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Zer0_rwtf 02-07-2010 05:52 PM

Just another engine swap question
Alright ive been surfing and trying to figure all this out for myself but with all that I have found I would rather have the opinions and comments from people that have done or know about it. Here goes, I have a 1995 rio grande edition wrangler with a 4cyl a 6" suspension lift sitting on 33" tires and other odds and ends . I recently got a hold of a recently rebuilt v8 out of an 85 cadillac its the 4.1 L HT-4100 V8 with the THM440 T4 tranny. My question is this, what would all yall recommend I do in this swap and what hardware would you recommend I use and such. I appreciate all the help. I will start posting pics and all once I get everything set up for those interested.

thechink09 02-07-2010 05:56 PM

ive never heard of anyone putting a cadi engine in a jeep. have you considered selling that and getting a sbc and a th350 or th400?

Zer0_rwtf 02-07-2010 07:04 PM

I havent considered much right now I got the engine and tranny for free and figured id see what I could do with it, I figured it being a gm engine wouldnt be to big of a problem but maybe im wrong.

thechink09 02-07-2010 11:37 PM

i just have a feeling it would be alot harder to find parts for that engine and i dont know if you can even use that tranny. but maybe someone else will know more then me

uplifted 02-07-2010 11:55 PM

You can bolt and standard rwd trans (350,400,700 etc) behind the caddy 4100 but to be completely honest, there's a reson you got it for free... They were one of GM's biggest mistakes... Aluminum block with iron heads :doh:.. That poor engine went through changes to try and improve it.....It went from a 4.1 to a 4.5 to a 4.9 before it was discontinued in 95.... pass on it and find yourself a good SBC if your set on a V8....

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