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Post  pormgb on Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:01 pm

Hi All,

Last year, my tied turbocharged 944's motor needed some maintenance so I started to build a hot 944-turbo motor, half way through the build I decided to go the V8 path. I started the conversion last October hoping to have it ready for spring, yesterday I finally got the motor started and it sounds awesome especially with out mufflers. The motor has a LS6 block with LS6 intake and ported 806 heads, I don't really like these heads but they came with the motor.

Here are the specs;

1986 944 N/A, 6 speed 968 Transmission, Turbo Brakes, Coliovers all round with torsion bar delete, TPC Bump Steer Kit, 944 turbo front end with trimmed N/A fenders.

-LS6 block, LS6 Intake, DIY ported 806 heads
-Cam specs are 226/229 .575/.578 116 LSA
-Standalone wiring harness, PCM with custom tune
-Stock Flywheel with Centerforce PP and clutch plate
-Power steering
-Manual brakes, have Hydroboost MC but need to modify valve cover to clear MC.
-Modified Hooker Headers
-Front O2 Sensors
-Wideband O2 sensor with gauge
-Waiting for 85mm MAF

I used a standalone wiring harness made for race cars, I picked up a basic harness with PCM and tune for $500.00. This harness was so easy to install, it also has a TAC output and built in fuel pump relay. I still have some work to do, there is no VSS and I'm using the 944 stock fan circuitry. I had a bit of a setback today, my recently purchased 944 turbo rad sprung a leak, i removed it and installed my N/A rad with dual fans, ill upgrade the rad once I get the car on the road.

To utilize the stock 944 gauges, I machined aluminum tubes that sit between the rad hoses, I tapped these tubes for the 944-coolant temperature sender plus an aftermarket water temperature gauge. For oil pressure, I use an aftermarket gauge plus the stock gauge, I made an adapter out of a O2 sensor bung, it has the same thread as the stock 944/951 oil pressure sender, this adapter is threaded into an oil pressure junction off the remote filter housing.

So far I happy with the results, I'm a little worried about my clutch plate because I had to machine it to clear the pilot bearing with adapter. I also have to bleed my clutch which is a bit challenging, I don't have a remote bleeder.

I still have to fabricate and exhaust system, I picked up a complete C5 exhaust system that I plan to modify the front portion to fit the 944.


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Post  Wild Bill on Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:41 am

Looks good! Where in Canada? streets are almost dry here in Edmonton!!!
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Post  pormgb on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:04 am

Wild Bill wrote:Looks good! Where in Canada? streets are almost dry here in Edmonton!!!

I'm located in Ontario, streets have been dry for a few weeks. I'm getting very anxious to get on the road, the biggest job left is the exhaust.
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Post  spence on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:12 am

Nice, another person from Ontario! Are you making the exhaust yourself or taking it to a shop? I too can't wait to get on the road again! It's nice out today; I'm going to finish up some small things. I love spring!
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Post  pormgb on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:41 am

spence wrote:Nice, another person from Ontario! Are you making the exhaust yourself or taking it to a shop? I too can't wait to get on the road again! It's nice out today; I'm going to finish up some small things. I love spring!

I've been thinking about the exhaust for a while, I hate welding in my garage so I don't really want to completely fabricate a system. I picked up a complete exhaust system from a 2002 C5, I'm in process of determining how much of the system I can use (up to rear muffler), Im using hooker headers so ill have to fabricate about 10" of pipe. I would like to use as much as possible but I don't want the exhaust to hang too low, my car is very low.

How far have you got with your project?

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Post  spence on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:47 am

I got it running last October before it got too cold. All I have left to do is to finish the fan wiring, the brakes and the exhaust. I also need to get a new windshield because I hit my head on the rear view mirror and broke it!! doh!
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Post  Dan J on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:06 am

Hey, that looks like it will be fun.

Is that a stock master cyl? What calipers are you using?

Also, how did you handle the mechanism for the headlights? Are they fixed in the lowered position? Are you using some kind of bracket so they can be raised as well? I'm curious because I'd like to do away with the mechanism in order to gain some room up by the water pump and air intake. I'm running the same header panel to throttle body setup.

Again, looks great.

Dan.
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Post  pormgb on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:19 pm

Dan J wrote:Hey, that looks like it will be fun.

Is that a stock master cyl? What calipers are you using?

Also, how did you handle the mechanism for the headlights? Are they fixed in the lowered position? Are you using some kind of bracket so they can be raised as well? I'm curious because I'd like to do away with the mechanism in order to gain some room up by the water pump and air intake. I'm running the same header panel to throttle body setup.

Again, looks great.

Dan.

Yes, I'm using the stock 944 master cylinder but have a Ford Mustang Hydroboost setup, I plan to install this after I get the car on the road. My car runs full 944 Turbo brakes, I done this upgrade a few years ago. With regards to head lights, I have a fixed headlight kit I plan to install in the next couple of weeks, I need to fabricate brackets and make clear covers for the kit.
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