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Old 05-08-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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i was reading in the techinfo and they said that a good upgrade to do would be a camshaft before a SC pulley. does anyone manufacture a camshaft? can i get the stock one somehow modified for better performance?
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You might have misread something, or maybe I mis-wrote it, but I'd definitely do a pulley before a cam. For the Series1, you're probably going to have to have a cam custom ground. Get with Dr. Jay on that. He'* been digging around on that subject recently. I'm talking with him tonight, so I'll see what he'* found so far.
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I'm also looking into INTERNAL engine products for our 3800'*! If & when I find them I will offer them on my store!
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i know its a little off the subject, but can we use grand national pistons rods and cranks. cause i cant find forged stuff anywhere.
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Hey Rat..ya, get us some more internal parts for those old 3800'*, we need something to keep pace with the newer cars.

I need any edge I can get
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Hey Rat..ya, get us some more internal parts for those old 3800'*, we need something to keep pace with the newer cars.

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I know its a little off the subject, but can we use grand national pistons rods and cranks. cause i cant find forged stuff anywhere.
Well the GN'* were a different animal altogether. I would really have to look into this deeply to what could (if anything) be swapped over to our style of 3800'*. Now being it'* a 3.8L & not a 3800 (There is a big difference btw), I would have to say for now that it won't fly!
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Default Intense andThrasher Cams

There are cams available for 3800 II - noth NA and supercharged. They are offered for the Grand Prix but will fit the Bonneville (same engine).

Intense-racing makes and sells cams for both L36(3800 NA) and L67 (3800SC). They also have rockers/pushrods.

www.intense-racing.com

Scott Cook has the cam in his 2000 Bonneville SSEI which runs the 1/4 in the 11s. He is very knowledgable and helpful. He may be able figure out if you can use his cams in a 3800Series I.

Thrasher makes a CAM for the 3800SC.

www.thrashercharged.com

SLP also offers roller rockers with lightweight pushrods for both supercharge and NA engines.

www.slponline.com
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You'd have to change heads as well, and the entire drivetrain. You could buy a used Series 2 for the same price or less.
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Oops. It'* late. I meant to say VALVETRAIN. Sorry.
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What about the turbo system from the GN?

Would any of that be transferable to our 3800'*?
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