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Jeff's 88 GT / 3800 SC II Swap by katatak
Started on: 05-30-2010 01:31 PM
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Last post by: katatak on 10-05-2010 07:42 PM
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Report this Post09-03-2010 01:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rick 88Send a Private Message to Rick 88Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Carver1:

I'm gonna do a Mera rebodied Indy with a supercharged N*. That should cover the bases.

You guys done playing with that 3800 yet? We need some more video!


Thats quite an idea you got there.........

Still waiting on West Coast Fiero for the shifter bracket, and hooking up balance of A/C parts. 3800 is getting its walking papers tomorrow. Saturday the "next project" will move into the operating room.

Woo Hoo......OWNAGE !!! Top of the world to you......

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I was out at a football game last night and when I got home, the neighbor kid talked me into doing a brake job on his Durango. Only took an hour but I did not get into the house till11:30 so I could not update the thread. As of right now, Jeff's car is done. Yesterday we got the AC hose fabbed and installed. I fabbed up a shift bracket cause I can't seem to get what I ordered.

Anyway, Jeff got the intake elbow he ordered and we got that installed. Today, we are going to charge the AC system. Then throw the console back in it and out the door it goes. I fired up the Bus this morning and moved it around front. Looks like a Fiero weekend!

Almost done!






Stay tuned for the next project thread!

Pat

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Woo Hoo! I wonder what it could be????
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Looks pretty good....The filter will still be drawing in alot of hot air frm the engine bay. Get some flexible tubing to extend the filter into the 1/4 panel......ZZP sells some good stuff or you can use parts from Home Depot...
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Originally posted by MstangsBware:

Looks pretty good....The filter will still be drawing in alot of hot air frm the engine bay. Get some flexible tubing to extend the filter into the 1/4 panel......ZZP sells some good stuff or you can use parts from Home Depot...


Hey Stephen,

Jeff realized that the cone filter he bought is a little to big for the space. His plan is to pick up one that will fit in the 1/4 panel and then "duct" to it. We were just looking at the ZP site for goodies. He's already talking about the intercooler!
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Well here may be the final update to Jeff's swap! We got the AC charged today - 42* air sitting in the garage! We took it for a spin to the auto parts store to get parts for another project. All I can say is WOW! - Jeff was drivng and he flogged on it a little and it pulls like crazy. Very impressed with how these 3800 SC's run. I just got off the phone with him as he took the car home tonight - it's about 30 miles from my house to his and he says he ran great - highway speed was easy and took very little throttle to cruise home. No overheating issues, no strange noises, etc. This swap turned our very well and I would do it all over again. We will have some to add as Jeff contemplates some performance adders but I suspect we are done for awhile on this one.

Here's a video of Jeff and his car heading home:
http://s525.photobucket.com...current=DSCN0291.mp4

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Update!

Jeff decided that the twin glasspack exhaust was just too loud. Not sure if it was not being able to hear the stereo, his teeth rattling in his head, the hearing loss or the "extra" attention he was getting while going down the highway but he had to make a change. We used a stock Fiero V6 muffler mounted inthe stock location - only it sits a little lower than the stock mount location. We built a "quick" turn 90 to come off the exhaust flange then built a 180* turn to bring it into the stock Fiero muffler. Important to note here that the stock Fiero muffler is turned end for end and then upside down - placing the inlet on the drivers side and at the top of the muffler. I failed to get pics but it's pretty much like all the tohers out there that are built the same way. The sound is way better, and no where hnear as loud plus I think the backpressure is helping the bottom end. Now you can hear the stereo but more importantly, hear that sweet blower whine! Even as the car is driving away, I can hear the whine above the exhaust.

Here's the latest clip:
http://s525.photobucket.com...current=DSCN0445.mp4

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Would the old exhaust work on the 4.9? Mine is too quiet!
If it looks like an SR-71, it needs to sound like it....
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Would the old exhaust work on the 4.9? Mine is too quiet!
If it looks like an SR-71, it needs to sound like it....


I think it will sound more like a B-17 Bring your earplugs......
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Originally posted by Carver1:

Would the old exhaust work on the 4.9? Mine is too quiet!
If it looks like an SR-71, it needs to sound like it....


It might! Would have to change the flange and maybe shorten the elbow to the Y pipe! I'll take some measurements when I get back to El Paso.

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