Wrangler YJ V8 Conversion Radiator Issues
Question: I have an 87 YJ. The the previous owner did an engine swap to an small block Chevy 350, but failed to change out the radiator. Recently I have been reading alot of info on the radiator and fan, but all I am finding is info on the fan. I think I have settled on the Flex-a-lite Reman Electric Fan Low Profile Puller #220 fan, but I still need to find a radiator that will work. Please help.
Answer: A few companies make conversion radiators in several varieties that should suit your needs. Novak, Be Cool, and Advance adapters are the leaders in Jeep V8 conversions. Both have bolt-in radiators that will keep your V8 equipped Wrangler cool. A V8 conversion without proper engine cooling will cause a lot of stress to both the driver and the engine.