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Nw area 3800sc guys. need engine swapped. by SPECFab
Started on: 05-10-2015 08:15 PM
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Report this Post05-10-2015 08:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SPECFabClick Here to Email SPECFabSend a Private Message to SPECFabEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone in the northwest know the 3800sc swap well and willing to do one for me?
2.8 auto car 86 gt with 64,000 miles. Intake took out the bottom end with coolant in the oil.
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Report this Post05-10-2015 10:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for zzzhuhSend a Private Message to zzzhuhEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the forums!

I can't say who is in your area but im sure there is a specific fiero following you could find online that is relative to your location.

Paying someone to do a swap is going to cost a LOT more than doing it yourself. Plus, if anything goes wrong you won't know as much about it as you would doing it yourself. There is pride in being able to show your buddies "Here is my 3.8SC, and I swapped it in myself." As they gaze at it trying to convincing you it won't beat a Corvette.

Here is "West Coast Fiero", they do engine swaps but they also provide straight forward information on swapping engines. Here is what it takes:

http://www.westcoastfiero.c...800sc-auto-noac.html
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Report this Post05-10-2015 10:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
WCF appears to be the only source on the West Coast doing Fiero engine swaps and they are not cheap. You can buy the engine, trans, harness, axles, hardware; DIY and save a ton. I'm guessing the cost is about $10-$12K if you want a turn key swap with all parts and labor. Is it worth it? You decide.

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Report this Post05-10-2015 11:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SPECFabClick Here to Email SPECFabSend a Private Message to SPECFabEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ya I'm not new to engine swaps. I do them all the time. I'm just needing someone that knows the swap really well so it doesn't turn into a head ache.
I sourced a motor from a 97 riviera. But don't want to just buy it unless it will work.
I don't need a rig torn apart at my shop for months.
I build custom 4x4's SK cab work is easy. But I don't want to rewrite the swap if some is willing to help that knows it well. This is my 3rd fiero but my first 2 were 15 years ago.
My sport bike just left today by my wife's wishes and I told her I'm building this car to replace it.
I have searched a bit but info is scattered everywhere. So I'm just trying to put it all together.
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Report this Post05-10-2015 11:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SPECFabClick Here to Email SPECFabSend a Private Message to SPECFabEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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It doesn't look like I can type tonight. LOL fab work is what I ment.
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Report this Post05-11-2015 06:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SlammedClick Here to Email SlammedSend a Private Message to SlammedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've done quite a few over the years and could help you out. At the very least point you in the right direction

Maybe message me and we can talk more

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Report this Post05-11-2015 09:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for johnguzman1212Click Here to Email johnguzman1212Send a Private Message to johnguzman1212Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My 3800sc swap im almost done costed me so far 1600 in parts. I did myself slowly in 7 months but i cut welded and wired my own harness, bought mounts and got engine for 600 bucks. Sold the 97 Riviera body stereo and wheels for 400. Learning experience yes but im glad i did it myself.
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