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Old 03-09-2005, 04:12 PM
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I have been asked to do a upgrade on a 93 Bonneville SSE, he wants me to put in a series II 3800SC and a 4T65E HD tranny. My question is what is considered as a fair price for the labour to do this swap. I normally charge between $2,000 and $2,500 for an engine swap into Fiero'*. Would this be considered as a fair price for this swap. It would cover only the labour for the complete job as I always keep the parts and labour seperate when doing a swap. Dan
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Fair is whetever the installer (you in this case) thinks they should get paid for it. If that seems like a good price to you, then charge that. Personally, I think $2k is about right for that engine swap.

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I know Spiral did a Series 2 3800SC into a series 1 3800SC car, so he might be able to give you some pointers as to time involved and such.
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I think it sould be a little cheaper than a fireo swap labor wise,(if the L67 is from a H-body) it uses the same PS motor mount position,can be bolted up to a 4t60-hd (that would insure the same mounts), the exhaust comes close to bolting right up, same coolant system setup, probably same a/c and p/* setup, and you probably won't need any custom length axles. But the wiring will be annoying because the ser2 was never ran on a pure OBD1 factory. If it was the 'bastard OBD1/2 computer' it has been done. So, i'm guessing an OBD2 conversion??
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I have been asked to do a upgrade on a 93 Bonneville SSE, he wants me to put in a series II 3800SC and a 4T65E HD tranny. My question is what is considered as a fair price for the labour to do this swap. I normally charge between $2,000 and $2,500 for an engine swap into Fiero'*. Would this be considered as a fair price for this swap. It would cover only the labour for the complete job as I always keep the parts and labour seperate when doing a swap. Dan
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You're lucky you don't have to do any fabricating really. I know spiral reused the series I A/C stuff and that caused some belt path problems, you'll need a spacer for that.
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