Originally Posted by nodgree
Originally Posted by parallelcircuits
If you could get that GTP Supercharged engine for a good price I would go for it. As long as you get the Transmission and computer it shouldn't be a problem. You might have to relocate some of the engine mounts but that should be pretty easy. Can you imagine an 88 SSE with a 240+HP engine. It can have some amazing potential since you are planning on moding it what better thing to do. Then you could keep the engine out of it for you other SSE if you need it in the future.
That GTP sits right here in my driveway. My gf'* father bought it just for a few exterior parts and plans on junking the rest. Its not a question of being able to buy it but wether or not I can make it work in the SSE
It should work no problem.
Go to www.superchargedluminia.com
and check out his swap.
If you can put it in a luminia you should have no problem with an H-body. The GTP version of the SC 3800 is probably the best to use because it does not have the funny side motor mount that the SSEI version has. It has those two front dog bone mounts that would be easy to attach to the older Bonne SSE.
It would be much easier if you have a lift so that you can drop the whole subframe from both cars out the bottom. That makes the mechanicle part of the swap patheticly easy. The wiring is a bitch though.
1989 LE Bonne 122,000 miles
Custom Open Element filter system, Strut Tower Brace from 2nd gen bonne
Light Up Pontiac symbol in grill, 16 wheels from newer Bonne/G, performance tires, performance ignition system, Upgraded brakes.