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About D-a-n-i-e-l

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  1. Thank you, but until someone figures out how to upgrade the suspension, I will not be finished.
  2. One other thing I have not posted yet. On the first test drive, about thirty miles around the island of Oahu, I snapped an axle/CV shaft. After spending a bit researching and trying to get a stock G6 axle I ended up having a custom set made. It cost me about $600, but are capable of holding 500 HP each. The stock G6 axles have had many instances of snapping even in the stock application.
  3. So this swapped was finished quite a while ago, but there where issues. Thanks to the engine shop in Hawaii I had little to no oil pressure when the engine was warm. Cause of this was that they never polished the crank after they ground it. Also the transmission was extremely noisy, an issue that seems common to using the 3800 with the F40. The only answer I had found was turn up the idle. As for me a 1200 rpm idle is not something I was will to live with. After researching for quite some time, I came to realize that the noise was most likely due to the transmission normally being used with a dual mass flywheel. Well good luck finding something that was never produced. Spec clutch (who produces the clutch for this swap) was no help. After even more research I found that GM, AKA Holden, actually produced a DMF (dual mass flywheel) for the 3800, and amazingly one of the applications had the same tooth count as the current flywheel and spline count as the F40. So after doing Uncle Sam's bidding in Guam for a year I got back to repairing the car. I never was able to get all the measurements for the Holden clutch/DMF. Really sucked because the cheapest clutch and shipping was $1200. Seeing that the engine had to come out I decided to pull the trigger and ordered the clutch, this was a huge gamble as it is for a RWD car. Thank fully the clutch was a perfect match with the Spec measurements. So I reused the Spec slave and throw out bearing (actually a SAAB part). I have not put many miles on the new clutch, due to the car not being registered yet, but all indications are that it is the perfect solution for anyone that has done or wants to do this swap. Also the clutch will handle, at least stock power from the series 2 SC engine, as it is used in a SC car for at least two model years. Most important of all the transmission is quiet.
  4. Did you swap bcm proms? If I recall (years ago) if the prom is missing or from a different year the dash will not work. Once again it has been years sense I messed with the bcm proms
  5. What about a 60hd? I used one once in my earlier SC series one swap. Still had to piggyback a ECM bc I have an 89. I do love the idea of a 65 in a Reatta and even more the hybrid idea.
  6. So is the plan now to use the 65 in a complete state?
  7. Just use a cherry picker. They cost less and are much easier to get a hold of.
  8. Unplug the switch first.
  9. https://sierravista.craigslist.org/cto/6148034330.html
  10. Thanks for the input. I came across two 89 ac Delco, new, for $70 so I figured I could not beat the price. I usally keep all my research on a separate hdd but this matter does not seem to be on there.
  11. As far I can tell they seem identical. I am wondering if there was an improvement made in there design.
  12. So I did a lot of research years ago, on the difference from 88/89 to 90/91. Can anyone tell me the differences? Unfortunately a poor alignment job cost me my mounts along with a pair of tires.
  13. From experience, with a 160 thermostat, a three row radiator and my fans kicking on at 185/low and 190/high, in Hawaii my car would run around 165 at hi-way speeds and would get back up to 185-190 while idling. That being said, I doubt there will be a issue getting rid of moisture in the oil.
  14. Check the purge canister and hoses going to it.
  15. Egregious or o2