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).

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The Porch, Version 2.0

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Post  Porch on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:09 am

A couple months ago i got rearended in the Porsche. Nothing major, but combined with some other issues the car had and the fact that the whole thing needed paint, i decided it would be a better choice to swap shells.

So, here's the new car! It's a 1990 944 "S2" model.

I bought the car without an engine and transmission. The PO had started stripping it down to make it a race car, then sold it to "admin" (Eric) who pulled the motor and trans and sold the shell to me...so i have some re-assembling to make it a road car again (though i'm going to leave as much out as possible, target weight is around 2900lbs).

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The day it arrived, just washed. Front bumper cover is inside the car, and i picked up a "lip" for the bottom too.
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Another angle. PO just put some crappy wheels on it to get it to my door...
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Old meets the new:
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Interior, as-received. My old car had a rare "full leather interior", so i'm going to be swapping the lower half of my old car (carpet, lower dash, door panels, seats) into the new car.
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Motor transferred. Did a lot of cleaning/painting/etc. before installing it...
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New transaxle, thanks to Dawgz! AOR trans. Swapped my 5th gear this weekend and got it installed.
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Also did a bunch of "while i'm in there" stuff--rebuilt my control arms, put in a Turn One p/s pump with correct pressure that will eventually power hydroboost, and i'll be making a new air intake while i'm at it.

Things left to do before i can drive it:
-Front suspension. Having someone TIG up my engine cradle to move the control arms back up 1/2" (v8 swap requires the cradle to move down 1/2").
-Finish the cooling system, just a few hoses left to connect
-Plug in a few wires and tuck the computer/relays/fuse block in neatly on the floorboard
-Interior, but that can mostly wait.
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Re: The Porch, Version 2.0

Post  Joe on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:35 pm

hello

where did you find this parts Question "vanne de chauffage"

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thanks Wink
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Post  Porch on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:42 pm

I bought it from a local parts store. I did a write-up on the heater hoses. Did it not make it into the swap manual? I don't recall the part #, but it was only about $15.
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Post  944-LT1 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:45 pm

Ah! You transferred everything over already?? That was fast. Looks great.

hello

where did you find this parts "vanne de chauffage" = "Heater Valve?"


The heater valve is Proliance Ready-Aire PN# 5930.

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Re: The Porch, Version 2.0

Post  Joe on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:55 pm

thank you both Very Happy

again an order for us , we don't find nothing in france for the convertion Twisted Evil

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Post  Luke714 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:00 pm

Looks great! That was fast, wanna come finish mine?
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Post  Porch on Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:38 pm

It's been easy, honestly. I took the front suspension off the old car, then set the entire engine/cradle down on some furniture dollies. Lifted the car off it, pushed the entire assembly over to the new car, and put her right in the new home. Easy!

Still have some wiring to tidy up on the inside of the car, but that mostly transferred too.
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Post  Porch on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:39 am

Front suspension is on!
Modified crossmember. I moved the bolt holes for the LCA up by 1/2" to compensate for the spacer:
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Everything put on:
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Spent a lot of time getting the motor as low as possible in the chassis. Even clearanced the R&P a little bit!
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Post  944-LT1 on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:50 am

Awesome mod to the crossmember! Did it cost much to have that done? How did you clearance the steering rack?


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Post  Porch on Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:14 pm

Thanks! I did the crossmember stuff myself. I just made some basic measurements (using a caliper and a square) for the hole. I had to drill a 1/2" hole because i don't have any metric drill bits, it's .020 larger than a 12mm bolt. I don't honestly think that there is a large degree of precision necessary there, but i certainly could be wrong. Definitely open to discussion on that!

Then i got some 2" wide, 3/8" thick flat aluminum plate cut at 1.5" intervals. I removed enough material from the crossmember in that area to make it flat, put the plates on there and stenciled the hole. Drilled it, then had a local guy weld the plates on for $50. The plates are really just to help locate the bolt hole, since some of the old and new holes are overlapping.

So, grand total was about $55 and a few hours worth of work. I also had to remove a small amount of material on the inside to make the control arm fit where the new hole is.

To get my car at the ride height i wanted in the front, the control arms weren't quite level and the balljoint was maxing out. This should totally fix that.

For the crossmember...well, i'm using RH's crappy oil pan. It was hitting on the aluminum part of the rack where it turns into a steel tube, above and to the right of the "reman" sticker in the picture. It was mostly out of necessity--it was either that, or raise the engine up higher. Previously i had chosen to raise the engine a small amount, but this time i took the longer road.
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