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Old 02-18-2004, 06:58 PM
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Possible Fiero plan change.

Well i was going to drop a Lt1 down in my Fiero. Well today at work i pulled a 3800 series II out of a Park Avenue and my boss said i could take it home if i wanted, so i did. Those are great motors,i could get a supercharger from a bonneville and put on it with some other goodies and get 400+ hp from it, what do you all think.

Just FYI this motor has 205 Hp stock, and the Supercharged ones have 240 Stock. So with mods they could have some nice power.

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Old 02-18-2004, 08:01 PM
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Aww man, thats friggin sweet. Yeah, you deffinatly have to get a supercharger for the thing. Get it ported and polished before it is put on the motor too, I hear thats worth 35 HP alone. Awesome Steal.

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Old 02-18-2004, 08:53 PM
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Cool find! That's a very popular swap for the Fiero, and I've been reading some impressive žmi times with those!

Have fun!
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:25 PM
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the car will handle better with the 6 too...

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Old 02-19-2004, 03:57 PM
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The 3800SC's get some of the best 1/4 times out there (as far as fieros go anyway), with a few under 12 seconds. What transmission are you gonna use?
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:25 PM
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Not sure yet, the strongest 5 speed i can, im thinking about using my 4 speed for a while, honestly not sure yet.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:11 PM
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I'd use a 4T65eHD from the '98 & newer cars. Good trans from the factory and well supported by the aftermarket!!
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:41 PM
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Rubberman, talk about being in the right place at the right time. Are you loving your job more everyday?
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:18 AM
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Rubberman, talk about being in the right place at the right time. Are you loving your job more everyday?
Dutch
Heck yeah i am. They gave me today off cause im not feeling really good. Tomorrow is my day off,i think ill go in to make up for today.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:32 PM
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Check with V8 Archie (that's website name too) he is the bottom line authority on V8 Fieros. (how about a 3.8 from a Grand National?) Be careful with it, Fieros can become very un stable at high speeds, even in a straight line.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:40 PM
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...Be careful with it, Fieros can become very un stable at high speeds, even in a straight line.
I agree that it's a little bit on the 'absolutely insane' side to put a big engine in a little car like that. All I have to say is, you got some big cajones. Rock on man.


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Old 02-23-2004, 01:40 PM
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Gn motors are a PAIN to install. One of the hardest.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:01 PM
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not just a pain, a big pain, plumbing nightmare! but think of that SOB spooling up to 15lb of boost, turbo whining, plastic flexing and groaning..... the tearing sound of your buttcheeks clenching, pulling the upholstery off the seat!

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Old 02-23-2004, 08:06 PM
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... Be careful with it, Fieros can become very un stable at high speeds, even in a straight line.
Hmm.... I have yet to experience that. My '85 made 92 easy, according to the nice Police Officer who also told me that my speedometer only reads up to 85, and my '88 has made it well into three digits without so much as a tad of cowl shake (Or any other type).

I wonder if Al noticed any when he hit 1320 feet:

10.99@133mph FB (355SBC w NOS, Olds Tornado Trans.)

I'll let you know more when the FI377 I'm building is in the '88.
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:37 PM
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Bonnie's weren't the only ones to get the L67 SC 3800, don't forget to peak under the hood of other Park Avenues, Rivieras and Olds 88 LSS, they had 'em too.
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