Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO
No, no, no. I don't want to put the 3.5L on the 3.8L connecting rod. I want to use the connecting rod and piston together. I know you can use the 3.5L crank on the 3.3L connecting rods and piston because they were being used in swaps for the Can Ams. So I know the reverse will work. (Also look at Chewy's build. He got it to work, although needing to figure out how to make the oil pickup work)
If it's less compression than the 3.8L was before, that's okay. I'm building this for boost so that's not too bad. However, like I said, I bet this would actually make the piston stick out of the block. That's how it is with the 3.3L connecting rods, although they are slightly longer. If the distance from the top of the piston to the wrist pin is the same as the 3.8L (doubt) than it will be all good in every way.