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gix6
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Posted: 12/17/12 10:47 AM

i know this question has probably been ask a million times but I need it answered 1 more    I have a 99 Camaro with a 3.8  what is the cheapest v8 swap and approximately how much should I have saved to begin   after I swap what is the best way to sell the v6 and its components   please any suggestions greatly appreciated    thank u  

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waynep71222
My first time was in a Chevy
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Posted: 12/17/12 12:40 PM

find a V8 car of the same year.. damaged in the rear or sides...  move all the engine , transmission, exhaust, engine control wiring.  computers over..

be sure that you have the proper key to the donor ignition.. as those have a PATS system.. or you will have to leave the KEY on with a charger hooked up for 10 minutes to get it to start once..

there are ways of reprogramming the ignition keys to the V8 computer at that point..

unless you want to revert to a NON fuel injected motor..  with a carb and an ignition box...  and a 5 or 6 speed manual transmission..  there are intakes and ignition boxes for LS motors..

if your car is a 5 or 6 speed already.. you could almost do that and make it reversible.. if you are really careful ... so you can drop the V6 back in..  

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gix6
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 12/19/12 08:41 PM

So I have a supercharged 3.8 out of a 00 grand prix. Will it fit in my 99 camaro.  I've measured it and the only problem I see is the throttle body hitting the fire wall. So real question is  does neone make a tube to move the throttle body???  

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briando
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Posted: 12/20/12 03:45 PM

how much of a difference am i really gonna notice in turning my chevyfrom six to eight. honestly.  

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idrivejunk
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Posted: 12/20/12 06:14 PM

Probably a couple seconds in the quarter mile time.  
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briando
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Posted: 06/12/13 06:39 AM

if i'm not racing, is it really worth stepping my chevyto a V8. honestly?  

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68scott385
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Posted: 06/12/13 06:51 AM

IMO, if this is to be a daily driver, keep the factory setup. It'll be cheaper on gas and easier to sell later because it hasn't been heavily altered.

If you want a toy, that would be the case to buy an older v6 or I6 car and build it to suit you desires.  
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