What did you do to your non-G body project today

86LK

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The why of them was an era belief that cars could generate and accumulate static electricity and that if they weren't properly grounded the static could damage the electrical systems. Any of you recall wearing pants as kids and feeling that snap of static when you slid either into the family car or out of it?? HEY!

Nick
I remember that. I even remember the vehicle. 1973-74 AMC Ambassador station wagon, medium electric green with dark green vinyl seats. but Dad never put those rubber straps on

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Clutch

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Ok guys I gotta pick your brains! Things happen quick here in Jersey. Will a 3.8 from a 09 Impala work in that 02 Camaro? I gotta go look at it in the tow yard at the other shop on my lunch break and I'm clueless on these 6cyl cars what 8th digit am I looking for?
 
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81cutlass

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Ok guys I gotta pick your brains! Things happen quick here in Jersey. Will a 3.8 from a 09 Impala work in that 02 Camaro? I gotta go look at it in the tow yard at the other shop on my lunch break and I'm clueless on these 6cyl cars what 8th digit am I looking for?

I'd avoid.

I think it's likely not a 3800, probably a 3500 by then. The 3800 last year was 08 and only in GP and some buicks.

You want a 97-04 series 2 3800. Going to be the most simple swap. Series 3 are close but there are slight differences.
 
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Wageslave

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Ok guys I gotta pick your brains! Things happen quick here in Jersey. Will a 3.8 from a 09 Impala work in that 02 Camaro? I gotta go look at it in the tow yard at the other shop on my lunch break and I'm clueless on these 6cyl cars what 8th digit am I looking for?
Likely no, anything from 08 would likely have a Series 3 engine or even a High Feature engine. Clapped out Bonnevilles Or Grand Prix's might be the easiest source for a Series 2.
 
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Clutch

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Yup one was a 3500 and the other a 3400 I gotta get in the 4 tow yards and pop some hoods unfortunately last month Arkady junked 250 cars so pickings are slim
 
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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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Vans, bonnevilles, all ripe for the pickings.

It's nuts that you have an issue finding a 3800. They are dozens here for $225 & up tested.
 
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ck80

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I know a 6.0l will work in that 02 Camaro.. maybe even a 5.3l.. :)
I thought there was a mostly machined olds engine to drop in?

Of course you're missing the best choice.... there a fresh dmax waiting to be crammed in there
 

CopperNick

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Feb 20, 2018
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So then what would it cost to palletize a 3800 from Western Mn and ship it to New Jersey? Combined cost of the engine and the freight can't be all that brutal and with the mill being test run, you know that you are getting a good mill. JUst me, wondering aloud here.



Nick
 

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