I recently purchased a 64 CJ5. The engine was pulled in 1999 and it has been parked ever since. It had a 302 V8 in it and when I bought it the guy included all of the engine parts excluding the block. Because of this I think it makes sense to try to find another 302 to put in it. I haven't been able to find many postings anywhere dealing with this sort of conversion. Wondering if anyone else has any experience with a 302 conversion?
I plan on pulling the transmission and transfer case this weekend to try to determine if they are in good enough shape to use. The input shaft on the transmission has some heavy rust but the inner workings may be fine. What sort of things should I be looking for when trying to determine the condition of the transmission and transfer case? Anything in particular I should watch out for?