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Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 13 2004, 09:03 PM

Club iD, Name State Year

GM engines:
1. 914GT, Guy AZ 74 Chrome Yellow 357 V8, Dedenbear w/p
2. LvSteveH, Steve, NV 73 V8 tube frame, Ron Davis
3. Boxstr, Craig OR 75 V8 305, destroked 327 Holley Proj FI
4. Bruce Hinds, Bruce WA 75 914 V8 since 1985
5. Wilhelm, Wilhelm OR 327 V8 930 trans Sheridan/959 body
6. JEM, Jerry OR 73 327 V8 , Hilborn EFI
7. LS6/914, Larry WA LS6 V8
8. vipergman, Gary WA 72 327 V8, 4 spd 901, Chalon kit
9. pffft, Patrick, CA 327 V8 930 trans, formerly Lapuwali
10. wallys914, Chris, CA 72 5.7L V8
11. kgb, UT (Blank for next V8 project to replace sold V8 914)
12. smrz914, Paul CA 72 5.8 V8
13. Kyan, Kyan CA 73 350 V8 Fast Burn ZZ4+
14. nocones, Michael CA 74 V8 ZZ3, 915 Quaiffe LSD, HPH flares, 911 susp
15. joefri187, Joe CA V8, Type II axles
16. nick mironov, Nick CA 75 283 V8 Renegade
17. MikeP, Mike CA V8 475hp Brodix, 930 trans, Fiske
18. ?, ?, ? 74 cage, A.I.R. body -formerly owned by ChrisJulian
19. Cali914, Harry CA 350 V8 500hp, Pantera ZF trans, cage, wide flares
20. Mar7ck, Mark CA 350 V8 , 915, Beachboys Racing SpeedsterME body
21. dkjens, CA 73 914 with a 283
22. Wgfp, Larry CA Renegade’s “Peal”. now black
23. RUDEPEST, Keith CA 73 V8 450hp
24. jridder, Jonathan CA V8 , Holley EFI
25. chunger, Pei CA 73 350 V8 , Holley MPFI, and 930 trans
26. seanf123, Sean CA 73 V8 350
27. sj914, Remil CA 74 V8, 915
28. Buelteman, Robert CA 71 V8, 930 trans
29. Jmmotorsports, Jerry, WA 73 914 V8
30. Dr. Roger, Roger CA 350 V8 400hp, Sheridan flares, 901 tall gear
31. Tesserra, George CA 74 V8 Renegade, 930, Holley Projection 2d
32. reedhmb, Mark CA 71 V8, Better Bodies Kit
33. cobra94563 Chris CA 74 V8 283
34. Andyrew, Andrew CA 350 V8, FI, HPH flares
35. scott914poor, Scott CA V8
36. bondo, Royce CA LT1 V8
37. jb 914, Joe CA 72 V8 327 PKRMONY
38. TC 914-8, Tony, WA 76 914 350 416hp V8 w/916, sunflower yellow, Rod simpson
39. andys, Andy CA V8 LS1 Getrag transmission, custom trailing arms
40. Skline, Scott CA 74 Chalon 5.0 283 V8
41. tyler, Tyler CA V8 Simpson, body kit
42. ewdysar, Eric CA 75 327 V8 Renegade
43. type47fan, Wayne CA 76 V8 , smog compliant
44. mrihop, Ian CA 74 V8 5.7
45. Sean V8 914, Sean CA V8, Rayco
46. aufaber, Aaron CA V8 Renegade
47. V6914, CA V8 302, looking for a 914
48. drive-ability, John CA V8 350 400hp Renegade 930 trans, FI
49. Terryst1, Terry CA V8 383 500hp, 930 trans, race wing, rollcage, big Willwood brakes
50. 914-8, Brian CA 74 350 V8, 915 trans, factory steel GT flares
51. lybones, Tom CA 73 GT-V8
52. itsav8, CA 914V8
53. avendlerdp, Alex CA V8 computers4kids
54. computers4kids, Mark CA 75 305 V8
56. byndbad914, Tim CO V8 350 525hp, flipped 930, tube frame, Sheridan body
57. ravidad, David CO 71 305 V8
58. germaneighter, OK 73 V8
55. wes42, Wes TX, V8 Red Dawg body, Inglese
59. dlee1967, David TX 72 350 V8
60. dlee1967, David TX 72 75 305
61. DougC, Doug TX 73 V8
62. dakotaewing, Thom TX DZ302 V8 , GT bodied
63. 914junkie, WA 73 Renegade 350 V8/901 Sheridan Body
64. Bigbohr, Johan TX 74 V8, LS1
65. turbo914v8, Paul CAN 1000hp Twin Turbo V8, Electromotive
66. ajracer, Allan CAN 74 LT1 V8 , Boxster 5 speed
67. GWN7, Bruce CAN 73 327 V8
68. riverman, Doug CAN 73 V8
69. 914gt40, Joe CAN V8
70. Dinobx, CAN V8
71. aircooledboy, Chris IL 73 V8 Renegade, previously John2kx’s
72. 914ltd Brad IL V8
73. PorschePony, Ed OH V8?
74. marks914, Mark MI 72 914 5.0L V8 tall gear 901, Desert Hybrids
75. Nickm1, Nick MI 75 305 V8 TPI, Dedenbear w/p
76. rich brennick, Rick MI 70 283 V8 , trophy winner
77. 1bad914, Randy MI 73 327-300 V8
78. elocke, Ed MA 74 283 V8
79. Jaiden PA V8 in progress
80. Mike T, Mike PA V8 autocross
81. efeinsmith, V8 Renegade
82. dwillouby, David KY 76 355 V8
83. BIGKAT_83, Bob GA V8
84. BIGKAT_83, Bob GA LS1 V8
85. Scottg914, Scott SC 76 350 V8 Rayco kit
86. hargrave, Daniel SC 71 350 V8 , LONG time to completion J
87. sandman, SC 72 V8
88. efeinsmith Eric AL V8 Renegade kit bought in 2000
89. John G, John AL V8
90. v82go, Bob FL 74 V8 Corvette
91. Pompano Beach 914V8, FL V8
92. Rider914, Jay FL 72 V8 Reddawg body kit
93. army dude, Ian FL V8
94. JZH, John UK 73 V8
95. MrPitbull, Sweden V8
96. nukepipe, Puerto Rico V8
97. porsha916, Bill WA 73 V8 215 aluminum
98. JRust, Bill OR 70 V8 215 aluminum
99. michaelt55, Michael OR 72 V8 215 aluminum
100. Phoenix-MN, Paul MN 71 GM 3.8L V6
101. Brent, Brent CA 74 GM 3.8L V6
102. dmenche, Dave CA GM 3.8L V6
103. jsarge, Jeff CA 75 GM 3.8L V6
104. Mamacita, Stacie AL 73 GM 3.8L V6, previously Ryan “notyers”
105. dbledsoe, Don ID 75 GM 3.8L V6
106. dbledsoe, Don ID 76 GM 4.1L V6
107. pjhaun, Phillip WA 74 GM 3.8L V6
108. SteveSr, Steve IN 71 GM 3.1L V6
109. A400Hurdler, Joel CA 73 GM 3.8L V6, Buick FI
110. tronporsche, Belton CA 73 GM 3.8L V6
111. Rascobo, OR 73 GM 4.3L V6 wide body
112. BMITCHELL, Bob CA GM V6, Chalon, H gear, 5 bolt, 911T front rascobo
Non-GM engines:
113. Sean_S, Sean OR Ford 5.0 V8, custom body
114. Brett W, Brett AL Lexus OHC V8
115. rick 918 – S, Rick MN 72 Porsche 928 4.7L V8 16 valve 300HP ’80 Euro spec "S"
116. Otmar, Otmar CA 74 two 8" Advanced DC motors, Zilla cntrllr
117. sgomes, Shannon CA 73 Electric 120Volts, a Zilla cntrllr
118. stwspoon, Stan CA 75 9" Advanced DC motor, 114V w/Curtis cntrllr
114. Fiid, Fiid CA 73 Subaru 2.2 Twin Turbo, Megasquirt
115. jon watts, Jon CA Subaru EJ20-TTw/901
116. Porscharu, Steve CA Subaru EJ25, SDS,
117. Carreraguy, Tom CA 74 Subaru Renegade
118. CrazyHippy BJ CA Subaru Renegade
119. 914helo, Kent CA 73 Subaru 3.3L SVX
120. scotty914, Scott MD Subaru 2.5L one of first running!
121. mongrel-gs, Evan MD Subaru 2.5L EJ25
122. firstknight, CT Subaru EJ20T turbo
123. Hydra, Nick 70 Subaru 2.0L
124. banksyinoz, AUS Subaru WRX, auto 4sp
125. jsteel22, CO Subaru EJ25, Suby trans
126. WRX914, Keith NV 73 Subaru WRX turbo, Renegade
127. plymouth37, Dana NV 73 Subaru 2.0L turbo WRX, Renegade, “Anklebiter”
128. guiltless, Chris CA Subaru 2.0L EJ20T
129. TonyAKAVW, Tony CA 74 Subaru EJ25 2.5L RS
130. d914, Greg GA 74 Subaru 2.0L turbo w/Sub tranny
131. jimkelly, Jim VA 72 GM V8 305
132. Amenson, Scott MI 73 Subaru STi 2.5L turbo “PorSTi”
133. 914forme, Stephen OH Subaru XT 1.8L turbo, tranny
134. mrdezyne, Curt, OK 73 Subaru EJ25
135. EJ20Tim, Tim FL Subaru EJ20T turbo, 901, MS
136. atsealevel914, Obi FL Subaru EJ33
137. nsyr, Andrew FL 72 Subaru 2.0L turbo w/Subu tranny, MS II v3
138. VOX James / Jlo914 Daniel, 74 Subaru EJ22
139. Zaney, Nate WA Silver 1974 Suby 2.5L & 5-speed
140. Porcharu, Steve, Subaru, custom axle adapters
141. DBCooper, Paul TX Subaru WRX
142. fat73 aka W9R1, Ed 73 custom body
143. Pankopp Pankopp GA 2.2 liter Subaru Legacy motor
144. TwinTurbo914, Donny CA Subaru EZ30R 3.0L Suby trans
145. ldscamaross, Andy UT Subaru
146. Strawman, Geoff CA 73 2.2L Suby 5 speed 1974 1.8
147. malaga_red75 Peter CA barely street legal N/A 2.5 subaru
148. Carlitos Way Carlitos CA EJ25 Renegade 72
149. BIGKAT_83, Bob soon to be 6cyl 3.3l subaru powered
150. thaddy George Germany Subaru 2.0L
151. Westgl Westgl OR Subaru 2.5L
152. budman5201, AZ 73 Subaru
153. Chris914n6, Chris NV 75 Nissan 3.0L V6
154. 9143.2vtec, Russel AZ 72 Honda 3.2 vtec, 901
155. Silverbullet, Jason CA Porsche 3.2L Boxster S, 6 speed
156. Darren, Darren CA Porsche 3.2L Boxster S, 5 speed
157. roadster fan, Jim CA 73 Porsche Boxster
158. okieflyr Kevin PA VW 1.8T I4/Passat trans
159. neo914-6, Felix CA 74 Audi 2.7L V6 twin turbo Boxster 5 speed
160. 914 1.8t, Sonu CA Audi 2.7L V6 twin turbo
161. Hydra., Omar Lebanon Audi 3.6L V8 w/016 trans
162. paroxysm, CAN VW G-60 lyshom 202hp
163. Bill D Bill NC 73 VW 1.9D
164. 72914S, Barry FL 72 Ford V6
165. cobra914, Colin CAN 74 Ford 3.0L V6 SHO 74-914 White -
166. 3d914, Gerard, AZ 74 914 White SHO 3.2 V6
167. RJMII, Jim, Wyoming, 76, 2.5l Mitsubishi V6, w/turbo, Ford EDIS-6, MS-II
168. 914turboford, Brian CA 73 Ford 2.3L turbo EFI, transverse mount
169. toddsporsche, Todd CA Ford 2.8L V6
170. EagleGT Clay TX Rotary, New Dino body, plans for Northstar
171. rotary ’14, Robert CA 74 13B 1.3L Rotary
172. porsche913b sp,Ted CA 74 13B Rotary
173. bret, Bret HA 13B Rotary
174. soloracer, CAN 73 Twin Turbo 3 Rotor Rotary
175. dbcorvairracer, Derrick CA 76 2.7L F6 Corvair

