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Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Duluth Mn USA
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928 conversion:-(fantasy)

Well, I repoed my 944 and finally had time to get some measurements from the engine and trans axle. As most of you know the 944 uses the right side head from the 928. So I felt it would provide the basics. The last discussion thread had to do with attempting to mate a 928 engine to our beloved 914 trans axles, or maybe shorten the drive shaft and mate the 928 engine directly the 928 transaxle. I took some basic measurement off my 944. So here goes.
The right side measures from the spark plug wires on the horizontally positioned distributor (sticks out of the front of the head)to the appox. bellhousing mating surface of the block 29 1/2"
add the bell 5"
Starter (I'll tell you about that later)
Transaxle has a conical shaped end that the drive shaft tube connects to. 5 1/2"
this conical end would aid in starter clearance. The starter extends 5" out from the bellhousing. From the conical bolt flang to the center line of the axles add 8"
Rear of the axle center line the tail of the transaxle add 17"
Total lenth from the spark plug wires to axle center 50" minimum!!! Although the 944/928 transaxle is cool the measurements eliminate it's use. (in a 914 anyway)
Which brings us back to the the discussion of an adapter for the 914 trans axle.

914 bellhousing to axle center line Appox 9"
sparkplug wires to axle center 38 1/2" Minimum. Still very long!! But by cutting out the fire wall, rear trunk, and moving the assm. back this could work, Barely!! What do you all think?
Old 10-31-1999, 06:04 PM
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