Originally Posted by Bummer
Did you do the conversion work yourself, Brewbud?
I've been researching an engine upgrade for my '86 CJ-7 for about a year now. Whenever I finally make up my mind, someone comes along with a "better idea" to add to the confusion.
Also, another major problem is finding a shop and/or individual willing and capable of doing the work properly.
A lot of the work was done when I bought it so many years ago. I had to go in and make everything work properly though. Total rebuild of the engine and tranny, axle swaps, changing wiring and cooling system, etc. Stock it came with a Buick 231 V6 so it was a somewhat easy swap to the larger V8. Keeping the 231 may have been a better option actually - there are a lot more performance parts for the 231.
I have had it a long time. It is due for some more work if I can find the time.