Non-OEM transaxles:
176. 914Timo, Tim FIN 71, Renault UN1 to 3.0 six
177. abc914, Alan NY 71, Boxster S to 3.2 six

Posted by: iamchappy Nov 13 2004, 09:23 PM

Hoe did the alien make that list confused24.gif

Posted by: nsyr Nov 13 2004, 09:31 PM

Mine doesn't have a porsche engine. then again it doesn't have an engine in it at all. wacko.gif
But it will biggrin.gif

Posted by: 914GT Nov 13 2004, 09:58 PM

Cool. And I'm even number one on the list! smile.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 13 2004, 10:00 PM

QUOTE
Hoe did the alien make that list  

It just Hoeppened laugh.gif
I should clarify "conversions the 914 was not originally designed to accept" (besides enlarging the bores i.e. 3.6 sixes or 4 to 6) usually involving sawzall-smiley.gif and smash.gif or welder.gif

Felix

Posted by: redshift Nov 13 2004, 10:06 PM

Who owns the BB 427 hill-climber now?


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Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Nov 13 2004, 10:08 PM

Put me down for 2. I've got a running SBC car and I'm working on the LS1 car.

Bob

Posted by: dakotaewing Nov 13 2004, 10:27 PM

Its been 4 years but I am still working on a SBC DZ302 GT bodied car...
-Thom
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Posted by: skline Nov 14 2004, 12:07 AM

I am not sure if he is a club member or not, Sean914V8 is on the PP board, he has one also. He bought it out at D&G last spring. Ugly as hell but really strong and fast with modified gearbox and all.

Posted by: Andyrew Nov 14 2004, 01:17 AM

It does my heart good to be on that list.

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Posted by: sj914 Nov 14 2004, 02:57 AM

Didn't someone do a Ford 4 cylinder before?

Posted by: scott thacher Nov 14 2004, 04:35 AM

hello... you forgot me, i know i just started posting not to long ago. and i might no even count but my suby 2.5 is in the car hanging on a rope but it is in the car
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Posted by: Phoenix-MN Nov 14 2004, 08:43 AM

You can add me to the list;

Paul '71, Buick 3.8L V6

Posted by: rick 918-S Nov 14 2004, 09:32 AM

I'm not sure where I fit.... I guess I'm in the conversion group alright... But not the non Porsche type. I'm glad to be anywhere I can fit in though.

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 14 2004, 10:48 AM

QUOTE
Cool. And I'm even number one on the list!

914GT, No particular order, I just remember you first when I started hammering out the list.

QUOTE
But not the non Porsche type.

Rick,
You and Jason are exceptions to the title of this post. smilie_pokal.gif It originally started as a V8 conversion list, then I wanted to include all the other interesting conversions.

KEEP THEM COMING! WHO HAS A 215 V8, ROTARY, OR THE LEXUS V8???

Posted by: datapace Nov 14 2004, 11:25 AM

You can add me to the list, too:

'74 teener with 327 V8

-Bryan

Posted by: rhodyguy Nov 14 2004, 11:54 AM

phil haun. buick 6?

kevin

Posted by: Carlitos Way Nov 14 2004, 12:16 PM

I really like the idea of the (buick?) V6. Perhaps some day I will venture in the same direction. V8 seems like just... TOO MUCH, and I'm guessing the cutting would be minimal with the V6....

$.02

Carlos

Posted by: 914helo Nov 14 2004, 12:32 PM

I recently purchased a subaru 3.3L SVX engine to swap in. It will still be awhile though.

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 14 2004, 01:21 PM

Updated, keep them coming...

Posted by: JEM Nov 14 2004, 05:03 PM

73 914 327 with Hilborn injection converted to EFI. Almost finished.

Jerry

Posted by: dlee1967 Nov 14 2004, 05:07 PM

Add me.....
75 had a 13B Mazda now has a built 305 Chevy
72 with 350 Chevy (for the wife) just finished....

