help me figure what to do with the J10
So, the J10 has a crappy motor leaks all over, oil and exhust gas, is very tired and doogy.
I was thinking of plopping a stroker in there, but i don't know if i want to put that kind on money infront of an automatic.
Then i read Knuckleheads resto thread and thought about my 93 xj which is reaching the end of it's useful lifespan. It's very rusty, needs a radiator, fornt bearing (pricy) and axle seals. 195k on the clock. It's a 242/ax15/231, like knuckleheads.
So i guess here are my options, please help me decide:
1. sell xj and finance new stroker for the J10(have block, head crank and rods)
2. drop tired 4.0 into the J10 in front of exsisting trans/xfer
3. drop the whole xj drive line into the J10 and rage it until i can bail the stroker out of the machine shop
any option puts more power into the J10, which is key, but i am suspect of the ax15. Also, i have a fresh rebuilt 727 on in the garage waiting for the J10 or J20 to blow on up, and a spare 208 for the same reason. So, what would you guys do?
1985 J-10 LWB
4" lift, TFI, MC 2100
1988 J20-one of the last ones
TFI, Rustolium (brushed)
Fisher/Meyers plow truck