Will a factory GM 3.8supercharger fit a camaro?
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02-06-2010, 04:35 PM #1
Will a factory GM 3.8supercharger fit a camaro?
Will a factory Pontiac 3.8 supercharger fit a camaro with a 3.8? if so what all will need done to support it?
02-06-2010, 04:48 PM #2
That's a good one. Definatly will bolt to the engine butt not sure it will clear the cowl. TTA turbo set up probably would work better and give more power.
02-06-2010, 09:31 PM #3
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02-06-2010, 11:47 PM #4
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are you sure smittro?
from my understanding the blower fits "backwards".
they were put on sideways mounted motors, and with the way it lines u in a camaro, the pulley is sticking off the back side of the motor
02-07-2010, 05:56 AM #5
pulley will face toward the front,but the throttle body will be under the camaros cowl.the supercharger is a eaton m90 which is belt driven and the belt is not behind the block.i have seen a gm prototype 93 trans am with a 3800 series II supercharged engine in a Pontiac magazine.(it was crushed by gm in the late 90's) so it is possible but you might spend a lot of money to make it work properly. if the op was looking for a simple bolt on supercharger this is definately not it!
02-07-2010, 01:27 PM #6
ok thanks for the info!
02-07-2010, 01:50 PM #7
No v6 puller car has the blower backwards, least non that I've ever seen, it will mount directly above the lower intake mani.. Here's the one I'll be using for my next project..
I'll have to mod the cowl for sure and possibly need a sunoco or some similar type of hood in that configuration..
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02-07-2010, 02:01 PM #8
You may also need the donor cam or an after market cam with a profile that will support boost, aswell as maybe the rockers, push rods, and valve springs too.. The biggest issue you may have is detonation, IF you plan on running the N/A pistons..
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02-07-2010, 06:57 PM #9
You can do the top swap which is very common for wide bodies that are NA. Check out club gp, gpona.com or grandprixforums.net for more info.
02-09-2010, 10:01 AM #10
There is a lot involved in it actually and IMO is not worth the hassle for the gains....if you are going to do all of that then go turbo for better gains. Here is a link on what you need to do(this is written up for GP's so please take into consideration the LIM, room under the hood, etc that will not be listed in this thread but this does give a lot more detail) I have a GTP and love the blower, but if you want better gains, go turbo.
02-09-2010, 07:57 PM #11
02-10-2010, 05:00 PM #12
op,it would be cheaper (by a hell of a lot) to just install a mild (50 h.p.) nitrous setup.more power and considerably less money.
02-11-2010, 08:06 AM #13
have you thought about finding some donor part's of the old buick grand national? it's a turbo 3800 serie's that share's a lot with the 3800 in the f body's...
as far as using that super charger.... it would be easyer to make a plate that move's the TB back around to the front DS... where it is now you'll need to make a hole for the TB + the intake tube cause that TB is pretty long and the super charger is almost flush with the back of engine block...
the TB is very long coming off the back of the block i'm not sure if there is enough room to make with out going all the way into the dash...
or you could try and make a tube that will move the TB back to the front.
eather way you with the supercharger it seem's like a lot of work for a little gain...
02-11-2010, 08:38 AM #14
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02-11-2010, 08:42 AM #15
You could also build a 60* v6 to produce more power N/A than a stock SC set up on an all iron 90* 3.8... The 3500, 3.6, and 3.9 are all 60* motors which are nearly direct replacements of the iron 3.8/3800II-III. You could prolly hit 240hp with a set of 3500 heads and 3.1 push rods, and headers, tune on a 3.4L for a lot less time money and work..
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02-11-2010, 08:58 AM #16
Something like this could get ya there with the SC cut and custom fabbed to mount the TB to the back of the SC..
02-11-2010, 09:35 AM #17
ok thanks, im scrapping the idea.
02-11-2010, 09:40 AM #18
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02-11-2010, 09:12 PM #19
check this out. same power increase as a L67 blower for a fraction of the cost and labor.
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02-11-2010, 09:15 PM #20
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