David Lee in Houston.....dlee1967

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 14 2004, 05:12 PM

43? ohmy.gif
43!!!!! smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif smilie_pokal.gif

That is amazing. clap56.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 14 2004, 06:47 PM

Currently 45! smilie_pokal.gif

QUOTE
75 had a 13B Mazda now has a built 305 Chevy

David,
Didn't you do a Subaru conversion before these?
Felix

Posted by: ajracer Nov 14 2004, 09:05 PM

1974 Chev V8 LT1 in progress! a former Florida roller finds a new
home and some new Life in TORONTO, Canada. Add me to the list.

Allan Mayhew

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 14 2004, 09:11 PM

ajracer, dlee1967, JEM, 914helo
How about some pics?
Felix

Posted by: dlee1967 Nov 14 2004, 11:02 PM

Felix, I have never done a Subaru, but a few V8s now. Although the Mazda rotary is now in a Karman Ghia, I will do another one in a 914 in the future. It was an excellent match for the stock gearing, but the chain saw noise was a bit hard to handle. There has to be a better way to quiet them down. That project can be viewed on my website http://web2.airmail.net/atl/Rotary.html. I don't have many pictures of my cars, but here is a shot of my wifes engine bay. Never to be this clean again. DLee


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Posted by: sgomes Nov 15 2004, 12:28 AM

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Posted by: chunger Nov 15 2004, 12:54 AM

Mine's '73 w/ SBC 350, Holley MPFI, and 930 trans.

Haven't touched it in 2 years due to house construction.

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Posted by: GWN7 Nov 15 2004, 01:04 AM

GWN7 MB 73 327 (in progress) Red Vegas Roller

Posted by: GWN7 Nov 15 2004, 01:13 AM

Opps forgot pic


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Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Nov 15 2004, 06:41 AM

Lets see some engine pictures. Heres mine.

Bob.


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Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 15 2004, 10:53 AM

QUOTE
Haven't touched it in 2 years due to house construction

So what's your excuse now? laugh.gif
Buying another teener isn't going to help!
Felix biggrin.gif

Posted by: Root_Werks Nov 15 2004, 11:23 AM

Wow, a lot of V8's 914's out there! ohmy.gif Sort of cool.

So why doesn't anyone do the aluminum block V8's (Not including Rick). wink.gif

Is there only the 215 (Buick?) and the later Vette engines? Seems like that would take care of any wieght issues?

Posted by: 914GT Nov 15 2004, 11:30 AM

Cost and availability are a couple reasons. Cast-iron SBCs are plentiful. Also, don't the Corvette engines require significantly more engine bay/firewall mods? The standard Chevy engine fits in easy.

Posted by: stwspoon Nov 15 2004, 11:30 AM

Electric 914 #2

9" Advanced DC motor, 114V with (now dead) Curtis Controller. Anyone have a used "Zilla" controller they don't need? biggrin.gif

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 15 2004, 11:33 AM

Chunger, I just finished a big construction project doing 60% of the work myself, so I FEEL your pain. I know first hand the best way to deal with your problem. You simply must get the V8 out of mind. Here is what I am will to do for you, my 914 brother. I will take that pain in the ass with it's obnoxious 930 trans off your hands. I will pay to ship it all the way out to Illinois at my, thats right my expense. w00t.gif

Feel the love my friend. Let me help ease your troubled mind. monkeydance.gif laugh.gif chairfall.gif

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Nov 15 2004, 11:42 AM

The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throtlle body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Posted by: turbo914v8 Nov 15 2004, 11:54 AM

First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people. Enough a$$ kissing. You can get an all aluminum virgin block from an number of suppliers. I almost got the aluminum block from Brodix. What changed my mind was not only the price tag of $3800.00 US, but at the end of the day you only save in the neighbor hood of about 100 lbs. Not worth the out lay of cash for 100lbs weight savings imo.

Regards,
turbo Paul.

Posted by: Root_Werks Nov 15 2004, 11:54 AM

QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throllte body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Can't you just toss a carb on it? If the block is basically the same as say a post 86' block, can't you just K.I.S.S. and slap on a decnt 650 carb, HEI Ign and go?

Sorry for the questions, but sure seems like the way to go to me.

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Nov 15 2004, 12:03 PM

QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Nov 15 2004, 09:54 AM)
QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throllte body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Can't you just toss a carb on it? If the block is basically the same as say a post 86' block, can't you just K.I.S.S. and slap on a decnt 650 carb, HEI Ign and go?

Sorry for the questions, but sure seems like the way to go to me.

No way. The LSx engine is a completly new engine and shares no parts with the older gen1 and gen2 sbc engines. There is a aftermarket carb intake and ign. system for the LS series engines, but that would be a big step backward.

Bob smile.gif

Posted by: andys Nov 15 2004, 12:07 PM

QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throtlle body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

Bob biggrin.gif

Bob,

Couple of questions on the LS1 conversion: Did you use the stock LS1 crank pulley? Was the motor/trans moved back the standard amount per the RH trans mount? What mod's did you have to make to the motor mount bar/mounting points? Did you use the stock LS1 oil pan, or go with the shorter 'Vette pan and pick-up?

Thanks,

Andy

Posted by: andys Nov 15 2004, 12:14 PM

QUOTE(turbo914v8 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:54 AM)
First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people. Enough a$$ kissing. You can get an all aluminum virgin block from an number of suppliers. I almost got the aluminum block from Brodix. What changed my mind was not only the price tag of $3800.00 US, but at the end of the day you only save in the neighbor hood of about 100 lbs. Not worth the out lay of cash for 100lbs weight savings imo.

Regards,
turbo Paul.

Paul,

This is not too different than the LSx series motors. The cast iron 6.0L LQ4 truck block only weights 65lbs. more than the aluminum 5.7L LS1 block. Interesting that the LS1 bare blocks are less expensive than the LQ4.

Andy

Posted by: Root_Werks Nov 15 2004, 12:20 PM

QUOTE(andys @ Nov 15 2004, 10:14 AM)
QUOTE(turbo914v8 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:54 AM)
First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people. Enough a$$ kissing. You can get an all aluminum virgin block from an number of suppliers. I almost got the aluminum block from Brodix. What changed my mind was not only the price tag of $3800.00 US, but at the end of the day you only save in the neighbor hood of about 100 lbs. Not worth the out lay of cash for 100lbs weight savings imo.

Regards,
turbo Paul.

Paul,

This is not too different than the LSx series motors. The cast iron 6.0L LQ4 truck block only weights 65lbs. more than the aluminum 5.7L LS1 block. Interesting that the LS1 bare blocks are less expensive than the LQ4.

Andy

Wow, I didn't realize the wieght was so close.

Me thinks it would be best to grab a iron 350 with alum heads intake. Good enough.

Yeah, yeah, I am a big 914-6 guy, but thinking about doing a V8. The power behind it just sounds dam fun. driving.gif

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Nov 15 2004, 12:30 PM

QUOTE(andys @ Nov 15 2004, 10:07 AM)
QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Nov 15 2004, 09:42 AM)
The newer Aluminum LSx engines will mount up with No mods to the front firewall if you are using a remote water pump as with the SBC. You would need to reverse the intake to have the throtlle body facing the rear of the car and this takes cutting a hole in the rear firewall about as big as what is used for the distributor on the SBC.

I'm using the stock F-body pan

Bob biggrin.gif

Bob,

Couple of questions on the LS1 conversion: Did you use the stock LS1 crank pulley? Was the motor/trans moved back the standard amount per the RH trans mount? What mod's did you have to make to the motor mount bar/mounting points? Did you use the stock LS1 oil pan, or go with the shorter 'Vette pan and pick-up?

Thanks,

Andy

Andy
I used a C5 vette pulley. these are shorter than the f-body pulley.

I think the only reason the transaxles are moved back the standard 1.25" is this is how the SBC mounts in the 914. If you center up the stock chevy engine mounts with the 914 engine body mounts it places the transaxle back 1.25"

The LS1 mounts are farther back on the engine. I've made 2 sets of mounts. The first one uses a crossbar mount system like a 914 SBC and moved the engine mounts farther forward on the block.
The other mounts bolt solid to the engine and use rubber mounts at the stock 914 body mounts
this makes a nicer mount with no bar haning under the car.

