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    My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=81338&start=0

    Above is the main location of my thread. Tons of pix.

    I'm removing the stock block (3800 LN3) and replacing it with a supercharged Series II (L67) pulled from a 2002 Regal GS. The transmission is brand new as used in an '06 G6 GTP.

    I'm fixing the mistakes Buick made 20 years ago
    '07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 197k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 102k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455-4/7.5L. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday. Wife's: '07 Subaru Forester XT. World Rally Blue Mica.

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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Looks like a bloody nightmare! Where are the pics of your actual car or are you saving them for the finally? Good luck!
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    This is the best pic I have of it. It IS a total mightmare

    '07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 197k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 102k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455-4/7.5L. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday. Wife's: '07 Subaru Forester XT. World Rally Blue Mica.

    '87 BMW K75c. '87 Kawasaki 650SX. '85 Bayliner Capri 1952. '71 Chris Craft Coho 33'. '70? Amphicat 6x6 AATV.

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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Looks like its going to be a great vehicle.

    Keep us updated.

    Good looking vehicle for sure.
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    How can GM not be making those still? Some where in the GM Global Empire, there must be room for this car! There certainly would be in my garage. That is one sexy profile.
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    Seriously, that is one well proportioned (FWD considering) 2 door. 3.8LS/C? Getth****outtahere!
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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Looks like it's gonna be a great car with a great drivetrain! Keep us updated for sure.
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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak
    Seriously, that is one well proportioned (FWD considering) 2 door. 3.8LS/C? Getth****outtahere!
    It has my favorite side profile of any car. My Mustang GT 17''s do help a lot, however, over the stock 15''s which are plain jane passenger car sized.

    Will keep you guys updated. There's a guy on the Reatta board with a N* conversion that's talking [crap]
    '07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 197k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 102k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455-4/7.5L. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday. Wife's: '07 Subaru Forester XT. World Rally Blue Mica.

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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Is this the Buick Fiero?

    It looks like a Cadillac convertable that I saw a while ago. I don't remember the name of it...Allante or something.

    Neat car.

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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    I kicked some butt tonight and I can say I'm done with the clutch pedal and master cylinder. I'm using my little bro's camera and I'm going to jack up the image quality a notch next time



    The master cylinder through the firewall. It can be spun around and adjusted to get the reservoir inlet and the outlet to the slave cylinder just right. My idea for sealing it up is to get an old tractor tube and cut it just right, then fasten it to the firewall. Keep drafts, water, and fumes out







    The pedal arrangement seems to have turned out pretty well. They're close to where they will be when the car is operational. The brake is wearing a G6 clutch pedal pad that came with the G6 clutch pedal, and the clutch pedal is wearing a brand new, well, G6 clutch pedal pad. They're slightly different but good-e-nuffer for at least the time being. The angle of which the pedal itself faces you is different between the clutch and the brake, and the clutch may be an inch or two too close to the driver, but I can have Mario cut and weld it to my liking later.





    I'm pretty satisfied with how my brackets came out. I painted my brackets and did a quick spray of all the bare surfaces from my cutting.

    '07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 197k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 102k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455-4/7.5L. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday. Wife's: '07 Subaru Forester XT. World Rally Blue Mica.

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    Good on you for persisting (not that you have a choice anymore). This is going to be one of those cars you will remember fondly in your old age and wish you'd kept (if you actually sell it). Can't wait till the kids get older so I can do a car project. I've never had time or space
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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak
    Can't wait till the kids get older so I can do a car project. I've never had time or space
    When you're 20, and without a girlfriend, you've got time and money to get things done on a car. At least my Reatta won't leave me (I can go on, but this is a car board)
    '07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 197k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 102k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455-4/7.5L. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday. Wife's: '07 Subaru Forester XT. World Rally Blue Mica.

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    I salute you for undertaking something like this. I'd never have the guts or talent to do it.

    By the way, does the Reatta share its platform with any other GMs (Buicks)? Also, that's pretty sweet that the G6 6MT fits onto a 3800 SC!
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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Quote Originally Posted by member12
    Is this the Buick Fiero?
    No, no relation at all...well not mechanically, but perhaps metaphorically.

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    It looks like a Cadillac convertable that I saw a while ago. I don't remember the name of it...Allante or something.
    You are correct on that one, it was Allanté to be exact.

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    By the way, does the Reatta share its platform with any other GMs (Buicks)?
    Yes, the Allanté as stated above was on the same modified version of the E-body, that was dubbed the V-body platform. The E-body was under the Eldorato, Riviera and Toronado.

    I've only seen convertable Reatta's in person around town. There are still a couple of them that pop up a couple of times during the summer.
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    Re: My Reatta Series II 3800 s/c + 6 speed manual swap

    Quote Originally Posted by 69Firebird400
    Also, that's pretty sweet that the G6 6MT fits onto a 3800 SC!
    This is pretty cool, opens up some possibilities.

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