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'89 Mazda, Make It Fit

Q: I have an ‘89 Mazda B2600 pick-up. I want to change engines and was wondering if I could get a Ford or Chevy motor to bolt to the transmission without having to change anything. All I want to do is replace the engine with the same size engine or maybe even a six if possible. Michael Hudson

A: I doubt that a Ford or Chevy engine will bolt up to the transmission of your Mazda. But, if you’re thinking that kind of change over I’d used a Ford or Chevy engine with a Ford or Chevy transmission to go with it. The frame on your Mazda pick-up is a great candidate for modification. Myself, if I were to go through that work I’d stuff at least a V-8 in. Good luck and have fun.

 
     
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