1986 Ford Ranger Worth rebuilding?

Tiny
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  • 1986 FORD RANGER
Engine Performance problem
1986 Ford Ranger V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic unknow miles

I have a 68 mustang 289 engine swapped into my truck and was wondering is it worth rebuilding because it smokes alot of blue smoke at idle but above 2k it doesn't. Is it worth rebuilding, should I buy a different motor, or just leave it? I plan on building the motor for power later on.

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 11:42 PM

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Tiny
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If you want power id go with a beefier motor and save the money for rebuilding and hte power mods.

If you want to rebuild suspect new piston rings and valve seals. Aroudn 300-500 for parts.
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 AT 8:27 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for replying, how much would a decent 302 bottom end cost around?
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 AT 11:05 PM
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Probably get one at a junk yard for no more then 500 bucks.
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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 AT 11:21 AM
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What does it mean when it only burns oil below 2k?
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 1:16 PM

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