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1990 Jeep Wrangler Question: my 1979 CJ-7's 304 is worn out. What engine would be a good replacement?

 

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Tubaguy, 4.2L 6 Cylinder, Reedley, CA, June 14, 2013, 06:57
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Is it best to rebuild or replace? (The "tell us your car" info is incorrect)

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    June 14, 2013, 08:08
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    Rebuild it and put it right back in, lot less head ache than adapting another engine. That is what I would do but it's your call. I see a lot of SB Chevy's in them also but then what about emissions, don't know how that would be in Ca. on a 1979.

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    Tubaguy, June 17, 2013, 08:26
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    Thanks! It just passed CA smog emissions, so I think I'll wait and rebuild it this winter.

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    globalhelper June 14, 2013, 13:16
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    chevy 350 fits nice but you will spend some big money

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    Tubaguy, June 17, 2013, 08:28
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    Yeah, I found out by asking a lot of questions this weekend. Thanks

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