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dak88
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8/28/2003
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Subject: RE: 1988 4x4 engine swap
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been reading your post great info i to am thinking of a swap i have a 1988 dakota 2wd with a 2.2 with a carb a 5 spd new process trans reg cab short bed i am going to a 318 www.engine-swap.com has a kit with new mounts and a oil pan i am told the 5spd will work if i change the bellhouseing & flywheel havent got to much info on wireing i may to change thanks i have just been told to check the frame may have the holes already there for a 318 just need the mounts from the 318



Jason Larkin
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8/29/2003
09:37:56

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I thought about doing a swap in my 2wd one too, but never got around to it, ended up getting rid of the 2wd. Shouldn't be a hard swap. I have been told that you can find engine mounts that will bolt up, I found it easier to mount a new crossmember in, then I could mount the engine wherever I wanted to. Anyway good luck with the project. Should haul ass!





Dakota90
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3/21/2004
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I have a 1990 dak with a 3.9 in it right now and am looking at putting in a 340 in it i realize that there will be problems with the oil pan (some custom work may need to be done) and that the fan clearing the rad might set me bak but i think i have that licked i was just wondering what you used for exhaust manifolds or if it is possible to bolt headers on with proper clearance .



Jason Larkin
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4/14/2004
21:50:12

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Well, I couldn't really say. I put a 360 small block in mine. Big block is different. I am currently running stock ramcharger manifolds, but plan on trying out some headers made for a ramcharger this summer. As far as the clearance, you WILL hit the oil pan. Mine did. You might be able to find an oil pan that will work, but it will be a tight squeeze either way. I put a solid axle up front which gave me 12" of lift from stock and I still have a couple dents in my oil pan from offroading. Oh well, 4 more inches ought to do :)

Good luck



Brad
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10/19/2004
12:46:59

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Jason, I own an 88 Dakota 4x4 and am looking to swap ether a 318 or a 360 into it any pictures and advice you can give me I would really apreciate.



JasonLarkin
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10/19/2004
22:04:39

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send me an email directly to: larkinja@hotmail.com and I will see what I can do.



Brad
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10/20/2004
08:50:54

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A buddy of mine has a ram charger that has an 8" lift on it, not sure what year, I'm going to ask him if he would let my buy some of the parts of of it. How hard was it for you to mount the front axil to your truck Jason?



Tristan butts
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2/13/2016
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hey i have a 1992 3.9 v6 4x4 auto and a 1990 2wd 5
speed the auto is starting to die lol so i wanna put
my 5 speed in it i would like to know if i can just
unbolt the tall shaft offthe 5 speed and put my
transfer case on it and.... can i use the 4x4 drive
shafts both are ex cab short box thanks



daniel nyquis
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4/28/2019
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I've got a 94 Dakota with a 3.9 how much messing
around would be to put a 90 3.9 out of another
Dakota?



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