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  Wild Bill on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:04 pm

Hi, New project!! my 14 year old son and I picked up a '86 944 in the fall with engine problems. I had been checking out options prior to us pulling the engine last weekend for inspection and had considered a V8 as an option!

Well! It looks like a couple lock washers found their way into a couple of cylenders? So yesterday I picked up a 350 from a guy that had it in his '69 Camaro, started running rough so he pulled it and did a 383 with 700R4 and stiffer gears! We pulld the sheetmetal and heads off it last night, one cracked exhaust seat on crappy 333882 heads but otherwise fresh rebuild, I would guess 5000-10000 miles. Flat top 4 releif pistons, 4 bolt main, .010/.010 cast crank, full windage tray, lousy regrind cam with tight double roller chain and a brand new Edelbrock EPS performer intake for $200.00 Very Happy

So I need heads, cam and ARP rod bolts and figured 305 #14014416 heads with 1.94" intakes to get the compression up or sell the intake and go Vortec? I have a Holley 600DP to go on top of it.

I have ordered my conversion manual and waiting delivery and planning on doing a nice oil pan to keep the engine as close to the crossmember as possible. Wondering if I am going to have to cut a hole in the hood and get a scoop or if there is room?

Thanks, really stoked! Bill
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Post  modenas on Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:27 pm

cutting a hole!
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Post  Porch on Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:09 pm

You might end up having to cut a hole if it's going to stay carbureted... Sounds like a fun low-buck project, keep us updated!
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Post  stuart f. wright on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:50 pm

if you run an distributer ull need hood clearance for it to
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Post  v8carreragts on Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:01 pm

You will need to cut a hole in the hood for the carb. There is no way around it. You do not need to do anything for the distributor. Even an HEI fits fine.

I don't understand why Stewart had any problems because there is plenty of clearance there.

Here are two pictures. one with the carb and one with the LT1 intake. The one with the LT1 intake shows the distributor with the cap. I can't find a picture with the carb and a dist. cap. Either way, the engine is on the same mounts so heights are the same. There is approx. 1" above the HEI distributor cap with ignition wires and the hood.

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Post  stuart f. wright on Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:10 pm

v8carreragts wrote:You will need to cut a hole in the hood for the carb. There is no way around it. You do not need to do anything for the distributor. Even an HEI fits fine.

I don't understand why Stewart had any problems because there is plenty of clearance there.

Here are two pictures. one with the carb and one with the LT1 intake. The one with the LT1 intake shows the distributor with the cap. I can't find a picture with the carb and a dist. cap. Either way, the engine is on the same mounts so heights are the same. There is approx. 1" above the HEI distributor cap with ignition wires and the hood.

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im running an hei on an 86 and the hood hit it the first time i went to close it
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Post  modenas on Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:13 pm

i understand stewie havin to cut a hole for a dis. because mine is 1 to high and touches the part of the hood that sepreates the engine bay from the battery fan blower and fuses. but i plan to hake one big cut and have it all with a scoop.
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Post  stuart f. wright on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:51 pm

i just trimed a section out of inner hood in that area and was able to shut my hood .i have a 6 inch cowl hood scoop it dont give but about 2inches between top of carb and scoop ,i have an 8 inch scoop im gonna put on it so i can use bigger air cleaner.my homade engine mounts might b why my engine sits higher im working on that problem now.im gonna redo my oil pan so i can sit down lower.im redoing my bellhousing to a 944v8s setup c5 which should give me more clearance.my engine mounts and oil pan mod is in the works and should give me more room but not very much i might b an inch to to high.dist. still an issue with iner part of hood its a tight fit for sure.i get my engine back from machine shop and parts ordrd from greg ill let you know v8carrera onto me i should be reinstalling 2nd week of march


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Post  Wild Bill on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:02 pm

Thanks for the replys, i'll get my manual I guess, do some reading and then some measuring! I'm planning on a pretty slick oilpan, steel however! But the key is learning before doing so a little more research first I guess! Look into the idea of fuel injection also! Megasquirt looked interesting!
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Post  Wild Bill on Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Progress, at least in the bank account depleating aspect! pale
RHS heads ordered, Quicktime bellhousing ordered, cam, flywheel etc...etc... OUCH!!! Sad Smile
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Post  Wild Bill on Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:21 pm

