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  Fastrax203 on Sun May 23, 2010 2:18 am

Hey guys,

My name is Elric and I'm somewhat new to the forum. I've been lurking for a while before actually registering as I hadn't actually picked up another 944 yet. I had an '85 944 when I was in high school and ended up selling it and going down the Japanese pocket rocket path for a long time. I've built many cars FWD, RWD, MR, AWD and essentially owned all Japanese makes except for Subaru.

Recently I picked up an '86 944 for a steal. The car runs great, needs a bit of interior attention but all in all I'm satisfied with it as there's absolutely no rust on her. I have also come into the possession of an LS1 longblock from a '97 Corvette. The intake manifold is from an LS6 and the throttle body is from a Trans-Am. It's complete aside from accessories, wiring harness and ECU. In total at the moment I've spent $1850 ($1150 for the engine and $700 for the car).

I'm excited about putting the LS1 into the 944 but I have a few concerns. I guess I should just buy the guide so my questions will be answered. Anyway, here's a few pics of my car.

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She's got a few dents in her where the previous owner (a much older gentlemen) was backing her out of his garage and tagged the trim on the garage wall. She sat outside since '05 so the interior fell to pieces. PS doesn't work but I've never been a fan of it anyway so I plan to disassemble the rack, gut the seal and toss it back together (I've done this on many PS cars to make the depowered PS rack easier to manage).

I'll snap some more pictures when I get a chance.

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Post  87-944S on Sun May 23, 2010 7:40 am

Good looking car, welcome to the forum. You will have all the support you need here, great bunch of folks.
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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  Fastrax203 on Sun May 23, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks! I've definitely noticed that this board is much more mature than the other enthusiast boards I'm associated with. My project is going to take some time as the engine in it is in great shape and it'd be a shame to just yank it out. So, I'm going to beat the crap out of it until it tanks and once it does I'll put her down and put her under the knife for a little while.

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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  subterfuge on Mon May 24, 2010 2:54 pm

So, I'm going to beat the crap out of it until it tanks and once it does I'll put her down and put her under the knife for a little while.

Caution... I bought a car with a broken odo at 250,000 miles with the same intention, and it held up with minimal maintenance for 3 more years and at least 100k more miles. You might be better served taking it out and getting something for it while you can if you ever want to get this project going.
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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  Porch on Mon May 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Welcome! Looks like you're off to a great start!
I wouldn't worry about the questions. Grab the manual, and when the time comes for specific questions...we'll be here Smile
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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  Fastrax203 on Mon May 24, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I know that the 2.5L 8 valve can be pretty reliable in some cases but I will probably get this project rolling once my fiance and I move into our new house (larger garage). I'm actually on my way to pick up my LS1 now.

Which accessory set works better? The one from the Corvette or the one from the F-Body?

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Post  Dawgz83948 on Mon May 24, 2010 7:07 pm

FBODY.
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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  Fastrax203 on Mon May 24, 2010 10:26 pm

Thanks.

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Still gotta toss it on my engine stand. I would have earlier but I didn't have any bolts the correct thread for it (10 x 1.5, almost everything I have is 10x1.25) of course. Gonna do a compression test tomorrow. Hopefully I come up with some solid numbers. Anybody know what the specs are supposed to be?

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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  stuart f. wright on Wed May 26, 2010 10:31 am

welcome to the forum.looks like you have a good solid car to start with.there are members here with lots of knowledge to help guide you through your conversion.the conversion maual is the bible has lots of technical data as well as some of the posts recent and past that can give you the tips and information you seek in your conversion.you will definitly like the 944 with a v8.good luck and welcome again.
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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  expuppy on Wed May 26, 2010 6:45 pm

Is that a 98 motor? If so, you will probably have interference between the PCV valve on the drivers side rear and your master cylinder. I did. Had to take the valve cover off and take off that protrusion that holds the PCV hose. just remove it, weld a plate on in its place, drill and tap it for a fitting that can take the hose. I dont weld, so i had mine done for about 30 bucks. Can get pics if you want. Welcome to the board.

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Re: New member, looking for guidance

Post  Fastrax203 on Wed May 26, 2010 8:21 pm

Pics would be helpful. I'm not too sure what you're talking about. I'm guessing you're talking about the thing that kinda looks like it could be an oil fill for the driver side valve cover?

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