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Old 07-08-2005, 10:06 AM   #11
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I am hoping for a easy swap...take the motor and transmission out of the junk car..into the better car....i know its like 200hp to 170 ..
Going from a blown series 2 to a N/A series 1...thats ALOT more then 30 hp. And if you really want to pursue this i have dibs on the Series 2. Take it down to Bills and we can do my exhaust while were there...when i get money of course...
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I am hoping for a easy swap...take the motor and transmission out of the junk car..into the better car....i know its like 200hp to 170 ..
Going from a blown series 2 to a N/A series 1...thats ALOT more then 30 hp. And if you really want to pursue this i have dibs on the Series 2.
By "blown" I think he means bad, not supercharged.

And as for doing the swap, I don't think it is something I would want to tackle. Since you would be going OBD2 to OBD1, you might run into issues with inspection, and also resale down the road. You also have the mess of wires to deal with, plus all the accessories. I know randy had an issue with the fuel level sender where the value it sent in his 93 was different than the value the guage read when he used a 97 guage cluster. You would also have to rewire the car like previously stated. If I were in you position, I would sell the 94 for $500 and find an engine tranny combo for $400-600 that is a series 2. I know the motors can be had for $300-400, and a tranny probably could as well. Since you have 3 months, you can wait for a good deal.
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Why not just buy another 3800 from a bone yard and install it?

N/A 3800s are a dime a dozen.

You'd be much better off in the long run.
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what exactly is wrong with his existing series 2? i havent heard of too many of any of these engines being unrecoverably blown...of course there are a few, but most of em can be fixed, they have a few issues but other than that theyre dang near indestructable...
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I am hoping for a easy swap...take the motor and transmission out of the junk car..into the better car....i know its like 200hp to 170 ..
Going from a blown series 2 to a N/A series 1...thats ALOT more then 30 hp. And if you really want to pursue this i have dibs on the Series 2.
By "blown" I think he means bad, not supercharged.
HAHA ...whoopsies... Im an idiot
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not to mention its illegal to put a engine in a car thats older than the car is.

3800'* are cheap, sell your car and use that money to buy a 3800, and it'll be easier
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not to mention its illegal to put a engine in a car thats older than the car is.

3800'* are cheap, sell your car and use that money to buy a 3800, and it'll be easier


??????? y would that be.....I klnow alot of GP guys that blow up there engines find any Series II that they can find
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Bringing a thread that'* over a month old back just to say that?
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Yea, nice bump.
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