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Does anyone know if the supercharged engine was placed in a H body model Bonneville (87-91)?

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3 hours ago, Jack W Milligan said:

Does anyone know if the supercharged engine was placed in a H body model Bonneville (87-91)?

Trick question???   :naughty:  Bonneville is a B body.  H body is the 70's  Sunbird, Monza ect.  I believe the Buick 3.8 V-6 would have been the engine, but don't believe the SSI came out til the late 90's.  We were building the Bonneville at the Orion plant when the SSI came out.

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I’m new to this but I understood the G body was the last of the rear wheel drivers up to 76, then the front wheel driver was labeled the H body (the really squared off model) and ran 87 - 91.  Or so I thought…

Sorry…G body up through 86…

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Actually Jack is correct. GM re-used the H-body designation once the RWD G-body went out of production. So while the H-body did encompass the Vega/Astre/Sunbird/Monza platform initially, it was later re-used for the full size FWD platforms starting in 1987,

GM did NOT offer the supercharged Series I 3800 in 87-91 edition Bonneville. The LN7 engine was only available in Buick Park Avenue Ultra from 91-95.

1992–1995 it was available in the:

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS (optional), LSS (optional)
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Elite (optional), Touring Sedan
Pontiac Bonneville SE with H4U RPO, not badged - SLE (optional SC package), SSE (optional), and SSEi

In 1995 Only:

Buick Riviera (optional engine)

The Series II 3800 was introduced in 1995. The L67 was the supercharged version of Series II engine.

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4 hours ago, Frosty said:

Actually Jack is correct. GM re-used the H-body designation once the RWD G-body went out of production. So while the H-body did encompass the Vega/Astre/Sunbird/Monza platform initially, it was later re-used for the full size FWD platforms starting in 1987,

GM did NOT offer the supercharged Series I 3800 in 87-91 edition Bonneville. The LN7 engine was only available in Buick Park Avenue Ultra from 91-95.

1992–1995 it was available in the:

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS (optional), LSS (optional)
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Elite (optional), Touring Sedan
Pontiac Bonneville SE with H4U RPO, not badged - SLE (optional SC package), SSE (optional), and SSEi

In 1995 Only:

Buick Riviera (optional engine)

The Series II 3800 was introduced in 1995. The L67 was the supercharged version of Series II engine.

 

https://www.onallcylinders.com/2012/08/09/body-basics-a-guide-to-gm-body-codes/

https://blog.1aauto.com/letter-general-motors-body-styles-mean/

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15 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

great info JustA!! i was wondering how the body codes work !!!

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4 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

great info JustA!! i was wondering how the body codes work !!!

Would have bet $$$ GM didn't use the H body platform again.  Knew they switched the Bonneville to G when they classed it as mid-size.

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