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rusty69911  



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: rear engined air cooled 924 Reply with quote

Ok so after seeing lufwerks t1 engined 924 it got me thinking, I am not going to be able to afford another 911 again, even rotten shells have gone through the roof (should never have sold my 69T)
I happen to have a spare 2.2l T spec 911 engine and gearbox floating around in good condition, sooooo
a cheap 924 turns up, me and a mate bought it site unseen unrunning for 12+ years but came with a brand new front screen for ,
my mate has a petrol LT and the 924 has near double the HP so we are swapping the motor into that,
that leaves me with a $300 rolling shell (with a new screen haha)

so looking at it, its slightly longer in wheelbase, similar track, similar weight to a 911 and only a couple of HP difference in the engines, realistically it should drive like a 911 but handle more like a super bug LOL
heres a quick mock up

plans will go along the lines of the luftwerks car, prob end up going white too as its the best colour for a 924 even though I don't really like white,
if I don't cop too much flack I will update my build here rather than spatter it all over the place,
for the record its an auto, has lots of bondo and apears to have been swiped down the drivers side and badly repaired at some stage (easily fixed properly) so its no real loss to the 924 world, I wouldnt wreck a decent car,
cheers Russ...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome.. Can't wait to see this
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rusty69911  



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might take some time but would be nice to have it mocked up in the next 6 months, only 1 reply so not sure if this is being well recieved or not, anyways I will post up once I have started hacking, still enclosing my shed so I have some work space ,new house and so much to do,
cheers Russ...
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fiat22turbo  



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't do it for us, do it for yourself. So many engine swaps to nowhere, so we're watching and waiting to see progress.

Personally, I'd fit it in the nose (it's been done) and keep the car's balance and utility.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rusty69911 wrote:
it might take some time but would be nice to have it mocked up in the next 6 months, only 1 reply so not sure if this is being well recieved or not, anyways I will post up once I have started hacking, still enclosing my shed so I have some work space ,new house and so much to do,
cheers Russ...


Don't worry about a lack of response. No one ever responds to my post but I don't let it stop me.
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rallyimp  



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us posted, looks like fun
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morghen  



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant wait to see pics of this thing being made.
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Paulyy  



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an awesome project!!

What part of aus you from?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rus, think you're pretty safe in engine transplants, the performance section has been poluted somewhat from its origins....
It will be interesting seeing the progression of the car...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, might I suggest wheelie bars?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about rear engine front transaxle...
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bruce76-924  



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russ, brilliant idea, please keep us all posted.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadfoot wrote:
How about rear engine front transaxle...


That sounds like a potential AWD set up
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rusty69911  



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the Aussies m over in Albany in the south of west OZ,
Im doing it for myself as mentioned I cant afford a 911 anymore so Im going to have to make do,
thanks for the interest guys,
as for balance it wont be too far off a 911, and I never had any issues with the rear being too heavy on my 69, it didnt have enough power to get me into trouble haha
as stated its about the same track but marginally longer so this if anything should help handling,
I will keep you all posted,
cheers Russ...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Testing 18x8.5 et 20, heaps of clearance even with 265s


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