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Greg55_99's bellhousing thread might help, even if it is about manual transmissions:
http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/tech-articles/4740-engine-swap-bellhousings.html
This tells me something good. Looks like quite a few motors will work with the 2.5L Bellhousing on my AW4.

#3. 96-00 Dakota 2.5L bellhousing: Connects all to any Jeep 2.5L L4. Because of it's GM 60 degree V6 inherited bolt pattern, also works with any Buick FWD V6 and supercharged V6, any Chevrolet 2.8/3.1/3.4 V6, any Cadillac 4.1/4.5/4.9 V8 and with a minor modification, any Olds Aurora DOHC V8 and Cadillac DOHC Northstar V8. Also bolts to any Isuzu 3.2\3.5 DOHC V6 and Holden (Australia) 3800 V6.
 

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Yeah I searched for abouta month trying to find a way to bolt up a 5.3L to my AW4, I couldn't find any bolt on bellhousings or adapters at all... Doh. I have a few bellhousings kicking around now that I blew my AW4 up so I will try to build one probably.
 

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This tells me something good. Looks like quite a few motors will work with the 2.5L Bellhousing on my AW4.

#3. 96-00 Dakota 2.5L bellhousing: Connects all to any Jeep 2.5L L4. Because of it's GM 60 degree V6 inherited bolt pattern, also works with any Buick FWD V6 and supercharged V6, any Chevrolet 2.8/3.1/3.4 V6, any Cadillac 4.1/4.5/4.9 V8 and with a minor modification, any Olds Aurora DOHC V8 and Cadillac DOHC Northstar V8. Also bolts to any Isuzu 3.2\3.5 DOHC V6 and Holden (Australia) 3800 V6.
I thought that might get the creative juices going....:D
Read somewhere recently about the Caddy (Northstar? Shortstar?)motor and an AW4:grinpimp:
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
OK, slight hi-jack.

Will a 96-00 Dakota 2.5L bellhousing, connect an AMC EFI 2.5l to an AW4 trans?

And to clarify further, what flexplate and TC would I have to use?
No. The tranny side pattern is wrong

Why not just use a stock 2.5L Cherokee AW4 Bellhousing?

The one in my YJ
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Because I CANT FIND one:mad3:

If could find one I'd use it in a New York minute.
You suck at the internet

www.car-part.com select an 89 cherokee/ transmission auto 4 cyl 2wd or 4wd and then start calling until you find one of the yards willing to just ship you the bellhousing. That's how I got mine ;) Paid $50 for it
 
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