928 Conversion

When the 928 was introduced in late 1977, they outperformed almost anything in its class and won the hearts of movie-goers as this German touring car took center stage in Risky Business. Unfortunately, they were never known for impressive horse power or terrific reliability. Through the years the cars evolved with more creature comforts, better brakes and suspension, a sleeker exterior, and a little more power. BUT, costly maintenance and un-impressive acceleration was a major downfall. For another automobile manufacturer, building a simple, reliable, powerful, light weight, V8 was easy. So, Renegade Hybrids developed a Small Block Chevy conversion kit and made a perfect match. ( picture )

You will realize several advantages when you convert to Chevy power. Cost is the most immediate benefit; Repairing or replacing a Porsche 928 motor is extremely expensive. With the installation of a Chevy engine, these costs will be dramatically reduced. This means no more $1,400 clutch jobs, $3500 timing belt repairs, or $500 water pumps!

The 928 conversion to Small Block Chevy V-8 power is relatively inexpensive and simple to install. Since the 928 was essentially produced to accommodate a V-8 engine, many of the components required for other Porsche model conversion are not necessary. Upgrades to the suspension, transmission, brakes, etc., are not required. Thus, the basic engine kit offered by Renegade may be all you need to make your 928 fast, reliable, and economical.

The 928 engine conversion kit has been intelligently designed with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind. It is essentially a bolt-in swap and requires no cutting or welding. Quality custom made parts make this conversion look clean and perform efficiently. The entire engine conversion process should require only 20 - 30 hours to complete and is less difficult that removing the old 928 motor and replacing it with another 928 motor. (picture)

The conversion kit listed below was designed to work with the 60s through 90s LT and Small Block Chevy (SBC) engines. For our all aluminum LS V8 conversion kits using the latest GM LS series engines, please refer to our 928 LS kit.

Basic Parts for Manual Trans Cars ( picture )
$360 TORQUE TUBE ADAPTER: Adapts Porsche torque tube to Chevy bell housing.
$330 MOTOR MOUNTS: Welded steel mounts that bolt into the 928 chassis to accept small block Chevy motors.
$75 PILOT BEARING: Custom made bearing assembly.
$220 CLUTCH DISC: High performance Chevy 10 �" disc with Porsche 928 spline.
$70 HYDRAULIC CLUTCH HOSE: Connects 928 master cylinder to GM slave cylinder.
$65 THROW OUT BEARING GUIDE TUBE
$345 MODIFIED OIL PAN: Chevy pan modified to clear the 928 cross member.
$55 OIL PUMP PICK UP: Modified pick up work with modified oil pan.
$1,520 BASIC KIT TOTAL
$1,425 DISCOUNTED TOTAL (If purchased as a complete package)
The above components include most hardware necessary to install the conversion kit.

NOTE: This manual conversion utilizes an '84 - '88 Corvette bell housing, complete with clutch fork, slave cylinder, and throw out bearing. Please refer to our Options List. We do not include it as part of the kit, as it is available from your Chevy dealer or dismantler.

Basic Parts for Automatic Trans Cars ( picture )
$360 TORQUE TUBE ADAPTER: Adapts torque tube to Chevy bell housing.
$310 MOTOR MOUNTS: Welded steel mounts that bolt into the 928 chassis to accept small block Chevy motors.
$395 FLYWHEEL: Modified Chevy flywheel.
$295 MODIFIED OIL PAN: Chevy pan modified to clear the 928 cross member.
$55 OIL PUMP PICKUP: Modified pick up to work with modified oil pan.
$1,415 BASIC KIT TOTAL
$1,325 DISCOUNTED TOTAL (If purchased as a complete package)
The above components include most hardware necessary to install the conversion kit.

NOTE: This automatic conversion requires the use of a '76 - '81 Camaro bell housing. This part is not included in the kit as it is available from your local Chevy dealer or dismantler. Renegade offers this unit separately for ease of installation. Please refer to our Options List on next page.

Optional Parts for 928 Conversion
$280 MODIFIED CAMARO BELL HOUSING: For automatic trans cars. Modified for ease of installation. (A stock 10" bell housing can also be used.) '76 - '81 Camaro.
$689 COMPLETE CORVETTE BELL HOUSING ASSEMBLY: For manual trans cars.
Prices sold separately:
$350 Bell Housing (used)
$165 Slave Cylinder
$80 Throw Out Bearing
$65 Clutch Fork
$13 Push Rod
$16 Pivot Ball
$145 PRESSURE PLATE: New high performance Chevrolet 10" diaphragm type.
$279 FLYWHEEL: 10" Chevrolet lightweight nodular iron, 153 teeth. Please specify if '86 or later crank.
$1,095 HEADERS: (Up to 600 HP) Custom tuned full-length with high temp ceramic coating. Includes gaskets and hardware. (Headers offered 'raw' = $895.) ( picture )
$25 SENDING UNIT - COOLANT TEMPERATURE: Works with stock 928 gauge.
$45 SENDING UNIT - OIL PRESSURE: Works with stock 928 gauge
$945 CUSTOM RADIATOR: This is an extremely efficient all aluminum radiator and fits into the stock location with no modifications. Ready to go with the SBC fittings positioned correctly for ease of installation. Uses off-the-shelf pre bent hoses!
$425 HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC FAN KIT: HP dual Spal puller, electric fans. Includes custom aluminum shrouding installed and pre wired when purchased with above custom radiator.
$360 TORQUE CONVERTER: May be required for some automatic cars with high performance engines. Priced with core exchange.
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