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Old 09-28-2004, 04:15 AM
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I'm trying to put together a complete list of things that I need to collect to complete a Chevy 350 swap. I'd like to get as much stuff together as possible before I start the swap to eliminate as much downtime as possible. I'm in the process of completing a 4.3 Swap in my YJ so I have alot of things fresh in my head, but I know I'm missing a few things. Here's my list so far, can you guys help me fill in the holes?

Rebuild Chevy 350 that I already have
Novak Chevy 350 weld-in motor mounts (already have)
All accessories, pullies, etc from newer Chevy 350
Transmission -- Preferably 5-speed, else 700R4
Flywheel, clutch set, etc
Transfercase (hopefully get it with transmission)
HEI distributor
Clutch pedal, slave and master cylinder
Have y-pipe built to match current, new Waggy exhaust system
Custom Crossmember for new tranny
New radiator hoses
New power steering hoses

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Old 09-28-2004, 01:01 PM
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Are there any write-ups already out there on a Chevy 350 install in a Waggy???
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:37 AM
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Well if you are doing this swap into your 82 Wag, you are either going to have to swap out the front axle to match the GM T-Case drop, or go with the GM NP241 or some other GM Late Model T-Case that will bolt up to the 700R4. There could be other combos as well, I am not up on all the late model Trans and T-Case combos GM used, I bring it to mind in case it gets overlooked. Radiator inlet outlets will be wrong, so either take rad in and have that switched, or have one built. Wiring would need to be altered a bit as well. Good Luck
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:53 AM
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I was flipping through a catalog last night and started looking at the Chevy 350 to TF727 adapter. A bit pricey at $430, but that price can easily be justified when comparing the cost of a late-model GM tranny, transfercase, driveshafts, and crossmember modifications. Anyone have experience with this adapter? I might order it just to keep the swap simple for now and then upgrade tranny/transfercase at a later time if I feel the need.

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Old 09-29-2004, 02:12 AM
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What's involved in the cross-manufaturer adapter? I'd think you'd need a new flexplate that mounts on the SBC but holds the TF727 torque convertor. Then you'd need a plate adapter between the SBC and the TF727 case. Was this kit for a Mopar TF727? Recall that Jeep uses an AMC-patterned TF727.

One post here suggested cutting the front off of a C4/C6 and welding it to a TH400 IIRC. Maybe you could do a similar thing with the TF727. Still not clear how you would mount the TF convertor though.
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Old 09-29-2004, 02:33 AM
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From 4wd.com's website:

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Advance Adapters Torqueflite 999 and 727 Automatic Transmission to GM Engine. These are found behind 4.0L, 258 6 cyl., and AMC's V8's only. The adapter kit consists of: an adapter plate, new flex plate, and hardware. Installation requires the use of a 6 cylinder torque converter. This adapter fits 1957-85 Chevy V6 and V8 internally balanced engines.
Seems like it would keep things simple for now and be worth the few bucks...
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:04 AM
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Originally posted by keej:
Seems like it would keep things simple for now and be worth the few bucks...
Yep. Ask around about prices on AA products - I recall they can be had for a pretty good discount.
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:34 AM
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Yeah, I know there's a few vendors that will sell AA stuff for pretty cheap.

So anyone have experience with this adapter?
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