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Old 12-21-2005, 04:54 PM
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I am now starting on a 1985 1/2 Porsche 944, that I hope to have a 327 Aluminum block in it in the near future. I have just started with the Porsche modifications, so if there is any one out there that knows about modifying the 944's; suspension and brakes, etc. let me know. I would like to go with a 30 or 32mm Front sway bar, and a 26 or 28mm rear sway bar. I would also like to go with 12" rotors and dual or four piston calipers all around. I have just started on this project, so if any one can lead me in the right direction to find certain parts, I would really appreciate it. Thanks Ed. (AKA: Cocacolakidd)...

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While I have experience with 327 SBC's and I have experience with a Super 90 Porsche....I have no experience in marrying a SBC to a Porsche. I saw one on eBay a few weeks back. It sold for about half of what a stock Porsche should bring.

Maybe some of our other members can be of assistance..


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Hello, Thank you for the welcome.
I picked up this 944 dirt cheep because the motor needs a complete rebuild, and that can get a little expensive for a Porsche. I have contacted Renegade Hybrids, and they can supply all of the parts for the conversion to the SBC to the Porsche (Bell housings, clutches, motor mounts, etc. ). It's not the resale proceeds of the car that is the aim, but rather to have the fun of building what I would like to in a Hot Rod. If done correctly it can give one many hours, and even years of pleasure. The accomplishment is the goal here. I have built my 84 Camaro Z28 to just how I wanted it...540 hp SBC...handles the rugged mountain curves like it is on rails...well - etc., etc. Now it's on to the next project, a light weight V8 in a 944. The suspension, and breaking are to be dealt with in the project. Springs, frame stiffening, along with 16" or 17" rims that are wider, and with Goodyear tread. Hundreds of details await me in this adventure. Starting with the motor block, bigger sway bars, and bigger brakes, these are the take off point. I'm sure there are some donor Porsches out there that have the bigger/ better braking, and suspension that I'm looking for. It may take awhile as I'm just now starting to dig for all that information.

Thank you for the welcome, and off we go. Merry Christmas to all, Ed. (Cocacolakidd)
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I would try one of the Porsche forums, there are quite a few.

The better ones are



www.pistonheads.com (and navigate to the Porsche section)

A friendly bunch but if you go to Pistonheads they are quite "lively" and may well enquire over your parentage! (not that it is meant to offend but we british do have an odd sense of humour!)

From my own limited knowledge of 944 (911 man myself in addition to the old tanks) I beleive that the Big Red brakes and calipers are the way to go and should have no problem stopping the car even with a small block in it.

If you get stuck drop me a line and I will find out what I can.

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