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One gallon, two gallon, three gallon four...

Postby Rettax3 » Mon May 20, 2019 3:01 am

Interestingly, 3.8 liters, or 231 cubic inches, is exactly one gallon.

I've recently picked up a couple new (to me, that is) 3800s. Unlike the GTU's SC 3800 L36/L67 hybrid or the 'spare' L67 I have waiting in the back of my shop, these are both Series 3 engines. An L26 N/A and an L32 SC -that one was a little pricey compared to most of the engines I've acquired, but with the newer Gen-5 Eaton M90 -which boasts ceramic-coated impellers and a few other improvements- and a factory-claimed 260 H.P. in bone-stock form, I think it will be worth having. Now, what to put them in... :D

The N/A L26 is already spoken for, and won't be remaining stock. The L32 SC, will likely lose it's fly-by-wire electronic throttle body -horrid things, those- and may get a modified tune on a PCM from an L67, if I can get around to prepping my old lap-top for my DHP. Most likely, it will get sent into my Yellow Indy, along with a five-speed swap. I already know from the GTU that I can fit a 3800 S/C into the older Berettas without permanent mods to the car, aside from two holes drilled into the right subframe. I may also install a multi-speed fuel-pump control unit as used on some L67 Series-2s, which will also require one of the ground wires from the fuel tank sending unit to be cut (the digi-dash cars have two sending-unit ground wires). The five-speed swap requires more modification to the car with three holes drilled into the firewall, but it should have come with that in the first place IMO. :wink: Rare Indy or not, an improvement is in order I think, and I don't see a couple of subframe holes as equaling any harm done. :pardon: Now if Doc Brown can just loan me that Delorean, so I have some time to work on it...

1989 SuperCharged 3800 Srs-II (First)Six-Speed GTU
1990 Turbo 3.4 5-Speed T-Type
1990 4.0L 4-Cam 32-Valve V-8 5-Speed Indy GTi (Project)
1990 Stock(!) 3.1 MPFI Auto Indy
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1995 3.4 DOHC Turbo 5-Speed Z-26

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Re: One gallon, two gallon, three gallon four...

Postby woody90gtz » Wed May 22, 2019 10:10 pm

Subframes are removeable too, so it's not permanent anyway.

You've got to get one of these things to a Bfest some day...

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Re: One gallon, two gallon, three gallon four...

Postby Godlike » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:26 pm

He never should have invented that infernal time machine

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