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Old 05-08-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default My 1988 Pontiac Grand Am With 3800 Supercharged Swap!

Sup? Brett here! I am new to this site, but hope to bring tons of help to the other members of this site! If anyone has a question about ANYthing, I'll be more than happy to answer and troubleshoot to the best of my ability.

Check out my ride!!!

Here is some specs, pics and videos of my swapped 1988 Pontiac Grand Am!
Specs:
Series 1 94/95 motor
Rebuilt motor
Bored .30 over
Custom grind mild street cam
Ported supercharger
Ported lower Intake
EGR delete
Autolite 104'*
Wraped headers
Custon side exit Dynomax exhaust
Custom air intake
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
Custom motor mounts and brackets
Custom accessory drive mounts and brackets
Various 88 Turbo Grand Am and 86/87 3.0 V6 Grand Am parts used for swap
Heavily built TH125 3 speed trans
Heavy duty clutch plates, torque converter, shift kit, etc...
All new OEM suspension and brakes front and rear, adding lowering springs soon, 1.8 front drop, and 1.6 rear drop!
Weighs 1,000lbs less than my 1994 Bonneville SE

I've also added a ground effects kit and front bumper cover from an 88 Turbo Grand Am for the extra "SEX APPEAL"!!!:icon_lol:
Now all that is left to do is some minor body work and fresh paint, that should be done in time to hit the strip for a few passes!








A couple night-time vids, messing around... Roads had some wet spots, so traction was rather poor. I will get some better vids soon, lol!

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Video of GrandAm2 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I know a bunch of people were asking for pictures of the engine bay, now that it'* all cleaned up from winter, here ya go!

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And here is a few more pics of the car!

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And finally, a little engine bay, exhaust idle sound, engine rev walk around video! The damn squeeking is a tensioner pulley that just started making noise, damn plastic POS!

http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/b...Picture081.flv

Weeeee!
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That'* absurd! Traction seems inconceivable!
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thats AWESOME dude.

im curious about the belt routing. how did you mount the alternator where you did?
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Yes!

That sounds just like my 94 SSEi! That'* cool. I see your ignition coils are all the way in the back, like on a 3800 LG3. Are you using some different brackets to avoid complications with the engine fitting in there? Also, I don't see the common Series 1 rear accessory bracket that holds some pulleys, the alternator, and the power steering pump. How did you manage that?
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wow you SHOULD be proud of that! would love to see how it does at the track... or better yet... how you keep the front end on the ground :o stickies??
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Nice. Where is the burnout vid?
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Thanks for the compliments everyone! As far as the brackets and what not go, the bracket that holds the alternator and the supercharger belt tensioner is custom made as well as the some of the frame to motor mount brackets. The engine mount brackets and motor mounts are mostly from an 87 Grand Am 3.0 V6, the coil/icm bracket is also from a 3.0V6. The bracket that holds the power steering pump and the other tensioner, as well as the power steering resovoir is from a 88 Turbo Grand Am. The belt system has no idler pulleys. The radiator and cooling fans are from a 94 Bonneville SSEi. I'm making 10/11 PSI on a 2.2 pulley, traction sucks, torque steer sucks more. No timeslips yet, but it'* hitting above 110 in the 1/4 on street tires with a nice smokeshow. I'll get some new pics and video up soon for everyone! Till then, the sleep will sleep......
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Now THAT is one Grand Am I WANT to drive
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Wow, no idler pulleys! That'* awesome! I want to redo my engine bay to be like yours. It seems a lot more efficient, though there may be more belt stress.
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