3.8 buick for 3.8 chevy...


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Mar 17, 2002
I have a 1980 turbo 3.8 out of a monte carlo and want to know what buick parts can be put on it. I'm mainly interisted in GN heads, and a aftermarket cam. the motor is carbed and not fuel injected
Good News! Everything from a Buick will interchange with your Monte engine. That's becuase it is a Buick! :)

The Chevy 3.8 is a 229, but the Turbo 3.8 is a 231 Buick. Chevy used the Buick Turbo V6 in 1980 and 1981. The 229 is a small block variant with the distributor in the back. Your 231 motor has the distributor in the front.

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