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Old 06-24-2019, 12:27 AM
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Looking to see if anyone has a completed or project LS swapped 951 for sale. I'm interested and cannot seem to find many around. Feel free to pm me or email me at [email protected]. Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:22 AM
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For every 100 people that want to LS swap their 944, ten actually begin the work. For every ten that begin the swap, probably one finishes the job, with the other nine getting parted out. At least according to my thoroughly unscientific survey.
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Originally Posted by tempest411 View Post
For every 100 people that want to LS swap their 944, ten actually begin the work. For every ten that begin the swap, probably one finishes the job, with the other nine getting parted out. At least according to my thoroughly unscientific survey.
Very true, Iíd add that even those that finish are not all primo examples of engineering. Iíve only seen 3 anywhere, either online or in person, that were completed professionally enough that I would be happy to own them and those guys all started with 951ís and spent north of $15k.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:49 AM
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Whats the hardest part? Is it to get all the details sorted out?

I know on the 996 LS swap the biggest problem seem to be to make the Porsche stuff work with the Chevy stuff (AC,Power Steering, Dash, etc). Just to get the car running doesn't seem impossible.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:59 AM
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theres a lot of details to sort.

people see $300 engines and a $2k swap kit and think thats all it takes...

simply put most folks cant afford (money and/or time) to chase down the little stuff.

theres an outspoken v8-swap enthusiast around these parts who has maybe 50k into the swap - TPC did it at their shop.
the car is fast, and sounds good, but the hydroboosted big brakes feel like oatmeal, the clutch doesnt fully disengage, and the pedal has hardware store springs wrapped around it so it comes back up...
and the heat doesnt work. and the throttle cable had 4" of dead travel before the throttle body actually started to open (i fixed this with zipties to make it driveable).
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:30 PM
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A well sorted LS conversion done right is going to cost you 25k IMHO. You might try the 944 hybrids forum for cars for sale.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I just posted a similar wtb on 944hybrids. I've been contemplating doing the swap myself but quickly questioned my sanity as my 88' 951 is running perfectly (knock on wood). I don't mind spending for a quality build, but finding any builds for sale has proved to be the hard part. Tempest411, no matter how unscientific your survey is, it seems to be pretty accurate.
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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
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I just finished my LS swap a couple months ago and some of what is being said here is true. I did it all myself in my garage and it is a lot of work and I would consider myself pretty competent when it comes to working on these cars. That said, my swap is pretty basic, no A/C and no power steering. I got rid of both of those years ago though, so it wasn't that I choose to loose them based on the swap. I would consider my car a streetable track car.

If you keep things simple, it really is pretty straight forward. I am running a very simple stand alone harness and there is a grand total of four wiring connections that have to be made to get it running. Everything else is nuts and bolts.

It will be interesting to see what the one on BAT sells for.
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Originally Posted by porschekid7 View Post
Thanks for all the responses. I just posted a similar wtb on 944hybrids. I've been contemplating doing the swap myself but quickly questioned my sanity as my 88' 951 is running perfectly (knock on wood). I don't mind spending for a quality build, but finding any builds for sale has proved to be the hard part. Tempest411, no matter how unscientific your survey is, it seems to be pretty accurate.
It probably makes most sense to swap a non-runner, if you do decide to go that route.
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by tempest411 View Post
For every 100 people that want to LS swap their 944, ten actually begin the work. For every ten that begin the swap, probably one finishes the job, with the other nine getting parted out. At least according to my thoroughly unscientific survey.
Wow I guess Iím 1 in 100, Iím special!

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Originally Posted by chrenan View Post
Wow I guess Iím 1 in 100, Iím special!


Wanna sell it??? lol
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Originally Posted by porschekid7 View Post
Wanna sell it??? lol
But then what would I take to the track?
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by chrenan View Post
But then what would I take to the track?
I'm sure we could work something out... Have a couple toys to trade if you're interested
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by porschekid7 View Post
I'm sure we could work something out... Have a couple toys to trade if you're interested
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
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