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Motor swap help by grkboy707
Started on: 11-26-2013 01:51 AM
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Last post by: grkboy707 on 11-26-2013 09:19 PM
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Report this Post11-26-2013 01:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looking to buy another Fiero soon with intent on getting more power. Does having a 4 speed vs a 5 speed make a difference for any swaps? Specifically interested in SBC carbed or maybe a 3800SC.
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Report this Post11-26-2013 01:52 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
Is it at all funny I was just looking through some old threads,,,, saw you,,, and wondered what happened to that mother effer?... like just 5 min ago... You better get another one... I got a whole new gang of toys you have to compete with at the next Carlisle welcome back


As for your question. My last swapped 4 speed was the 3400 SFI turbo and the transmission was about the only thing that did not go wrong with that car...It accelerated Faster than a bat on crack but its top end sucked.

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Report this Post11-26-2013 06:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks! Great to be back. Did you have a Duke or a V6 in it to begin with? I should imagine that the 4 and 5 speed shouldn't make a difference.
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Thanks! Great to be back. Did you have a Duke or a V6 in it to begin with? I should imagine that the 4 and 5 speed shouldn't make a difference.


grk, I have a 3500 swap your welcome to come look at, its 90% complete. in Baltimore.
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Typically I've heard a stock 4speed is a bit more durable for higher power builds and swaps
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Originally posted by grkboy707:

Thanks! Great to be back. Did you have a Duke or a V6 in it to begin with? I should imagine that the 4 and 5 speed shouldn't make a difference.


It was a formula so it was a V6... is also started out as an auto the PO just changed everything about it.

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Report this Post11-26-2013 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just the opposite... The 5spd getrag is stronger than the 4spd Muncie, but the Muncie is stronger than the 5spd Izuzu found in the 4cyl cars. The weakest case is the 4spd 4:10 gear Muncie out of the 84 se.

The 5spd getrag is also a good starting point for the f23 5spd transmission swap, as you can reuse the cables, only modified.

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Originally posted by hookdonspeed:


grk, I have a 3500 swap your welcome to come look at, its 90% complete. in Baltimore.


Wanna give me a call? 410-877-5484

And thanks, Custom2M4, very helpful. +rating given
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