New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - 97 Firebird engine swap 3.8 to 350 or 5.7
12-09-2006, 02:10 PM
Alright guys im a big noob here i got pretty good mechanic skills i work on Jet Skis and other stuff but havnt done anything major with a car but wana start so go ahead and pull the jokes and stuff but im pretty commited to do this. I wana know if there is a kit that includes engine mounts or trans mounts or whatever i need to swap my 3.8 out of my 97 firebird and put a 350 in it. it most likley will just a be a older carberated motor not the 350 5.7 that goes in the 97 formula unless using this motor would be easier? Bassicaly i have a good idea how do it but i have no idea what i need but anything you guys think i should know please post.Also if theres any links or stickeys or other threads please post. Any input will be highley appreaciated. thanks guys !!
12-09-2006, 05:24 PM
unless you can afford gas mileage these days, buy a crate motor. But if you wanna spend a little extra, buy a ls1 w/transmission package.
12-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Best thing you can to to preserve your sanity is get rid of it and buy a v8. j Yes it can be done I just sold a car I did it to was it worth it??? It went together nice but it was a ton of work and way more expensive than buying a current year model v8.
12-10-2006, 02:46 AM
like both of these guys stated it would be easier to find a v8 car and just go with that....but if you want a project and get rid of your noobiness from the ground up...take on the challenge just realize its gonna take a long time and a lot of money.....
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