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  Lukedomanico69 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:39 pm

Hows it goin

My name is Luke, and I am going to throw a SBC in a 944... however I plan to do a 383 stroker instead of a 350. I am aware that there will be hood clearance issues, but that is the least of my concerns.
I am worried about an oil pan fitting, but I did read on another post that someone has/can make them? that would be awesome.

I plan to make somewhere around 600hp out of an N/A stroker, and I am very worried about the stock 944 transaxle holding the power, for torque will be in the 500+ ball park. Living without burnouts is no biggie for me, but stoplight drag racing is definetly something that I could never do without. I have read that the trans is relatively strong and stout, but how stout exactly?

Building motors is no new thing to me, but I have never mounted one in a foreign car. I assume the kit makes it pretty easy, but are there any tricky steps? I am going to go carburated to make life even simpler for myself, and thats what I know best anyhow, Im only 18 yaers old so I am no Veteran, however not exactly a jackass.

Is there any trouble with steering linkage lining up with the use of a Chevy pump? Another concern of mine. Manual brakes was a plan for me anyway, so thats another headache spared.

Any help, advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time

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Re: SBC stroker conversion

Post  Admin on Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:32 am

Welcome,
Not sure what you mean about the steering linkage mating up to the Chevrolet pump, can you elaborate?
Where do you plan on buying a kit from? As far as I know no one makes them any more.
The oil pan will need to be modified carefully to clear the cross member and the stroker crank shaft.
I'm not sure why or how you plan to make 600hp with a small block, but in my experience, and I build these cars for a living, at 400hp to the ground you no longer have enough tires!
Good luck with your project.
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Re: SBC stroker conversion

Post  Lukedomanico69 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:03 pm

Thank you for your reply.

I can use a C5 bell housing, they are LT1 compatable, ad the adapter plate for the torque tube. Motor mounts are not hard to find for a SBC. 600 hp is a goal, on a real note I will be somewhere around 550, give or take some. I did read someone from admin replying to another with oil pan clearance issues, and wonder if anyone knows where, or if someone can make one . These kits come with a 1/2" cross member spacer, it is possible to drop it more without running into more issues in order to fit a stroker pan?

Thank you for your help, I greatly appreciate it.

Is there a limit to what the trans can hold?

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Re: SBC stroker conversion

Post  DJ. on Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:10 pm

I think you are better off with a different car. The transaxles in these cars do not take high powered launches well so forget about drag racing unless you are willing to cut the tunnel put a tranny behind that motor and run a straight axle in the rear.

18 years of age, have you ever experienced a high powered car? I can tell you that 600hp on the street isnt a joke.

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Post  944convert on Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:43 pm

DJ. wrote:18 years of age, have you ever experienced a high powered car? I can tell you that 600hp on the street isn't a joke.
Thank goodness he is mature enough to ask for opinions from those of us that can offer real world, AND painfully learned/experienced wisdom before proceeding ahead with a project possibly heading in a undoubtfully wrong direction. Let the wisdom continue ! Smile

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Post  Lukedomanico69 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Yes I hope I don't come off as an arrogant ignorant kid, I am simply trying to learn what I don't know from people that have experience and knowledge. I figured if I'm going to swap an engine out of a car and put in a V8, I may as well get as much power as I can. However, this seems to be illogical and not a good idea with the transaxle. I still wish to harness the most power I can while still not compromising reliability, so what is a good mark to go for? Also, I do wish to use the 944, for I like the way they handle and feel, due to the trans location.

Also, I was given the privilege of driving a Hennessy tuned ZL1 camaro, they lay down 850, on a bad day. Handling power is not an issue for me, but the 944 does weigh something like 2700...

Any more tips and pointers about the conversion is greatly appreciated.

Is it really that much easier to remove and install motors via the bottom??

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Re: SBC stroker conversion

Post  Admin on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:09 am

Search function! Learn it , like it......

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Post  v8carreragts on Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:48 pm

If you use a 1979 or earlier block you can use a Milodon #31070 Vega pan. If you use the 1980 or newer block you could do like I did and modify the pan. (early dipstick is on the left; late on the right) It fits perfectly.
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