Pick up the quicktime bellhousing tomorrow! Very Happy

Looks like It's time to convert a LT1 intake to my SBC! Cool
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Post  stuart f. wright on Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Wild Bill wrote:Pick up the quicktime bellhousing tomorrow! Very Happy

Looks like It's time to convert a LT1 intake to my SBC! Cool
goin fuel injected that will solve alot of problems with hood clearance .the stuff they offer for aftermarket fi is awsome.
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Post  Admin on Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:35 am

If your going to use the LT intake on a standard block you might want one of these,
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Post  Wild Bill on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:25 pm

Thanks admin! that's a thread I have bookmarked, also saw one where the guy used a chunk of 1/2" aluminum flat bar and included the hold down on the same piece. Im going to install my mock-up engine, build pan , mounts and headers and see if a scoop design grows on me. EFI would be nicer but carb would fit my budget better as I have stuff laying around...

Got my conversion manual yesterday! Thanks! My Boy took it to school today to show off I guess.. : )

Picked up my Quicktime bellhousing today.. : )

Boys and I are going out to the garage after school to get on it!

OOH! It's like Christmas!!! Ferrea Valves just showed up!!!!
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Post  Wild Bill on Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:30 am

Well, Mock-up engine in the car with the bellhousing.. Got my engine mounts, Time to fab some mounts! And no hole in the hood!!! Picked up a LT1 intake. Looks like an oil pump drive is easy to do... Just have to decide if I want to go distributorless or mod the intake and install a distributor?

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Post  Wild Bill on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:43 pm

Well it fits under the hood! Very Happy No crossmember spacers either..

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Headers done too!
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Also regarding clutch and pressure plate.. From what I have found so far is both Mopar and Chevy pressure plates have a 11.625 bolt circle... Chrysler pressure plates use a Borg and Beck style while Chevy uses a diaphragm type. Just have to check installed finger height yet to make sure it will all work.. More effort to hold in a Borg and Beck at a stop light however better for higher RPM according to Ram. You can get a 10.5" or 10.95" clutch with that bolt circle..


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Post  gt1scca on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:43 pm

Wild Bill wrote:Well it fits under the hood! No crossmember spacers either..
Awesome!
The LS engines have been the "Spacer Kings"...

Custom uprights? Oh, just saw your gallery.
How 'bout the oil pan, is it in yet?

Info, Bill...
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Post  Wild Bill on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:49 pm

thanks!
That's just the mock-up engine in there, actually it's back out! I'll be able to use the sheet metal shop tomorrow at work to get the oil pan underway. Full windage tray got to stay. We have a slip roll so the front portion should be nice. Shears and breaks so should work out nice. Sump is longer than stock, was thinking a bit of a kick out under the starter but I think I might just keep it simple and concentrate on baffles.

Uprights turned out nice I thought. The angle iron I cut for the crossmember fit perfect and I like triangulated stuff. Strong enough to lift the front end of the car off the jack stands by the engine and perfect fit.

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Post  gt1scca on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:58 pm

From what I have gathered, car-specific mounts are the best route.
BUT, people want a "Kit"...

I can fab a custom set for my car, and maybe soon a set for the LS.
We'll see. Great news on the pan, BTW.

Spacers are definitely on the way out, if only I can manipulate a couple sets of universal uprights that do not require spacers, bump-steer kits, and any other unpleasantness.

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Post  Wild Bill on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:24 pm

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Post  jimbo93 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:50 pm

with a properly made set of engine mounts like those would it be possible to not have to use a spacer for the LS engines?

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Post  Wild Bill on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:12 pm

The new crossover Admin is fabricating should take care of things? I don't know what the dimensions from top of engine to bottom of crank throw is on the LS and I have not researched if a LS CAN fit under the hood without spacers however it looks like a custom fabricated crossmember allows use of an unmodified oilpan as well.
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Post  gamman on Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:43 pm

Wow, nice work.

Hey WB, I am Gerry, in calgary, I have a running/driving/needing work 88 944 RH LT1. if you want to see anything on mine in person (not really needed with all the help here), by all means, I am in the SW.
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Post  Wild Bill on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:41 pm

Meet 1/2 way in Red Deer and we can tick off the RCMP for an afternoon! Laughing

I picked up some argon so I can practice aluminum welding with my new spool gun! I picked up this welder a year ago and still haven't tried the spool gun.. Sad Want to be comfortable before I go to town on that LT1 intake! pale
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Post  Admin on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:47 pm

What headers are you using?

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