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  jsautomotive on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:23 pm

Here is my current issue. After stripping down my 83 for the conversion and finding way more rust in the floors and firewall, I bought a mostly complete solid rust free never been apart 87 automatic car, no motor or trans. I got the front suspension swapped out and in the "new" car with no problems. I have removed the entire rear suspension, torque tube, pedals, etc to convert the 87 to a 5 speed car. Now here is my dilema, and I need advise on what to do next. Obviously the early and late transmission mount differently, and my trans does not have the casting for the late mounts. Has any one on here modified a late mount so that a early trans will bolt to it? I have access to a friends 951 that I can take measurements off of so that everything is in the correct place, and am not afraid of fabricating my own mounts. I have a late trans mount and obviously the early mounts. Buying a 951 trans and doing the 5th gear swap isnt in my budget right now, even though that will come in in the future. BTW my trans is a early LSD, I know the speedo wont work with it thats what GPS is for. Thanks for any advice, help or suggestions.

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Re: mounting early trans into a late car

Post  944-LT1 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:50 pm

Triple conversion eh?

Well the manual transmissions share the same castings. The mounting provisions for both early and late cars are in all manual transmission castings. You have an early manual transmission which will bolt into a late manual car just fine (I have an early tranny in my 87). Your early manual tranny should have these two bolt holes/bosses as seen below...
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The late automatic cars have the same carrier as the late manual cars (black bar below)...
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As well, both auto and manual cars use the same mount. So, what you need is the mount support (below) which can be found used on ebay for around $40.
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So it should be a matter of unbolting the automatic support on the mount and replacing it with the manual version. Then the early manual transmission can be bolted to it.

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Post  jsautomotive on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:27 pm

Thanks. I have all the needed parts, but my trans case does not have the 2 bolt holes in the casting, it is smooth in that area. The stamping on the bell housing is 8Q22102, LSD 22nd oct. 82 build date. the part number on the driver side of the case is 016301103. Do I just have an oddball transmission? Thanks.

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Post  944-LT1 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:20 pm

Wow sorry about that. I wasnt aware that there was a 944 transmission that didnt have those holes...really weird because the transmission I posted a picture of above has the exact same part number as you posted!

Anyway, you still have another choice. You can swap the front transmission case which can be found used on ebay for roughly $100.
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Otherwise...we need some help in this thread cause I havent a clue on how to build custom mounts for that transmission.

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Post  chasse1118 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:56 pm

What are you going to do for speedo? early 944 works of front wheel, late are electronic from trans. Correct me of i'm wrong.

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Post  944-LT1 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:55 pm

If he were to switch to a late case, he could use the late speedo.

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