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 15 2004, 12:31 PM

QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Nov 15 2004, 12:20 PM)
Yeah, yeah, I am a big 914-6 guy, but thinking about doing a V8. The power behind it just sounds dam fun. driving.gif

Dude,

I just got back from getting some lunch in mine. I feel like shit today icon8.gif , I can't even see my desk, and I feel too lousy to do anthing about it. But the fun of driving that car even for a few miles made me forget about all of it for 45 minutes. driving.gif

Posted by: Root_Werks Nov 15 2004, 12:46 PM

QUOTE(aircooledboy @ Nov 15 2004, 10:31 AM)
QUOTE(Root_Werks @ Nov 15 2004, 12:20 PM)
Yeah, yeah, I am a big 914-6 guy, but thinking about doing a V8.  The power behind it just sounds dam fun.   driving.gif

Dude,

I just got back from getting some lunch in mine. I feel like shit today icon8.gif , I can't even see my desk, and I feel too lousy to do anthing about it. But the fun of driving that car even for a few miles made me forget about all of it for 45 minutes. driving.gif

I followed your thread about your 914 when you first bought it. I liked that you drove it 900+ miles. Seemed to be relaible. I don't know if I will do a V8, but if I do, I know I will have plenty of advise! laugh.gif

Posted by: soloracer Nov 15 2004, 12:47 PM

Add me to the list. I'm working on a 1973 914 Twin Turbo Three Rotor Rotary engine swap. I have accumulated most of the parts I need to get started (adapter plate, clutch, flywheel, radiator, motor mounts, etc.) I just bought a new place with a big shop and as soon as I get settled in I will start my own build thread.

Posted by: chunger Nov 15 2004, 01:15 PM

Felix,

Nice. . . I conned myself into buying a running 914 smilie_pokal.gif Actually, the way I'm wired, if I'm driving one, I'll have double motivation to finish the V8. Another issue that motivated the purchase was price. . . and in the back of my mind, there was the fact that this car already had on it an ideal suspension for V8. . . and I have all the parts to do a quick conversion on a running car. But now that I have it, I feel it'd be nice to keep the car legal in it's class. . . .since I have an all new 5 lug suspension for the project already. And my scirocco is going to die. I need a reliable running car.

-'Chung

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 15 2004, 01:23 PM

QUOTE(chunger @ Nov 15 2004, 01:15 PM)
Actually, the way I'm wired, if I'm driving one, I'll have double motivation to finish the V8.

Doh!! headbang.gif

Posted by: MarkG Nov 15 2004, 01:25 PM

I've been wondering if I could cram a 308 series Ferrari engine in mine.......

Posted by: dwillouby Nov 15 2004, 01:34 PM

You can add mine to the list. dwillouby KY 914 355V8.
David

Posted by: turbo914v8 Nov 15 2004, 01:36 PM

Gentlemen,

If the 914 v8 is done correctly, I see no reason why it can not be a daily driven car. I am reading a lot of comments that suggest people are still afraid to drive the 914 v8 as a daily driver. We have a large enough community with many examples of well done 914 v8's, I am sure that there must be a few out there that drive their car's daily. Feel free to chime in at any time.

Regards,

Turbo Paul.

Posted by: DougC Nov 15 2004, 01:52 PM

Mine's got some ways to go yet but will have SBC power soon.

Doug C

Posted by: Mueller Nov 15 2004, 02:08 PM

can you add?

914club member: 914turboford,
engine: Ford 2.3 turbo EFI (mounted sideways)

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 15 2004, 02:21 PM

QUOTE(turbo914v8 @ Nov 15 2004, 01:36 PM)
If the 914 v8 is done correctly, I see no reason why it can not be a daily driven car. I am reading a lot of comments that suggest people are still afraid to drive the 914 v8 as a daily driver. We have a large enough community with many examples of well done 914 v8's, I am sure that there must be a few out there that drive their car's daily. Feel free to chime in at any time.

I drive mine every day that it is not raining when I leave the house. I will continue to do so until the first salt hits the roads, especially since I just plumbed in my heat last week.

Posted by: Root_Werks Nov 15 2004, 03:01 PM

Oh, I don't think there is any question that a basic, well done sbc will last a ton of miles in just about any car. Plus, you can pick up a long block from just about any FLAPS! laugh.gif

I would think any question would be in the install. Say the cooling system. Did someone really hack up the 914 to install the hoses and rad? Something along those lines.

So aircooledboy (contradiction in terms biggrin.gif ), do you use the stock 901 gear set?

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 15 2004, 03:25 PM

Only until I take it to Brad Mayuer this hibernation season. Then it will be taller-gears-o-rama boldblue.gif It is fine for now as is, but I will enjoy highway driving much more after the gear swap.

BTW, only ONE of my teeners is a waterpumper. I will always be air cooled at heart. After all, I am just like a TIV powered 914 (slow, out-dated, a little rusty, with loud putt putt noises coming from the back end, but very quick in tight spaces and damn good fun on a nice day beer3.gif smoke.gif laugh.gif w00t.gif )

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 15 2004, 03:30 PM

QUOTE
Another issue that motivated the purchase was price. . . and in the back of my mind, there was the fact that this car already had on it an ideal suspension for V8.

Chung,
I wish I had the cash at hand to buy that car for my Neo914. Even if I did, my wife won't let me bring it home. sad.gif
QUOTE
First of, let me just say that is a real honor to be on the list and to be part of such a great group of interesting people.

Paul,
Where the hell are the pics of your car.? Check out "Dinner and Chris Julians" thread. He said he had a pic but was sworn not to show it. Why are you holding out? confused24.gif

All newbies,
Thanks for chiming in with your projects. Post some pics so I know you're for real! laugh.gif Just kidding, there are ALOT of projects in the works. We are tackling what typically takes millions of dollars, 100's of engineers, and years to accomplish. So the result are rarely "factory" but we do our best...
Felix

Posted by: Rider914 Nov 15 2004, 08:14 PM

I have a '72 914 SBC that was a daily driver for 5 years, now it is a garage queen!!! I got tired of parking in that far corner spot, no radio or AC. One day some guy got out of his car and mooned me at a traffic light, it attracts too much attention. Damn the price of fame. . .

Posted by: Mueller Nov 15 2004, 08:38 PM

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mooned me at a traffic light


sounds like something Zois would do biggrin.gif .....did he have pink bunny ears??? wacko.gif

Posted by: boxstr Nov 15 2004, 09:39 PM

Felix update me to a 1975 914 V8 305, destroked 327, perfect torque band for the stock gearing.
This car also has the Holley Projection Fuel Injection system..

Dan Root call me if you ever get down to PDX, I'll take you for spin in the V8.
CCLINFOQM

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 16 2004, 03:59 AM

53 AND COUNTING! party.gif
List your name and a more details...It's 2AM cuz I had to search for your info! Maybe that and the Coke... laugh.gif
Felix

Posted by: Mueller Nov 16 2004, 04:00 AM

QUOTE(Jaiderenegadesimpson V8 914 @ Nov 16 2004, 02:59 AM)
53 AND COUNTING! party.gif
List your name and a more details...It's 2AM cuz I had to search for your info! Maybe that and the Coke... laugh.gif
Felix

no soda...too much coffee tonight at work...no idea when I'm going to fall asleep headbang.gif

Posted by: SteveSr Nov 16 2004, 05:12 AM

Add me to the list..........SteveSr In. 71 914/GM 3.1ltr V6.....in progress

SteveSr

Posted by: turbo914v8 Nov 16 2004, 06:56 AM

QUOTE

Paul,
Where the hell are the pics of your car.? Check out "Dinner and Chris Julians" thread.  He said he had a pic but was sworn not to show it.  Why are you holding out? confused24.gif .


Sorry Felix and others waiting for pics of my monster. After the virus took out my HD, it’s a long and hard process scanning all those pictures again, not too mention that my scanner has a mind of its own. Today it decides to work for about 10 min, and then changes its mind and stops working. At the same time I am putting together my web site to showcase my little monster. There are still bugs that I have to work out with my monster, work is starting to get crazy, the wife wants me to spend more time with her and my son and, and, and, and. OK no more feeling sorry for my self. I am sure that you have all been there. You will get pictures, and soon. Just like I will finish the 914 soon. LOL.

