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Post  jpkinerk on Fri May 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Matty, I do not! Turned out it was a flat spotted tire from my, uh, little hood mishap last summer.
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Post  jpkinerk on Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:19 pm

Well guys, after much thought and deciding not to pull the trigger on a new daily driver, I'm tossing around a new idea for the 944 S I purchased. My current 85.5 swap is just so fun as a track rat that I think I'm going to leave it that way. Soooo, I'm considering swapping the S as a fun weekend car. What I'm considering is an LSA. Has this been done before?

I'm not too worried about hood clearance as I'd probably just get a fiberglass one made, but I am concerned about the intercooler setup and torque tube adapter. Yes, I could do an LS3 crate engine a lot cheaper, but I thought I'd just consider the idea while I have a blank slate.

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Post  sharkey on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 am

intercooler setup isnt hard, its just a small radiator and an electric pump and 3/4" heater hoses. torque tube adapter will be the same as any other ls engine.

my concern would be making the transaxle survive. the lsa is 560hp untuned, add some decent headers and a tune and you can get close to 600hp. hell, your a pulley swap and tune away from 650hp. i think if your actually planning to keep a trans alive you should be doing the corvette torque tube/transaxle

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Post  superman22x on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:38 am

Torque is the real killer of a trans, not so much horsepower. With that said, the LSA makes a lot of torque... A turbo setup making similar HP numbers, but only higher in the RPM range might be easier on the trans.

Go big, get an LT4...

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Post  jpkinerk on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:18 pm

Hmm, that's a good point. Not sure I want to get into a T56 swap as well. I'd almost rather find an AOR and not hole shot it. Also, upon further investigation, I can get a crate LS3 set up for 525hp for 4k less than the LSA. That might be a better route. LT4 is interesting though. I hadn't thought of that. What would the benefit of that be over the LS3?

Thanks! JP
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Post  sharkey on Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:08 pm

the lt4 is a gen 5 engine. direct injected, vvt, supercharged, 650hp and 650 ft/lb.

even 525 hp ls3 is 485 ft/lb. if you drive it nicely an aor might take the abuse, but i feel at those sort of torque levels one wrong move and the tranny is gonna break.

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Post  rygroves on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:49 pm

Hi JP,
Are you in Indiana or Ohio?
I'm a noob here and noticed by the tracks that would make sense. I'm in Indy and looking for some examples locally before I go down the rabbit hole.
Thanks,
Ryan

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Post  jpkinerk on Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Hey Ryan,

Sorry for the delay. First time I've been away from the forum this long in years. Anyway, as luck would have it I'll be at Putnam Park next Saturday. If you want to swing by the track you can see what it's all about.

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Post  rygroves on Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:16 pm

Hi JP,
Thanks for the invite , I do like Putnam. Sorry I will be in NYC next weekend

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JP's LS1 Conversion  - Page 2 Empty hello jpkinerk, I'm new to the conversion board. I see that you had some parts for sale a couple months ago. I'm also just north of cincy. I have a1981 924 that I'm building a mild 406 sbc to install it into the 924. So i'm in need of alot of parts

Post  924sbc406 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:42 pm

jpkinerk wrote:Well, I haven't started the transplant from my 85.5 to the 87, but only because (of course) the 85.5 is finally running right, at least for the track. It's still plagued with some electrical issues and fumes in the cabin, but damn is it fast! Here's some pics from Putnam Park the other weekend. Heading to Mid-Ohio June 10th, and then I'll think about starting the swap...maybe...

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Post  jpkinerk on Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:05 pm

So here's where I've been:
R1 - threw in used LS1 with 80k, ran one track weekend, clutch wasn't up to it
R2 - rebuilt LS1 into 383 rwhp monster, Spec clutch, oil cooler, blew it up

Where I'm going:
For my second iteration of the car, I'm tearing everything down since I actually love the way it handles and brakes, and painting the car before throwing in the rebuilt L92 I'm picking up in MI in a few weeks. Among the many little things I'm reworking to be cleaner/better before paint, a big one was getting my 6"5" frame lower in the car so I could use my race seats. Today, we started the process. What you see here was a cut behind the rear mounting point for the seat bracket. The floor was then hinged to gain about 3" of headroom. It worked really well. My friend will be boxing this in so it's safe and tidy.

The car is at my buddy's garage since it's bigger than mine. Overall we'll be improving...
- driver fitment
- new aluminum dash
- replace all the body wiring with something simpler
- new engine harness (maybe Holley w/ self tuning)
- paint
- new glass and door seals
- adding v-band clamps
- possibly adding LSD

Wish us luck!

