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  1. I just purchased a 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT with a 3800 SC swap. I have no history on the car except the PCM which has a sticker on it saying; 1987 Fiero L32 Conversion INTENSE Unlimited PCM Based on 2004 Impala SS I have sent e-mails asking for information on it to Intense's Info and Sales...
  2. Hey guys so I recently purchased an Impala with a blown series II in it. Now, my original plan was to go and get another n/a engine from the junkyard and swap that in but, I was wondering how much more complicated it would be to drop a s/c in. What would be required? I planned on grabbing the...
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