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Vigilante 327 V8
Post by stanman on Nov 5, 2006, 12:01pm

Has anyone ever swapped in a Vigilante 327 V8? Just wondering.
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by porkchop on Nov 5, 2006, 6:56pm

Not worth it. I had one in a 67 wag. Lots of torq but finding parts for one is just as hard as the 230, if not harder.
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by stanman on Nov 6, 2006, 1:47am

oh. just was wondering if it would be a viable swap
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by fisherman on Nov 6, 2006, 1:52am

You could do it easy enough, as they came in full size trucks and wagoneers for a couple of years, its just an oddball. You might have a hard time finding parts, and pay a premium. Probably be better off going with something newer and easier to get parts for. Lots of other options. If I had one and it was known for sure to be a good engine I probably wouldn't have a problem putting it in. After all I'm going with a Buick 350.
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by stanman on Nov 6, 2006, 8:09pm

Would the bellhousing pattern be the same?
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by fisherman on Nov 6, 2006, 9:50pm

Good question, don't know.
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by brute4c on Nov 6, 2006, 10:23pm

There is only 1 engine on Earth besides the 230 that shares the same bellhousing pattern...that is the older 226 flat head 6 cylinder.

Other than that NOTHING will bolt up without adapters.
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by alqcca on Nov 6, 2006, 11:04pm

Have one in mine that the FD installed.
The bell housing I assume came with the engine and bolted to the T98
However a longer input shaft was needed fo the tranny.
they sold off the truck for that reason.

The only reason I like it it that it is the v8 that comes from the same year civilian truck.

Other than that parts are a pain!

When it goes I'll put the 360 from my CJ in it



Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by stanman on Nov 7, 2006, 1:10am

I did a little research on the engine and AMC made 3 versions, the 250, 287 and 327 from 1956 to 1968. But Jeep had them only from 1965 to 1968. One would think that you could find parts but I guess not. Just for kicks and screams, how hard would it be to swap in one? would the motor mounts be similar or totaly differnt?
Re: Vigilante 327 V8
Post by porkchop on Nov 7, 2006, 7:22am

The motor mounts on a M715 look the same as the ones that were on the '67 wag I had. without having them side by side it is hard to say. But I am thinking it should drop right in.

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