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Re: Humble beginnings of the V8

In a message dated 97-07-04 06:25:49 EDT, you write:

<< The 16v VW motor and the Audi V8 motor share similar "designs" in the
 head, but that is about it. The valves, springs, guides are all directly
 from a 16 VW motor. As is, the combustion chamer design and the port shape.
 After that, it's ALL different! Lifters, pistons, rods, valve covers (and
 assoc. gasket), spark plugs, dist., cams, Caps, rotors, etc etc etc.....are
 ALL different. Heck, the intake manifold gasket is different.   
 Laters, Ben >>

In regards to my comment about Porsche origins on the V8 engine, I scored
another point for my battle....One of the listers here said that the V8
engine had an aluminum  bottom end.  True to be it does.  But the Porsche
engine is aluminum, too.  Well okay, though...The Porsche engine was .9
liters larger in 1978, and 1.1 larger after 79.  And then 1.4 larger after
1985, When the engine also got a few more valves (32).  This is when Porsche
cut the engine in 2, and made the inline 4 2.5 liter 16 valve for the 944
(and 87.88 924S).  That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

Carter j