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3800sc engine swap by timenewton
Started on: 07-08-2017 01:55 PM
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Report this Post07-08-2017 01:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for timenewtonClick Here to Email timenewtonSend a Private Message to timenewtonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok can someone give me the cost for a 3.8 sc with auto swap? Im being told it will be 7500. I didnt expect it to be that much.
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Report this Post07-08-2017 02:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Total budget or just labor?
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Report this Post07-08-2017 02:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for timenewtonClick Here to Email timenewtonSend a Private Message to timenewtonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Both, this would be everything to include labor.
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Report this Post07-08-2017 02:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for qwikgtaClick Here to Email qwikgtaSend a Private Message to qwikgtaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
For that price you can buy one already done. I've seen SC swaps from $3K - $10K. Depends what you want done.
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Report this Post07-08-2017 02:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for timenewtonClick Here to Email timenewtonSend a Private Message to timenewtonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Exactly thats what I told the guy. There is a fiero in my location that cost 8900 with a supercharged swap already in it. I could prob get it for 7500. But then I have mine. It's a t-top 85gt.
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Well where did you see the 3k swap at lol. Like I said i've already done some customization and plan to do more so I really dont want to get rid of mine just to get the engine already in one.
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I just bought a swapped car for < $3k. You just have to be patient and be willing to look nationally. Hell, turbo 3800's have sold for the $7,500 range.
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Report this Post07-09-2017 08:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
For a low mile drive train and a show-quality install that budgetary price is reasonable.

Remember that there are "discoveries" when the car is apart that could add to the budget.

(Rust, worn suspension parts, etc)
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Originally posted by timenewton:

Well where did you see the 3k swap at lol. Like I said i've already done some customization and plan to do more so I really dont want to get rid of mine just to get the engine already in one.


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Originally posted by timenewton:

I could prob get it for 7500. But then I have mine. It's a t-top 85gt.



I'd sell you my 5.7 L V8 Archie done swap (Calif smog legal) with 5 speed for not too much more than that. Ferrari replica body and interior thrown in with the deal. If you don't like the car, swap the engine / cradle assembly into your car. PM me if intertested.

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Report this Post07-20-2017 01:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 78_elkySend a Private Message to 78_elkyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I did that swap myself, wrapped the car in vinyl, rebuilt the stock brakes and upgraded the suspension.
I spent almost 5K total on everything, some stuff I could have spent less on, and others I got used for a great price.
From what I've read this isn't too far off other peoples' expenditures.
I got a donor car for $400, and had to buy a used transmission for $200 because the one int he donor was slipping.
Mounts are almost $500 if you buy them from a vendor.
Wiring I did myself, but it'd cost $400-$800 from a vendor.
Tuning the PCM can be pretty expensive, budget $250 if you send it off to Sinister.
It is a ton of work, if you replace, paint, repair, and generally upgrade or fix everything you touch it'll take you a while.
If you just slap the motor in there it'll be faster, but you'll never be able to clean or refresh the subframe and parts once the engine is in the car.
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Report this Post07-20-2017 02:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for timenewtonClick Here to Email timenewtonSend a Private Message to timenewtonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got me one. 3.8 SC $3900

1986 White Fastback / Grey interior
Fresh rebuild and bore on a 3800SC engine (just shy of 1200 miles on it)
ZZP VS Cam( I think or XP I'll have to double check)
60 Lb Deka Injectors
3.4 Modular Pulley
Ported and polished blower
4 Speed Muncie
Initial tune done by Ryan(he said to give it 3000 miles before trying to final tune it)
Spec 3 Clutch
ZZP Powerlog
Custom Flowmaster exhaust (cut trunk)
Grand AM brake upgrade
17" Wheels
Boost Gauge( will need some fiberglass work to install the pod)
Rebuilt headlights - Dickman kit and swapped motors.
AC and heat connected and work.

Now i've got to sell mine HA. 1985 98000 miles v6 auto with t-tops and lots of work done on it.
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Also I have some questions. The guy installed what he called a steal switch but it's a primer switch for the fuel pump. How can I get rid of that? By wiring it back the the switch in the key location? If the car has sat you have to prime it for a few seconds then she starts up no problem.
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