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building a 1983 948 on a budget - pointers?

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Post  bonobo on Mon May 14, 2012 12:32 am

After reading of the potential horsepower and torque of a v8 swap, and experiencing a multitude of engine related failures, my plans of keeping my Porsche "a Porsche" have gone completely out the window.
I am looking to perform an lt1 swap for the smallest possible budget I can manage, not including suspension, transmission work, and brakes. I don't need power steering, ac, or any other creature comforts; those can come later. Seeing as I dont have access to a mill, would the TPC kit plus headers plus oil pan plus turbo radiator be my cheapest option? Or would there be a more cost efficient way to achieve my purposes? Thanks in advance guys, I would appreciate any help I can get.


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Re: building a 1983 948 on a budget - pointers?

Post  Admin on Mon May 14, 2012 7:19 am

Unless you have the machines to make your parts, My kit, I believe , is your only way. The headers can be bought from Sanderson, and most of the other items can be sources locally from auto parts stores. I might have a stand alone harness that I can sell you cheap.


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Post  joecitizennn on Thu May 17, 2012 5:37 pm

I do not have a mill, and I did the project totally on my own. The only thing I needed someone else to make was the pilot adapter. There are some pictures in this thread. It wasnt as clean and easy as buying a kit, but I had the time and the drive.

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Post  laptop_geek on Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:20 pm

I'd buy TPC's kit, it'll be the easiest way to get started. I didn't and instead assembled all the parts from scratch (I still bought some parts from TPC though), I'm not sure if I've actually saved any money, but it has been a PITA trying to find everything from different people. The stand alone harness will also be helpful, it is possible to do it by yourself (I did), but again, it will be a PITA going through everything. My advice for a good mix of budget swap and quick swap; buy the parts that have to be custom made (bearing adapter, bellhousing adapter, uprights, etc. basically everything in the kit), then get an account on and and find the other parts you didn't get with your engine on there. Do all the work yourself and try to sell the engine and other parts you take out to get back some of the costs. Oh, and don't record what you've spent, it makes things seem better.

PS: I'm building an 83 with a 94 LT1 in it, it has taken a lot longer than I expected, but I've also had many major events happen during the build where I had to stop working on it for several months. Whatever you do, don't give up. See it out to the end and you'll be happy you did.

PPS: Eric (Admin) had (and may still have) a sale going on in his store, shoot him an email and you maybe able to get a deal on some of those parts.

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