914 V-8 Small Block Chevy Conversion
Basic kits from 3,095.00! Scroll down for details!

Renegade Hybrids began producing the Chevrolet V-8 engine conversion kit for the 914 in 1983. Over the past few decades, we have refined it into a very complete, highly reliable and powerful engine conversion. Because of the high cost of extracting power from 914 motors, not to mention extreme maintenance and diminished reliability, we feel the Small Block Chevy V-8 is an outstanding performance upgrade at a reasonable price.

With Renegade Hybrids conversion kits, a competent do-it-yourself mechanic can transform a mild 914 into a wild mid-engine supercar. You can buy the kit and all the necessary components for less than the cost of a 914 engine rebuild. Once installed, your Renegade V-8 will provide years of trouble free, hi-performance driving, with affordability, low maintenance, greater reliability, not to mention extreme horsepower (if you desire). (pictures)

The conversion kit listed below was designed to work with the 60’s through 90’s Small Block Chevy (SBC) engines. For our all-aluminum LS V-8 conversion kits using the latest GM LS series engines, please refer to our 914 LS kit.


914 SBC V-8 Basic Conversion Kit(picture)

ADAPTER PLATEAdapts the Chevy V8 engine to the Porsche transaxle. Machined from 6061 T6, aircraft grade billet aluminum.(picture) $560
9" FLYWHEEL(Add $45 for balancing if using 1986+ engine) Flywheel bolts included with complete purchase of Basic Conversion Kit. $345
PRESSURE PLATEHigh performance, 228 mm Pressure Plate. Will hold up to 400 hp in street usage. Have Stage 2-4 as additional options. $250
THROW OUT BEARINGSpecial custom made bearing designed to work with our pressure plate. $145
KEVLAR CLUTCH DISC228mm, Kevlar faced clutch disc. $220
PILOT BEARINGMachined steel bushing with needle bearing insert. $75
MOTOR MOUNTMounts the engine to the chassis. Bolts the original 914 motor mount locations in the chassis. One piece welded steel construction. Epoxy powder coated. $355
TRANSAXLE MOUNTSAllows engine and transaxle assembly to be relocated 1" rearward. This provides additional clearance between the front of the engine and the firewall.(Tech Article) $60
WATER PUMP AND ASSEMBLYRemote mounted water pump assembly mounts to the side of the engine and is belt driven from the harmonic balancer, effectively shortening the overall engine length by approximately 5". Features our Renegade custom, cast aluminum housing, utilizing an aluminum Chrysler style big block impeller. Includes adjustable billet mounting plate, pulley, and coolant fittings. The flow rate of this pump is comparable to many high performance Chevrolet pumps. (Replacement impeller for custom housing = $99.00) $365
COOLANT INLET PLATES & FITTINGS Machined from billet aluminum. Bolts to the front of the block where the stock water pump was located. Includes 1" 90-degree fittings. Priced per pair. $99
HOSE4ft. of 1" I.D. Gates Green Stripe hose. Connects the water pump to the coolant inlet fittings. $30
ALTERNATOR BRACKETMachined from billet aluminum. Allows for mounting of a common Chevrolet style alternator on the opposite side of the motor from water pump. $140
THERMOSTAT HOUSINGMachined from billet aluminum. Includes a 1" 90 deg. hose fitting for return to the radiator. $100
COOLANT FILLER NECKMounts in-line on the firewall next to the engine. This becomes the highest point in the cooling system, thus allowing ease in filling, and burping of unwanted air. Has a 5/6" diameter overflow connection fitting. Accepts a normal 16 lb. radiator cap. Bracket for mounting is included. (picture) $165
HARMONIC BALANCERModified Chevrolet 6 cylinder balancer. Allows the alternator and water pump to drive directly without additional pulleys. Includes a crankshaft spacer. $150
WATER PUMP BELTGates #7410. $18
ALTERNATOR BELTGates #7355. $18
TOTAL $3,095

