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    right now my cj5 is sitting in my garage and im almost ready to put the body on and now im thinking of putting a 360 v8 in it right now it has a strait 6 would it be an easy swap? would it be worth it even?

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    AMC 360 Swap

    Just did the reverse of this swap - AMC 360 to AMC 258. It was pretty easy and took about 3 hours with good help. This was on a 1976 CJ7 with T-150 3 speed.

    Will need:
    AMC V8 motor mounts from CJ. On Ebay now at$69.00.
    Stiffener bar between mounts.
    Gas line will need to be run to passenger side.
    Flywheel balanced for AMC 360.
    Alternator was toughest part for me - it had to be rewired.
    Exhaust - I personally recommend stock exhaust manifolds.

    What did fit:
    Radiator, clutch, bellhousing, starter, power steering, etc.

    At the stage you are at now would be the time to do this swap - can tell you already the I can't wait to get my V8 back in !!!