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Old 08-26-2009
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'84 Engine to replace '88?

I found a, 84 ranger with with a 2.0 in it. It is carbureted and has a 5 speed. I want to put this motor in my '88 after I rebuild it. I plan on replacing all gaskets, bearings, rings, and seals. Will this motor work in my '88 if i just swap manifolds? Any help is appreciated
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Old 09-01-2009
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Is the engine in your 88 carbureted? Another thing is that there will be some wiring differences. The 88 will have some sensor that the 84 won't and so on. I think your going to need to do a little more than switching the manifolds though.
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