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2.8 V6 into Chevette

Postby Crum B » 23 Nov 2004, 01:04

I am 16 and i am going to put a 2.8 V6 out of a. 85' chev s-15 pickup into an 82' Chevette 2 door.
I just want to know how hard it is realy going to be such as how much has to come out and how much has to go in and what the wiring is going to be like.The reason i want to do this is because at my school i want to show all the little ricers what a Chevette is really made of!!!
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Postby soultron » 23 Nov 2004, 03:31

I've been looking into it myself, and I'd say if you want to really put any power down, you want Lsd. The US and Canadian vettes are not easy to find with Lsd/posi, so alot of guys put other rears in. There are alot of options, but whatever you choose, it will likely be a stronger unit.

have you seen this site?

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme3/v6chevette/
nothing about rear changing, but good info.
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Postby shawnexley » 25 Nov 2004, 09:49

fuel injected or carb? :twisted:
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Postby Crum B » 25 Nov 2004, 23:13

Its all carburated thats what realy made me want to do it. 8) 8)
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V6 SWAP

Postby shawnexley » 26 Nov 2004, 05:36

OK its easy you need to find a hot wire that turns on when you hit the key run this wiire to the ing side of youre distributer it hopefully will be a H.E.I ETHER WITH A INTRIGUL COIL OR SEPERATE EITHER TYPE IS EASY AS FAR AS THE STARTER MOST GM S ARE THE SAME YOURE WIRES FROM THE FOUR SHOULD WORK THATS ABOUT IT IF YOU RUN INTO ANY PROBLEMS LET ME KNOW SEEYA :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby soultron » 29 Jan 2005, 17:27

I was wondering if anyone had done a 3.8 ford engine.
There's one just lying around at my parents house with decent miles.
I did find this in the Opel pics gallery -
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Says it has a V6 ford engine in it.
How difficult might that be?
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Postby Shellysowner » 29 Jan 2005, 19:33

It's an english car so it's probably got a 3 litre essex v6 in which is a completely different kettle of fish to the US 3.8 motor I'm pretty sure. Can you really bring yourself to put a ford engine in a GM car?
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Postby soultron » 29 Jan 2005, 19:49

Parts is parts.
I'm looking at volvo caliper with possibly isuzu rotors and a ford rear end.
All in a cousin car to the german original.
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body twist

Postby Chevetter » 25 Apr 2005, 23:51

If you put a bigger engine in a chevette, wont the body twist?
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Postby iety2004 » 26 Apr 2005, 12:36

Well stich weld the whole car, make some strut braces, and source or make a roll cage, then gusset the roll cage to the car,

be harder for it to twist then
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Postby Neilyman » 26 Apr 2005, 14:51

iety2004 wrote:Well stich weld the whole car, make some strut braces, and source or make a roll cage, then gusset the roll cage to the car,

be harder for it to twist then


If you fill the inside of the car with Ready-Mix Concrete after doing the above,

Be impossible to twist then. ;)

Or just drop the engine in & drive it!, Torque twist won`t be a problem on a road car. A 2.8 is only 1/2 litre bigger than a 2.3, & a standard HS didn`t need weighting down with all that scrap iron.
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Postby hsr2.6 » 26 Apr 2005, 18:12

and the 2.3 is half a 4.6 which gm made :wink:
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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