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Old 12-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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3800SC or 3900 6-sp.

Choices choices choices...

Here's my next swap idea for the 95 Beretta. I know the 3800SC has been done before. Not very popular, but it's been done. the 3900 6-speed manual swap has never been done. The 3800SC and tranny would obviously be out of a GP GTP or Bonniville SSEI or if I'm lucky enough to find one, a Regal GS. However, the 3900 AWD 6-spd would be out of a Chevy Malibu Maxx. I think there's another sub-model for it too, but I still don't remember. Here's some specs:

supercharged 12-valve ohv V6
Engine Size 3.8 liters / 231 cu. in.
Horsepower 240 @ 5200 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 280 @ 3200 rpm

Malibu Maxx specs:
Wheelbase 112 "

3.9L OHV V6 VVT (LZ9)
Valvetrain:OHV, 2 valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Horsepower: 240 @ 5900 rpm
Torque: 241 @ 2800 rpm

95 Z26 specs:

3.1L V6
185 FT-LB @ 4000RPM

Wheelbase: 103.4"

Once again, here's why I'm posting this. Now, I know it's my car but I need some opinions. The great thing about the 3900 is it's VERY unique and it's never been done before. However, the 3800SC has been done, but still kinda unique. Also, I personally KNOW people who have done the swap and they could give me some hints on how to do it. Reguardless the car is getting a full tube frame and 7 bar rollcage. Maybe T-tops should I choose to really get into the custom fab. Now, which swap do you guys think would shock people more?

Also, the car is a 4-speed auto currently. With the 3900 I'd also have to do some cutting/mounting for the clutch hardware/lines/pedal etc.

Opinions? I'm so torn. Of course, none of this will be done until I move.
My cars:

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS (PC'd)
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 Q4 (W41 M90'd)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (4WD)

My wife's cars:

1971 Dodge Charger SE (stock and original 383 auto)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (kid-hauler)

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