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1986 3.8 to old 350 swap


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shouldhavesaidno
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:18 AM

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PLEASE help,
I took on the job of swapping an engine for a friend :(. Now the problem is he has a 1986 Olds Brougham with a 3.8 engine. He brought me a 1972 chevy 350. I can fabricate the motor mounts if need be and possibly a trans cross member. But i am having a huge issue with the fuel pump hitting on the passenger side since the 3.8 was mounted on the front driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated before I break out the cutting wheel.


Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:29 AM

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Re: 1986 3.8 to old 350 swap Sign In

Are you kidding me? You have a computer operated FWD car with a tranverse mounted V6 and you want to install a RWD V8 with no computer?

It would be easier to build the pyramids from scratch. Tell him to buy a new car.



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shouldhavesaidno
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:38 AM

Post #3 of 16 (1741 views)
Re: 1986 3.8 to old 350 swap Sign In

sorry, 1985, rwd 3.8


Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:43 AM

Post #4 of 16 (1736 views)
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You still have a big problem. The gas tank, exhaust system, cooling system, suspension, electrical will all be wrong. Unless you're related to Macgyver, give it up.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:45 AM

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If you don't know what year this is it's NOT for you!

T



shouldhavesaidno
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:46 AM

Post #6 of 16 (1727 views)
Re: 1986 3.8 to old 350 swap Sign In

I am Angus MacGyver. But thanks for the support and encouragement.


Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:48 AM

Post #7 of 16 (1725 views)
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Then you shouldn't need us because believe me, I would never attempt it.



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shouldhavesaidno
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Mar 17, 2011, 10:57 AM

Post #8 of 16 (1721 views)
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Sorry for the year typo, and I guess that is why A.S.E stands for Ask.Someone.Else


Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2011, 11:08 AM

Post #9 of 16 (1719 views)
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And "shouldhavesaidno" means Duh! what do i do now?



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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 17, 2011, 11:17 AM

Post #10 of 16 (1716 views)
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Needed the smile today Hammer,

Tom



Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2011, 11:21 AM

Post #11 of 16 (1712 views)
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Yeah Tom, i was thinking of building a space shuttle. Do you think the guys at the forum will tell me how to do it. I have a whole new set of screwdrivers and I'm ready to go.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 17, 2011, 11:28 AM

Post #12 of 16 (1708 views)
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Totally on floor. Too funny or what?

Tom



shouldhavesaidno
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Mar 17, 2011, 11:50 AM

Post #13 of 16 (1702 views)
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Too late, found the answer...change motor mounts on frame...engine is installed...thanks for the help vet


Hammer Time
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Mar 17, 2011, 11:53 AM

Post #14 of 16 (1698 views)
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Wow, that's magic. You're pretty good. Don't forget to clean the tools.



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re-tired
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Mar 17, 2011, 1:34 PM

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Dear S H S N , You are finding out the joys and the heartbreaks of rodding. Its not something you learn from a book,take classes and get certified in,or get answers on whats the next step from a Forum .You will learn by doing . You will undo as much as you do. If you have the ability , can visalize and have the equipment, you can have the satisifacation of saying I BUILT THAT sometimes , other times you will take a torch to the POS. Some of my adventures : A 400 mouse motor in a MGB, big block in a chevette, 750 cc motorcycle eng in a go cart frame . 470 ci aircraft eng on my airboat . THe MGB worked you just could not drive it.It would break loose at the touch of throttle. So..............have fun.DO IT SAFE. remember this ..........The rules are changeing , there are fewer and fewer places you will be able to legally drive your car.


LIFE'S SHORT GO FISH


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 17, 2011, 9:48 PM

Post #16 of 16 (1682 views)
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Can't legally drive it in this state!

T







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