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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 Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 614-471-1418
Columbus, Ohio USA
4 wheeled fleet: 2 wheeled fleet:
86 5kCSTQ 92 Ducati 851SP 851cc
69 Porsche 911S 3,200cc 95 BMW R100-RT 1,000cc
81 VW Diesel Pickup 81 BMW R80G/S Turbo 800cc
62 BMW R27 250cc