If you're going to attempt to put an SC on an N/A 3800, the L27 is MUCH easier then the L36.
You have the same compression ratio as the L67, you have the same heads, block, crank. However your Pistons, rods, aren't forged, they're shot peened, and pretty beefy.
Read this http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=24923
Is it possible? Sure. The only way to make it cheaper then dropping in an entire L67 engine, is to find a parts car, or someone with parts. I've got 50-75% of the parts to attempt this, i'm basically down to the smaller items. Reliability is completely unknown however, but it seems you're willing to have downtime.
Best bet is to find an L67 for $500 or less.
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