EFI with 347 stroker kit , I found out C6 works well w the ford motors with minimal mods, you may run into some issues w AOD, Advanced Adaptors make a lot of jeep parts for engine swaps, only thing I can say for sure is do a lot of research before you commit. On personal note I'd go Ford 100% over GM. Good luck with build and I'll be following for more pics. Looks like you have a lot of rust, how is the frame?
Frame has a lot of surface rust from just laying under it. Only hole I see so far is on the passenger rail that holds the leaf spring. I'll know more next weekend when I get the tub off of the frame. Hopefully tomorrow I get some time and can take the fenders off. It's defiantly a project and I bought it for that reason. Needed some relaxation and to work on my own toys instead of always working on someone else's and having a strict deadline.
the 5.0 mustangs didn't have electronic controlled transmissions until 94 or 96. the computers interchange between the auto an 5 speed cars. if you go with the aod make sure the tv cable that controls it is set up properly or it will fry the trans FAST. a c4 is a good choice imo since it's smaller, lighter, good aftermarket support you just lose overdrive for highway mileage.
subscribed, I just finished my swap. but i did the SBC 350 swap. so i wont be much help for the ford swap. I went with the TBI route. and I took the easy route on the swap. bought a wrecked 94 chevy 4X4. Yanked out the engine to the transfercase and brain. bought a wiring harness from Howellefi.com. Cake of a swap. my jeep's name is Punisher
So this is what I got done this weekend. took me a few hours but I got it. Will be throwing the tub in my trailer today to bring back to my house to start all the metal work. We threw the idea around of buying a donor v8 explorer and I think that's the best route to have every single piece that I will need. Next steps will to have the frame fully finished so when I get the donor car we can set the motor Trans and rear end back on.
Found this weekend that 2 front frame rails are rusted and so is the passenger shackle mount. Going to go look at another frame this week to see if I want to go that route or just fix mine. Build is going as planned so far. Now that its stripped down is where the big money is going to start getting spent. Drive train is getting put together now and thats the biggest expense. Hopefully everything keeps going along.