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#23 of 52 from a whisper to a roar
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 12, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Quiet is good, I like quiet. Well, I wouldn't say my car is quiet-quiet, but at idle or low speed it's very mellow.
Maybe I can FIND an LT-1 or trade for it. I'll need an injected motor because I'll never pass smog with a carburetor. I bet with a late model injected motor I could pass 1980 Porsche emissions standards without a catalytic.
California allows you to "upgrade" a motor (to a newer year) but theoretically then you have to pass the standards for the motor, not the car.
Question is, will the crazy Russians who run the local smog station be able to tell a Porsche V-8 from a Chevy? I guess it depends how well you clad it with plastic pieces. But I could play it straight and probably be okay.
It would be an interesting car to drive, but not technically so interesting as a SC ohc motor.
Apr 13, 2005 (7:57 pm)
Yeah but Renegade Hybrids don't make a kit for that one. You'd have to pioneer it yourself and that's scary.
#26 of 52 Re: OR....I can go this route [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 22, 2005 (1:02 pm)
Hey Mr Shift Right, where are you located at? We have 2 converted 928's so if you are interested we can off some insight.
#27 of 52 Re: OR....I can go this route [porschevy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2005 (2:00 pm)
I'm in San Francisco Bay Area. Mine is the red one with the nasty exhaust noise. Do you have photos of the conversion you can post?
Not too many red 5-speed 928s around anymore. Mostly I see white and gray and black.
#28 of 52 Link to some pics
Apr 25, 2005 (7:12 am)
This has both cars. The exhaust that you see is whisper quiet until you give it substantial throttle, and then it sounds mean. The yellow just hit 0-60 in 4.2 this weekend with substantial tire slip. I'm guessing high 3's with some drag radials.
We are in Minneapolis, but if you have any questions let me know.
#29 of 52 Let me actually add the link tihs time
Apr 25, 2005 (7:13 am)
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Apr 25, 2005 (3:14 pm)
The cars are awesome but I can't have hood scoops, that's defintely out.
#31 of 52 Re: from a whisper to a roar [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 25, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Just move to Florida. No emissions standards.
Apr 25, 2005 (4:59 pm)
No, that's TWO things I can't bear to do! LOL!!!
I'm thinkin' "stealth" here....the car has to look stock.