Porsche 944 conversion to sbc,need help and advice

nyko944

Member
Hey guys,I want to really find out information about converting my 85 944 from the standard 4 cylinder to a chevrolet V8,i see people adding ls1's which is not in my budget yet so i have been looking toward different chevrolet engine like,LT1,350,or LM-series, I'm interested to find out all three that might be the best in price,performance,and emissions because of these strict California emission laws.i plan to get the main to do the conversion parts like the bell housing,turbo tranny with an N/A 5 speed, four piston brake kits and a stage 3 clutch.anyone can help,as much information could help out.Thank you.
also any good standalone's and any tips on tuning and adjustments?
 
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nyko944

Member
i might buy a ls1 short block and just build it from the ground up since its cheaper but i could be wrong,gives me an advantage to put what kind of parts i want.would the lm series be a good choice as well?,since theyre almost the same excluding the intake,throttle body and the block?
 
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mmadden55

Pontiac Pilot
It is a small light car start with a 5.3 LM truck engine which you can get relatively cheap, add a ls1 or ls6 intake if you can find one, keep your Porsche trans if you have a standard and can find a conversion bell housing, a SBC to Porsche will work. Iwas looking at your gallery and would be interested to know how your project is comming
 

Bowtie

FERD EFFTEENTHOUSAND
Staff member
A LS1 with a harness isn't really all that expensive. Once you get into the LS2-LS7s, then your costs go up. Way up.
 
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