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Supercharged 3.8

Discussion in 'Engine / Swaps etc.' started by Tango 20, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Tango 20

    Tango 20 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Anybody ever attempt or think about putting a supercharged 3.8 out of a Grand Prix into an 86 Regal? Lots of them out there. Doner cars are cheap. Don't know about tranny and motor mounts?
     
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    81cutlass G-Body Guru

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    I have a supercharged 3800 in my 4th gen firebird.

    You need a F body for the oil pan, pickup, oil filter housing, AC pump, PS pump, trans, harness, other stuff too. You need a blown up 4th gen or full takeout drivetrain and a semi complete l67 out of a GTP/regal GS. Don't go for a bonneville SSEI or other large chassis car, they are different on the accessories and stuff and take GP/Regal parts.

    They are fun combos. I get 26mpg or so and it runs mid 12's.

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    454cutlass Master Mechanic

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    Thought about it but required to much work. This is a pic of a 3.8 with a gen 5 blower. In a regal 98 i belive. CAR002.jpg
     
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    Tango 20 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Thanks for the info. Might be a fun project
     
  5. L67ss

    L67ss Royal Smart Person

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    Only hard parts would be wiring. And you can use the camaro short block with l67 top end. I'd run the complete camaro l36 and go CSC tho
     
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    Turbo Zach G-Body Guru

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    I have every thing to make this happen ecept the blower and supercharged heads. If you go turbo you can make a lot more horsepower. I would entertain offer if you are interested in parts. 2016-09-26 18.47.22.jpg 2016-09-26 18.46.57.jpg 2016-09-26 18.47.50.jpg
     
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    87National Greasemonkey

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    It was done a while back on an 80s cutlass. The guy had it documented on a website.....but the website is no longer active.

    I think a better option would be to use the 3800 Fbody drivetrain with a turbo - that would be simpler with more potential.
     
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    TURNA Comic Book Super Hero

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    Back in 98 when I did the Hot Rod Power Tour.

    My friend Craig and I put this together with a 98 Pontiac GTP 3800 supercharged that got hit hard in the rear.

    GM was also there with a 98 Monte Carlo with manufacturer plates on it with the same setup in it.

    The best thing about it was they came over to us and complemented us.

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    The perfect photo op!!!



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    In a g body I'd go centrifugal sc over a turbo
     
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    Turbo Zach G-Body Guru

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    There is several Grand Nationals running around with turbo 3800 series 2 engines in them. After I get my feet wet with this turbo idea and I blow my 3.8 to shit. I am going this route, unless someone comes along and wants to buy all my 3800 crap.
     
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