Author Topic: I-6 to V-8  (Read 102 times)

Offline bigdaddymack51

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I-6 to V-8
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
Im building a 360 for my CJ . I have an I-6 in there now with a T-176 behind it. I have the 360 flywheel and my question is , the bell housing bolt pattern is the same , will I have to change anything else , pilot bushing,input shaft length, throw out bearing . I have the frame mounts so the difference in mounting location isnt an issue. Any thing else you can think of .    Thanks FjR68

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Re: I-6 to V-8
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 03:24:15 PM »
You should be good to go.  The only thing you normally have to change is the passenger motor mount on the frame.  Just be sure the frame mounts are from a similar year CJ.  You have the C Channel  frame that went up to '75.  76 and up have a different boxed frame that flares wider in the back.
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Re: I-6 to V-8
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 06:47:04 AM »
Thank you Bud.  My whole frame is boxed in . Home grown version , straight chassis. Thats why I took the frame mounts also , so I wouldnt have to adapt anything.  Just couldnt find deff info on whether everything else was good to go. Going hydraulic clutch also to stop losing the peddle when crossed up or the linkage falling out. Thanks Frank