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Nery nice car Beautiful work ....
NO matter what drives the car down the track or to the store the workmanship and the creation of the idea is what fuels all our passions about cars.

You gotta appreciate the hard work

( the funny thing to me is the vacuum routing sticker left on fender well )

What color it that ?


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Old 11-27-2013, 09:11 AM
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Sweet, good gets even better. I bought my S2 figuring when the engine went it already had the good Turbo brakes and stuff in place for a LS swap.
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Of course people are going to come into a thread like this and comment. Both positive and negative. The car looks pretty well sorted. While I’m just not a fan of V8’s in small cars (just doesn’t sound right to me) and realise this is a purely subjective opinion, I also agree that it’s a practical idea and as Tony will bear witness, a successful combination. I’m still happy with using a Porsche motor in a Porsche car. Yes, the 944 motor is a PORSCHE motor despite what some believe. They do cost a lot to build up a high hp motor…that will last, but somehow seems more satisfying for sticking with the i4 powerplant so far.

Having had that same bodykit on the previous version of my car I’m surprised they can fit those wheels / tyres under there. Actually, looking at the pics, they're running it way too high just to fit the wheels. I went with a different body kit for the latest build just so we could run the wider wheels at a decently lowered ride height and still be able to have clearance at the front. Currently running 295s on the front with plenty of clearance.
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Before you purists judge this car: ask yourself, what is SEMA? It is aftermarket on steroids - and this car is an example of the aftermarket taking an 944 to a different level. IMO, it is well done. The style of the body is a time warp in the 80's but it holds it own today. What remains is what is done underneath the body - it is full of todays technology. Paint is not bad either.


Accept it for what it is - a study, a work of art, a platform. you get ideas from these concept cars.
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Of course people are going to come into a thread like this and comment. Both positive and negative. The car looks pretty well sorted. While Iím just not a fan of V8ís in small cars (just doesnít sound right to me) and realise this is a purely subjective opinion, I also agree that itís a practical idea and as Tony will bear witness, a successful combination. Iím still happy with using a Porsche motor in a Porsche car. Yes, the 944 motor is a PORSCHE motor despite what some believe. They do cost a lot to build up a high hp motorÖthat will last, but somehow seems more satisfying for sticking with the i4 powerplant so far.

Having had that same bodykit on the previous version of my car Iím surprised they can fit those wheels / tyres under there. Actually, looking at the pics, they're running it way too high just to fit the wheels. I went with a different body kit for the latest build just so we could run the wider wheels at a decently lowered ride height and still be able to have clearance at the front. Currently running 295s on the front with plenty of clearance.
The car looks great Patrick.

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That Porsche is even sexier!
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Lame... they couldn't even be bothered to paint the engine bay... What other corners did they cut? I understand on a track car, but if you are dragging it to SEMA, do it right...
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The car looks great Patrick.

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Lame... they couldn't even be bothered to paint the engine bay... What other corners did they cut? I understand on a track car, but if you are dragging it to SEMA, do it right...
I'm betting the Blue is actually a vinyl wrap and the engine bay is the stock paint.
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I'm betting the Blue is actually a vinyl wrap and the engine bay is the stock paint.
Not so sure, as the underside of the bonnet (hood) is the same colour, and the wing (fender) fixings are too...you really wouldn't wrap those??

My opinion of the car...nice piece of work, maybe not for purists but hey..there are lots of stock cars out there anyway to satisfy their requirements.
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No, you're right. I was at work and skipped over the pics a bit. In which case it would have been nice to paint the engine bay as well.
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Love it

I love it!
When the engine goes in my 85.5 NA.... I'm going to do the same thing, I am tired of the over priced knuckle bangers holding me over a barrel because I choose to let them do the work to the car, and I get it back with body damage to boot, I grew up working on small blocks gm motors and despite the "durability" of the german motor there are just too many things to go wrong and a bad water pump could cost me another 5K.
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I'm going to jump on the dislike band wagon. I mean, I'm going to buy a Rolex and put a Timex motor in it. Does that make sense?
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I'm going to jump on the dislike band wagon. I mean, I'm going to buy a Rolex and put a Timex motor in it. Does that make sense?
Quarts does keep better time than a mechanical movement and requires less maintenance.
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Quartz is also cheap. Porsches aren't supposed to look or be cheap. They are supposed to require fairly large amounts of money to build horsepower into them. Auto Haus from the 1990's built a 185mph Porsche 951. I believe it had 450HP.
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Quartz is also cheap. Porsches aren't supposed to look or be cheap. They are supposed to require fairly large amounts of money to build horsepower into them. Auto Haus from the 1990's built a 185mph Porsche 951. I believe it had 450HP.
The beauty of America is you can choose to bleed through your wallet for your individual Porsche experience and others can choose to opt out. You can claim authenticity if that is important to you but that doesn't mean it's necessarily important to the next guy. What good is a dead $5K Rolex that needs $5.5k in specialized repairs if you just need a watch but like how the Rolex looks and feels? What if you could take everything you hate about the Rolex and change it to your liking? You should be able to as it's your Rolex. God bless America and freedom of choice.
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Sweet baby Jesus. That's amazing.
I think this guy was thinking the same thing.



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That is quite a build. More pics?
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Nice car!

FWIW The LS conversion is beast. Do not pay the haters any mind. If you have driven a tuned LS motor it is hard not to sing their praises for power and reliability.

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A Marine buddy of mine had an anniversary Camaro LS1 with typical bolt-ons. Whisper lid intake, exhaust, and some other odds and ends brought it to 374whp! Still whooped him bad with my VR6T with 8lbs of boost, repeatedly. He would get me out of the hole by a length or two due to fwd vs. rwd but I would go by in 3rd gear as if he were on the brakes.
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Lapkritis, what is/was your VR running in the quarter? Sounds impressive.

I'm used to seeing the ACVWs crush on the water in the 1/8s at the VW shows. But in all fairness the ACVWs are pretty drag only setups at that point.

I've owned multiple ACVWs and Water, but in the water cars I just cannot get over the FWD. Thus me being in here looking for a perfect platform 944 or 928 to work from! I owned a 87 944 for a while and regretted selling it, but I could not justify the 944 and 911 at the same time.

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