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Everyone will have their favorites by cmechmann
Started on: 07-31-2013 08:02 PM
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We all have our own list of what we found to be engines and transmissions that amazed us on how well, long, easily they held up.
Most of mine are older stuff.
Chrysler A727. But then again Ford C series and GM 3XX and 4XX where right there also.
International gas engines 4 and 8.
1964-65 Buick small block (man GM screwed up on that one) just imagine if it followed the same path as the 3.8/3800 in full/semi cast iron not Britt.
Then you get the, how did that happen. should have been a turd.
Earlier Chrysler 2.2. Should have dropped like flies, but.
Put a new chain tensioner in them and the Ecotec suprised me.
TH125 compared to what was out there at the time. How can that old Ciera wagon keep going.
Ford 2.3 that thing has been everywhere.
Not counting burning up or drying out but never been able to kill a Toyota 2/3TC 1600/1800 those troopers have been gone for a while.
Chevy 3.8 makes a great bolt anchor, so how did the 4.3 do it.

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Sometimes new engine designs have engineering flaws in the beginning
....and become something great later on

example... the first small block chevys didn't have oil filters in 1955
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Originally posted by cmechmann:

Chevy 3.8 makes a great bolt anchor, so how did the 4.3 do it.



The Chevy 3.8 V6 is basicly a Chevy 305 V8 with two cylinders cut off.... Many consider the chevy 305 a boat anchor.

The 4.3 Chevy V6 is based on the more popular Chevy 350 V8
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The 3.8 in my 81 Malibu lasted for 200,000+ and was going strong when I got rid of the car.....WHY DID I GET RID OF THAT CAR?????
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I never realized that the chevy 3.8 is different than the Buick 3.8 (never looked at one) .. Leave it to GM. I've never understood WHY, when they have a "POVEN" Corporate engine, trans, whatever, why would they make 3 of the same size ? ( was the same thing when they made the duke). Seems to me, If you "Perfect "something, why keep fixing whats not broke ?
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I never realized that the chevy 3.8 is different than the Buick 3.8 (never looked at one) .. Leave it to GM. I've never understood WHY, when they have a "POVEN" Corporate engine, trans, whatever, why would they make 3 of the same size ? ( was the same thing when they made the duke). Seems to me, If you "Perfect "something, why keep fixing whats not broke ?

They've did it forever. My previous Hot Rod was a 69 Firebird Convertible with a 350V8 ....but not a Chevy 350...a Pontiac 350. SMH
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Originally posted by cmechmann:

We all have our own list of what we found to be engines and transmissions that amazed us on how well, long, easily they held up.
Most of mine are older stuff.
Chrysler A727. But then again Ford C series and GM 3XX and 4XX where right there also.
International gas engines 4 and 8.
1964-65 Buick small block (man GM screwed up on that one) just imagine if it followed the same path as the 3.8/3800 in full/semi cast iron not Britt.
Then you get the, how did that happen. should have been a turd.
Earlier Chrysler 2.2. Should have dropped like flies, but.
Put a new chain tensioner in them and the Ecotec suprised me.
TH125 compared to what was out there at the time. How can that old Ciera wagon keep going.
Ford 2.3 that thing has been everywhere.
Not counting burning up or drying out but never been able to kill a Toyota 2/3TC 1600/1800 those troopers have been gone for a while.
Chevy 3.8 makes a great bolt anchor, so how did the 4.3 do it.



Are you wanting to know some specific info on those engines required to swap one into a Fiero?

 
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This is the place to ask and discuss all Fiero related technical topics.
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They've did it forever. My previous Hot Rod was a 69 Firebird Convertible with a 350V8 ....but not a Chevy 350...a Pontiac 350. SMH


Yea lots of 350's back then.... Chevy, Oldsmobile, Pontiac , and Buick all had there own version of the 350 during the 70's
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RR Merlin V12 WWII Spitefire, P-51 etc engine.
Still an outstanding engine, even by today's standards. 12 cylinders, 4 valves 2 plugs per, multistage turbo supercharger, fuel injected (later versions) OHC, dual magnetos, etc etc.
When I young I was fishing off the end of a long pier in Florida and watch in awe as 2 ANG P-51s executed a practice strafing run on the pier. They screamed in whistling just like the video below passing just feet above my head!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fjKEXXPQ8
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I love me a P51 flyby. Nothing sounds like those Merlins.
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I miss my sbc 355 'slightly modified'...
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Best engine I ever had was a 1965 327-365HP,(in a 2900lb 1960 corvette) what a sweet engine it was. :-)
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