Regards,

Turbo Paul.

Posted by: ! Nov 16 2004, 09:42 AM

QUOTE(Mueller @ Nov 15 2004, 06:38 PM)
QUOTE
mooned me at a traffic light


sounds like something Zois would do biggrin.gif .....did he have pink bunny ears??? wacko.gif

Wrong coast....musta been Miles.


Wyld Thang is a 283 punched out to a 302, aluminum heads, Edelbrock intake, Borla exhaust....soon to get a REDBEARD trans with LSD and H gear for fifth.....

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 16 2004, 09:55 PM

QUOTE
There are still bugs that I have to work out with my monster, work is starting to get crazy, the wife wants me to spend more time with her and my son and, and, and, and

Been there... still there! laugh.gif
Felix

Posted by: Kyan Nov 19 2004, 11:35 AM

You should add me to the list too. I got 73 914 with Fast Burn ZZ4+ engine (SBC 350). Engine/tranny installation done; now I need to work on body and paint.

Kyan.
73 914 V8
72 914 Racer
73 914 Stocker
And many others….

Posted by: Root_Werks Nov 19 2004, 11:41 AM

QUOTE(boxstr @ Nov 15 2004, 07:39 PM)
Felix update me to a 1975 914 V8 305, destroked 327, perfect torque band for the stock gearing.
This car also has the Holley Projection Fuel Injection system..

Dan Root call me if you ever get down to PDX, I'll take you for spin in the V8.
CCLINFOQM

smilie_pokal.gif boldblue.gif Oh heck yeah! I will have to get down your way some day soon.

Posted by: radivad Nov 19 2004, 04:16 PM

Add me to the list as a 1971 w/ GM 305 V8 in progress. Right now I am trying to find a radiator and fans or the money to buy the Renegade setup and should be ordering the rest of the conversion parts around Christmas time. I am also considering megasquirting while I am at it or shortly thereafter.

I haven't driven her since May and really want to get back on the road.

Posted by: rich brennick Nov 19 2004, 05:57 PM

hide.gif Heck, I can even ad something to this thread! This car even won a trophy at the MWC!
1970 914 283 Chevrolet
Rich

Posted by: aircooledboy Nov 19 2004, 06:02 PM

CAREFUL RICH!!!!!!!!!! ohmy.gif Some one might see you w00t.gif

Fix that ear yet ol' boy? monkeydance.gif

Posted by: ewdysar Nov 19 2004, 08:01 PM

Throw me on the list as well. I just got it delivered last night, going easy for now to break in the engine.

75 914 2.0 Renegaded with SBC 327

Converted with a DZ302 13 years ago, never finished. The engine did not survive the storage headbang.gif , reconverted from scratch this year

It good to be back in a teener. biggrin.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 19 2004, 08:40 PM

WHO WILL BE 60TH?

Kyan,
Still waiting on your tranny?

edwsyar,
Welcome! I used to live in Glendale. Post pics of your car.

Rich,
Post your trophy winner! smilie_pokal.gif Is yours green?

ravidad,
LOTS of conversions are in progress. You just need a 914, and engine, and the WILL. boldblue.gif

Felix

Posted by: Howard Nov 19 2004, 09:04 PM

Just sold the cage out of suzi to a local guy with a Buick conversion. He admitted to being a lurker, and is too shy to join. I respect his privacy, but does anyone know Matt B, South Bay, works for Raytheon. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Showed me a pic. PO made V6 valve covers that say PORSCHE smilie_pokal.gif. Wish I had copied pic.

Posted by: Mar7ck Nov 19 2004, 09:29 PM

I am slowly working on my 914 SpeedsterME

Mar7ck


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my bad!!!


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Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 19 2004, 10:36 PM

Mark,
YOU ARE THE 60TH!
Sweet! What's it need to run? confused24.gif
Felix

Posted by: hargray2 Nov 20 2004, 10:08 PM

Count me in too. Puttin' in a SBC. Long time away from completion though.

Posted by: neo914-6 Nov 20 2004, 10:28 PM

QUOTE
Puttin' in a SBC

Daniel,
Need some details: year 914, engine size like 427 SBC, and unique mods like twin turbo, supercharger, NOS, you know the typical stuff... biggrin.gif
Felix

Posted by: hargray2 Nov 20 2004, 11:57 PM

It's a '71. 350 Chevy. That's about all I got right now. It's VERY far from completion.

Posted by: ajracer Nov 21 2004, 10:44 PM

Count me in with a 1974 and modern Chevy LT1, still in progress but hopefully
on the road next summer after the winter engine transplant. Once I sort out
the LT1 and some modifications I will move along to setting up the 915 tranny
and shifting mechanism !

Allan
Toronto, Canada

Posted by: neo914-6 Dec 14 2004, 11:35 PM

66, see 1st page smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: SteveSr Dec 15 2004, 11:55 AM

Would n't it be cool to get all those convertions in one place!!!!!!! smilie_pokal.gif beerchug.gif

SteveSr

Posted by: neo914-6 Dec 15 2004, 12:52 PM

I've organized some in the SF Bay Area and we got ~12 various Porsches together - see link 2. I may organize another next summer. A few show up to 914 breakfast's but availability is rarely in sync and in the tradition of 914's, running condition is sporadic. laugh.gif
Felix

Posted by: bondo Dec 15 2004, 12:59 PM

Felix: You're selling your car?!?! What's this neo914? Tell us the story!

To keep this on topic, here's my update:

I was converting my 73 1.7 salvage title, but decided I should start with something better, so I bought a 73 2.0 roller with sway bars. I'm working on the 5 lug conversion and building up a 901 with H gear. I'm also in the process of de-rusting and fixing a couple of minor rust holes. The LT1 is still hanging from the engine hoist. Right now garage clutter is my biggest enemy. As more and more things come off the car, I'm starting to have trouble finding a place to put the stuff.

Posted by: Mueller Dec 15 2004, 01:08 PM

Felix...you can delete my information since I will not be completing the swap...going with a Raby Type IV motor smile.gif


There is a new one to add:

heck914, Ford 3.8 V6 Supercharged

more info and a couple pictures here:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=21793&hl=rebuilt

Posted by: neo914-6 Dec 15 2004, 05:56 PM

QUOTE
Felix...you can delete my information since I will not be completing the swap

Ok, I'll only delete your name and keep a place holder for the new owner of your VR6 drivetrain.
You REALIZE in a couple of months you will start your next conversion! laugh.gif

QUOTE
What's this neo914? Tell us the story!

I will tell you but then I'll have to CILL you like I did my lanload. laugh.gif In the next couple of months I will reveal more. It's all in the works, plus I will have to change my club ID! ohmy.gif
Felix

Posted by: neo914-6 Apr 28 2005, 09:28 PM

smilie_pokal.gif 82 and still counting...

lost a few but gained more!

Posted by: cobra914 Apr 28 2005, 11:19 PM

Hey hey,

My six cylinder conversion I want to do in my '74 porsche is an 3.0L V6 SHO motor. I am in the process of looking for a motor. The SHO motor is a high revving machine built by yamaha for the taurus vehicles; I mean were talking over 7500rpm stock, that's with AC and power steering. I will of course only be running a water pump as a major component. So yep, I hope it works out, I'll keep ya posted there. agree.gif

Posted by: dan10101 Apr 29 2005, 12:26 AM

Collin,
That's a sweet engine. We look forward to a thread with pictures and arrows and a paragraph on each one..

Posted by: drive-ability May 23 2005, 08:44 AM

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I have a project going on here, 70, 914, 350 V8 Edelbrock aluminum heads & F/I system, 930 transmission, 930 suspension & brakes, koni adjustable shocks with lowering springs. Waiting for it to arrive via transport Co. Irvine, Ca. headbang.gif

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=8609HEELK&i=49464

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=8609HEELK&i=49468

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=8609HEELK&i=49473

Posted by: neo914-6 May 23 2005, 08:48 AM

John,

I already added you to the list, see first page. smilie_pokal.gif Other than engine type they are not in any order.

