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High Mileage
08-19-2009, 11:16 PM
Hey gang,

Has anyone tried installing a supercharger from a 3800 on a 3300?

I've seen a few pics of the the factory 3800SC engine in a '95 Riviera.
Lots of stuff sure looks similar.

The intake manifold on one of my '90 Ciera's w/3300 is leaking oil a little from an end seal. If I'm gonna remove the intake,I'd rather upgrade.

Thanks,
Steve from Albany,NY/Ocala,FL. 4 A-bodies.

Buick_powa
08-19-2009, 11:17 PM
the heads and intake manifold are too different to be interchanged.

Jr's3800
08-20-2009, 12:57 AM
If you are going to do anything do a Complete powertrain swap

High Mileage
08-20-2009, 04:49 AM
Sounds like that idea is down the toilet. Thanks for the info.

I see there is a thread here mentioning that the 3300 has lower deck height than a 3800. So,the manifold cannot be a direct swap.

Thanks again,

Steve from Albany,NY/Ocala,FL. 4. A-bodies.

CuttyC 3.3
08-21-2009, 07:40 AM
yeh man, sorry to say that our engine is limited in what u can do to it :/ its a great-reliable block tho and if u are reeeaally interested slapp a turbo or two on the thing x) Its possible, but requires alot of mods... and is costly.

I wuld suggest saving up just go for it and drop a supercharged l67 in there,, thats what a few here have done and is what i plan to do eventually.. I might go pik up another ciera to stik my 3.3 into tho, since it is sortof built up {hate to get rid of it} good luk tho man!!! god speed! =D