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Engine swap to camaro from bird??

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    Engine swap to camaro from bird??

    Hey guys, i have a totalled 98 firebird 3.8(not the 5.7 plz be a lil nice bout it haha) well in my bird is a new engine with about 1,200 miles. Im lookin for a body n i found a 99 camaro for cheap with a blown engine and i wanna drop my eninge in it. Is this posible? Im sure it is i just wanna make sure there wont be a problem doing so. Both cars are v6
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    definitely, theyre the same motor. it'll be a perfect fit

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    ^^ as long as the maro was also a LS1 motor

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    The maro? Im srry i dnt understand. Its not an ls1 its a sixer..

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    Yes, it will be an exact match..

    If you have any 3800 questions let me know..
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybird View Post
    The maro? Im srry i dnt understand. Its not an ls1 its a sixer..

    "maro" = Camaro

    Lot's of acronyms and short speak on here. Good luck with the swap.

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    Oh ok thnx

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    Yea def way easy, only thing you really gotta do it drop the motor and install haha, everything is the same!!

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    Actually, there is ONE difference you'll need to check on. The '98s have a cable-style throttle. '99-up has an electronic throttle. I'm not sure how that's going to work together, so you'll have to account for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderChicken View Post
    Actually, there is ONE difference you'll need to check on. The '98s have a cable-style throttle. '99-up has an electronic throttle. I'm not sure how that's going to work together, so you'll have to account for that.
    Fly by wire was'nt available in 3800 f-body till 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Fly by wire was'nt available in 3800 f-body till 2000
    Gotcha...well, at least I was only a year off.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderChicken View Post
    Gotcha...well, at least I was only a year off.
    Yeah FWD 3800 w-bodies got it sooner..

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    Well were still lookin for bodies ill let yall know when i am about to get one and ill ask more info thanks everyone

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