|Originally posted by mcguiver3 :The engine block is similar but there are some differences in assembly.|
If you are just installing the engine onto the 88 sub-frame there should be no issues.
The early cars have different engine mounts and use that dampener near the oil filter.
I think the water pump has different routing for the hoses? It may take a plug to block off the heater hose nipple.
The heater hoses on an 88 take off from below not above.
|Originally posted by Bloozberry:|
Also make sure you keep the flywheels with their respective engines since the earlier engine have externally balanced cranks using weights on the flywheel whereas the '88 engine is internally balanced and uses a neutrally balanced flywheel. I would use the later ECM although I doubt there is much difference if any at all.
I would transfer the whole drivetrain. It is a 4 speed.
[This message has been edited by hcforde (edited 06-05-2014).]