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Old 10-25-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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I have a 1995 riveria with a blown motor and a 1995 lesabre with a good motor, can i swap bottom ends if we drive it like a grandma and not beat the living hell out of it?
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No, the Riv SC is a S1 motor and the LeSabre is a S2 motor. Different heads blocks etc etc.
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Are you asking if you can take an N/A lower block and take */C'd stuff and put it on it? It has been done. Called a top swap. A few have already done it.

EDIT:Just noticed Bill'* post.

Bill aren't all 95'* Series 2?

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Are you asking if you can take an N/A lower block and take */C'd stuff and put it on it? It has been done. Called a top swap. A few have already done it.

EDIT:Just noticed Bill'* post.

Bill aren't all 95'* Series 2?
thats exactly what i am trying to do and wnat to know if it'* bolt on just swap the top?
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No, the Riv SC is a S1 motor and the LeSabre is a S2 motor. Different heads blocks etc etc.
the research we did says all 95'* are series 2??????
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If so, I've done a topswap on my '97 Grand Prix. I get a little bit of knock at low rpms and high load. So if you drive like a grandma, you'll be fine.
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the research we did says all 95'* are series 2??????
I'd be lying to you if I said yes. Take pics of the Riv'* motor and post it up. We all know the LeSabre being NA is a Series 2. The supercharged motors in 95 were not Series 2 though.

I'm 100% positive of this being fact. It'* also one of the reasons I sold my 1995 SSEi.
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