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    What would it take to swap a 3800 into a Saturn?

    What would it take to swap a 3800 into a Saturn?
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    I've been working on this for a while it started off being a cheap swap i got a cavalier transmission from a junkyard and bought a Bonneville from a coworker and took all the parts I needed, Sold some parts off the car and scrapped it for a grand total off $100 invested. But then zzp had a black Friday sale and I decided to go a little off the deep end with tubular manifolds, hv3 insert and adapter for series 3 aluminum intake to series 2 tb.
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    more pics please
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    I've been working on little things like relocating the coil packs to the rear valve cover and coming up with a belt system that doesn't include ac or ps I need to get a welder before I can make much more progress but I'll post pics when I'm working on it

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    I need to finish the motor mounts, get the frame boxed in where I cut it, mount the civic radiator and mishimoto intercooler, mount remote oil filter, exhaust crossover to turbo and the exhaust system going out the front bumper

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    Picked up my turbo today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturnguy View Post
    I've been working on little things like relocating the coil packs to the rear valve cover and coming up with a belt system that doesn't include ac or ps I need to get a welder before I can make much more progress but I'll post pics when I'm working on it


    Dam if that is all you need to finish is a welder I might be able to load mine in the back of the Saab and head out that way some weekend.

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    I appreciate the offer but I only have 110 in the garage and everyone I know has 220 welders. I have a lot of welding to do but hopefully I can get one in the next month or so

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    I'm thinking about getting this one I hope there's a spool gun that will work for it when I get around to doing aluminum https://m.northerntool.com/products/...rce=google_PLA

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    3800's are weak-sauce.

    Needs more turbo LY7 with rwd.
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    I had thought about going mid engine and putting the whole drivetrain in the back maybe next time

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    Yah both of my big ones are 220. I do have a little portable wire feed that runs on 12v, at least that is what I was told. It is a has shielded wire feed. I never really needed to use it so it has just been sitting. It did have an almost full spool of aluminum wire in it when I last looked at it. Lol I don’t even remember what brand it was.

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    I wouldn't plan on doing any aluminum with a 110v MIG.

    My buddy has the cheapest 110v MIG from Harbor Freight. Its in my garage and I've used it heavily on the rallyx car. Its ok for small stuff, but not pretty. But for $90 I won't complain. There are mods to improve it.

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    I could do the aluminum welding at my uncle's place since he has 220 it's all non crucial stuff anyway but I'm curious what's wrong with 110 for aluminum? And what about stainless?

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    Nothing is wrong with it, if it works. 110v usually doesn't have enough power to do aluminum though.

    In my experience, if you are using a MIG on aluminum, you aren't doing thin material, and thus you will require some pretty serious power.

    110 is fine for stainless. Just make sure you are using the right wire.

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    You will get splatter on the stainless, but it will work. I used he regualr L56 wire on my stainless pipes for my turbo manifold. It worked well but doesn't looks as nice as a tig with a back purge.
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    For some reason all of my photos have disappeared going to try imgur










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    You can upload pictures to the sixthpshere file storage, they will not disappear.
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