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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1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

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1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  superman22x on Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:45 pm

There is a good deal on an 83 near me now, so I'm considering it. Other than the older interior, is there much else that makes the earlier cars not as good as the later cars? One advantage would be the manual steering in the 83... Is the suspension much different through the years? Would it be difficult to change?

The updated interior is supposed to be nice for taller people as well I hear, is this true? I'm 6'3"...

Thanks!

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Re: 1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  murrayg on Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:55 pm

I converted an 84, and love it! There is no structural reason not to do a conversion on an early car. If anything, the transaxle mount is far superior, the fuel lines are on the correct side, and the cars are lighter. I replaced the front and rear suspension and brakes with S2 pieces, except I retained the steel front control arms. The only real disadvantage is the loss of the speedometer when updating the front hubs, but there are several solutions for this.

Go for it! You'll love it!

Gord.

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Re: 1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  superman22x on Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:13 pm

Is it a mechanical speedo in the early cars?

Thanks for the info! Seems like parts cars always pop up, so it wouldn't be too hard to update the suspension.

I heard somewhere that the 83 doesn't have many sway bar options though?

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Re: 1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  Techno Duck on Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:39 pm

Mechanical speedo that runs off the front left hub.

All of the sway bars are interchangable, the end links on the front require the bushings to be bored out if you run the later style bars.

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Re: 1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  murrayg on Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:35 am

Ya, its mechanical, driven off the front hub (VW bug style!). You lose it if you replace the front spindle with a later one, which you really should do. Options include stepper motor drivers to spin the cable (google is your friend), or replace the round mechanical speedometer with an electric one from a 911 (84-89 911 Carrera 3.2 I think) and drive it from the VSS sensor.
All swaybars will fit all 944's, just be sure you get all the hardware with them, as the bushings and links are different.
My 84, and your 83 should be identical underneath, and all the 89 S2 parts fit my car.

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Re: 1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  superman22x on Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:02 pm

Awesome, thanks for the info guys!

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Re: 1983 944 vs later years for conversion?

Post  wanczykj on Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:20 am

I just finished a 1984 conversion and the car is just fantastic!

Very fast and very fun!!!

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