I would think it would take some serious money to get that engine to turn 8000+. The starter for both the V6 and V8 models are the same. I ask because the 3800 is often criticized for sounding awful. It does say it provides 3 psi of boost though. What mods do i have to do besides the motor mounts? Nowadays with the internet, it could be quite a bit easier. I know they use alot of similar parts as a 350 so i can always build the internals and possibly turbo it. Going with a similiar idea, I thought what if I was to swap the 229 for a 4.
So the engine on the willys I think is starting to show some signs of a headgasket leak or worse , with what I think is oil in the radiator, and smoking more out the tail pipe, and the radiator cap not holding the pressure anymore but not overheating! I used a painless harness for my cobra project a couple years ago and wasn't impressed with that layout either but the painless was easier to modify because it came tie wraped which I thought was cheesy especially for the price. But driving it and hearing the raspy exhaust of the 2. Mostly mud wheeling so the 4. Car carbs, alternator or dynamo and I never ever saw one on fire ---ever. You will need the fuel lines from the V8 truck the V6 lines are too short. I thought it sounded really good.
They have great customer service, use gm parts and wire colors. Longterm I will obviously need it but would it run ok out of boost? Im not looking for a v8 i think its to heavy and to much power i would break a lot of stuff with my lead foot. I would probably sell what I can from the yota, it would help to fund your build. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post. And, like stated above, it is not a simple or cheap swap. There's an on eBay right now as well as a 4x4 pan but if I can save the £40 on the pan then great.
Are you going to be running it on the street? As much as I think these are long lasting motors, I'd never put one in a Fiero. The Fiero doesn't need any major structural mods to accept a V8. I love doing engine swaps, allows you to be creative. I had the engine in a 96 blazer and never really had any issues with it other than the transmission thats why i was thinking a manual behind it. . Im look for some info on a 4. There are some snide and slanderous remarks about marine mechanics in this thread.
None the less howell has been very helpful with my questions and quickly sent out some connectors which I needed due to a different plug type that came on my harness. He's running it in the Ultimate Street car Challenge. Their pcm work is better than anyone else ive had to get involved with. This was back in the early 90's. Motor and tranny mounts are just the start. Keep in mind that the late model 4.
Still need headers and a clutch kit. I'm a 22 year old college student and I work at AutoZone part time until I graduate, and the store I work at is located right next to a bay and a marina. I suppose you could improve that in a Fiero but probably not by much. You're gonna be in it for at least 3-4 grand. Good luck with the swap man, keep us posted. Also, their customer service is first class.
It has a filter to look for specific signals and the whole engine is metal to metal. If that all checks out then I might have a motor for the Sy. That actually refers to a Lincoln. If anyone has any wiring diagrams for the Vortec models please post them. I used auto meter gauges for coolant temp, oil press, and tach. Meaning a substanial part of the completed vehicle was based on a fiero.
They do want you to think there is though. By the way, you can check out his car- Mike Maier's Mustang. If you had an engine in your boat that wasn't winterized and cracked or something similar, you obtain a replacement. . If your in California, like me, then getting the smog parts is essential. It is about twice the height, but the pressure spring is weaker.