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Old 05-23-2004, 08:57 PM
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Buick 3800 Supercharged V6

I have a 3800 supercharged V6 out of a Buick Riviera ( FWD ). Can you mate this to a T5 transmission to make RWD? Thanks Wyobob
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Old 05-24-2004, 06:07 AM
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If the 3800 has the same bellhousing bolt pattern as previous versions of this engine had in the past (the B-O-P pattern) then the answer would be closer to yes than you had previously.

I am not sure if this engine has a flywheel in it's newer form than the 231 had in the past, if so, then again you are another step closer.

Another big thing to consider is motor mounts, there are no provisions for mounting this engine longitudinally (rear wheel drive) in it's newest form, not to say this cannot be overcome by mild engineering on your part.
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If the 3800 has the same bellhousing bolt pattern as previous versions of this engine had in the past (the B-O-P pattern) then the answer would be closer to yes than you had previously.
I'm afraid the Buick 3800 V6 does NOT have the same bellhousing bolt pattern as the B-O-P pattern. It has the GM 60 degree V6 pattern which is the same as the Chevy 2.8\3.1\3.4L V6. The 3800 was an option in Camaro's\Firebirds and came with 5-speed T5's. Finding a bellhousing just isn't that hard. Make sure you find one with the starter pocket on the drivers (left) side. Otherwise, you'll have to trim the bell for clearance. There are also other choices.

http://60degreev6.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=182

http://wrangler-forums.net/showthread.php?t=4740

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mmmmmmmm thats great to know, cause if the wifes Buick Park Ave ever gets totaled I know what I'm doing w/that SuperCharged V6 thats in it ..joe
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You gonna drop it into a Jeep?

http://www.moab-offroad.com/EJS03/Vehicles/PartsMikeYJ/



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Old 05-28-2004, 10:24 PM
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You gonna drop it into a Jeep?

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nopeeeeeee.... a streetrod.....joe
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