Hello all. I have a 1989 Ram 50, with a 2.6l Auto trans. The motor seized, due to over-heating...nothing new there from what I've read. I DO NOT want to rebuild this motor, or replace it with another 2.6. The truck itself is cherry, so I do want to get it on the road again. My question for this forum, is what is the best motor to install in this '89 Ram 50...with Auto tranny (four speed).
I have a 1993 Mazda B2200, and have access to more Mazda vehicles, etc. Not sure if these would mate to the Auto...or work at all for this truck. I am NOT an accomplished mechanic, but can do basic vehicle work...and have replaced many motors and trannys.
Anyway, to summarize...I'm looking for the easist, most cost effective resolution to replace the 2.6...with a dependable motor.
Thanks for the help...and will say, that if this turns out to be too much for me to handle...I would part with the truck. Will provide VIN and pics.