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Old 11-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #21
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So what years should I be looking at for this FWD BLOCK to fit into 95 firebird 3.8 auto
any N/A 3.8 from 95+ would work.
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For compatibility look at it this way so they made 3.8s FWD, RWD, N/A and SC. So from a manufacturing perspective how could you save the most money making all these? Step 1! Use the same block for all of them that would mean instead of producing say 4 different blocks (RWD N/A, FWD N/A, FWD SC and RWD SC I know they didn't exist it's just a point) they can make one!!! saving on production and design. And from there just think about it. keep everything the same you can and only change what you have to. it's a basic rule for most engines lol

On a similar note i BELEIVE (could be wrong) all LS series engines have the same external dimensions and the same mounting points on the blocks. MEANING! in THEORY you could place say a 427ci LS7 in the place of the LS1 (assuming the car could handle the addition of abut 300HP lol) it saves GM money because they can produce all the LS engines using identical (or nearly identical) castings and similarly tooled assembly lines which = more money for GM

Yeah this was long I know but I think it's rather thorough should answer most questions lol
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Thanks for the input. The scrap yards are the ones who told me that all I could use was 94,95 engine from firebird. More than 1 scrap yard told me the same thing. When I asked for a block ,I got the same answer. No only BWD will fit. They would use there computor system to get the answer. I find it hard that no body from these yards have never done this type of work.With all the 3.8 that blow up you would think they would know what fits.Where did all the master mechanics go to. I will get into this today and start looking real hard.I am going on holidays tomorrow so it may be next week or so. I will post al info I find. Many thanks.
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I do know the 3.8 S/C ran at a lower compression than the N/A. I believe had to do with the pistons not the heads. My friend did a "top swap" on his 98 Monte 3.8 and he was telling me about it. Stick to the 3.8 N/A
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I think the only actual differences between the N/A and SC is the intake (well no shit) and the pistons, rods and cam...I think that's it might be wrong though.
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I think the only actual differences between the N/A and SC is the intake (well no shit) and the pistons, rods and cam...I think that's it might be wrong though.
Heads are different to, Injectors are in the heads for the S/C ones... I THINK that the rods are actually the same, just different pistons.
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Are the heads different? I didn't think they were but could be wrong I thought the rods were different too but I'm sure it's all a possibility lol.
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Are the heads different? I didn't think they were but could be wrong I thought the rods were different too but I'm sure it's all a possibility lol.
Heads are different because of where the spark plugs are. Get a RWD 3.8 and a FWD s/c 3.8 together, you'll see what battousai just said.
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