1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

This 1989 Pontiac Safari wagon was built by Three Pedals in Sterling, Virginia to test their manual swap kit for 1977-1990 GM B-bodies. The company calls the project “Shaken & Stirred” partly because of the shaker scoop which sits atop of a 6.2 L LS3 V8. The rebuilt engine features Mast Motorsports’ SS camshaft, wiring harness, M90 ECU with pre-calibrated tune, Comp Cams 0.080” wall chromoly pushrods, GM Performance intake, Total Seal’s gapless top ring set, and ARP connecting rod and head bolts. The engine put down 435 horsepower to the wheels through a Hays Dragon Claw 1150 twin-disc clutch, T56 Magnum six-speed, 3.5” aluminum driveshaft, GM 10-bolt rear end with an Eaton Truetrac differential and 4.10 gears.

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

1989 Pontiac Safari Wagon with a LS3 V8

Source: Three Pedals (project page) and Holley Performance

6 Comments

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    LS3 wouldn’t have been my first choice, but it is a good solid engine that should serve very well for years. Their choice of vehicle was masterful. Their website says S&S puts 435hp to the wheels. Chevrolet performance website list LS3 as 430hp, a camshaft and tune brought it up, very nice indeed.Well played Grasshopper. 😎

  2. Hi thanks for the comments! We are running the OEM 8.5″ 10 bolt rear with no problems so far, with 4.10:1 gears and a Truetrac. The axle housing is the only stock part remaining in the entire drivetrain! We beef up these rears with ARP main cap studs and use Moser high strength axle shafts with ARP studs. We have lots of write ups and video on the wagon here – http://bit.ly/2tV8gIE

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