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New guy getting a freebie


curtis73

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Good day. I recently was offered a 1980 911SC as an abandoned vehicle. I love freebies! It is an excellent body with no bondo and only one tiny dent. The previous owner had some motor issues, so the engine is completely disassembled and inside the car along with the tranny. He gave it to me since I'm a really handy guy.

Since I've never had a Porsche and I'm not familiar with them old or new, I was thinking an engine swap would be just as easy for me (and maybe cheaper) as rebuilding the current engine. I've done some research on engines and I was thinking a later 3.6L or 3.2 turbo from around 1989?

Are these engine families all the "same"? Meaning; are they physically bolt ups as far as engine mounts, flywheels, trannys? I don't mind some fabrication of certain parts, but it seems as though it might be an easy swap. Thoughts? Kits? Anyone done it?

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