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Originally Posted by boosted79 View Post
Great info in that thread, not sure why I missed it in my search. So it looks like it may go in to an '87 tub w/o cutting the tube or the bell if you fab a shift rod extension and trans mount? Also may need some spacers between the cross bar and engine hanger to allow the engine to be moved back a little from the stock '87 location. I have to get out the tape and get my'87 on the lift but I've got other stuff going on right now.
If you could install an un-modified 1987-89 G50 into a 1978-88 930 chassis, you will first push the engine aft approx. 1".
Second, you'll realize this was a terrible idea because nothing else on the engine was designed to sit 1" farther aft, and you now have interference issues everywhere: engine sheetmetal, exhaust, A/C compressor...
We've had cars like this in the shop, and they're catastrophes.
It's not a good idea.

IMO the torsion bar housing mod is the more complicated and expensive proposition.

If you find a used G50 you're most likely going to have it disassembled for a full inspection because most of them have a lot of miles at this point, or they've from salvage cars that have been wrecked so badly they're not worth fixing, even in today's market. It the trans is all apart, it isn't that much more to have it shortened.
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