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I have a 98 v6 camaro with 3.73 gears, posi traction rearend, aluminum 1 peice driveshaft, dual exhaust and a 75 shot of nitrous. Recently the engine was destroyed and instead of replacing it with the same 3.8L v6 i wanted to know if a 327 or 350 cubic inch would fit. I know I will have to change the transmission to maybe a 350 turbo. What else is involved to get the 327 or 350 to fit. Looks doesn't really matter to me. I just want one of them to fit.
 

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I,m no expert on 98 Camaros but a 350 small block will slide right in there. As much as I love 327's I would'nt bother with one (unless you have one) 350's are cheap to find and rebuild. You didnt say what kind of trans you have but I,m assuming its an overdrive unless its a stick but either one should bolt up to the v8 along with most of the v6 accesories. You'll need engine mounts and exhaust but it should be a straight on exchange.
 

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LS1 engine into a v6 body

I have a 98 v6 camaro that was destroyed due too to much nos. Since I'm taking the engine out I wanted to know if the 98-02 Ls1 camaro engine would fit. I know the ecu and fuel pump will have to be switched. Will the ls1 engine bolt up to the v6 transmission. This is what I've done so far, installed a 1 peice aluminum drive shaft, 3.73 gears with a eaton posi traction rearend and tighten up the suspension. What else is involved? Please help!!!!!!
 

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3.8L engine rebuild/bored

Where is the best place on the east coast or in virginia to get my engine rebuilt. Better yet is there a place where I can tell them what i want redone to an engine then they just ship it to me. I want to get my engine bored .30 and put some forged piston with a street/strip cam. Is there such a place.
 

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A 1998-2002 LS1 will slide right in, as will any 5.7L LS6. The 5.7L is rated at 305-310 in teh Z28 and the T/A and Formular or 320-345 in the Firehawk/SS/ Ram Air TA or Formula. The F-body LS1's routinly dyno at 290-320rwhp or about 370 hp at the engine. Underrated to say the least.

The original V6 ECM can be used, you just need to get a 1998-02 tune installed.

The 4l60e from the V6 will bolt right up to the V8. In fact the V6 torque converter will yield a higher stall speed behind the V8.

I have a 4.3L V6 TC installed behind my Vortec 350 in my 1997 rcsb GMC 1/2 ton. I get around 2500 rpm of stall speed at WOT rear tires stationary. My 1/4 mile times dropped by 2-3 tenths and I scored my best 60ft time of 2.007 on my stock longblock Vortec 350.


The 2001+ LS1's and LS6's came equipped with the highflow LS6 intake manifolds. This intake works so well, that GM had to install a slightly milder cam to keep the power numbers in check.

1998-2000 F body cam 305 SAE net lol
0.500"/0.500" i/e lift 198°/209°dur at 0.050" 119.5°LSA

2001-02 Fbody cam 310 SAE net hp lol
0.467"/0.476" i/e lift 196°/207° 116° LSA

For comparison's sake
2001 LS6 Vette cam (manual trans only) 5.7
0.525"/0.525 204/211 116 LSA

2002-04 LS6 Vette manual trans only 5.7L
0.551"/0.555"204/218 117.5 LSA

2006 ZO6 LS7 Cam 7.0L
211°/230° .591"/.591" lift ???LSA

Heck you can install a 6.0L LS2 or a 7.0L LS7.

peace
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