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All depends on how much money you want to throw at it. They make conversion everything but it costs money. You can junk yard many things and build stuff to save money so it all depnds on what you want to spend.
 

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Alright, id definitely.be goin to the.junk yard. If I.go to the yard, how do I tell if the engine is any.good?
 

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you ask. ive done alot of junkyard motor swaps. your going to need to go threw it anyways so be ready to spend the cash to throw some new stuff in it. like freeze plugs, timing chain all that kinda jazz ud rather do while the motors out. make sure its good before you put it in don't take there word for it. most yards like we got a 360 once said it was a good running motor when pulled we started going threw it and the vavle covers were rotted threw, lifters were stuck, we called they sent out another one the next day. they'll stand by there word if they say its good. now are you planning on getting a junkyard trans aswell?
 

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I guess if that is what is needed? I've heard that for a 90 and newer yj all you.need to convert is the new engine since it.fits into the existing motor mounts. But lets say hypothetically I.find a 90 or newer and am goin to do the swap, but the one I buy is an auto. what do I.have to change besides the tranny to convert it to a manual?
 

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uhh i think they make a kit. im not exactly sure with YJs i did a writeup for this in the TJ section let me see if i can dig some info up.
 

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Well I put a tpi Chevy 305 4spd in my 95 yj .... I pretty much just made it up as I went along.. it started life as a 4cyl auto. Some words of wisdom from my adventure ... motor is easy.. advance adapter sells a bolt in engine mount. Trans is easy to handle if you use one that matches the motor. And novak conversions sells good adapters for trans to tcase ... expect to need new drive shafts.. make sure you get all the electrical parts for the injection system .. some of the parts are expensive ... wiring is a nightmare but if you have big $$$ painless sells harnesses for just about anything if you have cash...
 

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Look for any bulging in the side of the frame.

Here's what's needed for a 350 swap:

 
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