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Unread 05-16-2002, 06:26 PM   #1
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283 in a 90 islander?

I'm on the verge of purchasing a 1990 Wrangler Islander, which has the straight 6. The engine has a massive oil leak, 160k miles, and possibly a burnt valve. In other words, it needs a new engine. I have a completely rebuilt chevy 283 v8 from a 57 belair. Will this fit in the jeep? i know people regularly put 350's and 302's, etc in. But i've never heard of a 283 in one. Has anyone does this? Any help would be great.

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Unread 05-16-2002, 07:28 PM   #2
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by 90islander03:
<strong>I'm on the verge of purchasing a 1990 Wrangler Islander, which has the straight 6. The engine has a massive oil leak, 160k miles, and possibly a burnt valve. In other words, it needs a new engine. I have a completely rebuilt chevy 283 v8 from a 57 belair. Will this fit in the jeep? i know people regularly put 350's and 302's, etc in. But i've never heard of a 283 in one. Has anyone does this? Any help would be great.

Jake</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You may get away with it in Florida and a couple other states but generally the engine has to be the same year or newer than the vehicle it's going in. This is why the older engines (283, 289 etc) aren't really popular swaps except in pre-1973 smog exempt vehicles. This is the way it is here in Ca. and many other states.

I'm sure it would work and be an excellent power choice though.
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Unread 05-17-2002, 11:17 AM   #3
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What HE said plus:

In RI, the vehicle just needs to be 25 years old or more, for it to be emissions exempt, I have heard of a couple other states where it is even less. Just for your information. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

Yours isn't there, yet, tho, unfortunately.
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