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Old 02-23-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Later 3800 into '87 Bonneville?

Noob question,

has anybody done a swap of a later n/a 3800 into a first gen fwd bonne?

If so, what'* involved?

how difficult is it (near bolt in or complete PITA)?

Share the knowledge guys,


P.*. before anybody suggests newer bonne or supercharged engine, I have no interest in either. Odd as it may sound I like the looks of this one and I have a different idea for power boost if i can get the motor swap to work.
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Search "Frankenbonne"

It was done into a 90, which was found to be the first year with the torque axis mount bolt holes already in place. No reason why you can't fab them or have a shop weld some in at the proper location for you.

Instead of using the SC'd motor/trans like in Frankenbonne, just use an SE, SLE or SSE as your donor car.
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