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Post  jpkinerk on Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:32 pm

All welded up. Headroom mod complete. On to stripping the car for paint!

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Post  jpkinerk on Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 pm

With the "headroom mod" complete, we're on to hanging the fenders along with the new (to me) hood and new hinges (necessary because my previous flip up hood indecent). Anyway, it's all looking much better than it ever has, so we're onto stripping everything out from under the hood and then we'll paint the engine bay before installing the reworked L92 I'm picking up in MI in a couple weeks. More pics to come!

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Post  jpkinerk on Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:10 pm

About to dig into the major body work, but in the meantime here is the L92 all together and ready for the engine dyno. I sent up new/used accessories up to the guy I bought it from in MI. He works at Prefix Motorsports (official Viper tuner) and was kind enough to throw it on the dyno before I come pick it up. It has an LS9 cam and springs, everything else is "stock" and reworked such as new pistons, rings, etc. I'll be running an LS3 intake and Holler Sniper EFI 92mm throttle body, but the carb was fine for a tune I figured. Less I had to ship up there.
We'll see what she does!

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Post  Public_Neudity on Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:04 pm

I was looking at the Holley Sniper low profile manifold with the 92mm TB, have you had a chance to test fit your intake setup under the hood to check for clearances?

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:36 am

Public_Neudity wrote:I was looking at the Holley Sniper low profile manifold with the 92mm TB, have you had a chance to test fit your intake setup under the hood to check for clearances?

The holley sniper intake, or any aftermarket intake, won't fit under the stock hood. The stock LS1 intake and throttle body require some clearancing on the throttle body and some of the hood brace usually has to be cut out where it sits over the throttle body. The holley Sniper low profile intake is about 2" taller than the LS1 intake. Holley calls it low profile because it's shorter than their standard Sniper.
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Post  jpkinerk on Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:23 pm

Sorry for the delay. Work travel. Anyway, I'm using the Sniper EFI TB, but stock LS3 intake. As mentioned above, the Sniper EFI low profile intake won't fit under the hood (without modification) even with the crossmember spaced down 1/2 inch. Hope this helps!

Public_Neudity wrote:I was looking at the Holley Sniper low profile manifold with the 92mm TB, have you had a chance to test fit your intake setup under the hood to check for clearances?
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Post  docwyte on Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:11 am

My FAST92 intake fit underneath the hood without any issues...

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm

docwyte wrote:My FAST92 intake fit underneath the hood without any issues...

What did you do to make it fit? Literally every car i've swapped, the stock intake and throttle body hit the hood. And I use the 1/2" crossmember spacers.
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Post  docwyte on Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:48 am

I had 1/2" cross member spacers too. I had no issue with the stock LS6 intake hitting, I did have to shave down the throttle body some and take away some of the hood bracing. The FAST92/92 fit without any issues, same modifications as stock.

If you put in the "photobucket" picture patch you should be able to see all the pictures in my build thread, it'll show what I did.

Unfortunately its just too much work for me to go back through my build thread here and on Rennlist and repopulate all the pictures off Photobucket...

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Post  jpkinerk on Wed May 02, 2018 9:07 pm

Interior is out and the car is 85% stripped. Down to the dirty work now with stripping off old insulation and wiring I won't be needing, so it's going kinda slow. I did get the TPC pan and the rest of the LS3 stuff on my L92. Hopefully more progress soon!

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Post  87944turbo on Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:41 pm

JP, great to see you posting and nice to see progress on the car!

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Post  jpkinerk on Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:14 pm

Hello everyone,

So the odyssey continues... I'm sad I haveb't been active on the forum that last several years, but multiple job hops and opportunities took my time and priority. Through all the change though, (sold my CTS-V, ZO6, 944S, bought a Chevy SS Rolling Eyes) my little old $800 944 I found sitting in a field remains. Hard to believe it's been 7 years since I started with version 1.0

Anyway, enough nostalgia. Things are really picking up at my buddy Dan's garage with the paint, and we'll be reassembling soon. Once it's a roller, it will go to my garage for wiring, interior, plumbing, etc. So between now and the next May I should be back on more frequently.

Here are the major updates;

  • Pulled the trigger on a low mileage AOR
    Made the call to strip the car and go aftermarket engine harness and universal body wiring kit
    Pulled off all the old plasti-dip (never again)
    Dan hit the body work and we all hit the sanding
    Decided on "Nardo Grey" for the color
    Graphed in a naca duct (just because)


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