Matching drive line in restoration

craveman85

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Dolgeville
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ny
#1
Is there a way to tell if the engine in my 8 is actually the one that came in it. Like a vin or something on the block? Same for transmission. Asking because my iron duke needs a rebuild and I did some horse trading and ended up with another 151/sr4/300 combo that came out of a badly rotted 5 with less than 30k original miles on it. Runs great and looks nearly new.
 

wm69

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God's Country
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AR
#2
I could be wrong, but I don't think there are "matching numbers" CJ's. With AMC there weren't really any rules other than "there are no rules"
 

jerseyjeeps

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Landing
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NJ
#3
All engines would have a coded date on the block. Not that it matters that much but you can start with that and pick the one that makes most sense to your 8's birthdate.
 
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