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Can you Interchange Fwd 3.1 Engine to Rwd 3.1 Car?

I have a 1992 Camaro with a 3.1 V6 thats bad, was fitna do the Ls1 swap but money got tight, finding another rwd 3.1 engine at a halfway decent price has proven harder than expected. My question is, will the 3100 series fwd motors out of corsica's, beretta's, lumina's etc... bolt up to my Rwd Transmission? Is Bellhousing bolt pattern same? Any help would be great, thanks.
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I don`t think so, but not sure, if memory serves, one is a 60 degree V6, the other is a 90 degree.
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I have a 1992 Camaro with a 3.1 V6 thats bad, was fitna do the Ls1 swap but money got tight, finding another rwd 3.1 engine at a halfway decent price has proven harder than expected. My question is, will the 3100 series fwd motors out of corsica's, beretta's, lumina's etc... bolt up to my Rwd Transmission? Is Bellhousing bolt pattern same? Any help would be great, thanks.
no, they are not interchangeable. the blocks are different castings. they both are 60 degree bell housing bolt up, but you will wind up with too much spacing between the torque converter and the flexplate to bolt up the converter.
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I have a 1992 Camaro with a 3.1 V6 thats bad, was fitna do the Ls1 swap but money got tight, finding another rwd 3.1 engine at a halfway decent price has proven harder than expected. My question is, will the 3100 series fwd motors out of corsica's, beretta's, lumina's etc... bolt up to my Rwd Transmission? Is Bellhousing bolt pattern same? Any help would be great, thanks.
It will bolt up to the bell. The dissapointment comes before that when you discover there is nothing to bolt motor mounts to as the front wheel drive blocks are different from the rwd blocks in that respect. fwd and rwd engine mount bosses are different and in different locations. Take a good look.
The 3.1 in your camaro is a 60 degree v 6 and so is the 3100 and the 3400 and the new generation 3500.
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