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1.8t powered 924s

I have a pair of 87 924s
One on The road and the other with issues I've picked up a low miles Jetta 1.8t for cheap with body issues to part but would like to put the engine in the car with issues for a track day toy. Have seen a few pictures of cars that have been done but not alote of details on issues that I know will come up is there a build thread on here that I just didn't find?
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I haven't see one in here, there's others on the interwebs.
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Seen a couple but not alote of details or stopped posting half way finding as much as I can so I'm ready and don't have to look or wait for parts
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Honestly, if you don't have the time or patience, then don't even start on a project like this.

Every single guy out there who's done an engine swap has had to deal with some issue that doesn't have a mapped out solution on the interwebs. Fitting a motronic 1.8T can will pose a lot of fabrication challenges to getting a near 40 year old 924 back on the road (error codes/gauge display?, stock 924s ran hot--->cooling solutions?, clearance issues of the hood and engine bay, exhaust mating?, etc.).

I'd sell the 924s and the Jetta then just look out for a 924/944 that someone has already built up.
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Not a new guy with fabrication, finishing up a long project, 89gti ABF turbo build with standalone. I would say same thing to someone I didn't know.
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A few have been finished and are driving.
The hard part seems to be mating engine to trans.
A few have gotten a FWD 1.8 transaxle and cut it up/machined a BH out of it and then made an adapter plate to bolt between the "BH" and the 944 torque tube.

There is a Quicktime brand steel bellhousing available for the 1.8 for about $700 but then you still need to make an adapter to the 944 tube.

Engine fits very easily as it is super compact - mounts are the "easy part". From what I've seen it's either custom intake manifold or modified B5 Passat intake manifold with the throttle body moved a bit to clear 944 brake master cylinder.
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