Posted by: soloracer May 23 2005, 10:24 AM

Colin,

I considered an SHO V6 for my conversion. However I believed it to be too long to fit in the 914 engine bay without some major work. If I recall correctly even though it's a V6 it's longer than a V8. I found a link on the web of a cobra replicar with an SHO V6 in it and it was sweeeet. The other reason I had for not choosing the engine was a lack of aftermarket for it. So if you are looking to eventually push up the power you will find there is very little support out there to help you.

All said I wish you the best of luck and keep us posted on your progress. There has got to be someone who can do it and I hope it's you.

Erik

P.S. Where in Alberta are you? I'm in Calgary.

Posted by: JB 914 May 23 2005, 10:42 AM

72 w/ a SBC 350. Going to transplant it with a 327 some time soon biggrin.gif

Posted by: SirAndy May 23 2005, 11:22 AM

QUOTE
How many Non-Porsche Engine conversions, are represented on 914world.com?


add me to the list ...

my engine says "VW" on it ...
biggrin.gif Andy

Posted by: skline May 23 2005, 11:49 AM

Hey Felix, add another conversion to the list. His name is Joel, his username here is A400Hurdler. He has a black 73 with a 3800 Buick with the buick FI installed in his car. He was at the BBQ. He lives right around the corner from me.

Posted by: neo914-6 May 23 2005, 12:52 PM

QUOTE (SirAndy @ May 23 2005, 09:22 AM)
QUOTE
How many Non-Porsche Engine conversions, are represented on 914world.com?


add me to the list ...

my engine says "VW" on it ...
biggrin.gif Andy

Andy,

Wrote this after Rick questioned why he was on the list. I want to highlight the conversions that don't make sense...to Porschephiles or what can run with real porsches at the the track.. laugh.gif I'm gonna ask Sean to change the topic heading...
QUOTE
I should clarify "conversions the 914 was not originally designed to accept" (besides enlarging the bores i.e. 3.6 sixes or 4 to 6) usually involving  and  or  

Posted by: Nickm1 May 23 2005, 01:00 PM

Add me to the list, I have a chevy 305 in mine.


Posted by: paroxysm May 23 2005, 01:30 PM

I'm building a G-60 lyshom 914 out of my wrecked corrado, should have it running by the end of summer.
It made 202 hp at the wheels in the corrado, hope for a little more in the teener.

Posted by: neo914-6 May 23 2005, 01:39 PM

QUOTE (paroxysm @ May 23 2005, 11:30 AM)
I'm building a G-60 lyshom 914 out of my wrecked corrado, should have it running by the end of summer.
It made 202 hp at the wheels in the corrado, hope for a little more in the teener.

Sweet, another "pioneer" conversion. smilie_pokal.gif What tranny are you running? I plan to have my Audi 2.7tt running by end of summer too.

Posted by: paroxysm May 23 2005, 03:48 PM

i bought the rabbit conversion from kennedy engineering, because its the same bolt pattern as the G60, so i can stick with the 901 tranny. I 'm also combining the renegade hybrids v8 kit to complete the swap. I was originally building a v8, but now that i have an availible engine that will make the same power when i start tuning it some.

Posted by: neo914-6 Jun 7 2005, 09:54 PM

WOWHOOOOO! We hit the 100 Mark! SEE FIRST PAGE 72% V8's and 28% everything else...

party.gif rocking nana.gif clap.gif beerchug.gif smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Jul 17 2005, 11:42 PM

Suby list is growing, Renegade kits are now available...

Posted by: neo914-6 Oct 2 2005, 03:08 PM

I'm adding people with Porsche engines with non-OEM (to model) transmissions as there is some creative work involved...

Tim O = Renault
abc914 = Boxster S
? = Audi automatic

You guys with Modern 6's want to be added to this list? I recall a thread was started.

Posted by: Dr. Roger Oct 2 2005, 03:49 PM

Felix,

I'm also very curious about people who've adapted non-914 transaxles to any engine.

Pantera, 930, Audi, Scooby-ru transaxles...

What do U think? dry.gif wink.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Oct 2 2005, 04:32 PM

QUOTE (rogergrubb @ Oct 2 2005, 01:49 PM)
Felix,

I'm also very curious about people who've adapted non-914 transaxles to any engine.

Pantera, 930, Audi, Scooby-ru transaxles...

What do U think?  <_<  ;)

I just updated the list to include unique transaxles...

930 and ZF are already included on the list for whoever has them (that I know about). These are usually the high hp V8 conversions.

Don't have much info if any on the G50, Audi, Suby, or Renault yet. One can be your next project. wink.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Dec 1 2005, 02:03 AM

126 now, a big increase in Suby conversions... driving.gif

Posted by: wbergtho Dec 1 2005, 02:56 AM

You can add my LS6 powered 500HP 74' 914 to the list.



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Posted by: neo914-6 Dec 1 2005, 10:11 AM

Correction, 127
Nice car Bill! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: EagleGT Mar 19 2006, 11:14 AM

QUOTE (neo914-6 @ Nov 14 2004, 08:48 AM)
QUOTE
Cool. And I'm even number one on the list!

914GT, No particular order, I just remember you first when I started hammering out the list.

QUOTE
But not the non Porsche type.

Rick,
You and Jason are exceptions to the title of this post. smilie_pokal.gif It originally started as a V8 conversion list, then I wanted to include all the other interesting conversions.

KEEP THEM COMING! WHO HAS A 215 V8, ROTARY, OR THE LEXUS V8???

In answer to one of your older posts, my Eagle GT has a rotary (not running right now) in it.

Posted by: neo914-6 Mar 19 2006, 01:29 PM

Thanks Clay, I'll change it to the V8 when you get there...

How about using the Maserati bi-turbo keeping it Italian? There was one on eBay recently.

Non-V8 conversions are catching up! smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: nsyr Mar 19 2006, 01:51 PM

You can add mine now that I got it going.
72 914 with subaru 2 liter turbo and subaru 2wd transmission. originally twin sequential converted to single. Powered by MS II v3. I'll add pics later.

Posted by: d914 Mar 19 2006, 02:36 PM

working a suby 2.0 liter turbo and using the suby transmission...

Posted by: JPB Mar 19 2006, 02:55 PM

Ahh! You all are going the wrong way! Kohler VTwin 22HP. Put that in you borito and bite it! drunk.gif

Posted by: 914-8 Mar 19 2006, 02:59 PM

Brian, So. Cal., '74 914 with 350 SBC, 915 tran, factory steel GT flares, etc.

Posted by: neo914-6 Mar 31 2006, 03:16 AM

biggrin.gif Of the 144, see first post:

86 - GM V8's
23 - Subaru's
10 - GM V6's
4- Ford V6's
4- Rotaries
3 - Electrics
2 - Audi V6's
2- Boxster 6's
1- Lexus V8
1- 928 V8
1 - Ford V8
1- Corvair 6
1 - Audi 4
1 - Nissan V6
and a Partridge in a pear tree... laugh.gif

Had to delete some sad.gif but added lots more... clap56.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Apr 9 2006, 07:47 AM

I spoke to (914vtec 3.2) Russel in AZ who abandoned his V8 conversion (see kit for sale) to build a Honda vtec powered 914 for track and street. smilie_pokal.gif There is a local Honda tuner that already has the electronics sorted for Honda-Honda swaps so they just need to mount the engine. Watch for pics and a kit soon...

Chris Julian had a new motor built with cross-over headers and just installed it. He said it sounds like a supercar, let's hope for audio or video.

Still looking for the new owner of Renegade's flagship "Peal" here in the Bay Area. I'm told he also has a 215 V8 conversion. We'll see if he'll join and post here...

Progress on my projects are in my "resurrection" and "neo914-6" threads rolleyes.gif

Posted by: bernbomb914 Apr 9 2006, 10:50 AM

what is known about the Lexas v8? That could be kick ass as that is the motor of choice for some of the faster Daytona Class Racers.

Bernie

Posted by: jd74914 Apr 9 2006, 05:26 PM

IIRC, Brett W is working on putting a Lexus v8 in his tubeframe car cool.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Jul 16 2006, 12:57 AM

Updates on first page:

V8 Additions: clap56.gif
TX Rob "RobPattillo"
AL John "John G"
CA Larry "wgfp"
IL Brad "914ltd"

Changes:
CA Ryan “notyers” sold his 73 GM 3.8L V6 conversion to AL Stacie "Mamacita”. Her husband "John G" bought it for her anniversary

Removal:
"914GT" Guy's Desert Hybrid co-build was sold, new owner "unknown". We miss Guy as he's become inactive...

