|Originally posted by Myke:|
How much time do you have to do the job?
How many miles on the engine?
What style 3800?
It's not all that difficult to do this swap. A friend of mine in Milford just did a series II sc. Taking his time and sandblasting the frame only took him a few weeks total (over a 9 month span as he did a small amount every 4-7 days)
Check out the build threads once you have the engine. Keep in mind this is not a project to rush, and it will cost more $$ than your innitial purchase. You will have to buy things, and fabricate things, and You will have to have a harness made up for it.
There are vendors who are screw balls. They take peoples money for the work on the harness AND the harness but return neither. Check up on your vendors before you commit to using them!!! That Jack-Mule my friend used still has my friends harness, full payment for the work, and has every excuse in the book. It have been over a year. Be careful who you use.
The mileage is unknown on the engine. I haven't seen it in person but I believe its a series 1.
I have unlimited time for the swap as the car is not on the road & is in my garage. I don't have to rush in other words. I have a friend that's a mechanic & can help me "freshen up" the engine if needed. He can get GM parts at cost.
I was thinking of just buying the motor if it was a good price. Stuff it in the corner till I'm ready to do the swap.
---darkhorizon---- Thanks for the Ultimate 3800 swap thread.
87 coupe resoration project.