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    TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    As you may have seen in previous threads, we had a "mystery" engine waiting to go into a Boxster Spyder. The time has come, and the transplant has begun! There were a lot of components to move around on the engine and custom tooling had to be made.Today was a huge milestone as the first start up occurred this afternoon.

    More details to come soon!

    Stock engine coming out


    Out of the crate and ready to begin the transformation to go into the Boxster Spyder




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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    What motor is this??? is this the 3.8 L DFI 408 HP GTS motor?
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Note in the image of the engine hanging from the chains that the intake is pointed towards the pulleys as it is in a 997, but by the time shown in the installed position it looks like it has been turned around... which of course it would have to be, but what's involved with that...

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man S View Post
    Note in the image of the engine hanging from the chains that the intake is pointed towards the pulleys as it is in a 997, but by the time shown in the installed position it looks like it has been turned around... which of course it would have to be, but what's involved with that...

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by dave-t View Post
    GT3 3.8 water cooled engine?
    Looks a lot like GT3 engine.
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by lithium1330 View Post
    Looks a lot like GT3 engine.
    I know we all dream of a GT3 heart, but think of the work that would require.

    Cayman tachometer would catch on fire.

    So they would have to install a fire suppression system.

    Every time you rev'd into the 8000 rpm range, foam would spew all over the place...or Halon would need be released.

    If they use Halon, that mean you need a cockpit oxygen system. Now I DID snap this pic at TPCicon when they were testing the first Cayman/ GT3 hybird they built. Here is Casey or Mike. Hard to tell which one. Seems to confirm that Halon is being used.

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    We are just starting to get some miles on the car now and then on Monday I will have a write up and more pictures to post about how much work went into converting the new engine to work in the Spyder!

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Well Mike did graduate from Embry Riddel...
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Looking forward to the write up. Correct me if I am wrong but this is the 408 HP DFI motor from the current GTS NOT a GT3 motor...
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Any news on this?
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Don't keep us hanging like this

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Subscribed. If it's a Mezger, Oh-my-god!

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    If it's a Mezger, Oh-my-god!
    It's not. Other than that, I won't spoil Harris' story.

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Nothing can live up to the hype at this point.

    This is a PR fail, guys.

    3.8 GT3 motor installed is the only thing that warrants the suspense.
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    I don't know guys! Must have been a catastrophic engine failure. Or maybe it blew up! Only thing I can think of for the delay. All hype - no substance?

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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    It's a direct injection engine. a 400hp 3.8L in a spyder will be sweet. Better than a GT3
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    Re: TPC Racing: Boxster Spyder Transplant

    Sorry for the delay. There have been huge updates made to the car. One being a new suspension concept that we will release more information about in the future.

    As for the engine, it is a 3.8 DFI GTS engine. There was a tremendous amount of work put into converting it to work in the Spyder. In order to do this, custom tooling was made and even custom fabrication to the engine block. We have not released the full details yet, and Mike has advised me to keep all of the big specific details waiting for right now until everything is officially tested.

    I can say though for right now, this car is UNREAL!!! Stay tuned for more updates coming within the next week.

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