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I'm about to undertake a 302 engine swap in an 87 4Runner. I was looking at the NorthwestOffroad's bolt in mounts and was wondering what people's opinions were of them. Part number N10056. Thanks
 

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they work great..

(I have em) You need a body lift I think but otherwise they work well and lift the drivetrain up a tad too..
 

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We did a 305 swap on my roomates 91 p/u...

I don't know how far along you are, as to gathering parts/adapters and such. but my advise to you is to stay as far away from DOWNEY <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0"> as possable, We went through them and learned the hard way. <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> I ended up fabing some motor-mounts up after they fawked up three times, destroying 2 radiators...
Do a search, I don't know exactly what site it is, but they had good write-ups on several V8 combos with parts needed/prices. That can give you a few more options as well.

[ 09-25-2001: Message edited by: 89YotaRunner ]
 

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Thanks, for the confirmation on the Northwest mounts. I was hoping to learn from the mistakes of others as I have made them all before building the jeep up.

I found some plans for the cross member to do the solid axle swap so, I think I've got just about everything worked out. Rather than deal with a bunch of adapters, I decided to drop an entire Ford drivetrain in it and be done. I know I'll probably get blasted for turning it into a Foyota or whatnot.

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Take picts along the way......good luck!


<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Oh yea...
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What tranny & t-case are you going to use w/ your Ford drivetrain?
How about NV4500 + Atlas? <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">

OR BW 5 speed & 'Jeep' Dana 20 w/ lower gears? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Or are you going with a slushbox?

[ 09-25-2001: Message edited by: 0ILBURNER ]
 

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I'm going to be using the AODE slush box and the BW case. (I was a fool 6 months ago when I sold the NP435.) The axles are Dana 60s out of a '78 F250 Heavy Duty. Will be using the Hummer rims, now I just need to decide which tires to slap on it. The 16.5" rim makes for limited choices. I have an NV4500 out of a Dodge that I may look into installing, but I'm trying to do this one on a budget and figured I could always goto a dual case later/ Just want to get it on the road ASAP.
 
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