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Old 12-06-2005, 09:00 PM
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Let's say a guy buys himself a 98 Camaro with 3.8 six cylinder and 5 speed manual. Will a 350 V-8 bolt up to the six cylinders bell housing or would you have to change everything out.
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No, One is a 90' V8 and the other is a 60' V6.
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John I realize they are 2 completely different engines, but take for instance a 67 chevy nova with a straight six. You could pull it out and bolt a 327 straight to the bell housing and you were good to go. Just didn't know if they kept making everything compatable on these late model cars.
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John I realize they are 2 completely different engines, but take for instance a 67 chevy nova with a straight six. You could pull it out and bolt a 327 straight to the bell housing and you were good to go. Just didn't know if they kept making everything compatable on these late model cars.
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No, One is a 90' V8 and the other is a 60' V6.
I'm pretty sure the 3.8 is a 90 degree v6 like the 4.3. The 60 degree v6s were the 2.8, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 and whatever else there was. Anyone else out there know for sure???
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the late model 3.8 is a 90 degree v-6.. but has the 2.8 bellhousing bolt pattern. it will not interchange. but, there is a possibility that the bellhousing from a v-8 would work on the transmission... and then yes, it would then work. might want to check w/crosley about this more in the transmission section... he may also know if for sure it'll work, and also if the v-6 trans will hold up to the power of the v-8...

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What model is the tranny? is it an auto or a standard
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