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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  JW1970 Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:08 pm

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Hello all

Car just got back from paint and I am almost done with this project.  It's been a long ride, but I am excited to see the end of the tunnel.

The car was originally purchased in Germany by my father.  Its a 1984 euro version that he imported to the U.S in 1990.

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Post  stu wright Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:15 pm

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Hello all

Car just got back from paint and I am almost done with this project.  It's been a long ride, but I am excited to see the end of the tunnel.

The car was originally purchased in Germany by my father.  Its a 1984 euro version that he imported to the U.S in 1990.
Car looks good .Wheels are perfect
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Post  JW1970 Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:10 am

Thanks, wheels came out of Canada.

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Post  gzoller Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:31 pm

What kind of transaxle are you using?

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Post  mr19zee Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:51 pm

I'm thinking about doing it to my 1983 na 944. Is it worth it? Also is there any other transaxl other than the lsd one ?

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Post  Raymond-P Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:28 pm

Nice looking car!  Love the color.

Do I see a Momo steering wheel upgrade?  How do you like it?

...and yes, those wheels are a perfect match.
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Post  JW1970 Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:13 am

I'm using the 5 speed N/A transaxle.  Its hard mounted to the frame with aluminum fittings vs the old rubber bushings that use to be on the car.

If you're looking to add some power to your car, this is the way to go.  The initial cost for the swap can become a little pricey, but the everyday parts you may need for the motor afterwords are not.

I did upgrade the steering wheel to a momo.  My car did not come with power steering and adding it is not something I wanted to do so I tried to match dimensions of the original steering wheel with the one I replaced it with to make it less painful trying to turn the wheel at a stand still.  I do like the momo steering wheel as it feels solid and is flat at the bottom making it easier to get in and out of the car.

Hope this helps

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Post  Raymond-P Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:40 pm

Thanks JW...

I'm about ready to install my rebuilt LS-1, and moderator "948" also advised me to stiffen the TA mount by encasing it in polyurethane.  This is a tried and true method to prevent premature transaxle shaft failure due to high applied HP and excessive axle angles while cornering. The link to the process is now in my project thread, "Ray's 1987 LS1 Build and Swap."

The engine should be in over the weekend or early next week.

I'll be running a 5P '86 Turbo 5-speed TA with cooler but no LSD and I expect the motor to pump out around 450 HP based on a multitude of upgrades.  You are spot on about the engine costs....however, when you start doing internal upgrades the costs go up fast!!

The Momo upgrade is in the works.  They don't seem to sell products in brown leather and I'm not sure if a black steering wheel will look out of place. Suspect
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Post  Raymond-P Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:45 pm

JW... BTW, can you post more pics on how you routed your air intake directly out the front of the car?

I like that "Corvette Type" set up!! Cool
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Post  JW1970 Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Raymond P,

Looks like you're building quite the monster, it should be a lot of fun!

My air intake set ups took a lot of time to figure out since my car is a euro version and does not have the space in the front like the U.S. models do with the pushed out front bumper.

My nose panel was also not a removable one.  The 1984 euro versions came with the header panel welded in, so I had to cut the header panel and make it a removable one like yours.

The air intake is from Australia, its called a VCM OTR cold air intake and fit with little room to spare.

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Post  JW1970 Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:46 pm

Had to re-shoot the car................

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pending wet sanding and buffing.

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Post  Raymond-P Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:05 am

JW,

Looking great again!!  You didn't mention any problems with your new paint job... what happened???

BTW...thanks for the info and pics on your VCM-OTR air intake.  I need to look into that...right after I figure out how to get clearance for my hood to shut.   Seems my FAST Intake and 92mm Jantzer throttle body are a bit higher than the factory LS items. Suspect  I only need about 3/4" +/-.

I've seen on the forum that sometimes it's necessary to remove the sheet metal reinforcement under the hood to clear the throttle body.  

It's always something!! Smile
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Post  JW1970 Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:30 am

Hello Raymond-P

Yep, it never ends........

After a closer look at the paint I discovered that the base coat was not sprayed evenly and that the car had dry spots on the doors and rocker panels and front clip. I took the car to the sister company down the road and they made it right.

Yes, you may need to modify the inside of the hood. I had the same issue with my install and had to cut out some of the sheet metal to make it work. It's a tight fit, but this might work for you as well.

If you want I can post some pics of the modification once I get the car back next week.

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