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Small Block Chevy 350 swap

Discussion in 'Cherokee Builds' started by Nickols33, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    Nickols33

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    I have my 355 mild build chevy v8 and 4x4 700r4 out of my 89 chevy silerado i rolled. i want to swap my 92 xj with my income taxes what do you think it would cost and any special fabricating i may need? HAVENT pulled the engine or transmission yet.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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    Not directly related to your question but how did you roll the chevy out of curiosity?
     
  3. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:19 AM
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  4. Dec 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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    I have not done such a swap so take my comments with a grain of salt. ( in other words, you may want to just ignore me. :) ) Some fabrication will be required for the motor mounts. You will likely require a larger radiator and customized shroud. Heat is always an issue so expect to modify the hood for better airflow.

    I would imagine you have already thought of all of this but...just in case. lol

    Some of the premade kits can sure be a help at times like this:
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...m1xZrJbg0l7eoWZvBYejp52YqzJs1SxCXYaAsGt8P8HAQ
     
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  5. Dec 22, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    My girlfriend rolled it actually just went off the road and over corrected. thx c2T, i dont ignore any advice though i have an air cleaner from a 68 Camaro on it, so i planned on running it hoodless or atleast make a cut out for it. I know the hood is low on these jeeps i wasnt sure if the engine itself would even fit with the stock hood. I have a 4 core radiator i got out of a wrecked city truck 2500 its brand new. havent measured that to see if its fit, it was goin on my truck. customized shroad though could i just run one flex fan( runs all the time) wiht some water wetter maybe just to keep it a little lower? think thatd work?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    The flex fan's success will depend upon how you end up using the rig. My experience (with other people's troubles) is at low crawling speeds you need the shroud to help keep everything cooler. Especially if you leave the hood off. That can actually reduce the airflow through the radiator. Not such a big deal at road speeds of course but at low speeds...well, that can be an issue. And mechanical fans can also be an issue if you are going to be doing any deep water crossings. Then electric can be better. If those things don't apply then a good flex fan is cheap enough. Hope that 4-core fits.

    Good luck with the project!!

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