Re: I bought another one!
Thanks for the info. I'm still undecided on a future engine. I could swear that GM put a 3.4L OHC V-6 in Lumina Z-34 coupes and the first Monte Carlo LSs. I remember working on one and it had aluminum Hemi type heads, it was a 95 Monte Carlo. If so, that'd be a wonderful swap candidate. In the meantime, I'll search for a 95-97 wrecked F-body with a 3800. The 96 FWD 3800 is actually rated at 205HP! Did GM ever offer the NV3500 behind a 2.8 in an S10 4x4? Or, I wonder what 5 speed they use behind the 3800 in the Camaro/Firebird? I'm just not a fan of the T-5, especially the way I drive! The NVG manuals are a much better transmission, more truck oriented. BTW on a FWD car with the 3800, you have to remove the front motor mount to change the serp. belt. Took a GM mechanic 2 hours! What a crappy design! Love the old 84-89 3.8L SEFI!
If the exhaust wouldn't be such a pain, and the drivetrain would handle it, I can get a 3.8 turbo from a Regal. I don't know, I've gotta decide what I plan to do with it first. Maybe I can find some HP in the old 2.8! Wonder if any one makes an alum. intake? cam? bigger carb?