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Old 01-10-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Been building a '36 Chevy street rod for the past 6 years. Back in 2000 I purchased a supercharged 3.8 out of a wrecked '95 Bonneville. Prior to this project, if it didn't have a distributer and carb I had no clue as to how it worked. Ok, after installing it, locating the PCM behiind the instrument cluster and building the harness I fired it up a few times. That was back in 2000-2001. Never ran since then. I am now about ready to take it around the block. I have no practical experience with this technology and was happy to find this forum after posting a question on another board and having one of your members respond and make reference to this forum. Read all 8 pages of the 'cheap gas' thread and am impressed with the dialog. Am hoping to gain some needed knowledge here!


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welcome, i love the ride!
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Thats awesome man!
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HEY.that ain't factory!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the club..........

The series 1 guys should be able to lend a hand ..........(or wrench!!!!!!)
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Very creative! Nice work!
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That is awesome. I always wondered if anyone had swapped a Supercharged 3800 into an older streetrod. That is simply incredible.
By all means, keep us updated with the project -it is VERY UNIQUE.
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That is way cool some one was talking about haveing a set up like this and than you GIT ER DUN !!! Say what do you have for a transmision in there ???
keep us posted on your progress as I know there will be a lot of intrest in you project.
And Welcome to the club!
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36 Chevy Coupe SSEI
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I love it
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Thanks!
Over the life of this project I have joined a handfull of forums depending on what the focus was at the time... have to say I have never recieved quite as warm a welcome as I have here, particularly since I was expecting a kind of 'stepchild' treatment.
OK, before I get a teary-eyed, and since some of you have asked about my '36, here is a little more...

Engine: '95 VIN 1. Modifications: Air intake; 2 90% household plumbing rubber elbows, K&N. Exhaust; homebuilt equal length headers, Jet Hot coated. Had to move the A/C compressor from under the left head to over it. Moved the coils from in front of the left head to the back of the right head. Mfgr'd a compressor bracket and added another idler pully. Mfgr'd new heater in/out ports. Built a cradle to facilitate front motor mounts. Mfgr'd a custom harness. Shortened the engine coolant outlet (would have interfered with the firewall). Reworked bracket that the power steering reservior mounts to in order to mount the air filter.

Transmission: '96 Firebird 4L60E. The guy at the recyclers where I purchased this stuff said that the PCM could be modified for a few bucks to drive the 4L60E rather than the 4T60E (Yea, right) Ended up purchasing a TCI TCM. Had to mfgr my own flywheel cover since that engine has the starter on the left but that trannie expects it on the right. Only other mod was the flex plate/converter holes missed matching by 'thaaaat much'. Fixed it with a rat tail file (low tech, effective)

Rear End: '95 *-10. Used 2 of the four stock leaf springs and "Air Ride Tech" air sleeves. Cobbled in the Pontiac "Electronic Ride Control" so the relationship of that big rear whitewall to the fender stays the same under any load.

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http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bikeop...r=d966&.src=ph
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man that is 1 sweet ride i hear COTM
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