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PostSubject: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:48 am

I'm interested in doing a swap from my gen 3 to gen 5 supercharger with lower intake on my 1996 Buick Riviera. Are thhere any special modifications for this swap such as shaving of alternator or etc?
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:59 am

Hi, welcome to the forum.

Yes, you will need to shave the alternator a bit. It is extremely easy if you have a grinder. You will also need to buy three longer bolts. 120mm, 140mm, and 80mm if I remember correctly. If you intend to use your stock throttle body, you will need to buy an adapter plate.
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:58 am

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
Hi, welcome to the forum.

Yes, you will need to shave the alternator a bit. It is extremely easy if you have a grinder. You will also need to buy three longer bolts. 120mm, 140mm, and 80mm if I remember correctly. If you intend to use your stock throttle body, you will need to buy an adapter plate.

You will also need to rework how the vac lines go because the 96 has the vac controlled tranny. The vac tree on the gen 3 blower is not on the gen 5.

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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:07 pm

definitely go for the northstar throttle body. I was very happy with difference in throttle and if youre gonna get an adapter plate, might as well get one for the N*.
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:54 pm

^agreed. You can find them dirt cheap if you look too.
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:55 pm

Let's not forget that if you go ahead and do all of this, be prepared to drop some coin on a tuner, or someone who can tune it for you.....
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:14 am

What weebsite where I can find northstar throttle bodies?
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31 am

What website where I can find northstar throttle bodies?
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31 am

What website where I can find northstar throttle bodies?
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:42 pm

http://zzperformance.com/3800/air-intake.html

Link to Northstar install and adapter plates. They don't sell the actual TB anymore like they used to. You can always nab one of a Caddy in the junkyard....
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:53 pm

Abaddon wrote:
http://zzperformance.com/3800/air-intake.html

Link to Northstar install and adapter plates. They don't sell the actual TB anymore like they used to. You can always nab one of a Caddy in the junkyard....


I am pretty sure I was the tipping point that made ZZP stop selling them. And I take pride in that. hi
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:53 pm

If you're on Facebook, search for w-body, 3800, gtp, or l67, and you will find several groups dedicated to buying/selling 3800 stuff. There's cool stuff floating around there all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Gen V Supercharger Swap   Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:29 am

Thanks guys! And by the way what year Cadillac to remove throttle body from? I'm planning on going to the junkyard next weekend.
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