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  968mart on Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:17 pm

Ive been lurking around the site a couple of days and thought i better introduce myself.
Im in England and have owned my 968 for about 6 years, my car has been slowly transforming over the years into the road legal track car it is today.
Its a fantastic car, just a little bit lacking in the power dept, and a little expensive keeping the engine in top condition, having just stumped up a £2,200 bill in routine maintenance it has got me thinking about a cheaper power plant, and also a more powerfull one.
Im here to pick up as much info as i can before i start the job, so i may be asking some daft questions.

Cheers
Mart

I was going to post up a few pics, but site wont permit external links for 7 days, so will do it later.

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Re: New member.

Post  944convert on Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Yeah...you need to post a few more times before you can have full access to the website. Where about in the UK are you? My spouse and I lived in 'the city' for a few years then moved to Richmond for several more years.

Answer that and we'll ask a few more silly questions that will allow you full access Razz 

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Post  simon123 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:29 pm

Hello and welcome to the Hybrids site.
I'm a fellow Brit transplant who has been in the USA for 30+ years. I have converted 3 cars, 2 MGB's with V8 and V6 power respectively and a late offset 944 to V8 with a C5 Corvette LS1 engine.

The best advice I can offer is to thoroughly research this site, there is a wealth of information here and most questions concerning swaps have been answered. Learn how to use the ADVANCED search as many new members ask the same questions over and over.

In addition the necessary parts to do a LS1 swap are available from vendors. A word of warning though, a Mr Sloan has been known to take money and never supply books and goods.

I'm not sure what the availability of Small Block Chevrolet V8's and LS series engines are in the UK, remember you also need F body accessories (with the LS engines) that fit the 955/968 engine bay.
Have you researched the possibility of using the Rover V8 in its various forms? Maybe someone has manufactured a torque tube adapter for the Rover engine which is cheap and easy available in the UK.
I believe there are some exotic twin turbo conversions to the Rover engine.

Your other option maybe to Import a F body Camaro, remove the engine, loom, accessories and computer and part out and sell the rest.

Please also remember that as a track car person you need to upgrade brakes and suspension, this thing will go and needs stopping power


Last edited by simon123 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:33 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added stopping power.)

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Re: New member.

Post  968mart on Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:54 pm

944convert wrote:Yeah...you need to post a few more times before you can have full access to the website. Where about in the UK are you?  My spouse and I lived in 'the city' for a few years then moved to Richmond for several more years.

Answer that and we'll ask a few more silly questions that will allow you full access Razz 
Im up in the midlands, Nottingham.
Ask all the silly questions you like !

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Re: New member.

Post  968mart on Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:32 pm

simon123 wrote:Hello and welcome to the Hybrids site.
I'm a fellow Brit transplant who has been in the USA for 30+ years. I have converted 3 cars, 2 MGB's with V8 and V6 power respectively and a late offset 944 to V8 with a C5 Corvette LS1 engine.

The best advice I can offer is to thoroughly research this site, there is a wealth of information here and most questions concerning swaps have been answered. Learn how to use the ADVANCED search as many new members ask the same questions over and over.

In addition the necessary parts to do a LS1 swap are available from vendors. A word of warning though, a Mr Sloan has been known to take money and never supply books and goods.

I'm not sure what the availability of Small Block Chevrolet V8's and LS series engines are in the UK, remember you also need F body accessories (with the LS engines) that fit the 955/968 engine bay.
Have you researched the possibility of using the Rover V8 in its various forms? Maybe someone has manufactured a torque tube adapter for the Rover engine which is cheap and easy available in the UK.
I believe there are some exotic twin turbo conversions to the Rover engine.

Your other option maybe to Import a F body Camaro, remove the engine, loom, accessories and computer and part out and sell the rest.

Please also remember that as a track car person you need to upgrade brakes and suspension, this thing will go and needs stopping power
Thanks, some good points there.
The chevy V8s are available new from specialist suppliers and occasionally used ones on ebay, im not keen on the rover engine as they dont make much power in stock form and the turbo option may be more extreme than i want, im after around 400 bhp from a reliable engine.
Agree with you on the brakes, im looking out for either 944 turbo s or 928 gts calipers and discs at the moment.
The suspension and running gear are all upgraded already and its got a 6 point welded in cage so the shell is stiffened up quite a lot, the standard brakes are holding up well as the car only weighs 1180kg, but once the power goes up it will need bigger stoppers.

