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I just want to drive it already... by mitchjl22
Started on: 10-06-2013 10:49 PM
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Report this Post10-06-2013 10:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am in the process of my 2004 Series III Supercharged swap and I see the end in sight. I'm in the process of mating the trans and the engine (Getrag 282) and I just want this to be over already. I'm dying to run it in the quarter. I don't think I'll make it before they close the track. Sun., Oct. 27. I wonder what time I could run. 13s? 12s? I'd love to run a 12. I have a 3.5" Pulley, PLOG, 3" Downpipe - 2.5" 4 Baffle Inline Mufflers, Series II TB.

The purpose of this thread is to explain my impatience, and talk with other 3800 owners/drivers about how great the swap will be when I'm done. What should I expect the power to be like? Etc.

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Report this Post10-07-2013 01:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
think of my pain.. I'm a single 25 year old with something that looks like a Ferrari in my driveway and I cant drive it lol
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haha i seriously can't wait to drive it.... its almost killing me.
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mitchjl22,

Patience Grasshopper!

I have been working on my 3800 swap for 2 years. (Now to be fair, I have done a completely restoration on the car) So I can relate on wanting to drive your 3800SC!

I am almost at the finish line and I believe the wait will be all worth the finished product when completed.

I wish you a successful swap!

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I bought member kreamers old car, and once i got it running ,it is fast! the car was rolled over ,so i have alot of body work to do before i can put it back on the road.So i feel your pain.
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Look at it this way....you finish and have a little time to run it and work out the bugs (over winter). Come spring it's game on!!!
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Power... It's like night and day difference from stock 2.8, when you put the pedal down it goes! powerband is nice above 3-4k.

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I know the pain waiting for power to.. my IMSA is getting a 3800SC as well and the suspense is killing me
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

Look at it this way....you finish and have a little time to run it and work out the bugs (over winter). Come spring it's game on!!!


I agree, you dont want to rush and break something right away
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If it helps any I have a car with a 3800 SC Series III engine, N* TV, ZZP intercooler, VS cam, and a 3.4 pulley. This vehicle is tuned fro reliability and not maximum performance but still has about 300 HP and 300 ft lbs of torque at the wheel (according to the dyno). It is reasonably fast and I am certain that you will enjoy it immensely.

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you should see low 13's to possibly high 12's.... ps pay attention and learn how to shift fast or you will be bouncing off the rev limiter before you know it.. And smile when you walk away from most cars your side by side with!!!

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Report this Post10-09-2013 03:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NoMoreRicersClick Here to Email NoMoreRicersSend a Private Message to NoMoreRicersEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I know how you feel Mitch. I've got the money to finish my build right now, but my wife and I decided to budget out a certain amount a month into it and now I kind of regret agreeing to that.

I might be a little whipped.
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Report this Post10-10-2013 02:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm just so absolutely excited. My 18th birthday is on Friday, and I can't wait for the following week. I got the engine mated to the trans today, and mounted to the cradle!
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Report this Post10-20-2013 06:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for helmet1978Click Here to visit helmet1978's HomePageClick Here to Email helmet1978Send a Private Message to helmet1978Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can come drive mine before the weather gets nasty if you want

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Report this Post10-21-2013 01:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for race9887Click Here to Email race9887Send a Private Message to race9887Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I know how you feel, started my swap almost 2 years ago. Between High School and work sometimes I feel like nothing gets done and today I wake up to snow.

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Mine took about 4 years to do, for budget / family time reasons..

I agree with the above post: Take your time, you will run into little stuff that will take time to get right. Expect it, don't be frustrated by it. Oh, and tighten those axle nuts down.. ROFL.

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Originally posted by helmet1978:

You can come drive mine before the weather gets nasty if you want



ooohhhh If we get the chance to meet up, that would be awesome I'm getting so close. I just have a few more things to check off the list. Finished the fuel system today.

  • Oil
  • Plugs
  • Coolant
  • Air Intake
  • Exhaust
  • Plug in the finished wiring harness.

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Originally posted by aaronkoch:

Mine took about 4 years to do, for budget / family time reasons..

I agree with the above post: Take your time, you will run into little stuff that will take time to get right. Expect it, don't be frustrated by it. Oh, and tighten those axle nuts down.. ROFL.




Haha! When i took the axles out, I left them bolted to the shock towers just in case!
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