Let me know if I missed anyone smile.gif

Posted by: FriarJohn Dec 27 2006, 03:41 PM

QUOTE(neo914-6 @ Nov 13 2004, 08:03 PM) *

Club iD, Name State Year
GM engines:
9. FriarJohn, John MT 73 V8


Um, I haven't been on here (and by 'here' I mean 914club.com) in months, maybe years. I never did build my car so you can take me off the list.

Posted by: neo914-6 Apr 10 2009, 03:25 PM

JimKelly asked for a correction so I noticed the list needs alot of updating. I will add Jim's SHO V6 and recent Suby conversions. Let me know if you want to be included, or not...

Master list on http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?s=&showtopic=20374&view=findpost&p=260702

Posted by: okieflyr Apr 10 2009, 06:35 PM

QUOTE(neo914-6 @ Apr 10 2009, 05:25 PM) *

JimKelly asked for a correction so I noticed the list needs alot of updating. I will add Jim's SHO V6 and recent Suby conversions. Let me know if you want to be included, or not...

Master list on http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?s=&showtopic=20374&view=findpost&p=260702


My update/correction would be:

142. okieflyr Kevin PA VW 1.8T I4/Passat trans

Thanks!

Posted by: TC 914-8 Apr 10 2009, 09:51 PM

Hey Don't forget me,

SBC 416hp, Rod simpson kit , '76 w/916 flairs,901 transaxle. I would feel comfortable driving it every day if it wasn't raining, and the 14 mpg or less...

Posted by: RJMII Apr 10 2009, 11:49 PM

Felix;

feel free to include my 2.5 Mitsubishi v6 Turbo project. =o)

-Jim

Posted by: rascobo Apr 11 2009, 01:20 AM

You can add My GM 4.3 installed in 92' biggrin.gif . Formally 13B's mad.gif (5 of 'em between 89'
and 92'), chair.gif expensive experiment. Originally 1.7 from 73' to 89'.

Posted by: dlo914 Apr 11 2009, 02:01 AM

Feel free to add VOX (James') and i's Subaru EJ22 conversion.

Posted by: 914junkie Apr 11 2009, 04:16 AM

I'll jump in...73 Renegade SBC 350 V8/901 Sheridan Body aktion035.gif

Posted by: neo914-6 Apr 11 2009, 11:35 AM

Wow, lot's of new entries, help me out and list: Club iD, Name, State, Year, & details


Posted by: RJMII Apr 11 2009, 02:28 PM

RJMII, Jim, Wyoming, 76, 2.5l mitsubishi V6, w/turbo, Ford EDIS-6, MS-II

Posted by: Bill D Apr 11 2009, 02:32 PM

Per your request

Bill D
ID# 6558
North Carolina
73 2.0
VW 1.9TD

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Posted by: 3d914 Apr 11 2009, 05:58 PM

Felix,

You can add my 74 914 w/ Ford SHO 3.2L V6 (Longitudinal). Here's a pic of the engine so far.

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Thanks,

Posted by: neo914-6 Apr 11 2009, 07:19 PM

Even with a few deletions, there are 36 more conversions beerchug.gif

Just want to clarify, this list is for both completed and works in progress such as mine. A restoration itself can take years to complete and for the most part we have the added challenge of research and development.

I reviewed the list and scoured the forum to add as many conversions I could find in the past 3 years since the last update. Wow, the Suby conversions have doubled from 20s to 40s. Added a some V8’s, couple of 215 V8’s, an audi V8, as well as a economy minded VW 1.9L diesel


Posted by: budman5201 Apr 11 2009, 09:44 PM

I do have a subaru ej25 conversion but its NOT a Renegade kit, its my own. Direct bolt in, no modifications to the chassis in the rear.


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Posted by: Wes V Apr 12 2009, 09:31 AM

Just a comment;

I really like what Sonu (914_1.8t) is building, but does it still qualify as a 914?
This is a tube chassis car into which he is installing an Audi V6.

At some point, it's no-longer a 914, but a dedicated race car.

It's just a comment.

Wes

Posted by: charliew Apr 12 2009, 10:11 AM

Just like most other hot rods they all started somewhere and you gotta call them something. Luckily on the 914 some 911 stuff fits easily so it still has some porsche genes. Mine will probably even have alfa romeo parts including a adj. proportional valve.

Posted by: neo914-6 Apr 12 2009, 11:57 AM

QUOTE(Wes V @ Apr 12 2009, 08:31 AM) *

Just a comment;

I really like what Sonu (914_1.8t) is building, but does it still qualify as a 914?
This is a tube chassis car into which he is installing an Audi V6.

At some point, it's no-longer a 914, but a dedicated race car.

It's just a comment.

Wes


Wes,

There are actually two other running tube framed 914's, Sonu hasn't completed his and i know he was not building a track dedicated car. I included 914's that still resemble a 914 with it's original powerplant changed to what is not close to what the factory installed 4 or 6. The later and larger flat sixes are in another list. Most if not all of these conversions had to convert to water cooling as well. The list reveals the number of people being creative in a variety of ways and the flexibility of the platform.

Posted by: computers4kids Apr 12 2010, 09:54 PM

Who else?

Posted by: Rotary'14 Apr 13 2010, 06:41 AM

wow! 1 year ago to the day. interesting bump

Posted by: Zaney Apr 13 2010, 11:40 AM

I'll add mine.

1974 914 WA Subaru 2.5L Suby 5 Speed RS

Posted by: Frost Apr 13 2010, 08:37 PM

lol wow look at that list, and to think there are still normal 914's out there.

Posted by: Hydra. Sep 23 2012, 11:34 AM

I never got around to completing that conversion and even ended up scrapping the car, so please take me off the list smile.gif

Posted by: kg6dxn Sep 23 2012, 01:50 PM

I guess my series of conversions should be on this list... smile.gif

Posted by: mittelmotor Sep 23 2012, 02:09 PM

Please add mine:

mittelmotor Doug CA 74 LS1 V8 w/ fuel injection

Posted by: DBCooper Sep 23 2012, 09:10 PM

Add mine to the "non-OEM" transaxle list, now has a Subaru WRX 5 speed with Quaife behind the engine. Not a project, runs great.

Posted by: spaceshuttle Sep 24 2012, 04:31 AM

I have 3.
1976 with a 350 901 Red
1970 with a 450 HP 4.3 V6 930 White
1974 with a 383 901 Blue

Posted by: 904svo May 13 2013, 04:04 PM

Add me to the list Porsche 904 kit car with 2007 Subaru WRX engine installed.

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Posted by: effutuo101 May 13 2013, 04:51 PM

yep. add me as well.
73 914 with 2.5L 16V suby turbo motor and transaxle.
Hope to be on the road this year....maybe xmas.


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Posted by: r_towle May 13 2013, 04:52 PM

QUOTE(DBCooper @ Sep 23 2012, 11:10 PM) *

Add mine to the "non-OEM" transaxle list, now has a Subaru WRX 5 speed with Quaife behind the engine. Not a project, runs great.

had to read that a few times.

I wonder if anyone has just gone and replaced the transmission with the subaru transmission...onto a stock type 4 motor...or a hopped up type 4 motor.

rich

Posted by: DBCooper May 13 2013, 05:39 PM

Sorry Rich, I should have said "now has a WRX transaxle behind the WRX engine." It was done in two steps, first the WRX engine on a 901. Engine was great, the 901 sucked, so a couple of years later the second step was replacing the 901 with the WRX transaxle. All good now.

As to a T4 on a Subaru transaxle... if you're doing all that work to modernize things why would you stop with just the transmission? Are you that impressed with the T4 engine? Why?

Posted by: r_towle May 13 2013, 05:50 PM

QUOTE(DBCooper @ May 13 2013, 07:39 PM) *

Sorry Rich, I should have said "now has a WRX transaxle behind the WRX engine." It was done in two steps, first the WRX engine on a 901. Engine was great, the 901 sucked, so a couple of years later the second step was replacing the 901 with the WRX transaxle. All good now.

