Originally Posted by fasteddy_1947
I recently came by a 3.1L (1991) firebird engine and thought "Hey this would drop right into my '39 coupe with room to spare, and solve a lot of space related issues v/s sbc. Then I got looking at it close, and see two (2) problems right off. First one is simple, but probably too steep for my budget. That be the intake and fitting it out for a carburetor. The other issue is the distributor. I am used to and familiar with a distributor that is its own timing and firing. I'm told this one has a sensor that tells a cumputer which cylinder to fire on. But that don't make any sense cause the distr has a rotor that directs the fire. I called Summit to see if they could push me in the right direction here, but their tech line was backed up till New Years. Anybody got some words of wisdom they can drop on me? Some Ideas on the carburation would be helpful also, as i am seriously considering scrapping this V6 idea and shoe horning my 350 in there. Thank you for any help/non-help/ideas, and ridicule would indicate at least someone is paying attention, and that doesn't happen a lot here in my little world.
A Buick 3.8L or 4.3L Chevy is the smallest V6's I would consider- and when all's said and done a SBC will be cheaper and have more oats.
In any event, Edelbrock made a 4-barrel intake for the 2.8l V6 but I have no idea if it could be made to work on the 3.1L.
As long as the distributor has a magnetic pickup, you could use an MSD ignition.