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Samurai engine swap 1.6 or 4.3
I bought a early 88 Samurai this last winter. I have been fixing it up, new top, reseal motor, etc. I put a 5" spoa last month with 31" tires. It went from powerless to really powerless. I have been reading about engine swaps for a while now and have convinced myself into doing it. I just need to make up my mind on witch one. I have aquired several misc. parts including 1.6 8v short block (needs rebuilt), I have wrecked 93 s10 with a 65k 4.3 TBI (I bought for parts a year ago and have just used the seats). Has anyone done a 4.3 swap without buying one of the $700 to $2300 kits from RR or Lighning something from FL? I think I can do the 4.3 for about the same as it would take me to rebuild the 1.6, I am going to look for the 200r4 this weekend at salvages. Any advice or feedback willl be greatly appreciated.
I have a 350 powered CJ7 before this, but I sold it last summer. I really like the little ZUK. I think it is more fun.