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Old 07-12-2018, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hey y'all, I'm trying to put a 1996 hardbody 4cyl. Motor into an 1986 hard body, that used to be the electronically controlled carb. I know I will need the engine harness to swap over the motor but what I don't know is if the 1996 computer will swap into the 1986 body and work with the body harness of the 86?

Anyone know? Do you need more info? I'm all ears!
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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Assuming it's the same as a 95, the engine and body harnesses are merged together. I'm in the process of putting a 95 engine into an 87 and ended up hacking up the harness for the 95 to mate up to a megasquirt. Not sure if anything changed in 96, possibly with going OBD II, not sure. Hopefully someone will chime in though.
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best to grab the complete harness with ecu from the 96. all sensor connectors are different from prior years because of OBD II, IIRC there is a sensor on the bell housing of the trans too. early models did not have this.
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Thanks DVDSWAN, I actually have two full trucks im working with. A running and driving 96 (been in a ditch and a car wreck) and a non running 86 thats missing the carb, starter, alt, and radiator. I was trying to get away with only doing a motor and trans swap but looks like we are going to have to dive a little deeper lol
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If the 96 is running, even ugly it should sell for $500.

Take the $500 and buy the parts for the 86. That'd be a lot easier.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:54 AM   #6
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If the 96 is running, even ugly it should sell for $500.

Take the $500 and buy the parts for the 86. That'd be a lot easier.
Ill have to post some pictures tomorrow but it isnt pretty, not a straight panel on that thing lol
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lol - got it. I thought the older 86 might have been in good shape.
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best to grab the complete harness with ecu from the 96. all sensor connectors are different from prior years because of OBD II, IIRC there is a sensor on the bell housing of the trans too. early models did not have this.
Exactly, the work to do this swap. Spot on.
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Alright thanks everyone, I should be posting pictures soon, well as soon as I figure it out lol
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Alright thanks everyone, I should be posting pictures soon, well as soon as I figure it out lol
Imgur is the new "go to" spot to host pics these days.

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