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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Any time.

    If there's a "hard to find" part you need from Holden I may be able to help wit that.
    Used to work at a dealership and my dad is still big into the HSV vehicles.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Any updates on the build? (bump to the top)

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Here is a V8 BMW swap in a Station Wagon.... pretty bad ass if you ask me...


    V8 Omega Swap

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    I just got my "test mule" Catera home. I will be test fitting the engine and running the wiring in it while I keep my other one running. I also have the Holden V6 exhaust manifolds and air box comming. I have started modifying the Holden engine / ECU harness to work with Catera wiring. I will post some more photos soon. While I have the mule, I will be seeing what else will fit for laughs.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Quote Originally Posted by sccatera97 View Post
    I been getting the parts on eBay. The only problem is some people won't ship outside of Australia. If you choose to buy something, have it shipped Sea mail, it take about 8 weeks but it is much more reasonable to ship. One cool thing I found is if you use a HSV spec prom (Holden Special Vehicles) it will raise the standard hp from 240 to 255 before any other mods. 300 hp is becoming a reality.
    Modifying Grand Prix GTP's is quite popular here in North America and many companies offer PCM trunes. You'll probably save more money than buying it from Australia.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    I own a 97 GTP and have been a member of a couple grand prix clubs for several years now...if you have any questions the L67, then let me know. (if I can't help, I might know someone who can)

    ps
    I also own an 85 fiero...I plan on doing an engine swap with that car and my 3800sc.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Bump

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    I got the factory exhaust manifolds coming from Australia. They are from a SC 3800 Holden VT. I also started dismantling my parts Catera to start test fitting parts. I have located where the ECM will be and how to run the harness. I will post photos soon.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    sounds good i buumped it htought you forgot about us haha

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Just got my GTO brake calipers from eBay. I paid $37.00 with shipping for the calipers and rotors. Can't use the rotors. I test fit them on my test mule.

    Here is the stock Catera brakes


    Here is the 2004 GTO brakes.They fit a 97 also and fit under stock 16 inch wheels.





    Now I have work on putting it on the real car.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    I'm getting pretty close to doing the same exact swap, where are you located? I would love to pick your brain a few times to make my swap go as easy as possible. Would the traction control and abs still function? Thanks, Brent

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    I am located north of Atlanta, Ga. The abs will still function and the traction control should. If it doesn't I will get the Holden Commodore ABS and adapt it. PM me and I will give you my regular email address.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    I only have 18 post so It wont let me... But I will work on that and in the mean time I will just ask you if you would attempt to do the same swap for me if I brought you the car and parts... well and a bag of money...? I'm kicking around a few shops to do it right now and dont think they would quite have the grasp of it as someone like your self. I'm in Nashville and could work out the details of shipping as I am a logistics Broker. Let me know your thoughts on that one.


    Now don't all of you johnny come lately's try and step on my toes! I called Dib's!

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    Well I test fitted the SC 3800 this weekend. Here is the 3.0 ready to come out.

    Here is the engine bay with the 3.0 removed:

    Here is the SC 3800 and 4L60E ready to test fit:

    Here it is sitting in place:

    With progress, you are presented with problems, as you can see, the stock mounts and perches are in the way:

    I will remove them and update as soon as I get a prototype engine bracket.

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    Re: 3800 Supercharged V6 in a Catera

    nice man thats awsome keep us posted great work =)

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