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My buddy's got a complete set up for that swap that he might be selling, i'll talk to him and find out asap. includes 3.8, adapter plate, th350, etc.,etc......and lots of spare parts.
 

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I have an engine already and I found every thing else for a $1000.00 this includs turbo 350 trans and GM t-case, engine mounts duel exh and drive shafts. And I was looking more into details about the swap,but if your buddy wants to make a deal I am interested.


[This message has been edited by toyotaly chad (edited January 24, 2002).]
 

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a 3.8L buick? thats a v6, that sounds like a good engine for a toy! what kind of horse power and torque do you get out of thoughs 3.8's? good luck!
 

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Go for the buick grand national 3.8L in 87 they had over 275hp and 330lbs of torque but I don't know if anyone has put one of those in. probably hard to find an expenive..

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That is where I come in. My buddy has a turbo 3.8l out of a grand national (carburated) Comes whith a newly rebuilt turbo 350 with a shift kit. The whole setup runs great and he is selling it for $800 if you are really interested contact me and i could give out his number. He is local- SURREY.
 

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go for supercharged out of thunderbird yea


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totally chad,
i'll ask my buddy what he is planning to do w/his set up, right now its sitting in his written off 82 l/b. if his going to sell, i'll get back to you.

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as i recall, 3.8 buicks make [email protected] and 190ftlbs [email protected]! Pretty damn good for wheeling in a toy. especially having all that torque available at such low rpm.
 

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a little off topic but I have heard bad things about the supercharged t-bird motors like they break crankshafts like I will be breaking birfields with my 350 and dueling lockers.

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yeah pumpkinmobile, your right, i guy i knew broke the crank in his supercoupe. crap motors and extremely difficult to work on, everything is so tight and difficult to get at, even if it was in a toy, that's the last thing you want in the bush. it's something silly like 3 hours to change the plugs, in the sc of course.
toyotaly chad, don't know about 3.8 set-up yet.
 
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