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    Anyone have experience with CJ2a engine swaps/upgrades? I keep going back and forth on what I want to set into it. I have plenty of time till I get back and can take care of it but i'm trying to get everything worked out so by the time I get back home I can just waste tons of money and do alot of work at once. I dont' really want to go with a 350 because I would like to run the stock drivetrain and don't want to overpower it. I'm thinking a v-6 would be a smart option. Possibly one of the newer 4.3L and switch over to a fuel injected setup. Anyone have experience or have better options?? I'm all ears let me hear what ya'll think

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    jeep did use a v6 in the 70s cjs you might be able to look into those
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    Chad,

    I'm dealing with the same delima. Was pretty well focused on the fuel injected GM 4.3 V6, but I heard it won't fit the CJ2A or 3A in stock form due to height of the fuel injection unit or manifold. I may look to a late model GM LS series aluminum V8 now. Roughly the same weight as the stock willys 4 cylinder but with the modern benefits and power.

    Not sure you've checked or seen the Novak website, they offer good insights on engine and trans combinations in our prefered jeeps.

    Good luck with it. I won't be able to start my swap for at least 10-12 months, but I'm looking forward to it. Let me know how it goes with yours.

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