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Old 10-22-2005, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys Im sure Im going to have lots of questions for all of you so I really hope you can help. I have a 1984 CJ7 with a I6. I want to throw a V8 in it. First I want to find out what to do about my driveline. I want something I can do the least amount of fabricating to but can handle a V8. Also if this helps this will strictly be a street Jeep. No offroading at all in this one. So Do I only need a rear axle or will I need a Tranny, Front and Rear Axle etc etc . And maybe Im going down the wrong road with a V8. I want a real throaty, huge cam sound out of the jeep. And maybe there is a way that I can build up the I6 to do that but I really like the sound of a V8. Thanks again guys for all the help
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW... Just get an AMC v8 bolt in and go.... NO OFFROADING..... WOW



















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Old 10-22-2005, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea we have a CJ5 we use for the offroad fun but it came with a V8. I like driving the Jeep so much I wanted this one for my street fun. So I can throw a AMC V8 in it with out changing the Tranny or Axles? From reading the posts it doesnt sound that easy. Plus I have a 305 and a 350 I can use. Just dont know about the drivetrain
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if you want the least amount of fab work , stick with the AMC motors , a V8 will drop in, upgrade the rest as you blow it apart
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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do you want the v8 just for the sound? or will you be running it hard on the street and want to use the power? potential power of a V8 + the AMC 20 sounds like bad news.

try to find a factory rear dana 44 from a 86 CJ, that will hold up to the AMC on the street.
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drop in an AMC v-8, if its making any power and you will drive it hard put one piece rear axle shafts. the end
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey appreciate the input guys I took a real beating on the other board and I probably asked for it. I have done my share of rockcrawling with my CJ5 but I also want a Jeep for the street. I bought my CJ5 as is with no knowledge of how they got the Chevy 350 to work with all the components. So my problem is I have a CJ7 that I also want to throw a V8 in with no real experience. Im going to search for a AMC 304. Since this is going to be my main vehicle I dont want to drive it till some of the stuff breaks then replace it hehe. I would like to do it right so I would guess I would have to replace my Tranny and the axles if I use a 304? or do you think my original equipment can handle the stress. Im not going to race it down the street. I just want a nice sound with some power if I need it. I have been trying to search as much as possible for this information without asking you guys but its really tuff to find a forum or a discussion about a street setup. Thanks again guys
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