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What are my options for a light weight V6 automatic trans engine swap into a Sammy (Samuri) There is a short drive shaft in bettween the trans and the transfer case so that shouldn't be a problem. Some possible engines....3800, 2.8 or 2.9 Ford , Quad 4,.

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You would be better off buying a V6 truck to begin with, the sheet metal chassis these vehicles are made of will not take much more power. Sure you could strengthen everything but what would be the point? The transfer case can't handle it anyway, never mind the toothpick axles.
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The 2.8 3.1 & 3.4 GM are all 60 degree motors and can all be found in rear wheel drive form. The 4.3 and the 3800 GM motors are a 90 degree motor quite a bit wider and heavier than the 2.8 family. You can find the 2.8 family in carb or FI after market companies make wire harnesses for the TB FI for these motors They range from 140 to 180 HP and around 200 lbs torque enough to tear up your Sammy
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