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    Kyle_Firebird91
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    Jun 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Ok, here is my situation. i am 18 years old, and i own a 1991 firebird, 3.1L v6 auto. i just signed up for motortopia and a guy told me to join a forum to get advice. i wants a 350 to put into my car with a standard tranny, how much trouble am i looking at to do this? what is the best way to go about gettin more power out of my car?

     


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    BigNuttyPaul
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    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    if you are looking to with a carbed 350 then it is no problem at all. if you want to go with a fuelie 350 it will be a little work. either way you go it really isn't a problem to do that swap if you don't mind the work. you can get a nice crate turn key 350 cheap. as far as the 5 or 6 speed swap goes again it's easy. i've been looking into it for some time now. you can get the whole setup for less then $2000 used. the other thing you can do with the 3.1 to make good power is a turbo. it sounds silly by you wouldn't need any suspension work, because you won't be adding much weight to the front. scratchchin image

     

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    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    There are so many parts out there go for a LS1 or 2 strap in a T-56 six speed you get them pretty cheap just make sure you get all of the electronics with this will make the transition much easier you got a great base to work from.Try what I doing taking a 2nd generation and putting modern components on it mucho hardo

     

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    Jan 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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    Originally posted by AROD  There are so many parts out there go for a LS1 or 2 strap in a T-56 six speed you get them pretty cheap just make sure you get all of the electronics with this will make the transition much easier you got a great base to work from.Try what I doing taking a 2nd generation and putting modern components on it mucho hardo


    yeah i seen a 3rd gen bird up at the T/A nats w/ a LS1 in it. it looked good under the hood of that bird. he says it runs great 2.

     

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    Jan 31, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    This is just me thinking, but I believe you would be better off selling your current bird and buying another third generation Formula or Trans Am that's already V8 equipped. They are not that expensive and I just think it's going to be too much of a hassle making that V-6 to V-8 swap. Also, before you do anything, make sure you do a little research to make sure there are no vehicle registration issues (does your state do emissions testing?).

     

    Bobby (Hampton, Virginia)
    1978 Trans Am
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