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Old 06-26-2019, 12:53 PM
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Unless one of them is an LS swapped 944 with an LS bigger than mine itís a hard no from me. I suppose if you had one of those you wouldnít be looking though
Haha, fair enough
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If you would like to see in very meticulous detail how one of these cars should be put together, you need to check out Chrenan's build thread over on LS1tech. https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversio...-turbo-ls.html
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:44 PM
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If you would like to see in very meticulous detail how one of these cars should be put together, you need to check out Chrenan's build thread over on LS1tech. https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversio...-turbo-ls.html
Just read through the entire build thread and all I can say is wow. What an incredible level of craftsmanship and an awesome car. Makes me want an ls swapped car so much more.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:48 PM
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Thanks guys. Learn from my mistake, donít start with a used engine unless you hear it running first.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:22 AM
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Not nearly as detailed, but this is my swap thread. https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversio...-ls1-swap.html

I see projects come up for sale occasionally. Some of them are priced well too, just have to know what you're looking at and looking for. I have also seen whole sets of swap parts go for very reasonable prices over on 944hybrids.
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Wow I guess Iím 1 in 100, Iím special!
That makes me 1 ....er....2 in 100. Mine is an early car, well built cammed LS6, long tube headers, BMW HB, S2 brakes and suspension, big bars, 250 springs / 28mm TB's, Koni's. I run either an S2 or turbo transaxle, depending on the mission of the week. It weighs 1230 kgs, is a proper build and a monster! Best part is I built it with my son (then 12) and drive it daily.





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12 year old son putting in the first piston in the LS6. OK....I wasn't far away!

Get one that's a proper build and you'll Love the car!

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Old 06-28-2019, 09:19 AM
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Saw this one local on Craigslist. A lot of value IMHO.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d...921915158.html
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by murrayg View Post
That makes me 1 ....er....2 in 100. Mine is an early car, well built cammed LS6, long tube headers, BMW HB, S2 brakes and suspension, big bars, 250 springs / 28mm TB's, Koni's. I run either an S2 or turbo transaxle, depending on the mission of the week. It weighs 1230 kgs, is a proper build and a monster! Best part is I built it with my son (then 12) and drive it daily.





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12 year old son putting in the first piston in the LS6. OK....I wasn't far away!

Get one that's a proper build and you'll Love the car!

Gord.
That's great you had your son involved at such a young age. I've been working with my dad in the garage on these cars for as long as remember. In fact, one of my earliest memories is "hiding" behind him in a 77 911 tub to shield myself from the sparks while he cut out the sunroof box to make room for the roll cage in his race car. Good times...
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Originally Posted by harveyf View Post
Saw this one local on Craigslist. A lot of value IMHO.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d...921915158.html
Agreed, that's priced pretty well. Thanks for sharing. Also found this closer to me. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto...901473876.html
My only issue with them is that they both used iron block truck engines, and an extra 100lbs of weight up front compared to the aluminum block doesn't seem great to me. Definitely keeping an eye on the BaT car though... That one pushes all the right buttons.
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the 100lbs isn't going to suddenly turn your "50/50" 944 into a wide-steering dump truck.

but if you're concerned, move the battery to the trunk to help split the difference.
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by V2Rocket View Post
the 100lbs isn't going to suddenly turn your "50/50" 944 into a wide-steering dump truck.

but if you're concerned, move the battery to the trunk to help split the difference.
I think it's more a psychological thing then maybe. An iron truck engine in a a 944 just seems a tad more sacrilegious than the aluminum block out of a camaro or corvette. That, and I'll always know no matter how much weight I remove from the car, there will always be an extra hundred pounds hiding under the hood.
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I think itís worth waiting for an aluminum block. I lost weight swapping the LS2 into my 951 compared to the stock turbo engine.
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if youre going to swap, get any decent LS type motor to do the swap with.
youll get the fitment all sorted, take care of issues and get used to the car and power.

you can always "upgrade" to alu block later.
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if youre going to swap, get any decent LS type motor to do the swap with.
youll get the fitment all sorted, take care of issues and get used to the car and power.
you can always "upgrade" to alu block later.
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I think that's solid advice. Spencer is right in that the vast majority of the work is related to things other than the installation of the motor itself, that is pretty straight forward. Figuring out your wiring, instrumentation, routing coolant lines, figuring out your exhaust, brakes, etc... can take a while. In the meantime you can learn more about the LS family of motors and identify exactly which engine works best for your intended use and budget.



Whether you decide to run a junkyard iron 4.8L or a crate Aluminum 7.0L, the infrastructure supporting either option is largely the same.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ian View Post
There is one for sale on Bring a Trailer right now, not sure what the final hammer price will be, but should give a good indication of the market for LS1 944s

LS1 944 on BaT
That thing is at $17k right now, it is a nice build. Still shocked it's going for that much with a crummy history report but I guess it depends what your intentions are.
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