Hello. I just bought a 1983 power ram 50. 4wd and automatic. I got it cheap because it has a blown engine. Its also got fresh paint, very straight body, new exhaust, new webber carb, refurbished radiator. Has good tires, some sort of nice alloy wheels.
I have a couple of questions,, yes I did search, but didnt find the specific info.
Im wondering, just what transmission my little truck has,, and what if any other engines might bolt up to it,, any adaptors available for the bell housing? Does my engine have the wide spacing between bell housing bolt holes, or the narrow(12.5 vs 10.5")?
Im figuring to spend around 3000 max on either a rebuild using a new non jet valve head,, or slightly less if I do it myself,, or about the same on a swap. Really, I would like to do a swap,, v6, v8.
Figuring best Im going to get from a budget 2.6 build is around 130 hp. Yet many 6 or 8 cyl engines can match, or even double that.
Its just a fun truck, no specific purpose for it. Just a cool, somewhat rare mini 4wd.
I used to be into datsuns, isuzu, and DSMs. No way I would have gotten back into old vehicles again, but this truck is soo clean and nice I couldnt pass on it.