I had an idea for an off the wall powertrain combo for a car. A 3.8V6 5
Speed FWD J-car. I already have a running 1995 W car 3.8 (in the regal
still). Plus my 87 Cavalier Z24 with bad injectors, and a bad 3-4 snycro.
Plus a new transmission for it.
If any one here has the data, I need to know what diamter the 95 UP 3.8
F-body Flywheel is. Also how thick, and bolt spacing.
While I would assume it is the same as the 3.8 FWD, I don't want to
assume and get stuck mid project.
Might be easy enough to find a dealer with one in stock and ask them to give a
quick measurement for it, or pull one out of a boneyard vehicle to take
dimensions on your own.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
Maybe I'm misunderstanding. Are you wanting to put the 3.8 in front of the
Izuzu trans that is in the Cavalier? If so, I don't think it will work as the
bell housing is quite a bit larger on the 3.8
I also don't think the Izuzu trans would put up with the torque of the 3.8.
They are hard to find, put GM did offer a 5 speed in the W body cars.
Unfortunately I'm pretty sure it was only available behind the small bell
I had yet to check bellhousing patterns. Don't ask me why. I beleave
the Grand Am's with a 3.0 V6 have the same bellhosing pattern as a 3.8 V6.
I know a few of those, and a few 86 & 87 Skylark 2 door GT's had 3.0 5
Actually the transmission I have in a J-car is a Getrag out of a 1990.
The engine is sold, so I was going to pull everything soon.
The basic idea is to drop the 3.8 FWD 1995 Regal 3.8 in to my 87 Z-24,
while keeping a standard shift transaxle. I orginally wanted to do a 3.4
Qaud Cam (Lumina Z-34 engine) conversion, but though a 3.8 conversion would
have a lot less problems.
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