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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
so if moneys tight, you want him to think about an engine that will require him to change out his trans, driveshaft(if not use'n same trands type) and engine management system.. AND fuel system as his is a blow through carb..

sounds like the elcheapo way to me <rolls eyes>
When a solid rebuild will cost you 2G's or more its a hell of a lot cheaper. Then again people often forget that properly rebuilding an engine is NOT cheap.

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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
funny I have a fwd 3800 here for my fiero, and the 231 g body 200/th350 trans doesn't bolt up
ya, if you want to change out the whole drivetrain..
Funny, but I thought I SAID that the Series II/III 3800s used the 60 degree metric bolt pattern, not the BOP bolt pattern...

On the other hand, the 3800 you have probably bolts up just fine to your Fiero V6 trans. It also bolts up to any V6 RWD trans used in the 3rd or 4th gen F-body or any trans used in an S-10 with the 2.8 motor (the 4.3 V6 uses the SBC bolt pattern).
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Originally Posted by Studebaker View Post
I wish it was the later EFI 3.8, but I'll be using what I already have. It's not a daily driver but I know with the draw through turbo, cam selection is critical. I was asking if anyone had any experience with this set up and what they used. I already have the short block ready but I was wondering if there is a mild cam that might work better than the stock setup.
This one is from comp as a oem replacement. Should be fine.draw thru will be ok with bigger cam but needs less overlap so any large cam will need to be custom ground.

COMP Cams: High Energy™, 240H<br>Excellent Torque, Good OEM Replacement

A look at the spec of the oem gnx cam may help you find a better grind. Sorry no real experience with this system. My brother had a capri with draw thru it did respond well to cam changes but More overlap did lead to it not building boost in first gear and at low rpm. Also have seen a motor cycle with a s&s bolted to the turbo and it ran 7.6 in the quarter. His cam was the biggest that would fit without tossing the buckets off the valve springs.

I would call all the cam manufacturers and get them all to give you a recommendation on a new or custom grind cam. Then compare them up and see whats what. If they all recommend the same thing your set. If they all got wild ideas then maybe best to stay stock. Stock cams will also give the best off idle power and with big trucks that maybe just the ticket.
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