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Old 12-13-2018, 10:13 AM
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Default Shop to do a LS swap on a 1987 928

I know Renegade Hybrids does an excellent job from what I have researched and hear. Is there a shop in the SE or East Coast that had done a LS swap? I have read the forums where 928 owners have done them - I wish I had the mechanical know how to tackle a project this complicated. Any leads would be much appreciated.

My motor is toast - thrust bearing failure. Sad part is, I just spent a lot of time and money on refreshing the intake, hoses, regulators, etc. etc. etc.

Considering all options at this point.

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I have a couple of S4 engines from manual transmission cars(so no chance of TBF) if you are interested. I'm outside Atlanta. I could do the swap if you are interested.
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Originally Posted by Kevin in Atlanta View Post
I have a couple of S4 engines from manual transmission cars(so no chance of TBF) if you are interested. I'm outside Atlanta. I could do the swap if you are interested.
Definitely the cheapest option by far. Doing an LS swap is not just engine but includes drive train modifications, engine control computers etc.

An added benefit is he can probably use most if not all of your recently installed hoses, regulators etc. and with dollars saved you could upgrade torque tube to Constatine bearing and add a Super Clamp and NEVER worry about TBF again.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:19 PM
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Makes sense. I assume I would have to source a 5 speed tranny if I go that route.

Kevin - do you know the provenance of the engine(s)? Would you recommend a valve job before the install or has that already been accomplished?
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Originally Posted by King928 View Post
Makes sense. I assume I would have to source a 5 speed tranny if I go that route.

Kevin - do you know the provenance of the engine(s)? Would you recommend a valve job before the install or has that already been accomplished?
Timing is everything - just sold the last 5 speed manual transmission I had.

Provenance , yep. This one came out of my 87 5 speed. It's a squirter block. Needs a valve job. I was planning on replacing all the main and rod end bearings. We can use the heads off your engine as is or use my rebuilt ones.

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you do not need a manual trans to go with a manual engine, the engines are the same, you only need the flywheel from your old engine to mate up w/ your auto.
In short, you would have everything you need, as for the valve job it all depends on what you want, however now is the time to do it while the engine is on a stand.
Kevin would be able to help you w/ that decision and has the 928 experience.

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Originally Posted by davek9 View Post
you do not need a manual trans to go with a manual engine, the engines are the same, you only need the flywheel from your old engine to mate up w/ your auto.
In short, you would have everything you need, as for the valve job it all depends on what you want, however now is the time to do it while the engine is on a stand.
Kevin would be able to help you w/ that decision and has the 928 experience.

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+1^^ Ship it to Kevin. Get a quote from: [email protected]. provide pick up/drop off zip codes and let her know it's a roller...usually a $ 50-100 upcharge. T
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.... provide pick up/drop off zip codes and let her know it's a roller...usually a $ 50-100 upcharge. T
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In my limited experience shipping interesting cars around, I'd disconnect the battery on any car and call it a roller. Too many hooning horror stories, too many dead batteries on arrival, etc. Balance against possible damage done by winching the car on and off. Just add a set of tie-down and tow brackets, or have two tow eyes pre-installed for the journey.
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