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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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johnkapp
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3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: johnkapp
Date: October 19, 2011 08:16PM

Can anyone tell me if a front wheel drive 3.8 buick engine can be used in a trr7 rear whell dr? and if the motor mounts are in the same spot as rear wheel dr 3.8's Thanks.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 20, 2011 12:13AM

John, I can't say for sure, I think there are some fairly minor differences, but from what I've seen I believe it will work.

JB


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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: October 20, 2011 06:24AM

You can use them. The major difference is the front cover and water pump. It's shorter than the rear drive versions. You will need to fabricate motor mounts anyway. The mounting bosses on the block should be the same, but the metal brackets will be different. The Buick is not a direct bolt in onto a TR7 subframe. Not sure what the Joh'ns Cars conversion consists of in the way of engine mounts. Do you have a plan for the transmission, clutch, driveshaft, tranny mounts, exhaust, etc.


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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: johnkapp
Date: October 20, 2011 12:17PM

Thanks for response.I think the easiest way I can go is with an automatic trans.I am going to see if Johns cars can answer a few more questions.The reason I would like to go this way is because there are so many arond and with fairly low mileage.I am looking at a supercharged 3800 and I have to consider all the variables.I have a source who knows about what trannies and bellhousings work when I find out I will post that info.Do you guys think this would be easier than going to a rover engine?Thanks John.


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Mark Penny
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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: mypenname
Date: October 20, 2011 04:31PM

I am using the 3.8 L67 supercharged engine for my TR6 project. The T5 transmission and bell housing are from a 99 Camaro V6 and bolts directly to the 1999 3.8

Here is a link to my build.
[forum.britishv8.org]


johnkapp
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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: johnkapp
Date: November 02, 2011 06:10PM

Hey Mark I got some info from John's cars but it doesn't go past the late 80's.From other sources like yourself I am sure i can use the fr wheel dr 3.8. I am curious to know what clutch and pressure plate you are using with the t5 tranny? Thanks John.


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Mark Penny
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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: mypenname
Date: November 04, 2011 11:24AM

John, The 97-2000 Camaro came with a RWD 3800 V6 and T5 manual transmission.The FWD and RWD 3800 blocks are the same so I am using the clutch, pressure plate, hydraulic throw out bearing and T5 Transmission from a the 99 Camaro V6. The L67 supercharged engine that I am using is from a 99 Olds LS. If you have any more question let me know.

Mark.



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Re: 3.8 front wheel dr buick
Posted by: johnkapp
Date: November 23, 2011 06:07PM

Mark I am looking at a 2002 pontiac gr prix sc engine.It has throttle by wire does your engine have this? Can it be changed to a cable throttle system.If not I will need an earlier year.Thanks John.


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