Tag: 3800v6

By on June 18, 2013

Picture courtesy Matt Johnston

I needed something cheap, fuel efficient, and at least as powerful as the rotary it would replace… What I came across was something that didn’t excite me much but fit the bill fairly well, a 3.8 liter V6 and T5 transmission out of a 98 Camaro complete with ECU and harness, the price, $600… Turns out GM had their stuff together on this little bastard. It’s a little heavy due to being all cast iron and the heads don’t flow well but it’s rock solid reliable and gets great mileage. Plus it’s power numbers are not far from the 5.0/T5 I was originally looking for. Time to get transplanting.

And that’s how a fellow in an Ohio garage wound up building a race-winning RX-7 that happens to be powered by a Series II 3800 V6.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • 28-Cars-Later: So is the Motor Trend curse similar to the Madden curse?
  • jack4x: “Our Panasonic plasma has over 50,000 hours on in from when we purchased it in 2008.” Not...
  • kcflyer: The best thing I can say about the styling is don’t hate it, but it’s not what I’d call...
  • bullnuke: Varezhka – I believe that you’ve hit on the push of all Subaru products to CVT – the...
  • SCE to AUX: COTY tends to be a curse on its recipients.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber