I was expecting the next national to be in two years but things have changed since last weekend. Its now time to put this motor and trans in and get it tested. Tomorrow I'm going to take a perfectly good working Jeep and disassemble it to put the new motor and trans in. BTW, anybody looking for a complete drop in aluminum headed fuel injected 4 bolt main and T400 transmission? I mean complete with ps pump, a/c compressor, and manifolds.
I made some good progress on Saturday. I cut off the existing cross members that the PO welded in and ended up getting the engine, trans, and t-case in the frame. Now comes the time consuming part of getting it all to work together in the chassis. I was able so far to get the stock A/C compressor to fit so that is a plus.
I am soooo jealous! I have the engine and trans sitting in my shop and all I need is about $2,500 to complete the install. Looking good! Would an 8.1 fit without much modification? Now that would be some fun!