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Wastegate Springs and Germany Information

Earlier, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Jul 1996, W. Erskine wrote:
> > Anyone have a unused Charlie Smith spring that can tell us the inside 
> > diameter the wire thikness and material (stainless?) the hieght and 
> > coils per inch.  With this info maybee we can find a new source.  TAP 
> > has offered me one for $100, seems expensive for a spring but I guess 
> > they have to survive, well I guess as a last resort.
> Why don't you just stick with Charlie?  He sells em for pretty close to
> his cost.  You can't get a better deal anywhere.  I bet even if you get
> 'em made, you won't get 'em so cheap.  I suppose if Charlie isn't making
> anymore, then you'll have to find a new source.  I still think the
> Schrapnelknobben is the best alternative. Email Paul Timmerman
> <ptimmerm@mashtun.JPL.NASA.GOV> for details.
I know, I haven't sent springs to several people that asked for them -
including Erskine who's asked about three times.  Here's why:

	a.  I've been pretty busy with other things
	b.  I need to revise the instructions and reproduce some
	    more copies - to have some to include with the springs.
	c.  I need to get to a box shop and buy some more shipping
	    boxes to ship these things.
	d.  Then, I need to get them boxed and drive to the UPS
	    terminal to ship them - when they are open and which
	    just coincidentily is also when I'm working.

Sorry that I haven't gotten this done yet - I seriously will try to 
get it done. I do have about 15 springs left, so the several I need 
to ship right now won't exhaust the supply.

On a different topic - I just returned from a few days in Germany,
with Franco Barber (also on this list) ... and have a large stack
of German Audi brochures.  Seems the A6 quattro is offered with a
variety of engines, from a 1.8 4 cylinder to the 2.5 Turbo Diesel.
Somewhere in the pile of stuff, I've got horsepower and torque figures
for the 2.5 TDI - and a variety of other engines.  If you order a 
quattro in Europe, you can special order color and interior however
you like it, even to your sample.  And, the 2.5 TDI Quattro is
available with a six (6) speed manual transmission!  Neat stuff, 
too bad we can't see it over here!

    - Charlie

Charlie Smith   charlie@elektro.cmhnet.org  614-471-1418  
Columbus, Ohio USA

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