Series 2 swaps, RWD applications
Posting this up for a friend of mine.
He has a 50'* GMC truck. Its been lowered, chopped, tubbed, and is a sweet ride. Only problem is the blown BB that just took a dump. It was pretty much a race gas only truck.
He wants to put something more streetable in it, and we were just talking over the idea of a GN LC2, or a series 2 variation. The LC2 is hard to find, and expensive when you do. I know personally that parts for my LC2 are expensive as heck. So I threw in the idea of a 3800.
Right now, the truck has a built 700R4. Will a FWD 3800 fit, or does he need a RWD (Firebird/Camaro) version to keep the trans?
Also, what is involved in engine management? How would someone put a OBD2 engine in a 58 truck? What options are there to control the whole thing, especially with a different (non electronic) trans?
He wants to do something different, and is planning on fabbing up a turbo system on his own, since hes a pretty fair welder, and has prior experience with custom turbo setup.
I'm sure its been done before, but some insight would be great. Since he'* primarily a Honda and Ford certified mechanic, and I've spent most of my years with GM, I'm trying to help the guy out here the best I can.
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