Okay, most of you will call me crazy, stupid, insane, derranged, etc.
I've been toying arounds with the idea of a 240 HP LeSabre. Something with plenty of ZIP, and something I can brag.
Now, aside from my promised new paint job, 16 inch rims and 225 tires, I was thinking adding an SC 3800 would add plenty of zip to this old man'* carridge.
Now, I haven't checked with the yards yet, but I'm just hoping I can find an SC 3800 from any car, as there must've been plenty of them made, it seems. So, basically, I'm looking for a 96 or newer SC 3800, with the subframe, ECM, wiring, transaxle, etc. Should the subframe fit on my lesabre? I ask, the subframe, as the newer SC 3800'* probably require extensive engine mount modding. I am capable of that, but its just too much of a hassle, lol.
What would be a 0-100 (60MPH) time and 1/4 mile time be for a car that weighs about 1400 KG? What I am asking is, I read that a park ave ultra, weighs 3970, VS my lesabre'* 3080 lbs. The park ave ultra goes 0-100 in 7.6 seconds, so, in my lesabre, since it is (may be) a lighter engine, and the vehicle is lighter, it should have no problem doing it in 7 seconds, or less (0-100).??
16.54 Vs an 18.66 of the park ave ultra vs my lesabre pound to HP ratio. so, stick a SC 3800 in a lesabre, and you have a 12.83, LB to 1 HP ratio which would be quick! Is it worth it? OR should i stick with what i already have?
Whats the gas mileage of an SC 3800 in my buick? I'm not usually a lead-foot, but when the adrenaline rushes in, I just gotta have some power. But during down times, when I'm normally driving, I really want my 30 MPG highway mileage, not 25. Gas prices in the future are the reason.
So, what do you guys think??? wiring, welding, cutting, are NOT an issue for me.
The only factor, is the cost of a J-yard complete donor car. I don't want to get a newer car, I like this body-style better.
Anyways, thanks for reading my rant, and dream, lol.
BTW, the old engine? It'll have a use. I'll stick it in a Citation.. lol.