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Ferrari 308 Quatravalvole in '84 N/A

My uncle is a million air and says he'll give me a spare 308 motor if I want for my 944. Has anyone done this before? Im trying to figur out what bellhousiung I would need cuz this would be fly.
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My uncle is a million air and says he'll give me a spare 308 motor if I want for my 944. Has anyone done this before? Im trying to figur out what bellhousiung I would need cuz this would be fly.
Lol take look at the width of this 308 Ferrari motor,the bellhousing will be the least of your problems believe me,plus unless you got unlimited fun stick with your 944S motor which is 100% more dependable than that one.But there always the option of selling that 308 motor & getting yourself a reliable Chevy V8/968 motor if you want more HP
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If you have a decent stock 944 I would not rip in to it to make this work. For the cost you would be better finding a burnt out 308 and putting the motor in it. Prices on the 308 have come down over the years I have even see them go up for under 20K here and there. I would be willing to bet you could find a chassis with a bad motor for cheap. Then just put the motor in that and bam, you have your self a Ferrari and a Porsche. Then again the dramatic Irony of a Ferrari powered Porsche could be well worth the work.

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I have a wild hunch the OP may be writing in jest...

(See the other thread on the BMW inline 6.)

Well, I laughed, anyway.
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I would sell the motor, and invest in spelling/grammar classes.
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I would sell the motor, and invest in spelling/grammar classes.
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just put a cummins diesel in it....should fit
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I was just joking around. We're all guilty of daydreaming.
I guess it's a testimony to how awesome the 944 chassis is- that so many people would want to keep one going and/or hot rod it
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I thought the same idea before I knew anything about cars or motors. Now I know better the size restraints of the 944's engine bay.

The reason a 7.0L LS7 can be made to fit, is its a pushrod engine, without the OHC assembly hanging out even higher/wider than the head, its a more compact engine, that will fit in a smaller space.

Also, the 308 motor doesn't really offer any advantages, aside from sound.
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BTW, before you all go off on the "motor too big for engine bay" deal.

Rationalize this bit of information:

The 928 came with a SOHC and a DOHC V8 engine. which fits quite nicely in the engine bay of the 928.

The 924/944 engine bay is 1/2" wider.

The main issue is with the brake booster. Which even the pushrod V engines have trouble dealing with. So that solution is well documented.

Okay, also realize that someone managed to stuff a flat 6 from a 911 in the front of a 944.

The Ferrari motor could possibly fit. the issue would be the bell-housing as it is integrated into the transaxle, which is built into the engine sump to make it a transverse engine solution. that engine has been used in various forms in other cars, so you might get lucky and find the correct combination of parts.

Also remember, its just metal. don't be afraid to cut it, etc. just engineer the strength back in.

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Grow a goram sack and build a mid engine tube frame around the Fer motor and trans.
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I think some people forget I stuffed a DOHC modular motor in my car. Unfortunately I can't figure out how to upload pictures from my phone or I would share them again. The pushrods aren't the only ones that fit. Mine was no walk in the park but it's unique.
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the 308's and 328's are cheap cars and only go for 20 to 25K for a good one . there far from a high dollar ferrari .
308's are on the rise in prices, by quite a bit.
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If you could find a rust free 914, that might be a sweet candidate for a Ferrari V8 swap. Beware of sodium filled valves on the pre-qv engines and their prone to failure.
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A Radical V8 might fit.
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