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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1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

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1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

Post  whit32 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:09 pm

1985 ½ Porsche 944 with LT1 5.7l V8 conversion - $3000

Decided to give up on my project car and move on to other things.  Runs and drives, makes lots of power and GREAT sound, but needs some work and has a few dents and dings.  1985 1/2 Porsche 944 in Guards Red and black interior with 148k miles, and conversion to an engine from a 1995 Camaro (5.7l LT1 V8) (30k miles since rebuild).  Mostly original except for the swap.  Interior is pretty nice, with recently recovered front seats.  Dash is cracked (coverlay included).

The car is drive-able but not really complete.  I picked this up as a project from the prior owner (pretty sure he was a regular on this board a few years back) who did the conversion, and I have taken it further, but it needs some TLC and some additional work to make it really road-worthy.  I have only driven it short distances (it’s not registered or inspected) so I would recommend you bring a trailer.  It’s an intense driving experience - manual steering and brakes, and the front end is a bit loose and in need of a rebuild, so it’s a handful on the road.  It’s an old car in need of some more TLC.  See the full good and bad list below.

About the conversion -- All the right parts (at that time) were used in the swap, based on the mountain of paperwork I have - Sanderson headers, custom free-flowing exhaust, new optispark, new alternator, new oil pump, Painless wiring harness, Quicktime bellhousing adapter, custom oil pan, custom engine uprights.  Plenty of spares are included - spare steering rack, spare torque, v8 swap manuals, Lindsey Racing solid trans-axle mount

Clean title in hand.  In Cary, NC.  Note - will consider trades, let me know.

Good
Starts, runs, and drives.  Tons of power and torque.
New tires on 17” turbo twist (replica) wheels
Newly recovered seats - looks great!
New windshield
Body electricals work fine - sunroof, lights, power seats, power windows, etc
Plenty of records from prior owners replacing a lot of stuff
Replaced front brake calipers

Bad
Giant dent on the front right fender
Couple of other dents and paint flaws
Not registered or inspected
Manual brakes and steering (because conversion)
Exhaust manifolds still leak a bit
There’s a bit of a misfire or something going on at small throttle openings.
Loose / vibration in front end
Some rubber moldings (door seals, etc) are cracking and in need of replacement
Paint’s a little chalky but polishes up nicely
Dashboard is cracked
Broken front lower air dam
Dents in driver’s side door
No AC (because conversion)
Some clutch chatter (clears up when driven)
Probably a bunch of other odds and ends I'm forgetting

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Re: 1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

Post  944_GASM on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:45 am

If I wasn't waist deep in my swap, this would be a great buy!

Quick question, do you find the manual brakes and steering that difficult? I plan on running a dual master cylinder setup for my car and since it's an 83', I have always had manual steering. Just interested to hear your thoughts - Thanks.

GLWS!

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Re: 1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

Post  spence on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:29 am

Manual steering isn't bad at all... Manual brakes on the other hand.... You need to research carefully on what combination you choose.
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Re: 1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

Post  944_GASM on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:37 am

spence wrote:Manual steering isn't bad at all... Manual brakes on the other hand.... You need to research carefully on what combination you choose.

I am picking up Lemmings old DMC Setup. He is sending it with a bunch of different MC's but I believe he was running 3/4 front, 13/16 rear MCs.

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Re: 1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

Post  whit32 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi all - thanks for the interest. The car is tentatively SOLD, to a local race car fabricator who wants a track toy, so it's going to a great home!

FYI I don't have the post count to be able to respond to PM's, so if you PM'ed me, apologies for not being able to get back to you.

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wishful thinking

Post  Colonel Slanders on Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:27 pm

Is it still sold?

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Re: 1985 1/5 Porsche 944 with LT1 - runs and drives $3000

Post  whit32 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:55 pm

Yep, long gone.

Replaced with a 2008 BMW M5 Smile

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