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Old 02-09-2014, 02:10 AM
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Default 914/996/LS1/986 Porsche & Chevrolet

I posted in another L.G. forum but I think its a good idea to place it here in the Project Updates

Porsche 914 (( Started its life that way )), fitted the suspension of a Porsche (2000 to 2005) 911/996. Using a Boxster S 6 speed transaxle.
Here are some pictures.

This picture is before I blasted and painted up parts and after. Needless to say lots of this had to be made custom.









This is a look at the way the 996 suspension was fitted















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Old 02-09-2014, 03:11 AM
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One thing about doing a project like this, the 911 guys snub there noses
when asking any info on their forums. Really they just read and never give
any advise. I have found this forum to be completely different and thank
you all very much.

I'm using a 911 / 996 suspension and a Boxster transmission the two
share tons of parts. I have been asking in the Porsche sites if there's
a factory axle I could use but get no love at all. The 996 and the Boxster
use the same control arms and I think the same rear hubs so its likely
one end will slide in fine, the inside end is likely the same as well. The
rear track is basically the same so its likely someone knows. I'm picking
up the Boxster trans tomorrow (Sunday) so I should know soon. Pictured
is a G-50/01 and good trans but I'm not going that way. Renegade
Hybrids in Las Vegas is using the Boxster now over the G-50 and have
this dialed in great !!!

One thing I learned from my old 914 / V8 was its so important to match
up the correct transmission and gearing or your project wont be worth
a hoot. I was using a 911/930 4 speed in my previous car and had loads
of trouble getting the clutch to work well. Its a great transmission strong
as they get for an off the shelf transaxle and it shifted odd. There was a
huge dual gate action that had to happen in order to engage a gear.
Nothing like a modern smooth action found on newer designs. It took a
while to master it but it was bullet proof (for me anyway).

The LS1 is a new world for me and I have to be honest I'm clueless
as to what cam to use and since I have some PRC heads from Texas
performance and speed makes it even harder for me to move forward.

I'm going to have to get some advise as to what cam to run and how
to best set up the engine.
John St John
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I am glad you posted it here in project progress threads. You will find much support here, and plenty of good advice as well. There are many Porsche fans here (I am one of them savin up for a newer 911) and most of us here aren't "purists", we are "performance car guys"....i'm sure if somebody put a supercharged aluminum 4 cyl in a Prius, we'd be watching...haha....

Good luck with project...and welcome....Mike
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What a cool project!
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....i'm sure if somebody put a supercharged aluminum 4 cyl in a Prius, we'd be watching...haha....
Did you see http://ls1tech.com/articles/auto-fab...-toyota-prius/

Yes, very cool project you have here. A friend of mine just picked up a '72 914 that is in very good condition, body wise. He's planning a Subaru turbo motor and trans swap this year. Subscribed.
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Great project! Really like the camber plates.
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What a cool project!
X2 What he said. You should get all kinds of luv here.Please keep posting.
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Very cool project. Would love to see the p-car's guys faces at a PCA event when you blow by them thumping eight cylinders of American muscle. Subscribed.
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This group is great ! Whoever said the craftsmen have all died off
haven't seen this crew of twisted fabricators and speed freaks !


I'm gathering parts, dam the G-50 clutch parts are expensive.
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Its going to be a sweet ride. Thanks for posting.
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