Re: [DMCForum] 5 speed parts...
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Re: [DMCForum] 5 speed parts...

The trans is in the car..  Got the fuel pump
electronics and tachometer working last night.  All I
need to do now is the exhaust system (waiting for the
mufflers to come in)

The Porsche 915 is a nice fit, but as I explained a
few weeks back the center section of the frame needs
to be modified for the axle shafts to line up
properly.  It sits farther back in the car than I
would have liked too.  I had to toss out another
"design goal" of the project, and modify the
fiberglass in the rear fascia so the front of the
engine does not hit it.

Used 915 boxes can be had for under $1000 complete.  I
found a good deal on a "rebuilt" one on Ebay that was
from a 83 Euro-Spec 911 so it can handle a bit more
power and comes with an oil cooler.  I had to change
the output flanges on it though.

If you are doing a conversion, you may want to
consider making a custom bell-housing (or finding
someone to do it for you).  As you know, this is the
route I took back in 2001 when I started this project,
but the big mistake I made was *who* I farmed this job
out to.  He was very unreliable, and was more of a
"machine operator" than a fabricator.

If you want, I can try and get some photos on-line.

--- Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey Marc,
> Speaking of transmissions - how'd you come out with
> the Porsche tranny
> you were trying to fit?
> Has anyone figured out if there is a manual tranny
> that fits in our
> cars and can handle higher HP? Or are we just
> screwed when the parts
> for the stock tranny dries up?
> -Ryan

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