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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  v2rocket on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:16 pm

Found a 95 Caprice earlier with a mostly complete LT1 (missing the alternator and the throttle body) and IIRC still had harness and computer.

Will the B-body headers work with the 944 NA body/steering? Or will I need the Sanderson headers should I buy the motor for a swap?

Howabout the accessories? I don't have PS anymore so it'd be AC and alternator plus whatever emissions stuff there is, read something about a smog pump somewhere. Would I need the F-body bracket + Buick V6 alternator?

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Post  944v8inDFW on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:06 am

The caprice engines have iron heads (unless someone swapped them) and a funky waterpump. Neither a real deal breaker other than additional weight and you will need to swap the pump for a fbody or corvette pump. The exhaust manifolds will not clear the steering unless swapped side for side then you got some pretty crazy exhaust fab work to do, but does work if you must pass emmissions. Suggestion is always the headers Sandersen or otherwise. The PCM and wiring will work.

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Post  944v8inDFW on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:42 am

I THINK the accessory bracket is the same as the f-body, if that is the case you will need to mod it for the smaller alt, just like the f-body.


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Post  xschop on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:45 am

I had a caprice 4.3L V8 (baby LT1) that was built by my engine builder and put in a Z28 after it's engine blew up...That engine would rev higher than Obama's tax plan...
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Post  v2rocket on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:39 am

good to know...what do you think that engine would be worth with PCM and harness? i might just buy it to flip it

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Post  subterfuge on Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:41 pm

Spencer, you need to get CARB approved headers for this car if you are planning on using it here in CA. I went with the Pacesetter shorties that are CARB approved, also, you have to transfer the entire emissions set up for whatever car you are using the engine from- the easiest way to get through all the hassle is with a 94-95 LT1, I am using a 94 Corvette LT1.
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Post  v2rocket on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:08 pm

how much out of round do you think the bores would be at, say 150k miles? think a .030 overbore would suffice Wink

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Post  944v8inDFW on Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:29 pm

RUN FOREST RUN

150k on a not complete iron head LT1 not worth much, very easy to tie up hundreds in machine work quickly.

I would buy the harness and pcm for about $100 Leave the rest. What you will spend on machine work and finding missing parts you can buy a complete F body LT1. Then there is the whole iron head deal! Smile

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Post  msmoorenburg on Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:01 am

keep looking I started out with a caprice motor that had 0 miles punched .30 over with a mild cam for $600 ,and I picked up alum heads for $150 with 0 miles on them. So you can find motors cheep
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Post  v2rocket on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:40 am

what kind of fuel economy are you guys seeing with the swaps if you take it easy?

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Post  Dawgz83948 on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:54 am

I used to get 27 with my stock LT1 and Turbo transaxle w/5th gear swap. After teh go fast goodies and programming ~20.
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Post  v2rocket on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:36 pm

27 is pretty good, i bet the big torque makes cruising easy...

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