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Old 01-08-2010, 04:15 PM
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Its amazing just how well the LS V8 fits in the engine bay of the 944. Good luck with the conversion.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:14 PM
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Nurburger View Post
Its amazing just how well the LS V8 fits in the engine bay of the 944. Good luck with the conversion.
its like the 944 motor is half of a v8


Staying tuned to this build
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:05 PM
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We are only about a full week into the build; my race mechanic has a day job so we only work weekends.

One weekend to remove the old motor & get the car to the paint shop to get engine bay painted.

One weekend to remove LS1 heads & get to machine shop for valve job & spring replacement, install new cam & reassemble LS1 & remove 944 dash, ignition wiring harness & all non essential wiring in dash & engine bay.(Its a easy 80lbs of wiring harness & a relay box)

One day to install new motor mounts, bell housing & install LS1 & headers.

I am staying with the manual brake setup for now we re drilled the pedal. I may go to a hydra boost later if this isn’t adequate. Thanks for the tip on the clutch M/C Where did you source it from? Do you have a part number?

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:03 AM
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that thing BELONGS in there
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:59 PM
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Getting closer needs a few more days of work.

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:34 PM
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The clutch M/C is a wilwood piece, i forget the part number. Check on 944hybrids.forumotion.com, there's a whole thread on it in the "general" section. xschop is also making an adapter for the clutch pedals so it's pretty much a bolt-in affair.

Looking good!
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:06 PM
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Any pics looking down at the motor to show the distance between motor and radiator?
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:15 AM
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Dear god...

The thought of an LS series motor in a 944 sends chills down my spine. One day...
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:12 PM
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Nice! Another LS1 944! I love driving mine (when its not snowing out, grrr!)

Looks great so far!

If thats the RH oil pan, make sure shes sealed up nice and tight cuz they leak like crazy!
(I know first hand, lol)
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CarbonRevo View Post
Dear god...

The thought of an LS series motor in a 944 sends chills down my spine. One day...
Yeah tell me about it
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by dream951 View Post
Nice! Another LS1 944! I love driving mine (when its not snowing out, grrr!)

Looks great so far!

If thats the RH oil pan, make sure shes sealed up nice and tight cuz they leak like crazy!
(I know first hand, lol)
I drilled and tapped my motor between the oil connections on the pan so i could put a bolt in there. I haven't had leaking problems.
RH claimed that they fixed that issue with a "bridge" (which i can see in the pictures), but if you ask me it still doesn't make up for the fact that their pan is a thinner steel and the stock unit is a considerably more rigid cast aluminum... I used "The Right Stuff" (excellent gasket maker!!) on both sides of a new pan gasket.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:00 PM
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Nice looking project!!! I luv driving mine!!!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LS1Porch View Post
I drilled and tapped my motor between the oil connections on the pan so i could put a bolt in there. I haven't had leaking problems.
Thats actually a great idea. I havent had any issues after the second sealing of the oil pan but if i end up having an issue again (which hopefully I wont), I will have to try your solution.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:23 AM
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Thanks for the heads up my mechanic put a ton of Indian head gasket schallac on the pan. I was actually afraid you guys would see it on the pan & give me **** for it. I guess that’s why he has an ASE certification & I don’t. I wanted it nice & neat he wanted it not to leak!

Sorry to hear about the crappy weather. I hate to run it in but, we are having a DE this weekend here is south Texas.
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