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 Post subject: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:21 pm 
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wannabe

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Well Ive finished my build....At least for this year :) and I thought I would post some of it for everyone to see....So here it goes...


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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:29 pm 
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wannabe

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This is my 88GT. 57,000 original kms. No rust and no major issues other then the wimpy 2.8l engine

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:35 pm 
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2.8l last look...

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:40 pm 
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3800sc engine complete with harness and ecm. 135,000km engine runs great just looks rough but im up for the challenge

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:56 pm 
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wannabe

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First things first. Lets tear it apart...This is my first project the supercharger

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After taking it apart and hours of scrubbing it was ready for some paint

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Then some red metalcast and clear

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After replacing the sc cog and some more paint time to reassemble

Much better
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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:32 pm 
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So I lost a bunch of pics during the block buildup but this is what I did. I tore everything off down to the block for inspection and cleanup. I spent countless hours with a wire brush and cleaners cleaning all components of the engine to get them ready for paint. I will be going mild on the upgrades at this point to make sure everything is sound before pumping even more money into it. I found no signs of any problems other then some leaks. Like mentioned previously there are only 135,000km on this engine. I replaced every gasket and seal on the engine. I replaced the timing chain and dampener. I also replaced the water pump. Time to reassemble!

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:42 pm 
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I like the red silver and black combination. I used hi temp brake caliper paint and baked most parts in the oven.....The wife loved that! Smells like @#$% lol


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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Looks great, keep the pictures coming!


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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Out with the old!

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:41 pm 
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I ordered poly tranny and engine mounts from Rodney Dickman to go along with this custom 1/4 inch u shape engine mount... Way better then the ones from West Coast Fieros that only support one side of the engine.

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:53 pm 
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I ordered an aluminum flywheel and stage 3+ clutch from spec. Mated the engine and tranny on the cradle. Also installed my new powerlog manifold and ported rear along with my ceramic coated crossover all from zzp.

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:36 am 
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Damn, like reading a good book and can't wait to get to the ending. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:06 am 
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Time to upgrade the fuel pump. I went with the Delphi FEO114. Its a direct fit so no problems going in. Its used in GM 5.7l trucks so it will deliver plenty of fuel.
This is how a refrigeration mechanic empties a fuel tank lol....why not.

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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:12 am 
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if your tank is still out, I'd give it a paint job of POR 15 or Undercoating paint. I gave mine two coats of undercoating last time I removed mine, just for safe measures.

PS, love the princess auto dolly, you will get about 10 engine removals before it breaks then use the wheels to build a new dolly the shape of the cradle. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: GR8_88 3800sc Build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:14 am 
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wannabe

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Time for a test fit. still have some stuff from the 2.8 to remove but that can wait. At this point I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel :)

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