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First time seeing a junkyard Fiero that had an engine swap by reinhart
Started on: 11-05-2021 07:36 AM
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Saw an 86 GT with a 3800 engine in the local junkyard today.
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Please tell me you took parts off the car...like the computer and harness ect. you could sell or use that stuff.
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Originally posted by reinhart:

Saw an 86 GT with a 3800 engine in the local junkyard today.


Was this an approved swap with a CARB sticker? Was it a clean swap?
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I took nothing off the engine and didn't see a CARB sticker. There's nothing special about a "Fiero 3800" engine in a junkyard. It's the same engine two cars over in a Celebrity or Grand Prix. Perhaps something like an engine mount would be useful if you want to spend 2 hours on your back to get a $50 part that the yard will sell you for $15.
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Originally posted by reinhart:

I took nothing off the engine and didn't see a CARB sticker. There's nothing special about a "Fiero 3800" engine in a junkyard. It's the same engine two cars over in a Celebrity or Grand Prix. Perhaps something like an engine mount would be useful if you want to spend 2 hours on your back to get a $50 part that the yard will sell you for $15.


Was just wondering ... it seems like a lot of effort goes into working with a BAR ref to do a swap with the emission parts, etc., so the car will be certified and that such a car would not end up in a yard. Perhaps this was a non-compliant swap whose luck ran out?
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Originally posted by reinhart:

I took nothing off the engine and didn't see a CARB sticker. There's nothing special about a "Fiero 3800" engine in a junkyard. It's the same engine two cars over in a Celebrity or Grand Prix. Perhaps something like an engine mount would be useful if you want to spend 2 hours on your back to get a $50 part that the yard will sell you for $15.


Funniest reply of the Day! Loved it

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Funniest reply of the Day! Loved it


I did too! I want to see pics of the 3800 Celebrity!

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Originally posted by reinhart:

I took nothing off the engine and didn't see a CARB sticker. There's nothing special about a "Fiero 3800" engine in a junkyard. It's the same engine two cars over in a Celebrity or Grand Prix. Perhaps something like an engine mount would be useful if you want to spend 2 hours on your back to get a $50 part that the yard will sell you for $15.


It had to have had the passkey system deactivated, probably a delete for the downstream cat and if a manual then other things deleted off the computer. The computer would be worth money, as would the custom brackets.

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It had to have had the passkey system deactivated, probably a delete for the downstream cat and if a manual then other things deleted off the computer. The computer would be worth money, as would the custom brackets.

jon


I was an automatic. The computer is the same computer as a non-Fiero 3800, no? If you're saying the chip was custom., I'd believe that. I don't think the custom chip would be worth much though. Maybe I'm wrong.
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There are many items needed for a 3800 Fiero engine swap. Mounts/Brackets, alternator relocation bracket, custom belt tensioner, fuel and water lines, swap harness, throttle cable bracket and reflashed PCM. If you salvaged all of them you'd probably have $700 worth of parts, (provided they are well done) in excellent shape and working. You also have a supercharger, fuel rail, and LIM there worth a couple hundred used and an exhaust system worth a few bucks. Great find for someone doing that swap.

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Where in OC is the junkyard? Can you give us the address or business name?
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Originally posted by 87_special:

Where in OC is the junkyard? Can you give us the address or business name?


It's one of the pick your parts. The one in Sante Fe.
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It's one of the pick your parts. The one in Sante Fe.


I see it but the decklid is closed and there's no picture of the engine. Did it have the supercharger or n/a? I wonder if it's worth the 2+ hour drive. I want all the swap parts...
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Definitely go back and get the passenger side axle

I’m dealing with that nightmare lol
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Originally posted by 87_special:


I see it but the decklid is closed and there's no picture of the engine. Did it have the supercharger or n/a? I wonder if it's worth the 2+ hour drive. I want all the swap parts...


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