As to a T4 on a Subaru transaxle... if you're doing all that work to modernize things why would you stop with just the transmission? Are you that impressed with the T4 engine? Why?

Not in need of a rocketship for a 914, but more modern shifting would be really nice.

I kinda like the 150hp range for the chassis, and I was just wondering if anyone has bothered figuring out how to use the subaru transaxle on a type 4 motor...

Then I would not need water, which I would not like.

rich

Posted by: DBCooper May 13 2013, 05:55 PM

Understood. I wander through most of those circles and I've never seen mention of that anywhere, so would guess it hasn't been done.

My transmission has a cable shift, which as far as I'm concerned is the best thing since integrated circuits. If you want an interesting project I'd wager you could improve a 901's shifting substantially with a well-done cable shift. At least to the level of 911 shifting. That's not entirely modern, which would be too much to ask of old techology, but better than the 914's stock linkage.

Posted by: RonW May 24 2013, 10:26 PM

not a 914 but on 914world.com

please add mine
'68 912 w/ 2005 JDM STi currently with 901 but 2010 WRX trans with reverse ring pinion and factory LSD on the bench awaiting install

Posted by: europrodan May 30 2017, 04:59 PM

Hello I am new to the Forum and new to the 914 world. I looked around and it appears that you are the foremost authority on swaps, so congrats on that...
I've recently acquired a 74 that appears to have a Chevrolet V6 installed. I'm no stranger to the European car world but this one Escapes Me.. It appears to be something from the early 80s. Could you help me identify what this is or if there's any history on the site related to this car much thanks in advance

Posted by: Andyrew May 30 2017, 05:02 PM

Post a new thread with as many pictures of the engine, adapter plate, radiator setup, and car in general and we should be able to figure it out. Not many people were doing conversions n the 80s

Posted by: A&P Mech May 30 2017, 07:26 PM

1974 with a Subaru 3.0L six turning a Subaru 5MT transmission. driving.gif

Posted by: Gmanscott55 May 30 2017, 08:10 PM

Add me please-

Gmanscott55 - 2.0 Subaru WRX EJ 205 engine with IHI VF 23 Turbo charger

Posted by: europrodan May 31 2017, 07:29 AM

hello everyone. Looking for some information/history on this one but i can only assume its a home brew from the early 80's. Anyone familiar with GM v6 engines of this era? Is anyone familiar with this car? Gear box is original or if not original was replaced with a matching unit. Radiator/fan set up appears to be more recent as it has junk yard. markings from a early 90's nissan. Attached Image Attached Image

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Posted by: Andyrew May 31 2017, 08:11 AM

Can you take a picture of the paint code on the drivers door jamb? Because it looks like an LE to me, which would be a shame if they did a conversion on..

Pics of the radiator setup would confirm if its home brewed. I dont see any kit components there which means most likely a homemade kit. Albeit done well for the timeframe.

Also it looks like they have a heater core in the engine bay? I've been considering that...

Posted by: Jonathan Livesay May 31 2017, 10:12 AM

You can add mine. Subaru 2.5 turbo with 901 side shifter in a 71 914.

Posted by: europrodan May 31 2017, 10:51 AM

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 31 2017, 08:11 AM) *

Can you take a picture of the paint code on the drivers door jamb? Because it looks like an LE to me, which would be a shame if they did a conversion on..

Pics of the radiator setup would confirm if its home brewed. I dont see any kit components there which means most likely a homemade kit. Albeit done well for the timeframe.

Also it looks like they have a heater core in the engine bay? I've been considering that...


There is in fact a heater core installed/fabed/rigged up. i have since bypassed it, as a rat has been living in the car for many years when i acquired it. its low on my priority list at the moment though.

in the "notes" i have found when acquiring the car, the heater core is listed as a 1980 camero unit.

The car is in-fact an LE car.(L041)

The previous owner purchased the car late 90's early 2k with the swap long since completed. As the story goes from him, the previous owner had an failed engine/engine fire that was, at the time, too costly to fix. I have no way of verifying this intel so that portion of the history is unknown.

would love to find a historian that could shed some light on this one. Digging through old receipts and paperwork as i have a stack of it.

Posted by: Mueller May 31 2017, 11:26 AM

QUOTE(europrodan @ May 31 2017, 09:51 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 31 2017, 08:11 AM) *

Can you take a picture of the paint code on the drivers door jamb? Because it looks like an LE to me, which would be a shame if they did a conversion on..

Pics of the radiator setup would confirm if its home brewed. I dont see any kit components there which means most likely a homemade kit. Albeit done well for the timeframe.

Also it looks like they have a heater core in the engine bay? I've been considering that...


There is in fact a heater core installed/fabed/rigged up. i have since bypassed it, as a rat has been living in the car for many years when i acquired it. its low on my priority list at the moment though.

in the "notes" i have found when acquiring the car, the heater core is listed as a 1980 camero unit.

The car is in-fact an LE car.(L041)

The previous owner purchased the car late 90's early 2k with the swap long since completed. As the story goes from him, the previous owner had an failed engine/engine fire that was, at the time, too costly to fix. I have no way of verifying this intel so that portion of the history is unknown.

would love to find a historian that could shed some light on this one. Digging through old receipts and paperwork as i have a stack of it.


Still a good looking car and if it runs and drives then enjoy it. It wouldn't be that difficult to convert it back to a 2.0 air cooled motor. I'd run it as is and then slowly acquire the parts or if you don't care just drive it.

Posted by: europrodan May 31 2017, 12:05 PM

my current plans are to just make it safe and drive-able. The good news is that it runs. I have no plans for track use or restoration as i do not have time nor $$ for either. My long term plans include moving on from the carb'd V6 in favor of something fuel injected. I dont care much for the stink of gas and i have no nostalgia for carburetors. Only time will tell.

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 May 31 2017, 05:00 PM

The car is a real LE. It was around Atlanta about 15 years ago and sold to Bill ???? in Orangeburg SC IIRC.


Posted by: europrodan Jun 1 2017, 07:08 AM

thats good news, someone that has seen or heard of this car before

Posted by: 1stworks Jun 1 2017, 07:39 AM

1stworks narrow body 5.3l LS boxster S 6 speed

Posted by: Steve Jun 1 2017, 08:34 AM

Should of done a poll. Curious on the quantities?
Rotary
Subaru
V8
V6
Flat six 3.0
Flat six under 3.0
Flat six 3.2
Flat six 3.6
Big 4 2.4 and over
Big 4 under 2.4

Posted by: whitetwinturbo Nov 9 2017, 12:05 PM


UPDATE: I now have item #17 as seen on the "list".... beer.gif

17. MikeP, Mike CA V8 475hp Brodix, 930 trans, Fiske

Posted by: 914forme Nov 9 2017, 07:22 PM

Mine has been switched from the 1.8L Turbo to a 3.3L with shades.gif

But it is not done yet.

Posted by: Mike1981 Nov 9 2017, 07:52 PM

Please add me to the V8 list

1972
1984 SBC Goodyear V8
Performer Intake manifold
Aluminum headers
Edelbrock 600 4 Barrel Carb
Magnaflo resonators
Cold air intake
901 side shift transaxle


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Posted by: DaveO90s4 Nov 9 2017, 08:44 PM

And mine can be added too.

1974 1.8 now with 2.7L reverse rotation Corvair engine. Auto electricians are here as I speak and hope to start it up in an hour or so

Dave O
Brisbane
Australia

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 10 2017, 09:12 AM

QUOTE(A&P Mech @ May 30 2017, 05:26 PM) *

1974 with a Subaru 3.0L six turning a Subaru 5MT transmission. driving.gif

Same here but a 73 w/ a 3.0 Subaru 6 & a 70 w/327 & a 901 trans

Posted by: Larmo63 Nov 10 2017, 10:47 AM

<-------1973 914S 2.0 converted to a 2.4S 911 engine.

"914S"

See what I did there?

Posted by: abnrdo Nov 14 2017, 04:11 AM

Add mine

Subaru EZ30D and Subaru 5 Speed.

Currently Kansas

Posted by: Justinp71 Nov 14 2017, 11:59 AM

Wow that is a cool list, never seen that before.

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