Well its finally time for me to ask for some help. My lovely 1998 jeep tj with 4 cylinder,5 speed manual is slowly breaking down. Just noticed a knock in my engine and I have been constantly doing research on doing a chevy 350 swap now for months. This is what I have in it right now for mods. 2" body lift, 4" suspension lift (Air ride suspension), and 33" tires. Everything else is stock. I have a chevy 350 engine carb. that I just rebuilt. I can hear it now from everyone I should TBI instead but I like carb engines. The problem is I have no wiring harness that came with the engine. I used the engine for a derby motor so I never needed the wiring harness so got rid of it.
So what I need help with is, will not having the wiring harness kill me when swapping, what auto transmission should I install (been thinking about 4L60e and using the transfer case that comes with it), is doing the ford 8.8 rear axle swap difficult to do or is there an easier cheaper way or could I just change my gear ratio in my crappy 35 that I have now? Any guidance and help would be great. I have looked into this for a long time now looking at other threads and novak and still want to clear up as much as possible.