Thanks guys, the garage is cleaned out. time to pull it down. not sure where I'd find another 2.6 near me if it come to that. i really don't wanna do the vortec swap.

Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers