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Brewzer13 11-05-2010 09:57 PM

Need ideas/suggestions
 
I have a 74 CJ5, mostly stock with an AMC 360 and 3 speed. Due to health reasons, I am looking at swapping the tranny to an automatic. Has anyone already done this or have ideas? Biggest concerns are what cross-member to use, which tranny is best, etc.

chadxj89 11-06-2010 12:14 AM

th350 off the top of my head, custom cross member. try looking on pirate4x4

poorboy_616 11-06-2010 07:20 PM

The automatics that came OE in the CJ's should be the Mopar Torqueflight 727.

Try these sites for more info as I have seen conversions done.

www.pnwjeep.net/forum
www.allpar.com
www.links4jeeps.com

Art Waugh 11-12-2010 05:57 PM

The T350 is going to be about the shortest unit. The auto CJ's were all CJ-7's or longer wheel bases. Will need to either change transfer cases or go with an adapter, and an adapter for the engine to bell, and fab a x-member and do the drivelines. The big issue will be the rear being very short and steep angles for the u-joints. The 350 will be OK behind a 360 in either stock or mild build form.


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