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    1979 Dodge d50 Sport engine swap

    Bought a cool little rust free 79 dodge d50 sport for my son, never heard it running, found out why the engine is toast, in any case I would like to put a new motor in the truck, maybe a v6 or a v8, what is an easy engine swap for these trucks? Mine is an automatic. Some people say I can just get another engine from a K-car and install it. I know nothing about these trucks.
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    Your truck has a 2.6 l narrow block mitsubishi motor in it. A k-car / caravan 2.6 is a mitsu motor, but made for fwd and will not easily fit into the truck. The narrow block motors can be found in 2.0 and 2.6 l sizes in the dodge d-50 / ram 50 from 79-86 with automatics - 87 up have a wide bolt pattern on the back of the block and are not interchangeable like american motors from manual to auto. Very clean and rare - could be fixed up without too much trouble. If you can find a rwd dodge colt, 79-82 challenger/Sapporo, Plymouth arrow car or truck with a 2.0 or 2.6 auto, they would work also. Welcome to the forum.
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    Wow, where has that been stashed for 36 years. Another purdy truck rises from the depths.


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    hey, don't want to cause problems. we need more research on narrow/wide block information.
    g52b,g54b are all wide block? g63b are narrow? yes no?

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