1984 Porsche 911 by John Lomant
John Lomant, 37, owner of Fastlane Import Auto Repairs has envisioned this project for a while now, and now that it’s completed, we all get to admire his hard work and imaginative mind. The man was dreaming about a cool retro-rod, with a reliable power plant and enough power to take it to the moon. This is why John’s This 1984 Porsche 911 packs a GM 5.7-liter LS6 small-block aluminum V8 engine. Some might remember that this isn’t the first 911 to deploy one of GM’s famed LS engines; please note the Japanese tuner RWB, for instance; their projects are always off the hook. However, I have to say this thing before me now looks even cooler – not that the fact I’m born in the same year as this Porsche has anything to do with it.
The engine has been upgraded, featuring new valvetrain, cams, underdrive pulley and pushrods; this is why the owners now claims this Porsche benefits from 420 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Even better, since the LS is lighter than the original flat-six engine, and there’s now having a radiator up front, the 911 is better balanced than initially intended, making all that power easy to handle and allowing the driver to feel safe. Linking the engine to the car’s five-speed transmission wasn’t easy, although John later decided a six-speeder from the 2005 GT3 was an even better idea. The custom 1984 Porsche 911 also boasts a custom-made exhaust system, as well as a new wiring harness, suspension system, braking system, cool headlights and Acura projectors. After over 1,000 hours of work, this thing proved to be worthy of long drives, although taking on the quarter-mile is really its purpose.