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Time for Bulldog to get a new RUFF by bulldog85043
Started on: 12-03-2014 04:45 PM
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Well, since my car stopped working last year I've been toying around with the idea of replacing the 2.8 that came in my SE. Of all the threads I've read, the first step is to remove the engine. Thanks to the walk-thru provided by Toddster, I'ver got that part completed (almost...).





As you can see I've made some progress toward removing the engine. I ran into a bit of a sticking point when I had the car up on stands...





I'm borrowing a cherry picker from a friend s we can lift the back of the car and get it out the rest of the way

My plans are to do a mild upgrade to the 3.4L from the Camaro/Firebird, change the charging system to the newer version, paint the inside of the engine compartment to match the exterior and overall just make it more reliable.

If anyone in the AZ area knows of a decent 207 V6 that will work for this project, send me an IM?

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V-6. TH125. Lovin' the sound...

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Check car-part.com there are about 10 3.4's listed on there in Phoenix. Might want to think about a 4t60 upgrade as well while you got the engine out.
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Originally posted by hiwil88formula:

Check car-part.com there are about 10 3.4's listed on there in Phoenix. Might want to think about a 4t60 upgrade as well while you got the engine out.


hiwil88formula, thanks for the lead! 5 or 6 are just a few blocks from me so that works out great. I've read about the 4T60 upgrade as well as others. I'm hoping I can minimize the difficulty level.

I'll start searching the threads for the swap and see what problems people had. If I remember, the most difficult thing to overcome was the change in the shifter and a modification to the cradle. I am going to be reusing the original '87 cradle so I think I should be ok.
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Here's my 4T60 swap thread. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/000704.html Lot's of links to other threads and info in there. Most important piece of advice I have for you is stay away from the Cadillac Allante for your transmission donor. Read the thread and you'll find out why. Good luck.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

Here's my 4T60 swap thread. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/000704.html Lot's of links to other threads and info in there. Most important piece of advice I have for you is stay away from the Cadillac Allante for your transmission donor. Read the thread and you'll find out why. Good luck.

Jim


Nice thread. Great information. I can see that i need to also do the tranny swap to get the most cost/benefit ROI. I'll be using this as a reference and may have a question or two along the way. Thankfully, I'm not too concerned about if I need to weld anything. My first Fiero has a smashed front end up to the radiator mount. Just sliced it off and welded on a donor from the bone yard
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After SO many years and delays, I FINALLY have my 3800 SC donor! Doing the teardown now to clean it up and check things out. Found some water (?) or oil coming out of the bolt holes on the exhaust manifold when I removed it from the 'front' of the motor. I believe this is between cyl 3 and 5. Should I have the heads checked for cracks?
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