I have a 1986 trooper 4 cyl. that i am overhauling but before i do i want to know if there any easy, budget.....engine transfers. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Also to anyone who comments i will send a picture of it when it is finished.
The Isuzu 2.6 4-cyl is the only other engine that will bolt up to your trans. If you use a 2.6, you'll need to take the intake off your 2.3 and bolt it up to the 2.6; it was originally offered as an injected motor. Also, there is no place to bolt up a mechanical fuel pump, so you'll have to install an aftermarket electric unit. Other than that, it should all bolt up the same. A friend of mine has a 2.6 transplanted into his '86, it works fine.
BTW, if you want a good performance mod to the motor while it's out, get a reground cam from www.deltacam.com
They have a good regrind for both the 2.3 and 2.6, increases power throughout the rpm band. Had one in my 2.3, was real happy with it. It will run you about $60 to have yours done, shipping, and they do have a refundable core charge if you go the exchange route. Good Luck....ed mc.
So whatz the scoop/ you rebuilding or not? also when are you going to need the trailer? Its real nice weather now to be welding! Let me know. Also I going to rebuild the 302 in the Lincoln if you wanna help!.....White Knight CLRR
I have a motor Hoist at the house you could use if you need it , only after I fix the Lincoln, Use it to pull and put on a stand then give it back as it isn't mine, but I can get it when ever we need it!//White Knight CLRR ..FULL SIZE ROCKS!!!