2.8l engine


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Is the 2.8l a good or bad engine to keep I need help whether to keep it in my 83 ranger or not I’ve heard bad things about it but just not sure
 


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If it is in good shape and runs good I wouldn't mess with it.

If it it starts needing emissions stuff and you can't find parts and you don't have to deal with emissions inspections a duraspark conversion and carb swap will keep it going.

IMO the computer controlled carb is the biggest problem for them.
 

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If it is in good shape and runs good I wouldn't mess with it.

If it it starts needing emissions stuff and you can't find parts and you don't have to deal with emissions inspections a duraspark conversion and carb swap will keep it going.

IMO the computer controlled carb is the biggest problem for them.
Any recommendations on what carb swap to put
 

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I would go Motorcraft 1250 with 1.08 venturis.

Basically the same carb as what is on it aside from the computer stuff. Found on stuff right before feedback/TBI/EFI came out, like late 70's/early 80's.
 

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I would go Motorcraft 1250 with 1.08 venturis.

Basically the same carb as what is on it aside from the computer stuff. Found on stuff right before feedback/TBI/EFI came out, like late 70's/early 80's.
Any suggestions where I can find this carb
 

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I'm running a two barrel Holley marine carb, I can tell you the numeric designation once I'm off work.
 

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I bought a 2150 off Amazon for 85.00 brand new. works great.
 


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