Ok so I havE the opportunity to get my old Chevy truck back from my brother in law bc it has a cracked crossmember and he doesn't want to have it fixed. The motor only has around 65k on it (maybe less). Right now the Jeep isn't running and tomorrow I'm goin to run a compression test before I spend $200 on a carb.
My question is this... Has anyone here done a v8 swap and how involved is it? Ok that's 2 questions.
Here's the skinny... It's a Chevy 350 w/ a 400 turbo trans out of a 1987 Chevy R10 Silverado (2wd). I know the swap is possible but I'm trying to look ahead in case I find the engine in the Jeep is bad (ie. piston rings, valve heads, etc.). Any thoughts, ideas, concerns? I know that the Dana 30/35 won't survive long under the V8 but I just want this thing running and then I'll worry about beefing up axles, gears, etc. down the road. Right now it's a mall crawler.