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11-17-2008, 08:07 PM
well Guys I am kinda new to BIIs I have owned two rangers and enjoyed wheeling them but the wheel base is a little too long for me so I have decided to get something shorter. I found and 85 BII with a 3'' BL and 31'' bfg mts and a "locked up" motor. The person is asking $300 for it. My main question is how well does the 2.8 do in extreme wheeling, I understand it is still a carburator and is not FI, but how has it done for some people?
11-18-2008, 05:31 AM
If it is seized, then that would be a perfect time to swap in a 4.0.
11-18-2008, 08:10 AM
For $300 its hard to go wrong. As mjones said its the perfect time to swap in a 4.0. The engine is locked up, so you need to pull it anyway, shop around and find a 4.0 to throw in. I say go for it.
11-18-2008, 12:00 PM
is the motor hydro-locked or just plain siezed from years of gunk and what not?
11-19-2008, 06:31 PM
Not sure about what the condition of the motor is but I will get around it.
11-22-2008, 09:07 PM
if its hydrolocked you might be able to get it running without too much trouble. i picked up a hyrdolocked explorer one time and all i did was pull all the spark plugs out and it cleared all the water out then i cranked it over
11-25-2008, 01:10 PM
bein a 85 a 4.0 swap will be a little bit of work as im findin that out myself. if you do it, i can help ya with what ever you may need to know
12-10-2008, 10:03 AM
Since it is an 84 carbureted model the easiest swap to do would be installing a 289 or 302 carbureted engine. I know a person who did this swap relatively easy and inexpensively. Not to mention the power gains you will add will be substancial to that stock 2.8L engine.
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