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Old 02-16-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Whats the difference between our 3.8 and the 3.8 that some camaros and firebird have. I just found 3.8 with 5 speed manual everything together cables, computer for 400$. 37K 2000.
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The 3.8 for the F-Bodies are set up for RWD. If I'm not mistaken, there are a few other tiny changes to the engine as well. The transmission is a 4L60, and it can have a manual.
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as far as aftermarket mods they might be avaiable
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The lower part of the engine, that hooks up the tranny is different, and some accessories are in different places.
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The lower part of the engine, that hooks up the tranny is different, and some accessories are in different places.
Yup a diffrent block casting.... Really the same engine internally, but the F Body 3800 had the engine mounting holes on the side of the block so it can be attached to a RWD platform... Not too much diffrence... But if I was going to tinker or change something in a FWD Bonneville I'd look for a FWD 3800, it would make things easier...
Don't give me ideas!!!!

Take a block form a rwd 3800.... tranny, rear end....my engine... Or maybe an L67....
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Lets just adapt a SERIES I I I, M112 equipped 3800 to your car and call it a sleeper, no badges... Except maybe SLE badges... 3500 Lb car with 260 hp and 280 ft lbs, did I forget to mention yours would be modded... Maybe like 300 Hp..
ummm...if you put a M112 on a Series III 3800 you would be making a bit more than 260hp. The Series III makes that with the stock M90.

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