Well about 5 years ago, I bought my first truck for $140, a 1979 d50 with the 2.0 and a 4 speed, then one day she broke... lost all the teeth on the lower gear drive on the crank shaft, after about a week of looking i found a 1982 Power Ram 50 that was r47 red. My girl named her Foxy Red she had a blown head gasket, cracked head and thrashed interior... so i took my two trucks and and made one good one. After some extensive top end work, welded the head and milled it ect... didn't last too long. Stupid terrible head design. Anyway long story short did another head gasket and trimming chain ... and had a leak in the hose from carb to the intake for coolant... and there went another head gasket.
About 2 weeks ago i picked up an 85 ram 50 royal with a bad trans and shot steering but a running and smog passed 2.6L. I got if for a whopping $100 dollars and some stereo crap i didn't want. So i am engine Swapping for a fucked 2.6L to a better running one.