HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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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  remaxagent33 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:19 pm

1987 944s LS6
The issue is, the steering intermediate shaft is to short, my estimates the shaft is about an 1/2 inch to short. The subframe / cross member has been dropped 1/2" spacers . Any help on solutions and part numbers / vendors

Thanks in advance for the info on what i am missing here.

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Re: Steering shaft short

Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:38 pm

remaxagent33 wrote: 1987 944s  LS6
The issue is, the steering intermediate shaft is to short, my estimates the shaft is about an 1/2 inch to short.  The subframe / cross member has been dropped  1/2"  spacers  .  Any help on solutions and part numbers / vendors

Thanks in advance for the info on what i am missing here.

There are 2 ways to remedy this.

1. Cut the shaft and weld in a piece of pipe to the the 2 pieces to make the shaft longer.

2. My preferred method. Use 6mm bolts instead of the stock 8mm bolts in the clamp holes. This allows enough movement in the bolt holes to let the shaft be long enough. And yes, they are smaller bolts and therefore weaker. But, I have done it like this for many builds for street and race use. I have never had one break nor come loose. I have had a welded shaft break off at the weld once.
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Re: Steering shaft short

Post  sharkey on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:46 pm

Hotrodz of Dallas wrote:
There are 2 ways to remedy this.

1. Cut the shaft and weld in a piece of pipe to the the 2 pieces to make the shaft longer.

2. My preferred method. Use 6mm bolts instead of the stock 8mm bolts in the clamp holes. This allows enough movement in the bolt holes to let the shaft be long enough. And yes, they are smaller bolts and therefore weaker. But, I have done it like this for many builds for street and race use. I have never had one break nor come loose. I have had a welded shaft break off at the weld once.

further, welding of steering components is not legal (at least in canada). any joint must be mechanically joined with grade 8 fasteners. so in the case of a steering shaft, you can cut it and add a sleeve, but it has to be drilled and bolted together. im unsure if its ok to weld the joint, then have it bolted as a back up.

there is a 3rd option, i have seen people using aftermarket steering joints and steering shaft. im unsure what the rack and column spline counts are, but i seem to recall them using flaming river joints.

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Re: Steering shaft short

Post  racertomtom on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Do an advance search for steering in this forum, a lot of info here.

xschop has pics of pin couplers in his gallery.

If you weld a sleeve/coupler you need to mill a slot in it and weld parallel to the shaft so it won't break like perpendicular welds can.

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1986 Porsche 951 to LS3 Steering Linkage Solved

Post  Porsche951toLS3 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:44 pm

I lucked out on an Ebay bid for a Porsche 944 Turbo S2 968 Power Steering Rack Linkage Knuckle Intermediate Shaft.  Strangely the 968 had an ADJUSTABLE shaft that allowed me to get the extra length I needed.  Yes mine was about 1/2" - 1" short and I was so pissed that I did not know this was going to be a problem when I started my project.  It was like, why did someone not tell me about this.  Anyway, I also called around and several years back these 968 shafts were all bought up probably for these conversions.  

If you can find them, mine works excellent and is built like a tank.  Extremely happy.  Picture below.
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