HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  Ncjsince93 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:41 pm

I've researched and finally figured out what id like to drop in the 944. a 350 sbc chevy. I will need that and the conversion kit. My question is, is this pretty much a drop in swap besides the wiring and what not?
Im doing all of the work my self except for wiring. How hard would the wiring for just a sbc setup be?
I do plan to either convert it to fuel injection setup or just figure out a different hood option.
I dont plan on modifing the engine at all except for headers and exhaust. Maybe a good carb.

Any help/advice would be appreciated

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Re: Newbie doing sbc swap

Post  944-LT1 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:16 pm

For a Gen1 carbureted SBC 350, the wiring is pretty simple. Theres the oil and temp sender wires, the choke wire (if electric choke), distributor BAT+ and Tach wires, starter/solenoid wires....and thats about it. So maybe 7 wires...I might be forgetting one or two. Pretty simple.

As far as a kit, you have to go here....
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Post  Ncjsince93 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:32 pm

Any clearance issues any had do you know of? Or any other parts to be modified? And what about steering shaft clearance. I know to use shorty headers as well as short valve covers.

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Post  944-LT1 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:56 pm

Not really, I know the drivers side sanderson header gets pretty close to the frame rail and you have to remove the brake booster but thats all I can think of.

For parts modified, you will need to redrill the brake pedal due to the booster being deleted (gives better pedal ratio). As well, the brake lines at the brake master cylinder have to be re-bent. Nothing major.

In all reality, the conversion is pretty much a bolt in affair to the point that its completley reversible.

I will try and email you the manual now so you can look it over. It is for an LT1 so just ignore the parts pertaining to fuel injection and what not but its the same setup.

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Post  944-LT1 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:58 pm

I just sent it. Let me know if it doesnt show and I'll get back to you tomorrow.

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Post  driver2839 on Tue May 01, 2012 2:51 pm

May I have a copy of the manual also please? Im looking at doing the same thing and Im not too educated on the whole process so it would be nice to have something to go off of. Thanks!

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Post  944-LT1 on Tue May 01, 2012 3:34 pm

I have sent you the manual.

Most useful is our wiki page which contains alot more info on the conversions.
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Another (older and abandoned) wiki is here which is quite similar:
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For conversion parts themselves, the only company (and by far the best) that produces them is TexasPerformance. Ask anyone (Im pretty sure even RH has to agree). Laughing
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The owner is the site administrator (Admin).

Hope this helps.

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Post  Ncjsince93 on Fri May 04, 2012 10:43 pm

I read the manual and I see the brake booster delete is from renegade. Are there any header/valve cover combos short enough to clear the master and avoid this mod? I'd like to get my conversion pieces all from one place if I can
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Post  944-LT1 on Fri May 04, 2012 11:44 pm

Ncjsince93 wrote:I read the manual and I see the brake booster delete is from renegade. Are there any header/valve cover combos short enough to clear the master and avoid this mod? I'd like to get my conversion pieces all from one place if I can
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You cannot avoid removing the booster. Although you can do a hydroboost system but it requires a plate as well. The "brake booster delete" is simply a 1/8" steel plate.

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Once the booster is removed from the booster bracket, or commonly called the cereal bowl (in red below), the above plate is bolted to the cereal bowl and the master cylinder is bolted to the plate.

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Post  944-LT1 on Fri May 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Ncjsince93 wrote:I'd like to get my conversion pieces all from one place if I can
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You get nothing from RH. They dont even offer LT1/Gen1 parts anymore (as well they shouldnt). You need to email/call Texas performance concepts... [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post  stuart f. wright on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:48 am

if you plan on running roller rockers you will have issues with master cylinder resivior and you will also have hood clearance issues with carb and distribitor oil pan mod might be nessasary for clearance unless you use crossmember spacers exsaust on drivers side is also an issue u will need a low mount altenator kit and a manual rack for steering wiring is simple you can even use stock fan wiring as well as fans but a larger radiator is nessasary such as one out of a 951 if you are using an na 944
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Post  jrod63chevy on Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:42 pm

Hi i am new and also doing a sbc conversion and i am looking for the manual if anyone can help would be greatly helpful

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Re: Newbie doing sbc swap

Post  Rich L. on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:36 am

Check out the "Wiki" link above. It's the closest you'll come to a manual these days. There's also lots of great info if you troll the pages on this site.

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