Some Basic info about the jeep
1971 Jeep CJ5 350 th350 dana 18 with warn overdrive and dana 44 rear dana 30 front 4.27's
Well i bought the om 616 as noted. Ordered the adapter kits from Bob http://www.transmissionadapters.com/...s%20diesel.htm
and ordered the oil filter conversion setup from here
the stuff will not be here till next week, and im in the middle of moving into my new house that finally has a 40x60 shop so this should be an interesting buildup.
First order of business will be to confirm the overall excellent appearing condition of the engine. From there i will be gutting the 350 that's in the jeep now out and disassembling/taking off the front clip to get the engine lined/leveled up in there as best as possible.
After examining the factory motor mounts im not sure if i wish to keep them or build my own. My intentions is to keep it as much Chevy/Mercedes as possible so if for some reason it does go tits up i can walk into any parts store and get what is needed.
My next consideration will go to the transmission. Since it has a th350 in it now im going to locate and rebuild a th350c
that has the lockup clutch to give me 100% use of the diesels power band and lower my rpms even more.
after the lockup tranny is done and in there i think i will concentrate on getting the rig torn apart and i will be blasting/rhino lining the entire tub inside the passenger area and underneath the tunnel/firewall for sound/vibration dampening