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Fiero block with mechaical fuel pump boss by raysr11
Started on: 12-09-2014 01:06 PM
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Report this Post12-09-2014 01:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for raysr11Send a Private Message to raysr11Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I swapped out my '85 2.8 a couple of years ago for a 3.4 hybrid. When I got the old engine out I noticed it had a block off plate for a mechanical fuel pump. What front wheel drive 2.8 had a carburetor? This car was supposed to have a rebuilt engine. I thought maybe it was some sort of universal block but it only has provision for a starter on the left side.
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Originally posted by raysr11:

What front wheel drive 2.8 had a carburetor?


Without looking it up, I'd say a Citation. I'd be surprised if there weren't several others.
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Report this Post12-09-2014 07:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for raysr11Send a Private Message to raysr11Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I thought that might be it but wasn't sure if the Citation was carbureted.
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Report this Post12-09-2014 08:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
LE2 and LH7 engines....all the early 2.8s were carbureted. About 13 different nameplates including Isuzu Trooper!
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For the heck of it, I looked it up. More than you probably want to know HERE.
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Report this Post12-10-2014 03:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for raysr11Send a Private Message to raysr11Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow. Certainly became the SBC of the V6 line, could be found in anything.
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All 82-85 S-series trucks/SUVs with the 2.8 were carbed. It was a lot of trucks. Most 82-85 cars with 2.8 would have been carbed, as well.
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Originally posted by dobey:

All 82-85 S-series trucks/SUVs with the 2.8 were carbed. It was a lot of trucks. Most 82-85 cars with 2.8 would have been carbed, as well.


True, but any RWD application would be a different block and have the starter on the wrong side - like the Camaro 3.4

Citation and similar FWD cars would still be the best bet.


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Originally posted by fierosound:
True, but any RWD application would be a different block and have the starter on the wrong side - like the Camaro 3.4

Citation and similar FWD cars would still be the best bet.


Could have been drilled for the starter on the right side though, just like the 3.4. OP didn't state if it was or wasn't. If it was a reman engine, it could have been built to work in any application as well.

Anyway, I was just adding information about how prevalent the carbed 2.8 was.
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