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Strut brace finally...almost
I installed my S4 strut brace tonight, and although I have a
little bit of welding to do tomorrow, it looks like it will work very
nicely indeed. The strut angles are so close to the 5K, that
the difference between the S4 and the 5K is basically irrelevant.
I first installed the strut tower caps - that was easy. Then I
put the bar (most expensive piece of 1" square tube I ever bought - I'm
ashamed of myself:-) on the pass side with one bolt, and started moving
stuff out of the way.
First, I tweeked the washer bottle mount to move it down and
forward by a few mm, so that we can fill up the bottle without removing
the bar. (I _will_ have to remove the bar to access stuff under the
bottle, but that's OK) Then I started looking at the master cylinder
reservoir. Any way I looked at it, that cap was in the way. So I went
around it. I made some cuts in the bar, and got it to make a slight
detour around the back of the reservoir cap. It ended up being exactly
the correct length so that all the holes line up! Now I have to weld the
tube back together at the angles, and add some braces.
Then I'll start working on a remote reservoir, so that I can put
in a straight bar. Any one got a spare reservoir that I can look at to
design the lines and fittings for the remote reservoir? If not, I'll get
one at the junkyard. Thanks.
It looks pretty good in there :-)
Graydon D. Stuckey
Flint, Michigan USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II