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76 2.8l swap
« on: May 09, 2015, 10:31:38 PM »
Thinking about swapping my 76 wagon 2.8l with the c3 auto. Wondering what would be a cost effective, reliable, fairly easy, maybe even more power swap for the engine and transmission. What would you all recommend. Open for just about anything. This is my daily driver so the swap would have to be done over a weekend, crazy I know.
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 12:16:11 PM »
A weekend , well that depends on what you have on the car and how much power you want , best if you got a engine ready to go to drop in, a weekend is possible , other things that take time to hook up if you have them, like power steering , A/C compressor and mounts, if your looking for more power you can do a easy up grade, find a Murkur Scorpio with the 2.9.and use your oil pan and engine mounts on it, yes it will bolt to your org transmission, as is it 40 hp more than the 2.8, you have add more if you can get the overseas computer up to 160 like it is, the intake will clear the hood , the Ranger/Bronco II will not, also you do not have to set the valve lash , it's hyd , these engine with care ,oil changes , and coolent maintenance will run over 300K , and one that surpassed that in a bronco II, and if you can grab the trans also , a great mod for mpg and quiet on the hwy , later Blaine
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 10:53:29 AM »
Thinking about swapping my 76 wagon 2.8l with the c3 auto. Wondering what would be a cost effective, reliable, fairly easy, maybe even more power swap for the engine and transmission. What would you all recommend. Open for just about anything. This is my daily driver so the swap would have to be done over a weekend, crazy I know.

So a power increase is not necessarily a reason for doing the swap? What is your reason for wanting to do a driveline change?

if your looking for more power you can do a easy up grade, find a Murkur Scorpio with the 2.9.and use your oil pan and engine mounts on it, yes it will bolt to your org transmission, as is it 40 hp more than the 2.8, you have add more if you can get the overseas computer up to 160 like it is

Computer? I don't think an EFI conversion and and engine swap are going to happen in a single weekend. The 2.9 with a carburetor is probably a good option here though.
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 09:49:22 PM »
I'm doing the swap due to a shot tranny and a hard knock coming from the low end of the motor.
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 09:58:43 PM »
Too bad you do not live near me , I got one that works when I replaced it with a A4LD overdrive , hard knock is letting you know you had better do something very soon , like knock knock who's their , Rod ,   Rod who,    Rod outside the block thats who,
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 10:04:35 PM »
Too bad you do not live near me , I got one that works when I replaced it with a A4LD overdrive , hard knock is letting you know you had better do something very soon , like knock knock who's their , Rod ,   Rod who,    Rod outside the block thats who,

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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2015, 07:48:34 AM »
knock knock who's their , Rod ,   Rod who,    Rod outside the block thats who,

I had a Honda Civic back in the 80's that sang that song!!!

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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 10:46:56 PM »
I just scrapped a c3 because no 1 wanted it and it had a brand new tork converter!
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 10:54:37 PM »
I just scrapped a c3 because no 1 wanted it and it had a brand new tork converter!
Dang, I could have used that.. :(
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2015, 01:26:39 PM »
Dang, I could have used that.. :(

I have an extra auto trans from a 2.0 Art...
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2015, 01:46:18 PM »
I have an extra auto trans from a 2.0 Art...
Is it a C3??, I think you're a little too far away though.. :D
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2015, 02:28:31 PM »
Yep , it's a C-3 ,

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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
Dang, too bad it's so far way, seems like no matter where I'm at everything is a 1000 miles away, lol.. ::) ;D
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2015, 05:07:40 PM »
Know what you mean , every time I find something I need it either to far way or too heavy to toss in the back of my airplane  :o
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2015, 07:19:52 AM »
Dang, too bad it's so far way, seems like no matter where I'm at everything is a 1000 miles away, lol.. ::) ;D

Art, they have this company called FedEx that can actually take it from Idaho where I am and send it to you in Arizona believe it or not. The transmission would be free ;) WOW, such companies that deliver! LOL
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2015, 07:42:35 AM »
Art, they have this company called FedEx that can actually take it from Idaho where I am and send it to you in Arizona believe it or not. The transmission would be free ;) WOW, such companies that deliver! LOL
Very funny ;D ;D, in case you hadn't noticed they also want your first born to transport stuff too.. :P  ;D
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 06:48:55 AM »
I just shipped an 81 pound head from Idaho to Washington, probably about the same distance, it was $86.00. With the transmission for free, how could you beat that? The transmission probably weighs less...
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2015, 07:47:48 AM »
With the transmission for free, how could you beat that? ...
Does it work or is it broke.. :D How much to ship to 92242?.. ;)
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2015, 08:41:47 AM »
The transmission worked when I pulled it out a few years ago, just wanted overdrive, I serviced it a year before being pulled , and put a shift kit in it, and it comes with a redneck warranty ,  if you break it in half you get to keep both peaces,  can drop off to dock, zip here 39571' later Blaine

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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2015, 07:35:19 AM »
Priced out shipping for my other C3, replacing with a C4 for the 79 EFI swap. The shipping came out to like 150 and change :(
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2015, 12:10:15 PM »
Found out that the trans would not fit into 74 pinto wagons pinto , he has a 2.3   , not a 2.8 ,  lucky he had the engine posted on his screen name or he would have been very unhappy when he got it,   :o
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2015, 02:00:38 PM »
Yep, that would have been a real bummer.. :o :o Think I got one local though. 8)
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2015, 10:24:01 AM »
Yep, that would have been a real bummer.. :o :o Think I got one local though. 8)

Awesome and not too much is it?
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2015, 10:50:20 AM »
Awesome and not too much is it?
Not sure yet, guy been gone for a few days I'm waiting for a call from him.
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2015, 08:35:08 PM »
Not sure yet, guy been gone for a few days I'm waiting for a call from him.

Well I hope you get it! Let me know. I can still ship this one to you! I have a transmission and all the stuff from a 79 Pinto 2.3 also. So the 2.0 and the 2.3 trans. I'm going overdrive :)
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2015, 10:00:32 PM »
Well I hope you get it! Let me know. I can still ship this one to you! I have a transmission and all the stuff from a 79 Pinto 2.3 also. So the 2.0 and the 2.3 trans. I'm going overdrive :)
Thanks Dianne appreciate it, I'm not in a hurry for one so if this one don't work out they'll be others, one in the car still works ok just want to freshen one up and have it ready to go when I pull the motor and fix all the leaks, save on the down time..
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2015, 06:15:28 AM »
Thanks Dianne appreciate it, I'm not in a hurry for one so if this one don't work out they'll be others, one in the car still works ok just want to freshen one up and have it ready to go when I pull the motor and fix all the leaks, save on the down time..

I know, but I have 2 extras now... I guess Craigslist :)
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2015, 07:25:29 AM »
I guess Craigslist :)
Have fun with that.. ::) ;D ;D
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2015, 10:49:29 PM »
This happened today......
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Re: 76 2.8l swap
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2015, 10:56:50 PM »
Looks good..
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