Cheers Mart.

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Brakes

Post  simon123 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:24 pm

Search here for LS430 brake upgrade, this is an excellent low cost front brake upgrade using Boxster S rotors and Lexus calipers. Rear are 951 rotors with Mazda RX7 Calipers. If you retain power steering a Hydraboost unit (from a Mustang or BMW) gives awesome stopping power.

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Re: New member.

Post  944convert on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:55 pm

I'd be looking for a GM V8 engine...maybe find one in a local breakers yard...and keep a look out for a scrapped Holdens...also:

http://shop.partsworldperformance.com/gm-v8-crate-engines

Or buy from a breaker in the USA and have it shipped.

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Re: New member.

Post  968mart on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:19 pm

I ve done some homework on the lexus brake upgrade and that looks a good idea, half the price of doing it the porsche big red/black route, and the boxster discs can be had cheap as well.
Im tracking some calipers down as i write this.
Saw a post describing the adaptor dimensions to fit them to the hubs and now i cant find it, im going to get my local engineering shop to make me a set up.
Anyone got a link to the post ?
Cheers.



Here she is.

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Re: New member.

Post  968mart on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:20 pm

WTF

Well half of her. !

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Re: New member.

Post  Patb on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:23 pm

Search xschop's 5.3 build
He did this I think

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Re: New member.

Post  968mart on Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:35 am

Thanks, found it.
On another subject, how do you get hold of a copy of the conversion manual, are they still available ?
Need some bedtime reading before i start.

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Re: New member.

Post  acorad on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:12 pm

968mart wrote:WTF

Well half of her. !
Right cllick on the pic, and then click "view image" and you should be able to see the whole thing.
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Re: New member.

Post  acorad on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:13 pm

968mart wrote:Thanks, found it.
On another subject, how do you get hold of a copy of the conversion manual, are they still available ?
Need some bedtime reading before i start.
Not sure, but whatever you do don't give money to Sloan for a copy.
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Re: New member.

Post  968mart on Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:27 pm

acorad wrote:
968mart wrote:Thanks, found it.
On another subject, how do you get hold of a copy of the conversion manual, are they still available ?
Need some bedtime reading before i start.
Not sure, but whatever you do don't give money to Sloan for a copy.
Yes, heard about him, sounds a right $#**!
I was wondering how difficult it would be to start a 10 stage (or more) build topic for beginers like me and others who have not done this before.
I know that all the info is here on this site somewhere, but not in a logical order.
Im thinking along the lines of,

For example,
Stage 1 removing old engine running gear, getting chassis ready to accept new engine
And then every one can post up their comments and ideas on the best way to do it

Stage 2 Parts list for engine, mounts etc etc.

You get the general idea.

Maybe its worth starting a topic discussing the correct order and content of each build stage before starting the build topic ?

I think this would be useful to have all the info in one place, obviously for more in depth info on each stage you would then search the other areas in the usual way. ?

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stage 1 to 10 on how to 948 your 944

Post  Gutterboy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:22 pm

that's basically what i intend to do with my thread as a newb inexperienced mechanic to contribute my part to the forum, but unfortunately my timeline is preliminarily looking like two years from start to finish as i just finished procuring the first major round of parts and getting rid of all the excess garage sale garbage in my garage to start the project.

starting up the car with the grenaded block to turn the car around for the right orientation during the course of the next two years was an adventure thought! smoke everywhere and the most dreadful sound you never want to hear from an engine block. barely made it back to the garage after doing a u-ey at the end of the alley lurching back at a 1000 rpm with the pedal all the way down. Beat's pushing it back into place though! Laughing 

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Post  944-LT1 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:17 pm

968mart wrote:WTF

Well half of her. !
You have to resize your pictures before posting them here. 640x480 pixels is a good size.
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Re: New member.

Post  acorad on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:16 pm

944-LT1 wrote:
968mart wrote:WTF

Well half of her. !
You have to resize your pictures before posting them here. 640x480 pixels is a good size.
I think it's your browser. Using google & firefox at work, I need to right click on the image and select "view image" to see the whole thing. On my home computer google chrome, the whole image shows up automatically.
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Re: New member.

Post  944convert on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:37 pm

Why not pick "Host an image" etc...upload and pick the size for a forum option etc?? So simple!

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