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Increase the compression ratio
Only burn high octane fuel
Decrease any excessive weight on the car
Reduce friction of moving parts in (and on) the engine
Install an electric fan
Install Nitrous oxide
Install an electric fuel/water pump
Install flux capacitor
Ream the insides of the jets on the carburetor
Add a High-flow air filter
Install a high capacity oil pan
Add an additional oil filter
Change pinion gear ratio in the rearend
Swap out the camshaft
Install a stall torque converter (to match teh cam)
Install magnesium/aluminum wheels up front
Supercharge that SOB
Streamline the car (take off the side mirrors, etc.)
Ram air hood?
Twin turbos <----- :yes:
Angle mill the heads & block
Use milti-electrode spark plugs
Install a mulit-spark ignition system
Remove seatbelts from the car
Remove the seats
Bore/hone the cylinders
Install a longer stroke crankshaft
Tighn up the gap slightly on the compression rings
Use Royal Purple light weight oil
Get rid of that smog garbadge
Install a larger free-flowing exhuast system (with an x-pipe)
Get a custom made alluminum driveshaft
Maybe some other things....?
 

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Originally posted by lowchevy1989@Dec 18 2008, 03:24 AM~12463841
thanks but I am not trying to make it a race car< i just want more acceleration and power<< :biggrin:
Swap it out for a small block! ;) Simple things to do to it to try to get more HP? K&N filter, AC Delco Rapidfires, stronger ignition coil, better wires, better distributer cap. You might notice a little more pep, but plain ol' Buick 3.8 liter 231's were not known for being powerhouses, bro! Especially when loaded with pumps and batteries.
 

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Originally posted by maddogg20/20@Dec 18 2008, 04:54 AM~12463815
Increase the compression ratio
Only burn high octane fuel  <-----I dont think that would help.
Decrease any excessive weight on the car
Reduce friction of moving parts in (and on) the engine
Install an electric fan
Install Nitrous oxide
Install an electric fuel/water pump
Install flux capacitor
Ream the insides of the jets on the carburetor
Add a High-flow air filter
Install a high capacity oil pan
Add an additional oil filter
Change pinion gear ratio in the rearend
Swap out the camshaft
Install a stall torque converter (to match teh cam)
Install magnesium/aluminum wheels up front
Supercharge that SOB
Streamline the car (take off the side mirrors, etc.)
Ram air hood?
Twin turbos  <----- :yes:
Angle mill the heads & block
Use milti-electrode spark plugs
Install a mulit-spark ignition system
Remove seatbelts from the car
Remove the seats
Bore/hone the cylinders
Install a longer stroke crankshaft
Tighn up the gap slightly on the compression rings
Use Royal Purple light weight oil
Get rid of that smog garbadge
Install a larger free-flowing exhuast system (with an x-pipe)
Get a custom made alluminum driveshaft
Maybe some other things....?
 

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Originally posted by ~BROWN SOCIETY~@Dec 18 2008, 09:55 AM~12464944
Swap it out for a small block!  ;) Simple things to do to it to try to get more HP? K&N filter, AC Delco Rapidfires, stronger ignition coil, better wires, better distributer cap. You might notice a little more pep, but plain ol' Buick 3.8 liter 231's were not known for being powerhouses, bro! Especially when loaded with pumps and batteries.
Thanks how much do think it would run me??
 

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k&n with a home make cold air kit and tru duals with flowmasters and hi flow cats and headers if u can find them for a 3.8 i dont know i ever checked. electric fans and move the rear gear ratio up to like 3.73 or 4.10. pick any one of these and u will notice a differance. personaly id start with the fans because its cheapest then headers and the gear will probbaly give u the most seat of the pants feel
 
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