Optional Parts

RENEGADE 914 COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM With custom all aluminum radiator, dual high performance Spal fans, dual relays, thermostatic control switch, harness and all necessary sheet metal. $1,595
RADIATOR HOSE KIT Gates Green Stripe Hose. Routed from the engine to the radiator and from the radiator back to the engine compartment in the recess beneath the floor of the car. 1.25” from lower radiator to pump and 1” from upper radiator to the thermostat housing. $160
COOLANT TEMP SENDING UNIT With correct VDO output. Please specify your gauge value when ordering. $30
OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT With correct VDO output. Please specify your gauge value when ordering. $70
914 "SPORT" TRANSAXLE MOUNTS High performance mounts to replace worn out stock 914 rubber transaxle mounts. $180
BILLET BATTERY TRAY For Optima batteries (for battery relocation.). $135
5 BOLT REAR HUB SERVICE An economical way of converting to the five-lug wheel pattern on the rear of the car. Send us your brake rotors (in good condition) along with your rear hubs, and we will machine them for the 911 5-lug hub pattern and install 911 wheel studs. (Also available, hubs alone for use with SC or Carrera rear rotors - $195.00) $295
REAR COIL-OVER SHOCK PACKAGE Allows precise adjustment of rear ride height and the ability to fine tune spring rates. Includes new Bilstein shocks, coil-over kit and springs. Many spring choices available. From 180 to 225 lbs. are most common, depending on application and usage. $795
BILSTEIN FRONT SHOCKS While there are other quality shocks available, we feel Bilstein’s will offer you the best handling and ride quality and the best features for the 914 V8. No manual adjustments required as these shocks are self-adjusting for varying road surfaces. $400
BILSTEIN REAR 914 SPORT SHOCKS Bilstein will provide the best handling characteristics and ride quality, and offer the greatest features for your 914 V8 application. These shocks are self-adjusting for varying road surfaces. PLUS, ride height is fully user adjustable as well! $369
HIGH PERFORMANCE AXLE KIT Replaces stock 914 axles that fail with less than 200HP. Good up to 500 hp! Sold per pair. $699
CUSTOM FRONT VALANCE Custom fiberglass front valance. Assists with proper air intake into the radiator. While this piece is not mandatory, as you can modify the existing front bumper, it will aid in cooling due to its ideal design. Adapts to all model years. (picture) $195
HI-TORQUE STAGE II STARTER This gear reduction style starter has approximately 60% more power than the 914 starter with about 1/2 the weight, under 9 lbs. $209
ULTRA HIGH-TORQUE STAGE III STARTER Designed for ultra-high performance engines exceeding 10.5 to 1 compression. If you have any doubt, this starter will do the job. With 80% more torque than the best Porsche starters, this monster will turn engines up to 13 to 1 compression. $245
WIRING HARNESS With Porsche 14 pin plug, connectors, and diagram. $195
HEAT/AC UNDER-DASH UNIT This three vent under dash unit can be used as a heater only or for heat and AC. It comes with a three speed fan switch, powerful blower motor, blend control, three directional vents, AC evaporator and heater core, all enclosed in a trim-line under dash case. $435
AC CONDENSER To be mounted in front of Renegade cooling system. $185
RECEIVER DRYER Essential part of AC system. $85
POLYGRAPHITE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS Replace your stock, worn rubber bushings with stronger poly graphite bushings. More resistant to deflection than rubber. Keeps the control arm in its intended position to help maintain correct alignment settings. $60 set
914 DIY SPORT SEAT (pictures) For 20 years, Renegade has built custom high-bolstered seats that 914 owners have loved. Due to the variety of custom interior colors and patterns, multiple choices of fabrics, and even the desire of an occasional seat heater, Renegade now offers a kit for you and your upholsterer to build our Renegade seats. With high bolsters that support your core in corners, the ability to fit in the factory 914 back pad, and full stock adjustability, these wonderful seats check all the boxes. Included in the kit is a full set of laser-cut aluminum bolster sides to match your stock cores, a full set of rivets, and video instructions. $90 ea / $149 pair.
914 TO 996 BIG BRAKE KIT (ALL 4 CORNERS) Includes: Custom adapter blocks to mate 996 front and rear calipers to stock 914 suspension, custom stainless steel brake lines, five lug studded hubs and bearings front and rear, 996 rotors front and rear, and complete hardware. (Designed to be used with 1999-2004 year 996 Front and Rear Calipers. May require larger diameter rims. Ask Renegade for more details). $2,095
914 CUSTOM VDO GAUGES Made to order. (Inquire)

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