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3800 Swap. What to do? by shop_rat45
Started on: 03-15-2004 11:34 PM
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Last post by: Freshj on 03-16-2004 11:45 AM
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Report this Post03-15-2004 11:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shop_rat45Click Here to Email shop_rat45Send a Private Message to shop_rat45Direct Link to This Post
OK, heres the deal. I am still undecided on what engine swap I want to do. I started looking into the 3800 SC swap, and it sounds very interesting. My question are as follows.

1. Do I have to buy a kit to install this? I have decent fabricating skills, and the equipment to do it.

2. Will this bolt to the Fiero manual trans, or do I have to use the one for the 3800

3. What all do I need from the donor car?

4. What year engine should I look for, and if any, what specific car.

5. What other pointers can you give on doing the swap.

If anyone knows answers to any of these questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Kris


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Report this Post03-15-2004 11:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Direct Link to This Post
1. You do not need a kit , but it would help buying few differant peices. You could fabricate for differant mounts to work or purchase mounts from West Coast Fiero

2. it will bolt up to your factory tranny but you will again need to buy a flywheel from a 3.8 camaro and have it turned down or buy one already machined from west coast fiero

3. Basically just enigne, harness and PCM

4. 96+ series 2 sc is preferable , you have to do the same work for the n/a as the sc version might aswell have the extra performance.

5. be patient and ask alot of questions. There is alot of great help on this forum. Go back and use the search functioin and you can learn alot of info,

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Report this Post03-16-2004 09:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMojoClick Here to Email FieroMojoSend a Private Message to FieroMojoDirect Link to This Post
Hi Kris

Many of us participate here in this group. 3800V6SuperchargedFieros Lots of knowledge about the swap in general and engine mods as well.

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Report this Post03-16-2004 11:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FreshjClick Here to Email FreshjSend a Private Message to FreshjDirect Link to This Post
If your looking for a turn-key install, I have my car for sale in the mall...

I can even deliver it to you. I'm about 20 minutes away from flint.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/019036.html

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